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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,134 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Leroy Narrator: Jilly Bond Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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It's 1940, Guernsey. Vivienne de la Mare waits nervously for the bombs to drop. Instead comes quiet surrender and insidious occupation. Her husband is fighting on the frontline, and her new life is one where the enemy lives next door. Small acts of kindness from one Nazi soldier feel like a betrayal. But how can you hate your enemy when you know his name, when he makes you feel alive, when everything else is dying around you?

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 2/16/2014

    " Beautifully written. I cried my eyes out. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela Raven | 2/1/2014

    " If you like stories about WWII you'll enjoy this romantic read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 1/24/2014

    " I read this beautiful and well-written book in 2 days. The story is fascinating and the narrative very well done. It is about war, sacrifice, secrets, love and decisions that have to be made in time of war. I definitely would read another novel by Margaret Leroy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/15/2014

    " Different perspective of WWII, a small island community occupied by Germans. A tale of family and love. A quick easy read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 1/12/2014

    " Enjoyed this, but the ending was so abrupt and felt quite rushed. Good depiction of Guernsey under German occupation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie Buran | 1/9/2014

    " I really like stories about World War 2...this one did not disappoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 12/28/2013

    " I was right--this book is an excellent book club choice. Author presents conflicted characters living on an occupied island, and she gives them many opportunities to prove themselves. Leroy's description of the scenery is lush. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 12/20/2013

    " Really beautifully written but maybe a little slow and definitely sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Loie | 12/18/2013

    " I found this book particularly interesting because I had read "Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" and loved it. This book has the same setting but takes place a few years earlier during the occupation of the island. I would recommend this,book both to my friends and to book clubs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 10/31/2013

    " It was an easy read -- a page-turner, actually. The story is no mystery, since it's revealed on the back cover. Takes place on the island of Guernsey during World War II. A local woman falls in love with a German soldier. Pretty simple plot, with a few unexpected twists. Great bedtime story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 10/28/2013

    " I liked this book about WWII Guernsey better that the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 10/18/2013

    " excellent a very good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 10/13/2013

    " A weak 3 stars. I loved the writing, descriptive enough to give you a good feel of the countryside, homes and daily life, but not overly done. However, the story was slow and boring. Not bad enough to abandon, but had me wishing it would just end soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue Rudolphi | 3/16/2013

    " It seems like I've read so many books about the war, but this was from a different point of view, in more unique setting. The author's descriptions using flowers made each season come alive. I really enjoyed the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kira | 2/2/2013

    " This was an interesting book to read after having read Eric Metaxas' book about Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer said "to not act is to act" and in this book Vivienne risks all that is important to her to act. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sulochana | 1/8/2013

    " 2.5 stars...good premise but story moves along too predictably. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 rachelbianca | 12/28/2012

    " Meh. Okay writing, okay plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Raskin | 12/3/2012

    " This was a really good read, both as historical fiction (WWII) and as a love story. The setting was beautiful, there were serious moral issues faced by the characters, and the ending brought tears to my eyes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 9/24/2012

    " A wonderful love story between an English woman and a German Officer during the second world war. Set in Guernsey, an Island off the coast of England that was under German occupation during the war. Found the book captivating and realistic. Thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 9/5/2012

    " This was an amazing story of what the German Occupcation was like during WWII. I couldn't put it down. Of course, it was very sad, especially with the descriptions of the work camps, but I think that this time in history needs to be remembered. If you like historical fiction, read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 6/24/2012

    " Well-written historical novel about the Nazi occupation of Guernsey. I quite enjoyed this book, but it wasn't particularly original. It reminded me much of Summer of My German Soldier, which I read as a child and found more moving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren Margolin | 3/25/2012

    " 4.5. loved this book. well written, excellent characters. a story with depth during WW2, about right and wrong, love and loss, hurt and hope. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mslogar | 2/20/2012

    " A fantastic book! Beautifully written with rich details- made me feel as if I was right there on the island with Vivienne!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suey | 1/26/2012

    " Kinda of a sad book about the occupation of Guernsey during WWII and how this mom survives along with her two girls and mother-in-law. I found the contrast between the peaceful beautiful setting and the violence of war to be very vivid. "

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About the Author

Margaret Leroy is the author of Trust, which was televised in the UK; Postcards from Berlin, a New York Times Notable Book; and Yes, My Darling Daughter, which was chosen for the summer reading list by O, the Oprah Magazine. Margaret is married with two children and lives in London.

About the Narrator

Jilly Bond has worked extensively in theater and radio for many years. Her stage credits include Miranda in The Tempest, Fiona in When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout, and Anita in A Small Family Business. She is regularly heard in dramas for Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. She has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards for her audiobook narration.