If you like class and charm combined with country girl/city girl complexities and romantic confusion—complete with a cloud of mystery and a climate of World War 2 concerns— you’ll probably be captivated by The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Alan enjoyed the story as a novel when it came out in 2008, but ten years later, it’s become a movie . . . still totally charming, but focused more on the young woman who wrote the book than on the original story itself. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was a fictitious name for a group of friends who ended up discussing books during World War 2 as a means of keeping up their spirits. Although the entire story is fictitious, is does give a somewhat lighthearted sense of insight into the courage and daily lives of the people who lived on Guernsey during the Nazis’ occupation in World War 2.Guernsey is a small island in the English Channel off the Normandy Coast, and although it’s technically a part of the Channel Islands rather than the British Isles, the citizens are still very English in their consciousness, considering Queen Elizabeth II their monarch and looking to England for their defense. The story begins in 1946, shortly after the end of World War 2, when a young London writer goes to the island of Guernsey to do research for a writing project. Through fan mail, she discovers that there is a “Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” which meets every Friday night. This piques her interest, and she embarks on an adventure to learn more about the society and the island. As in all the best stories, there are ups and down, twists and turns, and subplots of mystery, romance, and drama. There is a city-slicker fiance to consider . . . but also the alluring charm of simple sincerity. Juliet (the heroine) finds herself falling in love with the irrepressible spirits of people and their island home.But, what would a story be without complications? Aren’t the endings happier when there are problems to be solved, troubles to be overcome, and broken hearts to be mended through forgiveness, love, and understanding? After all, isn’t that what life is all about?If you have a couple of free hours some evening and want a movie to warm the cockles of your heart, try The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. “And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged” (Luke 7:40-43).