This film is based on the book written by Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows where every chapter is a letter written by a different character.
Juliet Ashton (Lily James) is the main character of this lovely film that portrays the story from some citizens from Guernsey Island that became a family when the nazis occupied the island during the II World War. As they had taken away all what they loved, they started a literary club where they discussed about books and life while they refuged from the demands of the nazis.
Juliet Ashton, a londoner who lost her parents when she was a girl, meets this literary club through a letter that Dawsey Adams, a citizen from the island, sends to her when he found out her name and address in a book from the local library that had been abandoned. Juliet that loves reading books, but also is aspiring to be a writer thinks that visting the island can be her inspiration to do so as she is curious about this literary club and its story so she asks her best friend and publisher, Sidney, to let her go there.
This is a lovely & romantic film that includes history, letters, books, love and romance. A great film for humanists and those who still believe in the power of books and letters.