I could almost feel the sand in my toes as I read this wonderfully crafted novel set in the charming islands of Herm, Guernsey and Alderney. The author captures a unique blend of adventure, romance and history in this tale that covers around 30 years. Having read the 'Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society', my interest in the occupied islands was excited but I had thought that might have been the pinnacle of my enjoyment until I found this book. A lesser-known publication from a local author but easily a superior read for my taste. --Kate Cavendish (The Book Awards, London 2009)
Vibrant descriptions of the island of Guernsey and of the people who live there provide a meaningful background to this gripping tale. Events embroiled in the conflicts of the Second World War develop from a touching relationship between Rachel, a Jew, and Guernsey-born Tom . Rachel s quick-thinking mother provides a future for her daughter and Rachel s shoe and its secret contents become a pivotal focus for mounting tensions as evil doers attempt to steal Rachel s rights. As the novel progresses it is almost impossible to put the book down it becomes a real page-turner. This new novel definitely tells a tale that is well worth reading. --Dr Rosemary Westwell, Cambridgeshire Pride
It's a rivetting read from start to finish. Rachel's Shoe is a tale of heroism and love, set in our beautiful Bailiwick and bringing to life the terrible atrocities of the occupation. Spanning more than 25 years, Rachel's Shoe is tenderly written and compellingly told. For the most part factually accurate, and with superb descriptions of the waters around Herm, Alderney and Guernsey, Peter has a gentle but descriptive style which is easy to read. Well-rounded characters draw you in; it is certainly a story that keeps you interested. --Julie Todd, 'Guernsey Now' Magazine
From the Publisher
This is the latest version of 'Rachel's Shoe' published by Acclaimed Books in 2010.
A highly popular title with a TV serialisation currently being developed.