Well, the BookSurge woes are behind me at least for now. I have heard from a publisher! The funny thing is, I cannot find an agent. It seems that agents don't get "credit" for the book if there is already an interested publisher. Stay tuned.
More reviews, including one good and one so-so from NothingBinding:
http://www.historicalnovelsociety.org/hnr-online.htm (fifth one from the top)
It turns out that I have inadvertently written a "prequel," as they say in the movies, to the late Mary Ann Shaffer's "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society." Her book is terrific; it is an epistolary novel that takes place in postwar Guernsey, though there are a lot of references to the occupation. It is such a shame that she died before it was published. It's a very witty novel without being too cutesy. The protagonist is a London writer who travels to Guernsey to write about the occupation, and to meet a person who wound up with one of her old books. An immense bibliophile, she has already ditched a suitor for trying to box up all her books and store them in the cellar prior to their setting up together in her flat.
Causes Libby Cone Supports
Doctors Without Borders
Americans for Peace Now