England, 1914. Poppy is fifteen, beautiful and clever, but society has already carved out her destiny. There’s no question of her attending the grammar school – it’s too expensive and unsuitable for a girl. Instead, Poppy will become a servant at the big house. And she’ll ‘keep out of trouble’. But Poppy’s life is about to be thrown dramatically off course. The first reason is love – with someone forbidden, who could never, ever marry a girl like her. The second reason is war. Nothing could have prepared her for that. As she experiences what people are capable of – the best of humanity and the very worst – Poppy will find an unexpected freedom and discover how to be truly her own person.
Source: Bloomsbury Australia (thank you for making my Monday)
I realized before starting this book that it’s been a while since I’ve read a war book. This one was a very short, quite enjoyable read. It wasn’t amazing and honestly, I wasn’t hooked throughout the whole book but I was still entertained by what it was like as a nurse during WW1.
This will be a brief review but Iet’s start with Poppy, herself. She was your typical heroine in a historical fiction book. She’s pretty, quite introverted and of course, nice. I don’t know but they’re always nice. This kind of bothers me but as I continued to read, I got over it.
Along with that, it was a typical war story.Young women falls in love with a soldier, they start writing, she finds her self-esteem through work and then happily ever after. The writing was simple, the story itself was enjoyable. There is a second book but I don’t think I’ll end up reading it since I was completely hooked by this story. I recommend this book to anyone on a book hangover or a reading slump.
Not one of my greatest review but the Heat is on and Sandra Bullock is dancing on screen.