Poppy Day

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Overview

How far would you go to bring home the one you love? A gripping story of loss and courage, from an author who is also an Army wife.

Ever since hairdresser Poppy Day married her childhood sweetheart, Mart, she's been deliriously happy. Now Mart is fighting in Afghanistan, and Poppy is counting the days until he returns. It takes one knock at the door to rip Poppy's world apart. Mart has been taken hostage, and it's too dangerous for the army to rescue him. Poppy is ...

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Overview

How far would you go to bring home the one you love? A gripping story of loss and courage, from an author who is also an Army wife.

Ever since hairdresser Poppy Day married her childhood sweetheart, Mart, she's been deliriously happy. Now Mart is fighting in Afghanistan, and Poppy is counting the days until he returns. It takes one knock at the door to rip Poppy's world apart. Mart has been taken hostage, and it's too dangerous for the army to rescue him. Poppy is determined to bring him home herself. But her journey will lead her to a heartbreaking dilemma. What price will she pay to save the man she loves?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781851111
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • Publication date: 9/1/2014
  • Series: No Greater Love Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,290,373
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Amanda Prowse is a novelist. Her husband is a soldier.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    This book is a story that the world needs to read. Mrs Prowse wr

    This book is a story that the world needs to read. Mrs Prowse writes with conviction and passion. But this isn't a wishy washy love story. This is a contemporary love story set in a ruthless situation which reflects the world we live in today but particularly the world of a 21st century Army wife. Mrs Prowse as an Army wife opens this world up to us all and that is one of many reasons why this book is essential reading. It is a living history.
    The style of writing has pace and movement and the reader immediately connects with all the characters. Mrs Prowse is certainly an author to look out for and I look forward to her next novel and indeed many more.
    The book lays bare both vulnerablities and the inner strengths of the human psyche. It is a powerful book that I simply couldn't put down. The humour and the heartache is an inimitable combination I've only read in the most superior of classical literature. Mrs Prowse's Poppy Day in my opinion is way up there in the same league.
    All in all an absolute MUST READ!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 28, 2012

    I love the fact that this book is contemporary, telling the stor

    I love the fact that this book is contemporary, telling the story from the view point of a the military wife left at home, ticking off the days while her man is at war in Afghanistan and her heroic efforts to bring him home when things go wrong. I liked the insight into life in East London of a poor girl and her Gran. I was hooked from the beginning and liked the style of this emerging author. It has rave reviews in the UK (which a friend sent me poppyday.co.uk) this encouraged me to give it a go and I was not disappointed. I'm a Brit in New York, but I dont think you need that UK link - it would appeal to any woman who likes a good page turning story. I expected to like it a bit, but in the event I liked it enormously! If you like Picoult - you'll love this!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 28, 2012

    Poppyday is an absolutely fantastic book so enthralling and full

    Poppyday is an absolutely fantastic book so enthralling and full of intrigue, one has fear for the characters in the story, making the reader want to get to the next page for the outcome, and yet, her characters and situations are somehow quite funny in places, whereas in other parts its frightening for the reader, it's a real storyline and a living description of life in the armed services in the 21st century the author of poppyday Amanda Prowse has written it with a depth of passion love and dedication as though she was describing her life in the story, it describes just how army personnel's families react in times of conflict I recommend you read this book and maybe 2 or even 3 times and I guarantee you will enjoy it over and over again and be so glad you purchased it's a worthwhile read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 28, 2012

    #PoppyDay Is such a wonderful story of true love!! It's a must r

    #PoppyDay Is such a wonderful story of true love!! It's a must read for both women and men!! I have read it 4 times now,and each time something new jumps out at you from the page! The Author Amanda Prowse is such a powerful writer - I really can't wait for book number 2!!Xxxxx

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Poppypaw

    Okay. I think im good in first res. Keep going.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 21, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2014

    Dusk

    Ok c you there

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    Oceansong

    Oceansong moaned and tried to get up but she fell back down...then everything went black...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    Flex

    Watched. What can i help you with? The imposters gone. Go home to your clan before he comes back.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    Smokiestar

    Pads out

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Merry

    Oh no! Good cliffhanger though

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Love it

    Continue

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    Good story but..

    Most of it might be true, but you can't remember EVERY single word and detail.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Life with Poppy (a true story)~ Chapter 4

    <p> ~5 years later~ <p> I looked out the passenger-seat window as we drove from my school. Being in fifth-grade, people have grown to be meaner.... not unlike bullies. Even my best friend from kindergarden turned on me today. "Are you alright, Julie?" Dad asked from the seat next to me, not taking his eyes off the road. I just shrugged and continued to stare out the window. I noticed that nearby trees rapidly shook so hard that I thought they were alive and trying to get uprooted in the next five seconds. And some did. I watched as towering trees ripped from the earth because of the howling winds. Some smaller trees blew out onto the road. I gasped as Dad made a sharp turn, trying to avoid one that blew right in front of us. When we finally made it home safely, our mailbox was tipped over and our trashcans were wildly spinning in the street. I was very suprised at how strong the wind was; it almost blew me away. <p> 9:30. I wanted to stay up to watch shows on tv, but Mom shooed me away to bed. Was halfway done with putting pajamas on when it happened. The lights shut off. "Sam!" I yelled. "Turned the lights back on! I'm trying to get dressed." I figured that, with Sam almost in high school, that he would cause some mischief. "Wasn't me. It was the wind," he said casually, playing Flappy Bird on his iPod. Dad came downstairs with his phone flashlight on, chuckling. "Power's out. I doubt there will be school tomarrow." And he was right. I woke at 11 and stretched. Out the window, tons and tons of trees got uprooted <p> (1 month later) 3 feet of ow fell within a week. It covered all the trees. Poppy (now being 6) happily barked as she saw all the snow. Mom took her on a walk. I went with her. The Dog Park is Poppy's favorite place in the whole wide world. Now she was extra excited. In the Dog Park your allowed to have your dog off-leased. No one who goes to the Dog Park ever brings a leash with them. Poppy went to sniff a powdery snowbank. She hopped ontop of it, but in the blink of an eye, the snowbank collapsed and Poppy plunged right onto a fallen tree branch with a yelp of pain. I screamed as I saw the branch impale her. <p> (oh man. I remember that like it was yesterday. Well sorry to leave you on a cliffhanger, but I will write more if you comment! I need four comments to continue! And if you have any questions, go to muchacho first result and i will answer them)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Great!!!

    I love it!! Keep going!"

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