The Poppy Field

The Poppy Field

by Deborah Carr

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780008301002
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/12/2018
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 2,425
File size: 902 KB

About the Author

Deborah Carr lives on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands with her husband and three rescue dogs. She became interested in books set in WW1 when researching her great-grandfather's time as a cavalryman in the 17th 21st Lancers.

She is one third of the Blonde Plotters writing group and was Deputy Editor on the online review site, for seven years.

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The Poppy Field 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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Anonymous 8 months ago
I really enjoyed reading this book, especially learning about world war1. It makes one realize what sacrifices our ancestors made!
Anonymous 10 months ago
not a complex story line but an enjoyable tale anyway
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Anonymous 11 months ago
easy summer read
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Lynne Ernst More than 1 year ago
Love this book!! Couldn't put it down. Tale involves Gemma modern day trauma nurse dealing with loss and not sure of her direction and Alice volunteer nurse in World War One. The stories are told as Gemma reads letter that Alice had written 100 years ago. Beautiful written and provides a close look at the medical services during World War One in France. I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from the publisher and am voluntarily reviewing it.
wjane More than 1 year ago
The Poppy Field by Deborah Carr is super split time Historical Fiction. The story centers around two nurses, Alice serves in 1916 as a volunteer nurse in World War I France and Gemma in 2018 England. Mysterious hidden letters and a brooch are found in a house being remodeled. Vivid descriptions of scenery, people, food, and the medical care in World War I. I loved the story of the reality’s of life in both love and tragedy. Excellent writing style and flow of the story. I really enjoyed this book and hope to read more by Deborah Carr. I am also hoping to read more of Alice‘s story following World War I and more of Gemma’s story in the present. My thanks to the author, Harperimpulse and Netgalley for allowing me to read, review and enjoy this exceptional book.
GraceJReviewerlady More than 1 year ago
Such a beautiful story, and a timely reminder of the suffering of the first world war. Gemma is a trauma nurse in today's NHS; affected by her work, she has taken a sabbatical to renovate a french farmhouse which needs extensive work. While there, she discovers a hidden box of letters from 100 years ago from a young VAD nurse stationed nearby. As the story progresses, there are similarities between life then and now. Both heartwarming and heartwrenching, this is a delightful read. A timely reminder of how easy life is in the 21st century and how much we all take for granted. I couldn't pick one tale over the other as they are both equally intriguing and meld together seamlessly. Both timelines are fascinating. I warmed to the characters almost immediately; it's a hard novel to put down as each chapter spurred me on. The author has done an excellent job of catching the reader's attention and keeping it 'til the very last page. A very satisfying read, and not one I shall forget in a hurry. Totally recommended, and five full glowing stars. My thanks to Rachel's Random Resources both for providing my copy and including me in this blog tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
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