The Poppy Field: A gripping and emotional World War One historical romance Kindle Edition
|Length: 402 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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- Publication Date : October 12, 2018
- File Size : 1060 KB
- Print Length : 402 pages
- Publisher : One More Chapter (October 12, 2018)
- Language: : English
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B079QG6L98
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 0008301018
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #56,003 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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What this book greatly needs is editorial help. Sentences start in one direction then go in another direction without erasing the words from the first attempt at writing the sentence. The punctuation is often poor. In particular, there are many commas that are not needed. In one chapter the names of the 2 leading men were mixed up. I read the book on a Kindle so don't know if that makes a difference. I don't know if the book was also published in paper form but can attest to the fact that the electronic form needs editorial help.
Gemma needed a rest from her job as a trauma nurse. She needed to decide which direction her life would take upon her return. She was used to being alone so the isolation of the small farm didn’t bother her. Her parents were professionals and her birth was “an accident”. She saw her parents rarely when she was growing up and although they cared for her, it was almost an afterthought. However, when she needed a place to go, her Father gave her the responsibility of getting the unseen farm renovated and read for the market. She needed someone to do the heavy work and hired Tom, an Englishman who had moved here. He was willing and able to help her between his other jobs and his price was fair. During the time she renovates the house and outbuildings, Tom is usually the only one she talks to. She finds a metal box of letters that belonged to her ancestor, Alice Le Breton. Alice had written them to Lieutenant Peter Conway and Captain Edgar Woodhall. Who were these men? Why was she writing to both of them? What was her life like? What happened to her? Gemma had many questions and the only possibility of answers was in the letters.
Alice Le Breton’s life in France is revealed via these letters with their notes on the backs. A young girl from the island of Jersey, she had set out to be a volunteer nurse and go where she was needed. She ended up in a transition camp in France to help the wounded get their best shot at surviving. She and her friend Mary work long hours helping the wounded; but they are the first to grow attached to their patients. Only sorrow can come from being attached to their patients or to the doctors, so they try to steer clear of those attachments. But can they?
The book is very good and gives a very clear account of what life in the hospitals could have been during the war. The opposition of what it is like in the hospital to what it is like at the farm is the best I have heard in a while.
Top reviews from other countries
Author Debroah Car
Publisher Harper Collins
This book is set in ww1 in the battlefields of the Somme, also in 2018,
It is the story of a volunteer nurse from Jersey in the Chanel Islands who is posted to the Somme.
The story is also of Gemma in 2018 who is also a nurse needing to escape from her NHS traumatic job which is in turmoil and a
She volunteers to renovate a farm house in France near to the battlefields of the Somme for her her father.
This turns of to be more than she bargained for. During the renovations letters were discovered hidden in the farmhouse it turns out to be that her Aunty Alice Le Breton once lived at the farmhouse.
This is a story of WW1 romance compared to the modern day challenges.
The story is very well written and I enjoyed it immensely.
It is well worth a read.
Dropping in and out of the modern day. Love developing amongst the young soldier and the young girl just like in the WW1. I would recommend this to all.