Jessica Hart's happy childhood as the daughter of a country blacksmith is changed forever by the sudden death of her mother. Her grief-stricken father leaves her to cope with her loss alone.
It is her manipulative new stepmother who tries to force her into marrying an older man. To bright, pretty Jess the idea of a loveless marriage is unthinkable and so she escapes to Birm...more
This book is pretty good, if I'm being honest - I wasn't expecting it to be so. The setting is top notch, during WWI and is a chaotic mixture of forbidden love, heartbreak and almost insufferable English accents. I found it a really addictive read, and whilst I disagreed with the little love affair going on between Jess and Ned, I just couldn't put the book down.
Poppy Day begins with us meeting the main character, Jessica Hart, who has run away from her f ...more