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Poppy Day

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  105 ratings  ·  8 reviews

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

Kindle Edition, 484 pages
Published (first published 2000)
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Kirstie Ellen
Feb 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poppy Day - Annie Murray

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.

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Poppy Day begins with us meeting the main character, Jessica Hart, who has run away from her f
Mar 09, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book it was very unpredictable at times and was a facinating story but at the start of the book it was quite slow and I read it while reading other books and I wasn't that interested but it did get a lot better after a quater or half the way throught the story.
Lyn Ryan
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story-the first I have read by this author and especially liked the ending when the characters who were involved in the 1st world war were taken back to France for some closure
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
another brilliant read from Annie!
Bernie Morris
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very much enjoyed this book
Danielle Asbury
Wow! So much is in one book, it felt like I was reading it forever! There are parts in the book I could not predict, that was for sure! But oh my! The Author does keep you on your toes; though in this case fingers =) Beautiful ending. The last sentence holds a lot of meaning, as I'm sure you'd understand if or when you read it. I can't say too much because I wouldn't want to include any spoilers, but it is a good read! I must admit, I did find it a little difficult to get into to start off with. ...more
Maria Argent
But slow
Another nice easy read.
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Annie Murray was a ‘childhood writer.’ Her career was helped a great deal by belonging to Tindal Street Fiction Group in Birmingham and by winning the SHE/Granada TV Short Story Competition in 1991. She has published short stories in a number of anthologies as well as SHE magazine. Her first regional saga, Birmingham Rose appeared in 1995 and reached the Times bestseller list. She has since publis ...more
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