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PoppyIf you, like me, enjoy historical fiction set in England, then Poppy (Bloomsbury, 2016) by Mary Hooper is the book for you. This story is set during WWI. (Gorgeous cover, too.)
It’s 1914 and fifteen-year-old Poppy Pearson is working as a servant for the de Vere family. Since the war was not “over by Christmas,” everyone has been asked to do their part. And since aristocratic Freddie de Vere could never consider a relationship with her despite the attraction between them, Poppy decides to volunteer to become a VAD, a nurse in the army’s Voluntary Aid Detachment. It’s a very tough job, but Freddie has promised to write… Who knows what might happen as their world is changing.
I didn’t want to leave Poppy and her life. Fortunately, I may not have to wait too long–a sequel called Poppy in the Field is already out in the UK. I’m hoping it will follow here soon.
On twitter author Mary Hooper lists herself as “Writer of historical fiction (and ordinary fiction) for young adults.” Reading her bio, she started out first with modern YA, but then fell in love with historical writing. She’s authored over 70 books! I’ll have to check out more of them.