Book Review:The Poppy Field by Deborah Carr @rararesources

I’m so sorry that this tour and others was late due to a tragedy I faced. I appreciate this opportunity and all views are my own.

The Poppy Field

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Young nurse, Gemma, is struggling with the traumas she has witnessed through her job in the NHS. Needing to escape from it all, Gemma agrees to help renovate a rundown farmhouse in Doullens, France, a town near the Somme. There, in a boarded-up cupboard, wrapped in old newspapers, is a tin that reveals the secret letters and heartache of Alice Le Breton, a young volunteer nurse who worked in a casualty clearing station near the front line.

Set in the present day and during the horrifying years of the war, both woman discover deep down the strength and courage to carry on in even the most difficult of times. Through Alice’s words and her unfailing love for her sweetheart at the front, Gemma learns to truly live again.

This is a beautifully written epic historical novel that will take your breath away.

My thoughts on this book was it was beautifully written and the timelines wove together perfectly creating a magnificent read! I loved how the author released this novel at the time of the 100th year anniversary of WW1.❤ If you enjoy a fiction novel that has great characters, dialogue and interwoven timelines you will find this as a beautiful and bittersweet delight. The author did great a great job to portray moments that were realistic yet “the norm” during times of war and crisis but throughout this story you see strength and that is enough in itself! A great read that I needed because of the depth and it had the ability to make me feel alive during my own tragedy. ❤❤

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Author Bio – Deborah Carr lives on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands with her husband, two children 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 part of ‘The Blonde Plotters’ writing group and was Deputy Editor on the online review site, for seven years. Her debut historical romance, Broken Faces, is set in WW1 and was runner-up in the 2012 Good Housekeeping Novel Writing Competition and given a ‘special commendation’ in the Harry Bowling Prize that year. The Poppy Field is her second historical novel.

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This novel was part of a blog tour and even though I’m late to the game, I wanted to share all the other fantastic bloggers that took part and a big thanks to Rachel @ Rachel’s Random Resources

22 Comments on “Book Review:The Poppy Field by Deborah Carr @rararesources

  1. I really hope you are okay Dani😢 The word tragedy really makes me worry a lot….If you want to talk, you always know where you can find me😘 I’m glad this book was at least helping you feel alive throughout it. Wonderful post as always. Take care 😘❤️

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  2. Book-wise, this sounds like a good one, and the timing is spot-on too.
    Life-wise, not so good. Hope you are bearing up.
    As ever, Pete. xx


  3. 😢 oh no… sweetie, I hope things are better now? If you wanna talk about it, you know I’m available. If not, just know I have you in my thoughts 💕💕 Awesome review as usual 😙😙😙


    • Hey there!😀 This one is historical fiction and I mostly read fantasy, mystery, metaphysical and paranormal but really my tastes varies.I love all literature! I am so behind on reviews though. I have like 30 or 40 books I need to post of reviews not including my divination books that I need to review where I am a Curator @ Tarot & Divination Aminos Blog & Community. Lots that I am behind on but enough of my rambling this is a bit different than my usual read but I read a book a day so have to throw in lots of variety.😄 I’m a through and through book witch.📚📚📚


      • Oh, that’s good to know! Thank you for clarifying this for me. I will be looking out for your new reviews then. I like historical fiction. But no pressure, of course. You said you faced a tragedy. I’m very sorry. I hope your blog will become a safe place to recover.


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