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Fall of Poppies Find this and other reviews at are a handful of authors I truly love reading and when I get an email from one asking me to review their work Well, it s not a question of if I ll review it so much as when I can fit it into my schedule It doesn t happen often, but this is how I came to possess an ARC edition of Fall of Poppies I d been eyeing the anthology since it was announced and thought it d make a great companion to Grand Central It is an e Find this and other reviews at are a handful of authors I truly love reading and when I get an email from one asking me to review their work Well, it s not a question of if I ll review it so much as when I can fit it into my schedule It doesn t happen often, but this is how I came to possess an ARC edition of Fall of Poppies I d been eyeing the anthology since it was announced and thought it d make a great companion to Grand Central It is an entirely dif I received this book for free through the Reading Room s giveaways.Like most short story collections, I liked some storiesthan others.The Daughter of Belgium I thought this was a solid first story It wasn t super romantic but it got me excited for the rest of the book.The Record Set Right I liked this story but 4.5 Stars A young Belgian patriot discovers the German patient she begrudgingly cares for isn t at all what he seems Wartime lovers reunite decades later to discover they were kept apart by misunderstandings A young Red Cross volunteer finds first love with a disfigured soldier only to be cruelly separated from him A dancer struggles to survive and imagine a future in Paris after losing everyone she loved to the war A timid airman makes a hasty promise to a stranger and finds a new reason t 4.5 Stars A young Belgian patriot discovers the German patient she begrudgingly cares for isn t at all what he seems Wartime lovers re I m a huge fan of all things World War I and I loved this anthology by some of my favorite writers, all set in the immediate aftermath of the war This real and heartbreaking kaleidoscope of stories of men and women trying to reconstruct their lives provides an unforge One thing I love about historical fiction is learning about bits of the past you never hear about in school, the history that has fallen through the cracks This anthology delivers the goods with lots of fascinating historical details, paired with those other essential ingredients for fantastic historical fiction in my opinion anyway deep emotional impact and characters who seem whole and real Of the nine stories, a few made me cry, one made me smile all the way through, and two had my hear One thing I love about historical fiction is learning about bits of the past you never hear about in school, the history that has fallen through the cracks This anthology delivers the goods with lots of fascinating historical details, paired with those other essential ingredients for fantastic historical fiction in my opinion anyway deep emotional impact and characters who seem whole and real Of the nine stories, a few made me cry, one made me smile all the way through, and two had my heart beating faster like I was watching an action flick The anthology contains a good balance of stories from the points of view of soldiers and civilians, mothers, widows, young lovers and old, showing many facets of the War and its aftermath though I did keep waiting in vain for a story told from the German side of things.As a mother, I was deeply affected by Hazel Gaynor s Hush and Heather Webb s Hour of Each of these compelling short stories provided insight into the emotional and physical effects of war The authors present characters who struggle with their feelings and their actions during a difficult and trying time in history I enjoyed each story and felt several of them could have been expanded into full length novels.The Daughter of Belgium Marci JeffersonI enjoyed this suspense filled, well paced short story set in the days leading up to the armistice Both Amelie and Lars must find co Eac FALL OF POPPIES STORIES OF LOVE AND THE GREAT WARWritten by Heather Webb, Hazel Gaynor, Beatriz Williams, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangelina Holland, Marci Jefferson and Lauren Willig2016 356 PagesGenre fiction, historical fiction, romance, world war one, short stories, anthology I received an ARC from the EDELWEISS in exchange for an honest review 1 2Nine historical fiction writers get together and put out an anthology of love stories set in World War I Each s FALL OF POPPIES STORIES OF LOVE AND THE GREAT WARWritten by Heather Webb, Hazel Gaynor, Beatriz Williams, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangelina Holland, Marci Jefferson and Lauren Willig2016 356 PagesGenre fiction, historical fiction, romance, world war one, short stories, anthology I received an ARC from the EDELWEISS in exchange for an honest review 1 2Nine historical fiction writers get together and put out an anthology of love stories set in World War I Each story is a standalone from each other and for me some stories were a bit stronger than others While almost every author is on my TBR list, I have not yet read anything by these authors Lauren Willig and Beatriz Williams have moved up on my list and I am looking forward to Heather Webb, Hazel Gaynor and Jennifer Robson s novel This is a perfect collec On The Eleventh Hour Of The Eleventh Day Of The Eleventh Month.November 11, 1918 After Four Long, Dark Years Of Fighting, The Great War Ends At Last, And The World Is Forever Changed For Soldiers, Loved Ones, And Survivors, The Years Ahead Stretch With New Promise, Even As Their Hearts Are Marked By All Those Who Have Been Lost.As Families Come Back Together, Lovers Reunite, And Strangers Take Solace In Each Other, Everyone Has A Story To Tell.In This Moving, Unforgettable Collection, Nine Top Historical Fiction Authors Share Stories Of Love, Strength, And Renewal As Hope Takes Root In A Fall Of Poppies.Featuring Jessica BrockmoleHazel GaynorEvangeline HollandMarci JeffersonKate KerriganJennifer RobsonHeather WebbBeatriz WilliamsLauren Willig I didn t really know how to review or rate a book that is a collection of short stories by different authors So I rated each story, wrote a few notes about each one, then averaged my rating The average came to 2.7777 so I just rounded up and settled on 3 stars.I received this book in a First Reads Giveaway I was not family or with any of these authors, but I plan on looking into the writings of the authors I enjoyed.Daughter of Belgium by Marci Jefferson2 5 starsI enjoyed this story until the I didn t really know how to Nine amazing historical fiction writers contributed to this beautiful collection of short stories about the end of World War I Find out why I give this book a full five stars in my review here


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