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Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War

Fall of Poppies Stories of Love and the Great War On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month November After four long dark years of fighting the Great War ends at last and the world is forever changed For soldiers lo

  • Title: Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War
  • Author: HeatherWebb Hazel Gaynor Beatriz Williams Jennifer Robson Jessica Brockmole Kate Kerrigan Evangeline Holland Lauren Willig
  • ISBN: 9780062418548
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, loversOn 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

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    1. Find this and other reviews at: flashlightcommentary.There 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 different grou [...]

    2. 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 [...]

    3. 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 unforgettable picture of an imortant moment in history.

    4. I received this book for free through the Reading Room’s giveaways.Like most short story collections, I liked some stories more than 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 I was so confused at first. I had a hard time figuring out how everyone was related and what happened in the past. But once I got to the end, I understood it.All for the Love [...]

    5. 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 [...]

    6. 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 [...]

    7. 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 [...]

    8. 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 [...]

    9. 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 drchazan/2016/08/

    10. My Rating: 3.5*This collection of World War One short stories all center around the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh monthArmistice Day 1918. Each touches on the havoc the Great War has wrecked on the world and the lives of people it forever changed. Some stories touched me more than others. The loss of innocence, betrayal, love lost and found but most of all hope. Each person who reads this will be impacted differently.

    11. I should have reviewed this as I went along (and I meant to), but it just got away from me. This was just okay. The biggest problem with it as a satisfying anthology is that all of the entries were far too short, and that meant the stories themselves felt incomplete. I think it would have worked far better with fewer works of longer length.My other complaint, and this is entirely on me, is that I expected all of the stories to have a love story at their center and I suppose they did, but they ce [...]

    12. Great collection of short stories that each include in some way Armistice Day: November 11, 1918. Every story was enjoyable and different and left me wanting more! I will definitely check out works by the authors I haven't previously read.

    13. 3.5 for the anthology as a whole but Lauren Willig's addition of The Record Set Right is definitely at least 4/5.

    14. Review Posted on Reading Lark 2/23/16: readinglark/2016/I'm not always a huge fan of anthologies, but since I have enjoyed Hazel Gaynor and Lauren Willig's writing in the past, I decided to give this one a go. Also, my knowledge of WWI is limited compared to other conflicts, so I'm always on the lookout for fiction that can provide perspective into The Great War. On the surface, the war seems so tedious to me as the men are mired down in the muck of trench warfare, but often their experiences ar [...]

    15. I have been loving the trend recently for historical fiction authors to come together in between their individual works and put together anthology collections. It’s excellent for the community and the themes that the projects have focused on have been different and compelling. So far, of these collections, I have read: Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion (revolving around a single day at Grand Central at the end of WWII), A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii (the day of th [...]

    16. *Special Content only on my blog, Strange and Random Happenstance during A Fall of Poppies (September 2016)The cat stands, stretches, and meows to be let out. Simple, ordinary things that punctuate the hour, the day, a year, a life. - Hazel Gaynor, "Hush"Life changed the day war was declared, but it changed again on November 11th, 1918, when the war stopped. The problem was in four years of fighting, of death, of destruction, the world could never go back to the way it was. Atrocities were perpe [...]

    17. I am not going to write a full review because this is a collection of short stories and I wrote an update with a star rating on each of the stories. I really do feel like I was immersed into that time by reading all those stories back to back. Probably twice a year (Remembrance Day and Valentine's Day) I will go back and read a story or two from this book just to bring me back to that time and those feelings.I would recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction revolving around the [...]

    18. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month November 1918gnified the end of the war in Europe. A devasting war where so many lives were lost.Poppies are often used for remembrance, particularly from WWI so the title of this book is particularly poignant. The Fall of Poppies is a book comprising of nine different authors, coming together to tell the stories of love, hope and starting over. The Daughter of Belgium by Marci Jefferson, about a young woman whose family is gone, kil [...]

    19. "November 7, 1918Brussels, BelgiumSister Wilkins caught my eye from across the nurse's parlor of Institut Cavell. The day I'd been dreading had arrived. The British nurse had lose much during this war, though she knew better than anyone that I'd lost more. She also knew my secret, and that I'd do anything to protect it." (pg 1- The Daughter of Belgium, Marci Jefferson)Hard to believe the life of those who survived the Great War, must have been as both survivors and those who served in the war th [...]

    20. This is an anthology about love and war, just as the title suggests, but it's not the sappy, tear-your-clothes-away kind of love. It's all kinds of love. Not just the man-woman love but also the mother-son love.The first story, The Daughter of Belgium, focuses on a young woman in occupied Belgium who has been hiding her daughter from the invading soldiers. Her life has been pretty much destroyed. When charged with caring for a German soldier, she's rather conflicted. I didn't like this story. I [...]

    21. I was approved an ARC of this book by the publishers via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This review in its entirety was originally posted at eclectictales: eclectictales/blog/201Fall of Poppies is a pretty solid anthology featuring interesting stories that focus on different aspects of experiences and events of the first World War: characters who witnessed atrocities firsthand and their aftermath, soldiers enduring lifelong scars, characters adrift as the world enters the glamour an [...]

    22. This book is a collection of short stories that take place in one of my favorite eras: World War I. More specifically, on the date the war ended: 11/11/1918. All of the stories have action that takes place on that date, although many of them also have action that takes place a little earlier or later. As a writer, I like the notion of this challenge: you must write a story that has to do with Armistice Day. I was a little disappointed in most of the stories, though. Most of them were just okay. [...]

    23. Fall of Poppies is a collection of nine historical fiction short stories by some of my favorite authors. Focusing on the effects of people’s lives and relationships after World War I ended, each story digs into a different aspect of love, loss and moving on. Every story brings something different and moving in subtle ways. I did wish that many of the stories were longer and I could have followed the character’s journey even longer! I did thoroughly enjoy every story in the collection, but I [...]

    24. I love the theme of the end of World War I. Such an interesting time in history to experience the mixed emotions of celebration and loss.Daughter of Belgium - Author pulls you into the story and transports you to running side by side with the main character.Record Set Right - What a voice! The author has mastered this character.All for the Love of You - Brings you into France at the end of the war and I loved the ending.After You've Gone - Diverse point of view character! Nice to see the perspec [...]

    25. This is an anthology of short stories which will stir your emotions from beginning to end. I have to admit that I am not a big reader of romances, so I am unfamiliar with the work of these authors, but the subject matter of this anthology drew me in, and I was glad that I took the chance.Each of the nine authors included in this collection did a marvelous job in telling a story which revolves around the Armistice. There is joy and celebration, but there is also uncertainty, and even some sadness [...]

    26. Visit Raven Haired Girl for more reviews & giveawaysI'm not surprised this anthology was one of the best I've read considering the gifted contributing authors, it's obvious nothing less than fabulous would grace the pages. Each authoresses distinguishable style, affecting narrative paired with compelling characters stir the reader. The fact the theme of love in some shape or form was expertly weaved into each story was marvelous. The stories demonstrate the hardships faced, the rare and prec [...]

    27. Thanks to for this ARC of Fall of Poppies. It's always fun to read books before they're available to the public! First, I'll start by saying that I'm not typically a huge fan of short stories. I am usually either disinterested because there's not enough of a plot or character engagement in 35 pages to draw me in, or I'm left frustrated wishing for a longer, more complete story. Fall of Poppies had a little of both--there were a couple of stories I'd really like to have known what happened after [...]

    28. This anthology of stories by women authors was a delight to read. The theme of the tales is life during the final days of World War I as well as those following the armistice. They are all love stories, but not necessarily of the romantic variety. The authors explore the fears and aspirations of the young men who found themselves living a real-life horror story, the tragedy of lovers separated by war, and the pain and uncertainty of the families of soldiers. In some, lives are irreparably damage [...]

    29. Fall of Poppies is a collection of stories by popular historical romance writers. The stories all center around Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. All stories have to do with love and loss, the damage done by war, and the power of love to keep hope alive.The collection is a bit uneven, with some very moving stories and some that are just okay. It does get repetitive after a while, so I found it best to read other things in between the various stories in this collection.In my opinion, the stronges [...]

    30. Phenomenal list of authors contained in one collection of short stories about WWI and the Armistice. All of these authors are top historical fiction writers and each story is a gem. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh monthI was hooked from the first story and completed the reading of this lovely anthology wiping tears from my eyes. I thoroughly enjoyed each author's idea or subject for their part of Fall of Poppies. No two stories are the same. Each author's voice is distin [...]

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