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Poppy Day [Paperback]

Amanda Prowse
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24 Aug 2011
What would you sacrifice to bring home the one you love? Ever since hairdresser Poppy Day married her childhood sweetheart, Mart, she's been deliriously happy. Now Mart is fighting in Afghanistan, and Poppy is counting the days until he returns. It takes one knock at the door to rip Poppy's world apart. Mart has been taken hostage, and it's too dangerous for the army to rescue him. Poppy is determined to bring him home herself. But her journey will lead her to a heartbreaking dilemma. What price will she pay to save the man she loves? This is a gripping story of loss and courage from an author who knows what it is like to be the one left behind.


Product details

  • Paperback: 361 pages
  • Publisher: TIP Ltd (24 Aug 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 9781906382063
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906382063
  • ASIN: 1906382069
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 17.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (308 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 285,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Amanda has always obsessively crafted short stories and scribbled notes for potential books. Six years ago, she quit her job as a management consultant and began writing full time. Her first book, Poppy Day is a contemporary novel following an army wife whose incredible love for her husband gives her the courage to set out to rescue him after he was taken hostage in Afghanistan. Originally self-published in October 2011, Poppy Day quickly became a bestseller and Amanda joined the prestigious Head of Zeus publishing house.

The second in the No Greater Love series, 'What Have I Done?' was an eBook sensation where women worldwide identified with the theme of domestic abuse in middle class households and it was subsequently voted a 'Best Book of 2013' by Amazon Kindle. Amanda followed this by joining the team of the ITV This Morning show as their resident author in 2013 when a series of her 'Summer Shorts' were featured on the ITV website.

All of Amanda's books in the No Greater Love series share one common theme - the main characters are ordinary women who find theselves in extraordinary situations where their strength, resourcefullness and determination is tested to their very limits.

Amanda's ambition is to create stories that keep people from turning the bedside lamp off at night, great characters that ensure you take every step with them and tales that fill your head so you can't possibly read another book until the memory fades...

Follow Amanda on Twitter @MrsAmandaProwse, or become friends with Amanda on Facebook. For more information on Amanda's books www.amandaprowse.org

The covers for the series are works of art in their own right by the award-winning designer Ami Smithson of Cabin London.

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'A page-turning novel of loss and courage' The Sun. 'A fast, unputdownable read, Amanda Prowse adeptly fuses a tale of love and courage with the stark realities of war, both on the field and at home' Red. 'This romantic story of courage and determination is simply captivating' Closer. 'A modern-day love story ... set to become a bestseller' Daily Mail. 'Brilliant. Lets get it to number 1!' Gok Wan. 'Army wife turns fear into fiction' Sunday Mirror.

About the Author

Amanda Prowse is the author of four novels and a collection of short stories, including the bestselling WHAT HAVE I DONE? which sold 250,000 copies. She lives in the West Country with her husband and two children, where she writes full-time.

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars poppy day 26 Jun 2012
Format:Paperback
My 3 sons are in the Army, as was their father, this book made me laugh, remembering the image of an old stiff upper lipped officer I once came across and then cry at the thought of missing or losing a loved one, the story although fiction is of great strength, courage and unfaltering love, please do not read this book and think that anyone can get through Brize Norton and fly out to Afgan, I've been there more times than I care to remember, but it most definitly gave me pause for thought then laughter. Beautifully written, could not put it down until finished. Looking forward to authors next book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful story from beginning to end 4 Mar 2012
Format:Paperback
I could not but this book down! So beautiful,I can not explain it more than that. Get this book and see for yourself, you will not be sorry!
Would make a Lovely Mother Days gift
Every penny shall be donated to The Royal British Legion.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poppy Day Review 1 Dec 2011
By AngelE
Format:Kindle Edition
Most amazing insight into life in the armed forces I have ever read with humour and love - it's definitely a must read and I couldn't put it down once I started it. The book is honest and forthright and keeps us all focused on what these men and women go through. More so, it lets us all know what a difficult time it is when the person you love has "gone missing". Should be a Christmas Book for all. Amanda is a magician with the images she conjures up in your head from the story she tells.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly emotionally wise book 14 Dec 2011
Format:Paperback
I read this remarkable book virtually in one sitting. Amanda Prowse shows great wisdom - emotional and spiritual - in the telling of this story. Her characters are convincing and the gripping tale is spiked with humour. But what I liked most of all was the close identification I felt from the moment the 'action' began. I was constantly being put into situations where I found myself asking 'what would I do here?' As though I was being taken on a journey. Without wanting to give too much away, I thought the best part of the book is that it does not end where a more conventional book might, but deals honestly with the very real issue of PTSD.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book 27 Oct 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What an absolute brilliant book. It is either a love story a very modern one, a war story, or a thriller. You take you pick personally I think that it is all three. You never know what is going to happen next or what side people are on. Once you start you just do not want to put down. Hope that it not just a one off from her.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Affirmation of Love and Life Unlike Any Other 17 Nov 2011
Format:Paperback
It is often said that the worth of a book is to be measured by what you carry away from it. Rarely, does a book of this calibre come along that so vividly displays, and exemplifies the virtue of unconditional love.

This is a book that not merely changes lives of others, due to the authors unprecedented philanthropy, particularly for a debut novelist, whereby all proceeds of the sale of this book go directly to the Royal British Legion, but the impact of the writing of this novel quite literally changes the lives of those fortunate enough to read it.

In this empowering tale of love and war, Amanda Prowse, the wife of a serving solider herself, encaptures us and takes us on a heroing journey of the daily trials and tribulations experienced by the brave warriors in uniform that serve our country and their equally brave and loyal, often invisible warriors of their spouses and loved ones that left as "commanders" of their families that are left behind at home as they attempt to resume their day to day existence.

Whether or not you the reader have or haven't ever known anyone to go off to war to fight for their country, will not affect your ability to connect with this book. This is attributed to two factors. Firstly, the uncomparable writing style and character development by Amanda for both Poppy and Martin, where the emotions and experiences reverberate and touch you so deeply that you feel an immediate bond with them both that keeps you enraptured throughout the duration of this book and through the turmoil of emotions experienced. Secondly, because at it's core, this book is about life, about hope and love. It is a spiritual affirmation about how we endure, and that love truly spans time, space, and distance.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Yielding to pressure from my wife I read Poppy Day. What a wonderfull story. The often repeated quote "how far would you go..." when you realise how far she is prepared to go, it hits you like a sledge hammer. This whipper snapper of a young eastend girl knows no bounds to what she will undertake to achieve her ambition which is to free the person she really loves. Wow what's next from Amanda?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great story from Amanda 18 Feb 2014
By Heather
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Poppy Day will stop at nothing to get her captured husband back home from Afghanistan.Had me gripped as I read this from the comfort of my subbed in Lanzarote...feeling guilty of what our Great lads and lassies are going through.Amanda really captures the pain and sorrow.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A really really great read love all Amanda Prowse books especially Poppy Day will read them over again
Published 13 hours ago by Mrs Beverley SFew
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book
Published 3 days ago by Julia Neave
3.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful disappointment
Having read Will you remember me and given it 5 stars I couldn't wait to try Poppy Day. What an average and disappointing read it was by comparison. Read more
Published 5 days ago by pritchins
5.0 out of 5 stars This was the first novel of Amanda Prowse's that I ...
This was the first novel of Amanda Prowse's that I read and now I am completely hooked on her books. Read every one she has written so far.
Published 7 days ago by Mrs. Clare Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just brilliant :-)
Published 9 days ago by MADJAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I thoroughly enjoyed this book...there was adventure, love story, intrigue and feel good factor. Would definitely recommend this book
Published 15 days ago by Tilly
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed the story and pace of this story
I really enjoyed the story and pace of this story. A wee bit unbelievable in parts , but still a gripping story of how love does conquer all . Read more
Published 25 days ago by SAM1
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant - really enjoyed this book
Published 26 days ago by Nicola Erasmus
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing book
I couldn't put this book down. The characters were so believable and you felt every single emotion with them. An amazing writer!
Published 1 month ago by Anon
5.0 out of 5 stars disappointed
I did not realise that this was only a short story and therefore I did not get the enjoyment I was expecting
Published 1 month ago by Mrs Lynn Graham
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