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Product details

  • Paperback: 361 pages
  • Publisher: TIP Ltd (24 Aug. 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 1906382069
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906382063
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.2 x 17.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (416 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 358,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 six novels and four collections 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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Nason on 25 Aug. 2014
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First of all, I have to say, don't be deceived by the title. This is not a book about Remembrance Sunday, it's a book about the adorable Poppy Day, a hairdresser from Walthamstow, married to the young Martin Cricket, her childhood sweetheart. I felt immediate affection for Poppy. The snippets of information about her deprived childhood were touching and would be quite funny if they weren't so sad. I wouldn't want to spoil it for anyone, but one particular episode in the playground had me laughing, crying and sobbing all at once.

Martin is her knight in shining armour, and doing his best to make a better life for them both, he joins the army. Poppy is devastated when they are parted, and then disaster strikes. The book turns into a thriller and had me gasping with horror, and I just couldn't put it down.

I have to say a big 'Thank you' to Amanda Prowse. Reading this book was such a pleasure, I felt so sad when I had finished it. It had everything for me - romance, comedy and suspense. It made me laugh, cry and had me on the edge of my seat.
This is the first book I've read by this author and I can't wait to get stuck into her other books. Next on the list, Will You Remember Me? - more adventures of Poppy!!
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By kerrymac on 26 Jun. 2012
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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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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Yssie on 18 Jan. 2013
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I read this book as it was our Book Club choice. Actually I listened to the audio version read by Jane Collingwood. I have no experience of army life, nor do I know any army wives, so I may be wrong in finding most of the book totally implausible. There are moments of black comedy in the book when the army officers, MPs and journalists are caricatured. But the comedy seems to me to undermine the attempt at a serious comment on the plight of the army wife left at home.

The idea for the story had promise but there was far too much sentimental detail about the childhood sweethearts and not enough of a believable plot line to make it a good read.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A McKenzie on 17 Nov. 2011
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Louise Cheshire on 14 Aug. 2014
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Amanda describes in such detail and passion the story of Poppy Day and Martin, who is in the army on tour. She gets what every woman dreads - the knock at the door. When she opens she receives the news that Martin is missing and she learns he's been taken hostage.

This story is about one woman's strength to bring the love of her life home and the price she has to pay, just to do that. Amanda writes her story with her own words of experience being married to a man in the army and she certainly writes with sincere emotion and heart. I feel in love with Martin and Poppy's story.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By coldcoldsab on 4 Mar. 2012
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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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