Saturday, 7 June 2014

Review - Poppy by Mary Hooper

Title: Poppy
Author: Mary Hooper
Pages: 289
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Release date: 8th May 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

Poppy is young, beautiful and clever – and working as a parlourmaid in the de Vere family’s country house. Society, it seems, has already carved out her destiny.
But Poppy’s life is about to be thrown dramatically off course. The first reason is love – with someone forbidden, who could never, ever marry a girl like her. The second reason is war.

As the lists of the dead and wounded grow longer, Poppy must do whatever she can to help the injured soldiers, knowing all the while that her own soldier may never return home . . .

My Review:
*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK&ANZ)*

3/5 stars

Poppy works as a parlourmaid for the de Vere family but when her old teacher offers her the chance to help the war effort by becoming a VAD, a voluntary nurse, she accepts. 
Meanwhile she tries to come to terms with her feelings for Freddie de Vere.

This was a good read even if it didn't grip me. 
Poppy was a likeable protagonist and I enjoyed the historical aspect. The ending surprised me. 

Overall this was a good read.