PoppyLove and war. Two words that should have little association, but to me the two go hand in hand. Both are a tragedy. They rip you open and spit you out. The war killed my husband, Connor, shattered my will to live, and took my best friend. Brandon may not have physically died in that war, but his soul did. And now we’re left to pick up the wreckage. Expected to move on when all that is left is the ruins of a life we once had.
War. It took everything from me, even myself. When you’re only able to exist, death seems like a blessing. Pain…a welcome distraction. I ran from everything associated with my past, and then she found me, fighting, drowning myself in whisky, trying to forget. She reminds me of Connor, of what I’ve lost—what we’ve lost. In the midst of destruction, she’s a salvation I don’t deserve.
I shouldn’t love him.
I shouldn’t love her.
Love is a war we never should have fought.
This was a heartbreaking read that has a real reality to it about the survivors of war. The authors did an amazing job with the way that they are able to write the emotions and helplessness that character felt while suffering with PTSD. The way the authors wrote this story really blown me away with the way they were able to bring to light the way that people with PTSD experience and the way that the love ones of people with PTSD try to help.
Poppy had experienced a lot of lost throughout her life and only had one person left that she loved. My heart broke for her with the way that she was trying to be there for Brandon. She was a strong character that I really adored reading about.
Brandon honestly broke me with the pain that he was feeling and the way that he thought he was useless. I loved him so much and my heart constantly broke for him.
War Poppy is about Poppy who lost her husband in the war and gone looking for her and her husbands best friend Brandon who left the war after seeing his friend killed. War Poppy shows the emotions ad turmoil that soldiers experience when they come home form the war and their loved ones.
This story gutted me at the end, as I really felt connected to the story from the start. The story was heartbreaking and the ended really broke my heart. There were a lot of sensitive issues that are hard for some people to read about, but I feel that it brought to light some of the real life issues that occur within society. Nicole Lynne done a great job with this story and I cant wait to read more by them.
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Because sometimes characters need to be flawed.P.S. Stevie’s greatest fear is the impending zombie apocalypse. Think about it: swarming armies of decaying, oozing corpses stumbling around with clicking teeth, trying to eat your face. Nothing about that is good. NOTHING!
Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England.She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.
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