Review: The Poppy Garden by Claire L Brown


What would you do if the love of your life didn’t know who you were? 
What if he forgot you? 
Forgot the first time you met, your first kiss, the day he proposed and the day you married? 
What if six months after your perfect start it was all taken away in the blink of an eye? 
Sky Flynn thought she had it all, she was the happiest she’d ever been from the moment she met Nick Robinson until the moment a military officer showed up at her door, then things changed. 
Fighting to save her marriage and help her husband recover from both physical and mental scars of war Sky has to find away to cope and overcome. 
Inspired by memories of her grandfather and how he channelled his PTSD into his garden she sets out to create somewhere for recovering service men to go, to assist in their recovery and create a place of beauty to share with their families. But will the beauty of the garden heal her husband’s wounds and bring him home to her forever?

This book is a book I will remember for quite some time.
From the first page the author captures my attention with her ability to build a character physically in my mind.  Not just that she made me feel Sky’s range of emotions at having to let Nick go.
When the officer comes to tell her what is probably some of the worst news a person can receive I couldn’t help by cry
Reading how Sky tries to rebuild their life together and how Nick has to relearn how to live with not just his physical injuries but his mental ones to is really harrowing in places 
I marvelled at Sky’s tenacity and cried at the injustice of it all and this is down to the authors skill as a story teller.
I recommend this book wholeheartedly and if you are interested to know more then check out Claire’s website where you can learn more about her and her work with The Poppy Garden Appeal; a charity established to fund a recuperation centre for service personnel and their families
Nat xx
Disclosure:  The Pursuit Of Bookiness received a copy of this book free of charge in return for an honest review.  All opinions are our own

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