Wednesday 15 February 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #6...

I am delighted to be part of wishlist Wednesday which is hosted by Dani at pen to paper 

The idea is to post about one book each week that has been on your wishlist for some time, or maybe just added...

So what do you need to do to join in?
Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of her post.
Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post.
Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

My #6 Wishlist Wednesday book


Poppy Day 


Amanda Prowse

Synopsis from Amazon

How far would you go to bring home the one you love?

This is the question posed in this contemporary love story that takes you from the streets of East London to the plains of Afghanistan.

Poppy Day is a twenty one year old hairdresser, devoted to her husband Martin and blessed with a sunny disposition. Martin is the one constant in her life, her protector and best friend since they were six, making an often difficult childhood easier to bear.

Martin and Poppy are an ‘ordinary’ couple who find themselves in an extraordinary situation. Having joined the British Army in search of a better life for them both, their world is ripped apart when Martin is taken hostage while on his first tour tour in Afghanistan.

Battling against army culture and procedure, Poppy decides to bring her ‘Mart’ home herself. Fuelled by naivety, she feels that nothing is impossible when doing it for the man she loves. Her journey sees her paying a very high price and incurs some heartbreaking consequences…

‘Poppy Day’ gives an insight into life beneath the uniform, a peek at what it’s like to be the one left at home, ticking off the days until your loved one returns and what happens when there is the knock on the door that every forces wife, husband, mother, father or lover dreads…

All proceeds from the sale of Poppy Day go directly to The Royal British Legion to help fund the charity’s Battle Back Centre for injured Service personnel.

This is a relative newcomer to my wishlist, as I only just saw Amanda Prowse interviewed by Alan Titchmarsh on his afternoon show on Monday. I was impressed with her lovely attitude to life, and her obvious love of writing fiction. Her husband, Simeon is a serving officer in the British army, and is often away from home, but she seems to cope with life as an army wife with incredible joie de vivre.

Book art is so important - the cover design is striking and the inclusion of poppies reiterates that ALL proceeds from the book will be going to the Royal British Legion.

I think this is one book that will find its way onto my book shelf - I hope sales soar, and the book raises lots of money for such a good cause.

poppies  poppies

Happy Reading

Josie and Jaffa

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