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Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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Top voices in historical fiction deliver an unforgettable collection of short stories set in the aftermath of World War I featuring bestselling authors such as Hazel Gaynor, Jennifer Robson, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig and edited by Heather Webb.On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month...November 11, 1918. After four long, dark years of fighting, the Great War ends at last, and the world is forever changed. For soldiers, loved ones, and survivors the years ahead stretch with new promise, even as their hearts are marked by all those who have been lost.As families come back together, lovers reunite, and strangers take solace in each other, everyone has a story to tell.In this moving anthology, nine authors share stories of love, strength, and renewal as hope takes root in a fall of poppies.Featuring: Jessica BrockmoleHazel GaynorEvangeline HollandMarci JeffersonKate KerriganJennifer RobsonBeatriz WilliamsLauren WilligHeather Webb"
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Librarybelle
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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#LiteraryCrew read this one earlier this year...the many short stories in this introduce a #BeautifulStranger or two to the main characters. Each story is set in the WWI era, before, during or after the war. I chose to highlight this one today in memory of the war and for Armistice/Veterans Day. #Movember

Cinfhen Nice to tie this in with Veterans Day 4w
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Librarybelle
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Mehso-so

Finally finished this collection. While some of the stories were better than others, I‘ve learned that I‘m still not the biggest fan of short stories. However, the stories that I enjoyed the most made me a little misty-eyed, and I appreciated the various topics and settings found in this collection. #FallOPFiction #buddyread

Aims42 Great review! I have yet to find a short stories collection I like, so I‘m extremely hesitant to read them 4mo
Crazeedi There are a couple of these on my kindle that I got. With the various authors. I was hoping they would be good reads. I didn't get this one though 4mo
Librarybelle @Aims42 Thank you! 4mo
Librarybelle @Crazeedi I have a few others too in my collection. There were a few in this collection I really liked. My favorite was probably by Jennifer Robson - it seemed like everything wrapped up nicely. 4mo
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Mollyanna
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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Pickpick

Final finish for #24in48! I have almost reached the 24hr mark and won‘t finish another book, so this will be final finish.

As with any collection of short stories, some of these were better than others. I have added to my TBR with novels by a few of these authors. I enjoyed this #FallOPFiction with @Librarybelle and @CouronneDhiver and my other fellow readers.

Book 12 of #14books14weeks

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 5mo
Librarybelle Great job! 5mo
Mollyanna Thanks ladies ( @CouronneDhiver and @Librarybelle ). Love these HF buddy reads. (edited) 5mo
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megnews
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Pickpick

This was between a pick and so-so for me. I‘m not a short story fan but I didn‘t know much about WWI. That & the #buddyread schedule kept me going.

In honor of the quote above & the Armistice, I wanted to share this awesome recording the Imperial War Museum recreated the sounds of the Armistice.

https://codatocoda.bandcamp.com/album/iwm-ww1-armistice-interpretation

#Fallopfiction

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 Thank you for joining us - you‘ve been an awesome participant. Love all the quotes 5mo
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Librarybelle
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We‘re on our final week for #FallOPFiction . I‘m a little behind on the short stories...how is everyone else doing?

Later on today I‘ll post info on the next #buddyread . @CouronneDhiver and I are looking for a name for our group. We love doing these buddy reads, and we‘ve consistently hosted several, with a few more in the works, that it‘s time for us to create a more formal name/hashtag for our group. If you have an idea, let us know!

Melissa_J I‘m having trouble with this one. I‘m just not a short story fan. Willig‘s was well done, but I‘ve not been able to get much beyond it 🙁 5mo
Librarybelle @Melissa_J I put it down to focus on other readings with deadlines, and I‘m struggling to pick it back up, even though I know I could get through a short story a night. I‘m definitely more of a novel person than a short story person, but I‘m glad I‘m trying this! 5mo
megnews I finished. Getting ready to post a review. As far as short stories go these weren‘t bad. I did t know much about wwi so I think that‘s what kept me going. 5mo
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Mollyanna I‘m about halfway through. Like @Librarybelle I had to put it down for some other reads. The short stories are quick and I hope to have it finished by next week. 5mo
Librarybelle @megnews Glad it kept your interest! 5mo
Librarybelle Sounds good, @Mollyanna ! 5mo
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From An American Airman in Paris, Beatriz Williams

#Fallopfiction

Librarybelle That quote has a lot of power 5mo
CouronneDhiver 😢 Wow. That‘s a heavy one. 5mo
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Librarybelle
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We‘re onto week two of our #FallOPFiction #buddyread ! So far, I like Jennifer Robson‘s story the best, though I‘m partial to anything by Willig. What are your thoughts?

StayCurious I liked the first story but I felt it wrapped up too quickly and nicely. That‘s the problem sometimes with short stories. I think the love story could have been fleshed out a bit. Willig‘s was well-written and intriguing-but I was left feeling let down and sad at the end. I guess I don‘t like when romances don‘t work out because of misunderstandings. 6mo
Melissa_J I have read the first story and am more than halfway through the Willig (but will finish tonight). I‘m not a fan of short stories, but thought this collection would be similar to other historical fiction short story collaborations I‘ve read where each individual story is connected. I‘m a little sad it doesn‘t appear to be the case. 6mo
Librarybelle @StayCurious @Melissa_J I usually don‘t read short stories, as I too have some issues with plot holes and lack of connection. I‘m liking these so far, but also recognizing that I feel parts of the stories are missing or things seemed to rushed at the end. I‘m glad to be reading these with other Littens and seeing what everyone has to say! 6mo
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megnews I‘m in the middle of Holland‘s. I agree with @StayCurious that Willig‘s love story was unsatisfying. So far I like Robson‘s the best. 6mo
Librarybelle @megnews I felt out of the ones I‘ve read so far, Robson better connected the storyline together...less parts still unanswered. 6mo
Melissa_J I recommend this, which is a collection of linked stories about Pompeii 6mo
Pamwurtzler I like Robson‘s the best so far as well. Holland‘s was a different take from the wounded soldier story, but it felt really disconnected to me. 6mo
Chrissyreadit Would you consider this an accurate picture of WW1? Wondering if this would be worth having my teens read. 5mo
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megnews
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From Holland‘s story. This collection has some mouth-watering descriptions of food.

#Fallopfiction

Librarybelle I like reading food descriptions! 6mo
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Pamwurtzler
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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I‘ve read the first two - liking these so far! I‘m loving the quotes you guys are posting. #FallofPfiction #buddyread

Librarybelle I agree - love the quotes so far! 6mo
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StayCurious
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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#FallOPFiction @CouronneDhiver @Librarybelle Really liked this quote from the first story.

Librarybelle 🙂❤️ 6mo
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megnews
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Librarybelle Nice quote! 6mo
CouronneDhiver Love this! 6mo
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megnews
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After being in a bit of a reading slump this past week, I zoomed through the first story in this book as well as quite a bit more reading so far today.

#fallopfiction

Librarybelle It sounds like the first story is good...I‘m starting either tomorrow or Monday 6mo
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megnews
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😋 The first story was good and made me hungry for these.

#fallopfiction

tpixie Yum 😋 6mo
Crazeedi Oh that looks delicious, I'm going to have to pull out my waffle maker, and my hot fudge recipe!! 6mo
Librarybelle That looks so good! 6mo
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megnews
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Just downloaded on Hoopla and diving in! I‘m not usually a lover of short stories but we‘ll see how this goes.
#FallOPFiction

CouronneDhiver I don‘t have a lot of short story experience, so I‘m curious how this goes too. 😆 6mo
Librarybelle 😁 6mo
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Librarybelle
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This starts next week! Who‘s ready to join the #FallOPFiction #buddyread ? Use the above dates as a reading suggestion - read at your own pace and post throughout. Include @CouronneDhiver and @Librarybelle in your posts, so we can follow along too!

StayCurious Got my copy of the book all ready! Actually I was able to use it in one of my photo challenges today🤗 (edited) 6mo
Mollyanna I‘m in! Picking my book up tomorrow from the library. 6mo
Pamwurtzler I‘m ready! 6mo
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StayCurious
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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#wanderingjune #greengreengrassofhome @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB Soldiers away at war definitely feel homesick and long to see something as simple as the grass in their yard again.

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Librarybelle
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It‘s time for another #buddyread , hosted by @CouronneDhiver & @Librarybelle ! We‘re reading the short story collection Fall of Poppies, stories set during World War I.

This is an informal, low-pressure buddy read. Used the above reading guide as a suggestion...many of us finish ahead of schedule, and many of us finish after! Let us know you‘ll join us, use #FallOPFiction in your posts, and tag us. We look forward to another fun buddy read!

Mollyanna Woohoo! Love these buddy reads. 7mo
kspenmoll Read this a while back- I really enjoyed the collection. June is busy at the HS so please keep me posted regarding buddyreads for the summer months! ❤️ 7mo
kspenmoll Like how you categorized these- tempting! 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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What a wonderful way to start fall tomorrow!!! And what a sweet surprise!! This made me so happy!! Thank you sooo very much Katherine!!! @kspenmoll I know I‘m going to love this one!! You are the sweetest ❤️💗❤️💗❤️

#LitsyLove

Cinfhen Sweet!!! 1y
minkyb Great pillow prop! 1y
tracey38 Love the pillow! 1y
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kspenmoll I hope you enjoy these short stories as much as I did! Thanks for all you do❤️ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @kspenmoll I know I will!! Thank you for being so kind and a friend from the beginning 💗💗 1y
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kspenmoll
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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#WWI #shortstories #historicalfiction
Wonderful short story collection authored by 9 female historical fiction writers.Covers various settings during the 4 years of WWI, including Paris,Brussels,Ireland,small English villages,military hospitals,the trenches.Families of all kinds experiencing births,deaths, grievous loss,reunion.Most wondering what they are fighting for...Exhausted, weary, hungry.
The quote is from the final story,Fall of Poppies.

CouronneDhiver Sounds good. Thanks for thinking of me! 🙂 1y
Librarybelle Sounds very interesting...stacking! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my never ending list!! Thank you for thinking of me!! ❤️ 1y
Reggie This sounds great. 1y
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kspenmoll
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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Drooped my son of at UConn yesterday so of course we all visited the bookstore. Found this book on bargain table.

Cathythoughts Beautiful picture 1y
kspenmoll @Cathythoughts Thank you!! 😀 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s on my list!! ❤️ 1y
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CouronneDhiver Sounds good to me! Thanks for tagging 😎 1y
Redwritinghood My son got dropped off at UCONN today! He‘s a junior this year. What year is your son in? 1y
kspenmoll @Redwritinghood He is on a long term plan😱. I think he is technically a junior, credit wise, but it is his 4th year. He loves it. Where do you live? I live near the airport( Bradley) in Tariffville. (edited) 1y
Redwritinghood @kspenmoll We‘re on the shoreline-Guilford. 1y
kspenmoll @CouronneDhiver You ‘re welcome! Thought you would be interested. 1y
kspenmoll @Redwritinghood Beautiful there. Jealous, you are close to the beach! 1y
Suet624 Such a beautiful photo! (edited) 1y
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Judybskt
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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Pickpick

Loved this book of short stories! I enjoyed some stories better than others. But they were all well written and nice to read.
These aren‘t poppies in the picture but don‘t my Morning Glories look pretty!

Eggs Beautiful 1y
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Judybskt
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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#friyayintro
I don‘t even know what movies are out!!
😂😘❤️💙🇺🇸

@jesshowbooks

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Judybskt
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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Haven‘t read a collection of short stories in a while. This should be good. My poppies don‘t look so good!

Eggs ❤️poppies 1y
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BookNAround
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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Haven't read short stories in a while so I'm picking this one up.

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dolleygurl
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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September reads! Finished 4 this month which is saying a lot considering we were moving this week and it was the end of the fiscal year at my job so there wasn't much down time.

Stats: 1 Audio, 1 Read-Along With Husband, 1 For School, 2 For Review.

Fav: Fall of Poppies

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Karenlovesbooks
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
Pickpick

I enjoyed these moving stories of men and women impacted by WWI. A couple of stories were romances and others were about the impacts on families, especially mothers and sons. Most of the stories were written by "new to me" authors, so I will be adding some new books to the pile!

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Karenlovesbooks
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson

I'm really enjoying these romances that are tied to World War I.

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Jennsbookshelves
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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Pickpick

This book gave me all the feels! I alternated between feelings of joy, of sadness. So breathtaking, this book gave me the chills, in the best of ways!

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