Fall of Poppies (Paperback)
Stories of Love and the Great War
William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780062418548, 368pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
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.
About the Author
Heather Webb is the award-winning and international bestselling author of Last Christmas in Paris, The Phantom’s Apprentice, Rodin’s Lover and Becoming Josephine. Her novels have been translated into over a dozen languages worldwide. Heather is also a freelance editor, public speaker and blogger. She lives in New England with her family and one feisty bunny.
Hazel Gaynor is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A Memory of Violets and The Girl Who Came Home, for which she received the 2015 RNA Historical Novel of the Year award. Her third novel, The Girl from the Savoy, was an Irish Times and Globe & Mail Canada bestseller, and was shortlisted for the BGE Irish Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year. In 2017, she has published The Cottingley Secret and Last Christmas in Paris. Hazel was selected by US Library Journal as one of 'Ten Big Breakout Authors' for 2015 and her work has been translated into several languages. Hazel lives in Ireland with her husband and two children.
A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz Williams spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons, before her career as a writer took off. She lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore.
Jennifer Robson is the USA Today and #1 Toronto Globe & Mail bestselling author of Somewhere in France, After the War is Over and Moonlight Over Paris. She holds a doctorate from Saint Antony’s College, University of Oxford. She lives in Toronto with her husband and young children.
Kate Kerrigan is the author of three previous novels. She lives in Ireland with her husband and their two sons.
Evangeline Hollandis the founder and editor of www.EdwardianPromenade.com, the number one blog for lovers of World War I, the Gilded Age, and Belle Époque France with nearly forty thousand unique viewers a month. In addition, she blogs at www.ModernBellesofHistory.com. Her fiction includes AN IDEAL DUCHESS and its sequel, crafted in the tradition of Edith Warton.
Lauren Willig is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several novels. She lives in New York City with her family.
Praise For Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War…
— Jeanne Mackin, author of The Beautiful American
Praise for Hazel Gaynor’s A Memory of Violets: “Gaynor once again brings history to life. With intriguing characters and a deeply absorbing story, her latest is a fascinating examination of one city’s rich history and the often forgotten people who lived in it.”
Praise for Beatriz Williams A Hundred Summers: “[A] fast-paced love story.”
— O, The Oprah Magazine
“You’ll be drawn into this story of obsession and passion.”-- on Heather Webb’s Rodin’s Lover
— Cosmopolitan Magazine
From Marci Jefferson’s moody tale of a courageous young girl seeking to avenge her family’s honor... to Hazel Gaynor’s incandescent confluence of births and deaths...and including tales by Kate Kerrigan, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig, this collection offers an atmospheric homage to one of history’s most emotionally devastating episodes.
“With so many established and beloved names included, this title will be easy to suggest to the existing fan base of a particular writer as well as anyone looking for historical fiction with elements of intrigue and romance.”
— Library Journal