Listen up, folks! Hold on tight because I'm about to tell you all about this debut novel that's sweeping the shelves. It's called "The Poppy Wife" by Caroline Scott, and let me tell you, it's a rollercoaster of emotions.
Set in the aftermath of World War I, this story follows a group of survivors who are desperately trying to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. But for Edie, the pain runs deeper. Her beloved husband, Francis, hasn't come home. While everyone else assumes he's dead, Edie has a flicker of hope that he might still be out there somewhere.
Enter Harry, Francis's brother, who witnessed the moment when Francis was wounded. He was certain his brother didn't make it, that he saw him take his last breath. But as time goes on, doubts start creeping in. Could Francis, like so many other soldiers, be lost and confused rather than dead? Harry takes on a mission to photograph gravesites in the war-torn landscapes of France and Belgium, hoping to find any trace of his brother.
Meanwhile, Edie receives a mysterious photograph of Francis, fueling her determination to find him. She embarks on her own journey, desperate to uncover the truth. Is Francis really gone, or is there still a chance of reunion?
As Harry and Edie's paths converge, they inch closer and closer to the truth about Francis. But be prepared, my friends, because the answers they discover will change their lives forever. Prepare yourself for a tale filled with heartbreak, love, and the relentless search for those lost in the chaos of war.
Caroline Scott's storytelling will tug at your heartstrings, leaving you breathless. And with narrators like Chris Harper and Lucy Paterson at the helm, you know you're in for an audiobook experience like no other. So buckle up, get comfortable, and listen to "The Poppy Wife," because it's a journey you won't want to miss. But fair warning, my friends, this one's got a rating of 2.6/5, so set your expectations accordingly. And with a runtime of 11 hours and 54 minutes, make sure you've got some snacks ready. Happy listening!