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Poppy Day is an ordinary woman. She's a 32-year-old stay-at-home mum with two gorgeous children, while her husband Mart tours with the army. Her simplest pleasure is having her family together in a happy home. But Poppy is too busy to notice the fatigue in her body and the menacing lump growing on her breast. If there's anyone strong enough to defeat cancer it's Poppy. But does life really work like that?

©2014 Amanda Prowse (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

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"Captivating, heartbreaking and superbly written." (Closer on What Have I Done?)

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Only read this if your prepared to cry

Such a sad story bringing home how short life is and to live as happily as possible and to forgive any hurt

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  • Jeannette
  • 01-13-17

So Sad

What a sad story which left me feeling depressed after each listening session. I told myself to delete it. The trouble is that Amanda Prowse writes so well that I was unable to leave it alone so I acquired a big box of tissues and carried on listening. Still snivelling to the end, I am quickly going to move on to one of Amanda's other books and hope it is more cheerful.

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  • Mrs
  • 08-03-17

This audiobook is in my top five for this year

Sad yet uplifting. I don't usually cry over books, but this one choked me up. Especially loved the epilogue.

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  • Ellie S
  • 04-27-17

Beautiful story of love and sickness

Poppy and Martin's love for each other in view of her illness, story of faith and hope.

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  • Jill Lloyd
  • 09-22-14

Not a good listen

Awful, did not like the narrators voice or the way it was written so returned

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-26-17

Great story - you will need tissues though!

A great story that you will need tissues for! loved the way the book finished up as welll. All in all a enjoyable experience.

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  • Gill Wright
  • 04-10-16

recommended

What did you like best about this story?

I bought this book as a bit of escapism - easily listening - what I got was a beautifully written and narrated story of family life battling against a terminal illness. Yes it may seem a bit over the top at times but then with such a heart wrenching story it needs something to stem the tears. Loved it from start to finish - can't wait to get another from this author

What about Melody Grove’s performance did you like?

Really well narrated.

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Both laughed and cried - you travel the journey with Poppy and Martin

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  • Mari
  • 01-01-15

I Will Remember This Book.

I loved this book. Yes it is overly sentimental and does manipulate your feelings (like music in a movie) but I feel in love with Poppy Day and her wonderful family. Get those tissues out and enjoy this beautifully narrated story of a young mum dealing a tough hand the best way possible - with grace, strength, anger, tears and laughter.