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Among the Poppies

Narrated by: Gwyn Olson
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
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Summary

The ideal lady wears lace, speaks quietly, and never - under any circumstances - fixes an automobile. But Gwyn Ruthers has never cared two snaps about being the ideal lady. With the war to end all wars exploding across the English Channel, she leaves behind her restrictive life as a chauffer's daughter to serve in an all-female ambulance unit in France. She's not about to let her social status or gender prevent her from serving her country. Not even a handsome captain can distract her from her mission. Most of the time.

Captain William Crawford wouldn't wish the ravages of war on any man, much less the captivating woman who insists on driving into battle instead of staying safely at home. He can't deny that the troops need more medical help but not when it puts innocent women in danger. How can he lead his men against the Jerries while worrying about Gwyn's safety?

Bound together by circumstances, Gwyn and William can't stop the love growing between them. Can their relationship survive, or will it become another casualty of war?

©2018 J'nell Ciesielski (P)2019 Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas

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  • 28-11-19

Disappointed

Couldn’t take to the narrator- too winey for me made it very hard to listen to shame because I love these type of stories

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  • 25-02-19

the usual author did very little with history

Just the unique model of strong women falls in love with old fashion military guy. Had potential but seems to taken the easy way out of writing with exponding on history.

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  • 15-07-20

Great story

A light romance with thoughtful insight into elements of WWI, the changing plight of British gentry and the emerging push for greater gender equality. Unfortunately the narration wasn’t great hence the 4 star rating.

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  • 03-06-20

The narrator wasn’t a good reader

She had awkward and incorrect pausing - sometime in the middle of a sentence for no conceivable reason. She also didn’t place the correct emphasis on words so the meaning of the sentence or paragraph was almost entirely lost. I could read better than this by 8th grade.