A captivating story of two women bound together by the tragedy of two very different wars.
With the end of the First World War, Rose is looking forward to welcoming home her loving husband, Alfie. Traumatised by his experiences on the battlefield, Alfie returns a shadow of his former self. Pushed away by Alfie, Rose’s head is soon turned by another man and she struggles with temptation.
Many years later, Jess returns from her final tour of Afghanistan. Haunted by nightmares from her time at the front, her longed-for homecoming is a disaster and she wonders if her life will ever be the same again. Can comfort come through her greatgrandmother Rose’s diaries?
For Jess and Rose, the realities of war have terrible consequences. Can the Poppy Factory, set up to help injured soldiers, rescue them both from the heartache of war?