Reviews of Poppy's Seed on Amazon.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read
By LJ on 1 Feb. 2017
I loved the two other books by this author and was thrilled to see she had written a new one!
This is her best yet! Although I don’t know Lyme Regis that well I really felt like I was living there with Peter and Emily.
I am too young to really appreciate the difficulties they were having in their marriage but older friends of mine have told me that retirement is a hard time, especially for men.
Poppy is an interesting character and I like the way you never know exactly what is going on in her mind.
I loved it and highly recommend it to anyone who likes books about relationships.
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
By Susan Price on 14 Feb. 2017
I really loved this book. Bethany's writing style draws you in to the story so quickly and her description of every day domestic life and relationships is so real, a great read.
5.0 out of 5 stars... little slow to begin with - I was as bored by their retirement as Emily and Peter were - ...
By Rah Cattell on 18 Feb. 2017
A little slow to begin with - I was as bored by their retirement as Emily and Peter were - but this is a device and it soon speeds up . I really enjoyed the plotline, characters, locations and prose. Bethany writes very naturally with a really good instinct for conversation, character and sex scenes ! The characters have stayed with me and there were some moments that were so viscerally described they created deep impressions. Well done Bethany - I am looking forward to your next one!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
By A M Way on 8 Mar. 2017
I really enjoyed this book. The characters are really believable and the story quite riveting as it unfolds. Couldn't put it down!
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book
By Tracy Auton on 10 Jun. 2017
I loved this book. Slightly different to the sort of book I normally would choose to read but very well written and entertaining. I found Peter extremely irritating, how Emily can tolerate his bad moods. This is a well written book about relationships, the ups and downs, and how selfish and thoughtless a person like Poppy can be, with the lack of consideration for another person's emotional feelings or attachment. I was sorry when the book ended.
Bethany Askew is the author of five novels:
The Time Before, The World Within, Out of Step, Counting the Days and Poppy’s Seed.
She has also written a short story, The Night of the Storm, and she writes poetry.
Future projects include a new short story, this one for the young adult market, and another full-length novel.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, music, theatre, walking, Pilates, dancing and voluntary work.
Bethany is married and lives in Somerset.