Poppy’s Dilemma is a well written introduction to British history. The author portrays the navvies way of life with such feeling and detail you could almost smell what must have been a strong odor. I also thought Nancy’s portrayal of prostitution was very tasteful covered.
I have never read a book by Nancy Carson before, but do intend to look at her other offerings. Her writing is well researched, tastefully portrayed, and a good pace. Be warned though, every page is a page turner, so you may find it difficult to put down!
Poppy’s character is so well-developed that I could imagine her being my great grandparent (or more). Her feelings came through, that I can actually relate to everything she went through, from love, to confusion, to fear, to excitement, etc. All the other characters are well thought out too.
What about Millie and the officer, that was one big surprise! But you’ll have to read the book to figure out what I mean! Enjoy.
NB I received this book free, for an honest review