“An atmospheric homage to one of history’s most emotionally devastating episodes.” — Booklist
Top voices in historical fiction deliver an intensely moving collection of short stories about loss, longing, and hope in the aftermath of World War I—featuring bestselling authors such as Hazel Gaynor, Jennifer Robson, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig and edited by Heather Webb.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month…
The peace treaty signed on November 11, 1918, may herald the end of the Great War, but for its survivors, the smoke is only beginning to clear. Picking up the pieces of shattered lives will take courage, resilience, and trust.
Within crumbled city walls and scarred souls, war’s echoes linger. But when the fighting ceases, renewal begins … and hope takes root in a fall of poppies.
- Jessica Brockmole
- Hazel Gaynor
- Evangeline Holland
- Marci Jefferson
- Kate Kerrigan
- Jennifer Robson
- Beatriz Williams
- Lauren Willig
- Heather Webb
Individual e-shorts from the anthology are also available. Click here to purchase Hazel’s short story, HUSH.
Praise for Fall of Poppies
“The ending of WWI on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 brought with it a surge of conflicting emotions … Now, nine internationally acclaimed authors reflect on that mystical day and time in stories of the regret, hope, valor, secrecy, redemption, and mystery that united soldiers and civilians, parents and orphans, lovers and enemies whose lives were forever changed by the Great War. From Marci Jefferson’s moody tale of a courageous young girl seeking to avenge her family’s honor in “The Daughter of Belgium” to Hazel Gaynor’s incandescent confluence of births and deaths in “Hush,” and including tales by Kate Kerrigan, Beatriz Williams, and Laura Willig, this collection offers an atmospheric homage to one of history’s most emotionally devastating episodes.” – Booklist
“… a collection of short stories inspired by the plangent, romantic landscape of imperiled mansions, trench warfare and Anglo-American overlap, contains nine loamy tributes to the genre. These miniatures center on Nov. 11, 1918, the day the Great War ended and its memory began.” – New York Times