Poppies

      Deena Thomson
Poppies

A train de-rails Jobeth Robert’life,leaving her at the mercy of evil. Innocence stolen, she runs to a foreign world of racism,prostitution and murder. Views warped she pits daughter against daughter. In the darkness there is light, friendships, loyalty, love and a family to replace the one she lost. All the while, a red flower trails her. A new path awaits her and those who will follow.In 1893 an out of control train de-rails Jobeth Robert’s picture-perfect life, taking her parents’ lives and leaving her at the mercy of an evil couple who destroy all they touch. When Father James brutally steals her innocence and leaves her pregnant, Jobeth runs away to save her life taking five year-old Shawna, sparing her from a similar fate.Naïve, Jobeth enters a foreign world of racism, prostitution and murder alternating her view of the world and that of her children. Unaware of the favouritism she bestows, she unwittingly pits daughter against daughter, with tragic consequences. But in the darkness there is also light, unlikely friendships, undying loyalty, love and a family to replace the one she lost. Little does she know a new path awaits not only her but also those who will follow. Spanning two generations, they are all "poppies" on the battlefield of a hidden war. One moment can change a life time...
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