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War Flower - Mary-Anne O'Connor


Published: 18th September 2017
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Published: 18th September 2017
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Can love prevail, when horror becomes too much to bear?

The 1960s are beating a fresh pulse of political and cultural upheaval through Sydney. For sheltered convent schoolgirl Poppy Flannery such changes seem irrelevant. But it doesn't stop her from longing to join in, especially if it means spending time with the popular boy she secretly loves, Ben Williamson. So when the opportunity for a dream escape to Surfers Paradise arrives, Poppy and her twin sister Rosemary seize it and find themselves in the midst of the swinging sixties at last.

Rosemary embraces their secret new life with a vengeance, discovering drugs, boys and radical politics in a haze of parties, music festivals and protest marches. But such freedom is stolen when Rosemary's great love, Angus, is sent to Vietnam, along with Ben.

Soon a war fought thousands of kilometres away will arrive on the twins' door in the form of orphaned refugee Thuy. As many more victims begin to appear, including shattered versions of Australian soldiers, they must decide how far they will go for the men they adore, and ask themselves whether love really is all you need.




Fans of Australian fiction will enjoy this heartfelt novel. Loved it!


I would buy from here again.


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War Flower is a beautiful, heartfelt novel about the Vietnam years. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys high level Australian fiction, especially those who like romantic themes mixed with drama, comedy and tragedy. Five stars.


Beautiful and inspiring


War Flower is a beautiful and inspiring story set in the 1960's. I absolutely loved the characters and was moved to tears and laughter throughout. Highly, highly recommend this book- a must read for Australians, in particular those who lived through the Vietnam years. 5 stars.


War Flower

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ISBN: 9781489241146
ISBN-10: 1489241140
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 18th September 2017
Publisher: Harlequin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.47