Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) for Readers’ Favorite
For a young woman life in Afghanistan is not easy. But for a young girl who has grown up without her father, a girl who is part foreigner herself and with stronger ideals than most girls of her era, life is different entirely. Growing into adulthood changes her life in a myriad of ways, introducing her to love and loss as well as war and despair. She comes to find love in many forms and to find happiness in places she may never have expected. Life in a war-torn country is never easy, but surviving through the personal crises of her life isn’t easy either. It will take love, patience, trust and courage to survive the life she has chosen in The Poppy Field Diary by Carey Richard.
I was drawn into this book from the first chapter. The author paints an excellent picture with his words and definitely brings you into the story. You find yourself relating to the main character (whose name you never really learn) and feel almost as though you were her, living through her troubles and insecurities. At the same time it’s easy to relate to the variety of other characters throughout this book including Amir, Shayan and more. It’s a beautifully written story filled with love and the trials and tribulations of a woman who is simply looking for happiness in her own life. The Poppy Field Diary is a story of a woman overcoming herself and her own weaknesses to find happiness in her world.