kristina McMorris

Poppy's Story

Featured in Good Intentions, the riveting collection of Amazon Original Short Stories about the instincts, fears, and fierce love inherent in motherhood from award-winning, bestselling authors.

In 1962 Virginia, with the world teetering on the brink, a schoolteacher searches for strength and hope in this moving tale by the New York Times bestselling author of Sold on a Monday.

Poppy Turner has spent more than a decade teaching children grammar and arithmetic. Suddenly her days are steeped in fears that reach well beyond a classroom filled with air-raid drills and anxious young faces. As a mother-to-be, she worries about bringing a child into a time of such turmoil. To find stability, she will have to decide if she's willing to look more closely at her own past...

"Near the end of The Ways We Hide, Fenna Vos pondered what ever came of her dear childhood friend, Poppy; this story answers that question while paying tribute to both mothers and teachers."