A departure from the "norm" for Sharon Sala, Field of Poppies was turned down by the big-name publisher, because of fear that Sharon's fans wouldn't "follow" her into an another genre. A big fat raspberry to that. There has always been a down-home honesty in her books that sucks the reader in and doesn't let go until the very end of the story. Field of Poppies exceeded my expectations--as a long-term fan of this author's work, my expectations were very high. I couldn't sleep Sunday until I had finished the book, which was awesome. As always, I was touched by the sense of unconditional love of family, regardless of DNA. I'll bet the publisher is wishing for a do over. Bravo and well done! '''