Review: Wild Poppy, by Vivian Winslow 2


4 out of 5 Stars

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I must admit, I was skeptical to start this novel. It’s not the type of novel I normally read. But I was very pleasantly surprised to find that I did get drawn in, and I did enjoy the book. The writing is very good, although I did have a bit of trouble with the third person writing. It’s just not a style I am used to. With all of that said, the story of Poppy is one that is touching and heartbreaking. Poppy is very strong as a character, and as she grows and learns herself, she becomes a stronger character still. I quite literally closed the book with tears in my eyes. I am intrigued to see what happens with her and the other characters from the story. I would not recommend it for anyone under the age of 18, as it does get rather spicy in sections. All in all, this was a very touching novel.

Reviewed by Deviant Diamond

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.



The daughter of a renown media mogul, Poppy Koslowski has her life turned upside down overnight when her father is indicted for a massive fraud that leads to the loss of her family’s fortune. In the wake of the scandal, Poppy moves to Paris at the behest of her aunt, the Countess Domel, who, unbeknownst to Poppy, intends to find a wealthy husband for her niece in order to ensure her future. Poppy, however, has her own dreams of finishing school and realizing her goal of becoming an award-winning journalist. When she meets Henri Olin, the passionate and seductive illegitimate son of one of France’s most powerful politicians, his political and social ideology introduces Poppy to a world very different from her own. Yet, Poppy ultimately learns that everything comes at a price, even love. After suffering a devastating loss, Poppy finds herself alone and virtually penniless, and is forced to make her way back to America to piece together the remnants of her life in New York City. There, she rediscovers her passion once again, only to be confronted with yet another life choice, one that will forever shape her destiny.


About The Author:

Vivian Winslow was born and raised in Southern California. Before becoming a writer, she made a career out of moving around the world every couple of years thanks to her husband’s job and her incurable wanderlust. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and two elementary school age children, and is grateful to finally have a place to call home for more than two years.

New York is the perfect city to indulge her love of fashion, the arts and especially food. If she’s not at home writing or running around the city with her kids, you’ll most likely find her eating at the newest restaurant in her beloved Lower East Side or having a cocktail at her favorite bar in Alphabet City. That said, she’s still a California girl at heart and would gladly trade in her heels for a pair of flip-flops to catch a sunset on the beach.

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