Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A Poppy in Remembrance By Michelle Ule

Spanning three countries and the four years of World War I, A Poppy in Remembrance tells the epic story of a young American woman’s struggle to become a journalist in her father Jock Meacham’s world. As she searches for where she belongs professionally in London, Claire Meacham meets Reverend Oswald Chambers who opens her eyes to a completely different life. Working as Jock’s stenographer, Claire journeys to Egypt in 1916 where unbeknownst to him, she volunteers at Chambers’ YMCA ministry for ANZAC soldiers.

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Best selling writer Michelle Ule is an essayist, the author of two novels, five best-selling novellas, and a biographer.

An avid student of history, she’s traveled the world and studied World War I in conjunction with writing her WWI coming-of-age novel "A Poppy in Remembrance."

She’s written more than 50 blog posts about the war on her website and maintains a dozen WWI-related boards on Pinterest.

The biographer of Mrs. Oswald Chambers, Michelle has written more than 100 posts about Oswald Chambers, Biddy and "My Utmost for His Highest" on her blog at

Her degree may be in English Literature from UCLA, her training may be as a newspaper reporter and her life may be rich with travel and family, but Michelle Ule always comes back to the most dynamic parts of her life: reading and loving God.

Oh, and she adores irony.

My Thoughts...

As I always promise to tell you, this is a self published book.
That out of the way, I struggled with reading it. It's not my favorite genre for one, it's not my cup of tea for that reason only.
I do however like Oswald Chambers, so that was a plus.
If you are a fan of Chambers and you like history then I say grab a copy of this one. I did learn a few things from reading it.
I gave this book 3.5 stars.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. Never heard of this author before, but I don't read this type of book either that may be why.

  2. I need to get out more to book stores, well never mind this is not in book stores I'm guessing. Never heard of her until today.

  3. First time I've heard of this book, though I've seen Michelle's name around the writing world :-) I think I'd like to read this for myself, I love history in fiction and I think it would be interesting to find out more about Oswald Chambers.

    As always, thanks for your review Mary!

  4. Thank you for sharing. I love the title as Poppy is my tiny dog's name.

  5. Don't know about this one, but I would still like to read it