Wild Poppy Publishing

Wild Poppy Publishing highlights books written by Julie Matern. Julie has self published two fictional children's books - British War Children and the sequel British War Children 2 - An Enemy Among Us.

In a completely different genre - Regency Romance, she has written two books called The Secret of Haversham House and The Governess of Banbury Park.

Sophia Cavanaugh is destitute and alone. Charles Mortimer is rich and well-connected. When fate brings them together sparks fly but the course of true love rarely runs smooth and theirs is no exception. Fearful that her son will make an unwise choice of wife, his mother whisks the unsuitable Sophia away as a governess. However, all is not as it seems with Sophia’s employers and she turns to Charles for help, thrusting them together again. Can the strength of his love survive his mother’s disapproval and her threats to disinherit him? Is Sophia worth such sacrifice?

Francesca Haversham is eighteen years old and about to step into a glittering future--all she has to do is secure her wealth with an advantageous marriage. Then she learns the truth: her entire identity is a lie. Now Francesca faces a horrible choice. Will she give up all she knows or continue to lie about her past and risk everything, including her heart?

When a Nazi bomb explodes near his London school in 1941, Matthew Bennett's mother decides it is time to send her children to live with her sister in the safety of the country, along withtheir dog and Matthew's best friend, Kate. But even in the safety of the country, intrigue and danger follow them as they find themselves facing the enemy in a way that tests them to their very limits.

Follow Matthew and his siblings as they adapt to life in the country in WWII rural England and become entangled in their own battle.

After a bomb hits their London school in the winter of 1941 and their father is severely wounded in battle, the Bennetts start a new life in sleepy Dorset, England. It is the summer of 1942 and they are enjoying their summer vacation from school when someone starts letting a local pig escape his enclosure and wreak havoc in the village. The Bennett children and Kate, no strangers to adventure, along with Zorro their dog, decide to investigate. While looking into this petty crime they stumble across a much more sinister one which could have serious consequences for the war and their own safety.

Follow the Bennetts, Kate and Zorro as they help the war effort on a farm and create their own detective agency, all while a sinister figure is at work, aiding the enemy