The Night of the Moonflower is a book that can be judged by its cover. The glowing, exotic moonflower it features is a tantalising entrée into a diverse world which melds genres in a plot incorporating romance, diplomacy, intrigue, political machinations, revenge and with a mysterious soldier of fortune at its core. It is an intriguing story line crafted together with skilful insight. Poppy Mann is a debut author who writes with perception and the ability to leave readers demanding “what’s next?”. A sequel is eagerly awaited
Jill Nicholas QSM
PRE PUBLICATION REVIEW – FIVE STARS
A scintillating ride, taking us from the suburbs of Wellington, New Zealand, to the diplomatic circles and presidential court of Jakarta in the 1970s. Poppy Mann shows a sure touch with plot, dialogue and character. Her Anna proves an attractive and resourceful heroine as she uncovers the truth about her glamorous husband’s past. Part romance, part thriller, part travelogue, The Night of the Moonflower kept me on the edge of my seat. I look forward to Poppy Mann’s next book.
An enthralling and luminous story of a young woman thrown into a diplomatic life and a country full of political upheaval. This bold and daring novel is an intriguing insight into a tale of a passionate young woman and her dangerous involvement with a mysterious soldier.
The reader is vividly drawn into the beauty and romance of Indonesia and the talent of a young fashion designer in the 1970s.
Couldn’t put this book down and look forward to reading many more by this author.
The Night of the Moonflower by Poppy Mann – I was drawn into its essence straight away with the clever first chapter, and it’s development throughout the book. It holds so many aspects of life including action and suspense, tenderness, romance and deep love, fear, sadness and courage, and so much more. I learned so much about people and places in the world. I also learned to love one character especially along the way, and wondered if others would too. It is a book I couldn’t put down. I can’t wait for the next one.