I didn’t know what to expect from Tall Poppies, I had never read anything by Louise Bagshawe before. I spotted this book in one of those $5 bins and when I read the blurb I felt intrigued. I am happy to say it is one of the best novels I have read. This is one of those books I have kept to add to my library.
“With her public school education, trust fund and castle for a family home, Elizabeth Savage has seemingly led a privileged life. But the one thing she really wants, the chance to prove herself in the world of work, is the one thing she can’t get.
New Yorker Nina Roth, on the other hand, was born the wrong side of the tracks, and it’s sheer grit and determination that have made her the successful career woman she is. Set on making a better life for herself, she’s done what needed to be done. But has she gone one step too far?
Two women from two different worlds, but these tall poppies have much more in common than they think. And, as both will find, the trouble with being a tall poppy is people will try and cut you down to size.”
Both lead characters are very likeable. As I read each of their stories I could really see where they had come from and what they wanted. They are both tough cookies sharing very different upbringings that shape who they become.