Featured in Good Intentions, the riveting collection of Amazon Original Short Stories about the instincts, fears, and fierce love inherent in motherhood from award-winning, bestselling authors.
In 1962 Virginia, with the world teetering on the brink, a schoolteacher searches for strength and hope in this moving tale by the New York Times bestselling author of Sold on a Monday.
Poppy Turner has spent more than a decade teaching children grammar and arithmetic. Suddenly her days are steeped in fears that reach well beyond a classroom filled with air-raid drills and anxious young faces. As a mother-to-be, she worries about bringing a child into a time of such turmoil. To find stability, she will have to decide if she's willing to look more closely at her own past...