Welcome Author Pat Jeanne Davis

When Valleys Bloom Again

A Wartime Romance Set On Two Continents

After fleeing impending war in England, nineteen-year-old Abby Stapleton works to correct her stammer and to become a teacher in America, only to discover this conflict has no boundaries and that a rejected suitor is intent on destroying her name, fiancé, and fragile faith.

About the Book

As war approaches in 1939 Abby Stapleton’s safety is under threat. Her father, a British diplomat, insists she go back to America until the danger passes. Abby vows to return to her home in London—but where is home? With her family facing mortal danger so far away and feeling herself isolated, she finds it hard to pray or read the Bible. Did she leave God behind in war-torn London too? Abby becomes friendly with Jim, a gardener on her uncle’s estate.

Jim can’t get Abby out of his mind. Did she have a sweetheart in England? Was it foolish to think she’d consider him? He curses his poverty and the disgrace of his father’s desertion and drunkenness haunts him. Can he learn to believe in love for a lifetime and to hope for a happy marriage?

Abby couldn’t know the war would last a long time, nor that she would fall in love with Jim—soon to be drafted by the U.S. Army—or that she’d have to confront Henri, a rejected suitor, determined by his lies to ruin her reputation and destroy her faith in God’s providence. Will she discover the true meaning of home and find happiness with Jim?

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About the Author

PAT JEANNE DAVIS lives in Philadelphia, Pa with her British-born husband, John. They have two grown sons. She enjoys flower gardening, genealogy research and traveling with her husband. Pat has published essays, short stories and articles online and in print. She has a keen interest in twentieth-century American and British history, particularly the period of World War II. Pat’s father-in-law served in the British Eighth Army during the war. When Valleys Bloom Again is her debut historical inspirational romance set in that era. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers. Pat loves to hear from her readers. Subscribe to her newsletter here www.patjeannedavis.com


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7 thoughts on “Welcome Author Pat Jeanne Davis”

  1. Lately, my husband and I have been binge watching old BBC dramas about WWII. Some fascinating stuff. I have noticed this book and it looks right up my alley! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

    1. Thank you, Paula, for stopping by June’s blog and leaving your comment for me. I’ve been re-watching Foyle’s War recently. I highly recommend these episodes set in Hastings that ran for many years. You’re in the drawing for a copy of When Valleys Bloom Again.

  2. Thank you, Paula, for commenting. My husband and I have been watching Foyle’s war again. This is a remarkably well done series that ran for many years set during those dark days. There are so many films and books written about this period. You’re in the drawing for a copy.

  3. Pat, thank you so much for sharing your historical novel on my blog. It’s a pleasure to feature a historian this week.

    Congratulations to Paula Shreckhise. You are the winner of Pat’s book!

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