When Valleys Bloom Again

When Valleys Bloom Again

Will Abby discover the true meaning of home and find happiness?

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 US 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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Finalist–2020 Serious Writer Book of the Year Award

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 US 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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Genres: Historic, Historical, Romance
Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing Inc.
Publication Year: 2019
Format: print, ebook, audio
Length: 236 pages
Narrator: DL Merlin
ASIN: B07MVV5TSN
ISBN: 9781948888929
List Price: $12.99
eBook Price: $4.99
Audiobook Price: $9.95
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About the Author
Pat Jaenne Davis

Pat Jeanne Davis' longtime interest in the WWII era goes back to the real-life stories she heard about family members who served during the war. Through reading letters her father-in-law sent home, she was able to immerse herself into the world of a homesick soldier longing to be home with his bride. Her debut novel, When Valleys Bloom Again (Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.), is a wartime inspirational romance set in the States and in England. She is a confirmed Anglophile and has a keen interest in Mid-20th Century British and US history.

Pat enjoys flower gardening, genealogy research and traveling with her British-born husband. She writes from her home in Philadelphia, Pa. Her articles, essays and short stories have appeared in print and online. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Historical Novel Society. Pat loves to hear from her readers at https://www.patjeannedavis.com

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