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About Pat Jeanne Davis
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
** When Valleys Bloom Again, is a finalist for the 2020 Serious Writer Book of the Year Award.
Article in Chestnut Hill Local, 8/6/20: https://www.chestnuthilllocal.com/2020/08/06/impressive-area-wwii-novelist-punished-by-pandemic/
Q&A Interview in Family Fiction Magazine, March 2020
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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.
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