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The second book in the series (following Ashton Park)
transports the reader back in time to 1924 as Sir Williamâ€”
recently named Lord Prestonâ€”celebrates his sixtieth birthday
at the Danforth summer home in Dover.
Although the ravages of World War I are in the past, new
threats loom as a man named Adoph Hitler publishes a book
called Mein Kampf. Is he a danger to Europe? And what of
Lord Preston's growing friendship with an up and coming
political leader named Winston Churchill?
On the home front, one of the Danforth daughters, the
recently widowed Catherine, sells her home in Belfast to
spend more time at Doverâ€”where she finds herself annoyed at
the impertinent German theologian her father has befriended.
The entire Danforth family faces many changes as illness and
tragedy strike. Young Edward finally makes his move into the
political arena while Michael and Libby welcome a new family
Readers will be captivated by the upstairs/downstairs
interplay as they once again savor this compelling saga of
the well-loved Danforth family overcoming obstacles by
placing their trust in the God who has always been faithful
42 comments posted.
Re: Beneath the Dover Sky
Always interesting to watch two different tales unfold in the
same house; both completely separated and absolutely in
(Diana Corlett 2:10am August 18, 2013)
Your research sounds fascinating!
(Lynn Anderson 6:42am August 18, 2013)
What a wonderful time period to learn about. I am looking forward to reading this book.
(Betty Hamilton 8:09am August 18, 2013)
I have not had the opportunity to read your books, but after reading a little about you and your books, it makes me want to hunker down with a spot of tea and begin...
(C Culp 8:15am August 18, 2013)
I give you credit for having the strength to write hard books about lives that have been touched so much.
(Leona Olson 8:36am August 18, 2013)
I have not read any of your books, but if I win one I will read it. Thanks for letting enter.
(Judy Ferguson 9:03am August 18, 2013)
Your book sounds very interesting and one that I would love to read. Thanks so much!
(Bonnie Capuano 9:15am August 18, 2013)
This is definately one book I would love to get my hands on!! I've always had a great fondness for Winston Churchill, even though I was quite young while he had his moment in the sun, so to speak. Without going into detail, I also understand about your meaning of a touched life. My Mother passed away from Alzheimer's disease, and I'm working on a project to keep her memory alive. Anyway, your book sounds wonderful, and I love the story. The cover is beautiful as well. Congratulations on writing about an important period in History!!
(Peggy Roberson 10:49am August 18, 2013)
Your book sounds really good and I love your reserach on it all. sounds very interesting!
(Penney Wilfort 11:15am August 18, 2013)
This sounds wonderful! I am looking forward to reading it! Thank you.
(Ann Martinisi 11:15am August 18, 2013)
I am captivated with your post and your memorable and lovely
novel. Such a beautiful story and an era which fascinates me
greatly. Best wishes and much happiness and success.
(Sharon Berger 11:46am August 18, 2013)
I love time travel books. They sweep the reader away to a more romantic time and place where your mind can just forget the modern world and it's problems for awhile.
(Vennie Martinisi 11:51am August 18, 2013)
love a good series
(Teresa Roberts 11:59am August 18, 2013)
Book sounds interesting, would love to read it.
(Debbie Addis 12:14pm August 18, 2013)
This sounds like a book I would love to read.
(Wilma Frana 12:16pm August 18, 2013)
I am always reminded that which does not kill us makes us stronger. I can't imagine even back to my grandmother's generation. My grandmother lost 6 of her 11 children before the age of 20. That is perseverance.
(Pam Howell 12:41pm August 18, 2013)
I've not read your books yet. I am so greatful to be introduced to your writing and can't wait to start reading your novels! Thank you so much for the intro!
(Sandie White 12:46pm August 18, 2013)
I haven't read any thing by this author. I am sure they are good book to
(Charlotte Wills 1:11pm August 18, 2013)
Although your books is historical English Lit, it reminds me of Southern Lit because of the division within the house, the house slaves vs. the rich plantation owners. Back in the day, they called it consumption, right?
(Susan Coster 2:04pm August 18, 2013)
I haven't read any of your books but from the list you have some very interesting reads. I love books about the late 1800's and early 1900's. Thanks for the chance to win.
(Gayle Pace 2:05pm August 18, 2013)
And we don't only need those touched and healing lives. We
need to acknowledge that that new effectiveness is not
invulnerability, but vulnerability used well.
(Mary Ann Dimand 2:13pm August 18, 2013)
I love this beautiful post and look forward to reading BENEATH THE DOVER SKY!
(Britney Adams 3:09pm August 18, 2013)
Your post is amazing! It is always fasinating how God works in lives. God works in mysterious ways. I love the title of your book, Beneath The Dover Sky and I can't wait to read it. I am certainly keeping my fingers crossed!
(Melanie Backus 3:34pm August 18, 2013)
This book sounds great! It's nice to know you do your own research instead of hiring someone to do it for you.
(Joanne Schultz 3:36pm August 18, 2013)
I began reading historical fiction a few months ago and am
hooked. Your blog post is insightful and thought-provoking. I
am looking forward to reading your books.
(Catherine Barbaro 4:56pm August 18, 2013)
It's certainly an interesting period. Love the upstairs/downstairs angle. :) Looking forward to reading your second book in the series!
(May Pau 6:33pm August 18, 2013)
For everything that seemed better in the past there were just
as many things that were worse.
(Jackie Merritt 6:43pm August 18, 2013)
It sounds like a great story, I love historical fiction, so I would love to read this :)
(Aimee Robison 7:42pm August 18, 2013)
I love your blog, just beautiful, and so very true. I would love to win your book, it sounds like a wonderful story that I would truly enjoy reading. God Bless You. Thank you for this chance to win Beneath The Dover Sky, a Blue Rose DaySpring mug and tea.
(Esther Somorai 7:42pm August 18, 2013)
It is such an interesting time in history. People wanted to believe they could return to life as it was before the Great War but they were already racing headlong into another World War.
(Lorena Keech 8:11pm August 18, 2013)
Would love to read!
(Vicki Hancock 8:56pm August 18, 2013)
A fascinating but terrifying time in history.
(Karen Blossom 9:00pm August 18, 2013)
Yes, yes, I will definitely be captivated by the upstairs/downstairs interplay
(Shirley Younger 9:38pm August 18, 2013)
Wow, Congrats on your new book: BENEATH THE DOVER SKY. This
book sounds very fascinating and I love the book cover too.
I truly know about the grieving process. Christmas is hard
for me because my Mom and my Sister both passed away before
Christmas and then my Dad passed away too. I am thankful
that my Son is still living and that I have other friends
and family to care about now. My husband and I just
celebrated 25 years of marriage also. So, Yes, God is good
and God is great and has made me a better and stronger
person by putting God First in my life. I would love to win
and read your book and prize package this summer. Thank You
very much. Cecilia CECE
(Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 11:10pm August 18, 2013)
A well researched historical is always a joy to read. I think I'll enjoy this one.
(Sue Farrell 11:15pm August 18, 2013)
Interestingly, I was discussing the fact that the roots of WWII had its roots in the outcome of WWI just yesterday. A salesgirl couldn't understand how Hitler had ever come into power and I explained that it stretched back to the previous war that left Germany destitute and living in poverty. They would have followed anyone who promised them a way out.
(Marcia Berbeza 11:26pm August 18, 2013)
I am fascinated by World War II. I would love to learn about the political and social time during the WWII. This is something I have missed in English history.
(Kai Wong 11:34pm August 18, 2013)
You know, each person we meet in our lives have their very own stories. Some wonderfully blessed and some tragically sad. Everyone about us is interesting and worth listening too.
(Melanie Backus 9:06am August 19, 2013)
Have not yet read anything by this author, but after reading this wonderful blog, I definitely want to do so now. Would love to be considered for this book. Thank you for that opportunity.
(Cynthia Blain 1:12pm August 19, 2013)
I couldn't agree more. My husband and I have done a lot of research on our family tree and it's fascinating to see the kinds of things that happened to them. Having a baby every year for fifteen years is just the tip of the iceberg! All the best with your writing. I love a good bit of historical fiction.
(Lynne Stringer 9:19pm August 19, 2013)
Such a fabulous post thank you!!
(Mary Preston 10:24pm August 19, 2013)
I read a lot of social history fiction, the two World Wars are popular settings for British books. I am sure you did a lot of research for an authentic voice.
(Clare O'Beara 9:29am August 20, 2013)
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