The Plum Blooms in Winter: Inspired by a Gripping True Story from World War II's Daring Doolittle Raid


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Mountain Brook Ink
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.81 inches | 1.01 pounds

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About the Author

Linda Thompson has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and won an Emmy Award for writing some of the most recognized songs of a generation. She starred on the long-running hit television series Hee Haw for fifteen years, as well as the reality show Princes of Malibu with her sons, Brandon and Brody Jenner. She lives in Malibu, California.


"A taut, crisp debut achievement that colorfully evokes the Pacific theater of WWII. Start this one forewarned: it's a stay-up-all-night read." -Jerry B. Jenkins--21-time New York Times bestselling author (Left Behind, et al)

"The Plum Blooms in Winter is a poignant story about bitter defeat and the power of forgiveness. With her lovely prose, Linda Thompson sweeps readers away on a journey to Japan and China during and after WWII, crafting a novel about the remarkable beauty and strength that bloomed in the midst of adversity. A brilliant debut!" -Melanie Dobson, award-winning author of Hidden Among the Stars and Catching the Wind

"The Plum Blooms in Winter is a must read.... As the nephew of Lt. Robert Meder (a real Doolittle Raider), I witnessed firsthand the effects World War II caused on his parents, my grandparents, and his only sibling, my mother. This story takes readers on a journey into both sides, through the eyes of an American Doolittle Raider and a Japanese civilian woman. Many lose after a war is over, even those on the winning side." -John Walker, nephew of Lt. Robert Meder, Doolittle Raider

"This is a grand, ambitious story set during World War II... It's a story of impossible choices that lead to terrible regret. It's a story of captivity and freedom, of honor and culture, of revenge and forgiveness. The setting is unique, the peek into Japanese culture is fascinating, and the message of grace is timeless. Linda Thompson is destined to become one of the greats in Christian fiction." -Robin Patchen, award winning author of Convenient Lies and Finding Amanda

"Pearl Habor is a household name, but what came next? The Plum Blooms in Winter shines light on American heroes of the Doolittle Raid and post-war life in Japan. Even if you've been an avid World War Two reader, this unique story is sure to capture your heart and mind, as you follow the journey of two characters on opposite sides of the world (and of the war)." -Caroline Walker Argenti, grandniece of Lt. Robert Meder, Doolittle Raider

"Linda Thompson has become one of my favorite new authors! World War Two can be too huge to contemplate, but peering into the hearts of two people living through that war brings it home with heartbreak and redemption. I look forward to following these people in their next adventure." -Hannah Alexander, author of Hideaway Home