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Beneath the Dover Sky
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Release Date: August 2013
Page Count: 384
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-5288-0
Case Lot Quantity: 36
Collection/Series Name: The Danforths of Lancashire
Series: 2

Beneath the Dover Sky

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For fans of the hugely popular Downton Abbey television series and lovers of British historical sagas, award-winning author Murray Pura continues the enthralling story of the Danforths of Lancashire.

The second book in the series (following Ashton Park) transports the reader back in time to 1924 as Sir William—recently named Lord Preston—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 Dover—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 member.

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.

Book 2 in The Danforths of Lancashire series

Meet the author

Murray Pura

Murray Pura

Murray Pura earned his Master of Divinity degree from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and his ThM degree in theology and interdisciplinary studies from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more than 25 years, in addition to his writing, he has pastored churches in Nova Scotia, British Columbia, and Alberta. Murray’ s writings have...

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Editorial Reviews

“Four star review.”
RT Book Reviews

Beneath the Dover Sky is the perfect weekend novel that leaves the reader begging for more.”
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“This book will keep you on your toes until the end.”
—The Nashville News

“The characters are believable and come to life on the page…”

“…a fabulous 1920s drama…”
—The Midwest Book Review

“I very much enjoyed reading this book. There were several unexpected twist and turns that literally made me gasp, and of course that kept me turning the pages…”

“…a very well written story woven with fantastic historical detail that leads you up to World War Two.”

“My favorite element in the story (besides the well-rounded characters that are absolutely memorable) is that the women are strong in their beliefs and determined to achieve their goals in life.”

“This book will keep you up late until you finish it so I recommend that you start reading early.”

“If you like the roaring 20’s, then you’ll definitely want to read Beneath the Dover Sky.”

"One of my favorite things about Murray Pura's writing is that he writes with so much history. That's one of my favorite things to study and learn about and I love how historically rich his novels are."

"...this was a fantastic novel, a well written family saga full of diverse characters..."




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10/12/15 lsnljohnson


“This is my first book by Murray Pura, but will not be my last. I found it very exciting, page-turning, and unpredictable. I have not read book one in this series, however, I had no problem keeping up with all that was going on. If I would have read the first one it may have opened up more information for me, however I found it was not necessary.

“He has much detail and many different family members in this book. They are all faced with many different challenges in life and must rely on God and family to see them through. They do not always get along or agree, yet that is true to life. I think you will find yourself in one or more of the Danforth family members. Sometimes you agree with them and sometimes you want to slap them.

“This book takes you from war, peace, struggles, heartache, death, love, and much more. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Historical Romance. It is also nice to read something from a man’s point of view.”

“This book is definitely worth the read.”

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Beneath the Dover Sky is a good book in many ways. It is well written and presented. The characters are generally believable and pleasant. Even in times of trouble and grief, the story lifts and inspires the reader.”
JudyAnn Lorenz

“I’m patiently waiting for London Dawn to see what happens in the next stage of life in the Danforth family!”
—Melissa Friesen

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