The Plum Blooms in Winter
Coming December 1 from Mountain Brook Ink!
A Novel of the Doolittle Raid
Japan, 1948. A prostitute seeks her revenge. A war hero finds his true mission. And redemption pierces to the darkest places our world can devise.
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An ACFW Genesis Award Winner
The Plum Blooms in Winter is a work of fiction, but a remarkable true story inspired it. On April 18, 1942, just six months after Pearl Harbor, eighty men took flight on a perilous volunteer mission to bomb the Japanese main island. The mission, now known as the Doolittle Raid, was a brilliant military success. But it left most of the airmen stranded in enemy-occupied China.
The novel follows one of these men on a harrowing journey through capture, torture, privation and solitary confinement. And it follows a bereaved Japanese woman on her quest for ritual revenge.
Their paths collide in 1948 in Osaka. He is now a missionary and she’s a war-hardened streetwalker consumed by her shame. Convinced that this American aviator dropped the bomb that killed her brother, she determines to restore her honor by assassinating him. But in Osaka’s treacherous underworld, the huntress soon becomes hunted.
“Grand, ambitious… Linda Thompson is destined to become one of the greats in Christian fiction.”
– Robin Patchen, award-winning author of Finding Amanda and the Hidden Truth series
“A gripping quest. A wrenching conclusion. This book will change you.”
– Maegan Beaumont, author of Independent Publishers’ Gold Medal winner Carved in Darkness and the Sabrina Vaughan series