Pat Jeanne Davis' English Trifle

Pat Jeanne Davis writes from her home in Philadelphia, Pa. She enjoys flower gardening, genealogy research and travelling with her British-born husband. 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 has a particular interest in the World War II Era. Her debut novel When Valleys Bloom Again is a WWII inspirational romance set in the US and UK, published by Elk Lake Publishing, February 1, 2019. She loves to hear from her readers at

Pat's Latest Book Release - When Valley's Bloom Again

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.Jim can’t get Abby out of his mind. Did she have a sweetheart in England? Was it foolish to think she’d consider him? He curses his poverty and the disgrace of his father’s desertion and drunkenness haunts him. Can he learn to believe in love for a life time and to hope for a happy marriage? Abby couldn’t know the war would last a long time, nor that she would fall in love with Jim—soon to be drafted by the U.S. Army—or that she’d have to confront Henri, a rejected suitor, determined by his lies to ruin her reputation and destroy her faith in God’s providence. Will she discover the true meaning of home and find happiness with Jim? Buy the book HERE.

Pat's English Trifle 

2 packages Lady Fingers
Raspberry or Strawberry Jam
1 package Raspberry Jello
Bananas, Peaches, Strawberries
1 package instant Vanilla Pudding
Whipping Cream

Line bottom of large deep dish with lady fingers. Cover this with raspberry or strawberry jam (Optional: soak in sherry) Make raspberry Jello according to package directions. Let it set overnight. Top jam with layer of Jello, which will be thick. Place fresh fruit on Jello (bananas, peaches, strawberries). Place another layer of lady fingers/pound cake over fruit. Pour vanilla pudding over lady fingers and put this back in the frig. Then whip heavy cream. Place whipped cream on top of pudding. Then place more fruit on whipped cream