The Valley of Pride is the second book in the Hills of Pride trilogy by renown author Mary Sheppard. Accurate to the smallest details, The Valley of Pride continues the saga of war-torn Winchester, Virginia, the little town that changed hands eleven times during the War Between the States. But it's not just the community that is devastated by the war. This is also the story of Jamie Montgomery, a young woman who should be coming-of-age and preparing for her wedding and entry into society with the fine Southern boy she loves. The war, however, has carried away her beloved Clay, and his family has rejected her. Even as she prays and waits for the end of the war and the hope of Clay's return, fate brings into her life another man, a Union officer, handsome and compelling, who also seeks her hand.