About The Book: Litfuse, Penguin, and Jeff High are pleased to present The Splendor of Ordinary Days. Readers of Jan Karon's Mitford series and Patrick Taylor's Irish Country series will fall in love with Jeff High's funny, heartfelt Watervalley series. The pastoral charm of small-town Watervalley, Tenneesse, can be deceptive, as young Dr. Luke Bradford discovers when he's caught in the fallout of a decades-old conflict. . . .After a rocky start as Watervalley's only doctor, Luke Bradford has decided to stay in town, honoring the three-year commitment he made to pay off his medical school debts. But even as his friendships with the quirky townsfolk deepen, and he pursues a romance with lovely schoolteacher Christine Chambers, several military veterans' emotional wounds trigger anger and unrest in Watervalley. At the center of the clash is the curmudgeonly publisher of the local newspaper, Luther Whitmore. Luther grew up in Watervalley, but he returned from combat in Vietnam a changed man. He fenced in beautiful Moon Lake, posting "Keep Out" notices at the beloved spot, and provokes the townspeople with his incendiary newspaper. As Luke struggles to understand Luther's past, and restore harmony in Watervalley, an unforeseen crisis shatters a relationship he values dearly. Suddenly Luke must answer life's toughest questions about service, courage, love, and sacrifice. Note while this is the third Watervalley book by Jeff High, books do not have to be read in order. You can find out more about books one and two here. Fans of the Mitford series will love The Splendor of Ordinary Days by Jeff High http://bit.ly/1LBGQKI #BookReview @Litfuse @watervalleybook
About The Author: After growing up on a farm in rural Tennessee, Jeff High attained degrees in literature and nursing. He is the three-time winner in fiction and poetry of an annual writing contest held by Vanderbilt Medical Center. He lived in Nashville for many years and throughout the country as a travel nurse before returning to his original hometown, near where he now works as an operating room RN in open-heart surgery. He is the author of the Watervalley novels, including More Things in Heaven and Earth and Each Shining Hour.
My Thoughts On The Book: I am a huge fan of Jan Karon's Mitford series and was thrilled that this book was given to me to review. The characters are life-like and feel like people you would know in your hometown. Jeff High is a master story creator and this book is one of those you do not want to put down when you pick it up. If you love the Mitford series you will love this book. This was my first one in a series of three and it did not matter one bit that I had not read the other two. It was a stand alone. It is touching and you find yourself laughing and crying out loud with these wonderfully developed characters. This is a must read, fuzzy feeling, comforting book about the stuggles and successes of small town life. Loved. Loved. Loved it!
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