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The Splendor of Ordinary Days (Watervalley, #3) 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, Tennesse, 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 Whit 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.CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED

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  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • The Splendor of Ordinary Days (Watervalley, #3)
  • Jeff High
  • 14 July 2018
  • 9780451474100

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About the Author: Jeff High

After growing up in rural Tennessee, Jeff High attained degrees in literature and nursing He is a three time published winner, in poetry and fiction, 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 cardiac

10 thoughts on “The Splendor of Ordinary Days (Watervalley, #3)

  1. says:

    This week I ve read a book that is a sheer delight The Splendor of Ordinary Days is like a stroll through small town life through the eyes of the local doctor Luke Bradford There s something special about this place where ordinary activities fill the days and the young doctor recognizes it with an eye that gives a literary spin to it all There s joy in the routine There s peace in the normal And there are enough disruptions to keep the days interesting.I love the relationships that lace The Splendor of Ordinary Days There s a real caring among those who live in this town, even as there are disruptions It has a Mitford feel to it yet is totally different.In a time where life is complicated, rushed, and hurried, this book paints a picture of community that fills the soul at least mine I loved it, and will be looking for other books from this author.Sidenote while The Splendor of Ordinary Days is not the first book set in Watervalley, I certainly didn t need to read the...

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    I try to be as honest as I can with book reviews, also while trying to be as kind as I can This book review will have two parts the good, and the bad The good Even though the review opportunity said you didn t have to read the first two books in the series before reading this third book, I found the first two on for a decent price and read them both before I read this one, so this is going to be somewhat of a review of all three books I really enjoyed this series The author has come up with a great and likable character in the 30 year old single doctor on his first practice taking over a clinic in a small town The books are written in first person point of view, which isn t my favorite, but some authors can pull it off better than others, and this author pulls it off very well The setting for the series sounds like a town anyone would want to live in who doesn t like the city It is small, picturesque, and is full of all kinds of unique and colorful characters Jeff High, the author, has a great talent for going from humor to a thoughtful tone in just a few sentences I found myself laughing out loud on several occasion while reading all three books The dialogue between Luke and his imposing and stern housekeeper is pure gold and I found myself wishing there was even Romance plays a part in the series, but I wouldn t call the books romance novels The third book does focus on the romance of Luke and his girlfriend, but it isn t the main focus of the bo...

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    If you re like me, you ve probably spent a few wintery days curled up on the couch watching cute, sappy movies on the Hallmark channel But for those of us who don t have cable, I highly recommend Jeff High s book, The Splendor of Ordinary Days Set in the cozy town of Waterford,TN, this is a book full of fascinating characters, belly laughs, and a splash of small town romance that will keep you hooked to the very end But there s to Waterford than meets the eye Young physician Luke Bradford finds himself playing part time detective and peacemaker as the tension between the people of Waterford and the Mennonites nearby grows steadily, fueled by the newspaper published by crochety Luther Whit Mystery surrounds Luther and his past, and though he poses a daunting obstacle, Luke is determined to find the root of the dispute between the two communities and make an attempt to capture the heart of Christine Chambers, local school teacher The Splendor of Ordina...

  4. says:

    I received this book for an honest review from Litfuse Publicity So excited to be a part of another book tour this one belonging to Jeff High and his book The Splendor of Ordinary Days This book is amazing, with it s puzzle like book cover and you know how much I m a sucker for covers , colorful characters and strong storyline The story s mostly about Luke Bradford, the implanted, town doctor, but every character carries arresting quality to the town of Watervalley, TN It s an up to date version of Mayberry, with each person displaying that thing that makes them unique, vibrant and unbelievably enjoyable The town is makes a book like this, and Jeff High so successful Normally, I m one of those gals where, if there s not a lot of action, I m lost in the book The Splendor of Ordinary Days doesn t do that to you I found myself engrossed in each flourishing or debilitating quality even Rhett, the dog The development is so on point, you c...

  5. says:

    Well, Jeff High has done it again, and this book was truly even better than I expected The entire series has been riveting, and I will be anxiously awaiting the release of book 4.Jeff High isn t just an amazing author, but he is an awesome person I have had the privilege to meet him, and hear him speak plus, he read some of his first book when I atte...

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    I have learned a lot of these past years about some genre s of novels I thoroughly enjoy, they are the ones like you will find in Jeff High s Watervalley Series It conveys the creation of a small town where quite literally everyone knows not only your name, but it is hard to keep secrets in a town like Watervalley, Tennessee I have been blessed to have the opportunity to review, The Splendor of Ordinary Days, the third novel in this series Along the way with each novel, you get an deeper look at some of the town s residents and in this case it is with Dr Luke Bradford, the town s doctor who has slowly fallen in love with Christine Chambers, a schoolteacher The best part of their relationship is the determination to discuss how they feel in regards to trying to keep things pure until they become married and I believe that is why this works so well It is honest, heart felt and you feel that the characters you meet in this novel are than just fictional characters, these are real people When you pick this one up, Dr Bradford still has not popped the question to Christine, partially because he wants things just perfect and he wants to make sure that the timing is right for both of them, not merely pressure from the residents in town to marry the poor girl I love that they simply spend their nights sitting on the porch underneath the skies and talk about the things both in their past and hopes for the future It seems to be the missing component in today s relationship...

  7. says:

    Reviewed at The Power of Words Jeff High s Watervalley novels, I have found a new author whose work I love But before I go on, let me caution those who only read Christian fiction that this story has some mild profanity, use of alcohol, and it lacks an overt faith message However, it doesn t come from a traditional Christian publisher, nor is it marketed as Christian fiction I personally enjoyed this character driven story very much and want to read of Jeff High s novels.The Splendor of Ordinary Days is filled with so many delightful elements rural Tennessee setting, humor, romance, Southern charm, quirky characters, respect for military service, and even a touch of the supernatural Jeff does an excellent job, both in storytelling and expressive writing I won t attempt to compare these stories to other popular small town series because the Watervalley books have a feel all their own.To me, the term southern evokes a sense of community, charm, caring families, and Christian faith all of which Jeff beautifully embodies in this story At the end of the book, Jeff writes Watervalley books are glass half full stories that seek to illuminate the sweet and decent things about Southern culture and the strong character of those who live there Readers will enjoy a couple of unusual medical cases, humorous and inspired by actual cases...

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    About the Book 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, Tennessee, 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 Whit 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, coura...

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    This is the third book in the Watervalley series and I enjoyed it every bit as much as I did the first two I am delighted at the ability of the author to craft such a compelling story of life in a small Tennessee town.Luke Bradford is the medical doctor but he heals much than physical bodies He has a genuine concern for his patients and others he has come to know in the short time he has been in Watervalley This novel deals with a few veterans and the after effects of war Luke is so good at helping these men heal the hurt that has settled deep inside The Doc is a great character, one I admire with each of these novels His relationship with Christine is maturing and it looks like he might spring the marriage question.Watervalley is a small town where everybody knows what everybody else is doing It is one of those towns where there are summer outdoor movies with families spread out on blankets But it is also a town that has a hard time accepting new comers There is a new veterinarian in town, a slight ...

  10. says:

    This is book three in the Watervalley series It definitely stands alone as it s own book and I was never lost or confused about what was happening However, I think you re definitely going to want to read the first two books as I plan to This book focuses on Dr Luke Bradford, the young, single doctor who has taken over the medical clinic He is in love with the beautiful, Christine Chambers, who is the school teacher I absolutely loved how the author showed such a loving relationship between the two of them I love the conversations between the two of them and how they are content to just sit and chat on the porch together I love how they just love being together They are Christians so they live their life accordingly and I loved that, too.The character I really enjoyed reading about was the new Veterinarian, Karen Davidson She is a complex character of self assured former Army medic yet very shy socially I loved her entrance into the story as it was quite dramatic The newspaper man, Luther, is not so easy to like In fact, I found him quite dis likable He says outrageous things to and about people that made me cringe He does have a troubled back story so we learn about this as the story goes on.Since I normally not always review Christian books, I want to let you know that there is a few cuss words Nothing like the f word trust me, I would be offended by that but I know some of my readers may even be offended by the d word I was not even really awar...

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