Friday, October 9, 2015

Litfuse Review: The Splendor of Ordinary Days by:Jeff High

The Splendor of Ordinary Days (Watervalley, #3)
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 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.

CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED

My Review:

 Doctor Luke Bradford’s start in the small town of Watervalley was anything but easy. Now after deciding to stay in town for three years, in order to pay off his school debts, he finds himself actually enjoying being there. The only things is he’s going to have to get use to the small town life, where everyone knows everybody and everything about everyone.

Luke finds comfort in the very pretty Christine Chambers. Christine is a school teacher, who seems to have the same feelings for him, he has for her. Where Luke is concerned, she has this small town life down pat and feels pretty comfortable in it.

When Luke meets an angry veteran by the name Luther Whitmore, he finds that he must learn what he can to find out what bothers this old man. But with a subtle visit to the local Mennonite town, he learns something is up. And apparently it’s an age old dispute.

The Splendor of Ordinary Days is book three in the Watervalley series. This book was a wonderful read. I’d have to say one of my favorite parts is when he visit’s the Mennonite town. I really enjoyed this book and I expect many more great reads from this author.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.