The Splendor of Ordinary Days

The Splendor of Ordinary Days

In Jeff High’s new book, the pastoral charm of small-town Watervalley, Tenneessee can be deceptive, as young Dr. Luke Bradford discovers when he’s caught in the fallout of a decades-old conflict…

Dedicated to the Wounded Warriors whose scars cannot be seen and for those who hope, pray, and wait for them to be whole again.

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.

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.

“Delightful, Charming, & Captivating…I just couldn’t put it down!”

In The Splendor of Ordinary Days, Jeff seizes the character of America’s small town War Veterans while giving an uncanny glimpse into their personal struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  So genuine that I occasionally found myself back in Iraq.

Charles L. Hornback, Major (Ret), USAF 1985-2012