Enjoying the Splendor of Ordinary Days + Giveaway

What is it about ordinary days? There's always the mundane daily activities that makes ordinary days - mundane. However, if one looks deeper, there's always something about ordinary days that makes it special and that is the splendor of it all. With Jeff High's "The Splendor of Ordinary Days", you will read how a typical day in the small-town Watervalley, Tennessee, can be special in it's own way.  


I guess I didn't know what to expect, since this is my first book by Jeff High, but I was definitely pleased. "The Splendor of Ordinary Days" is the third book of the Watervalley Series, but definitely can be read as a standalone. I personally don't feel like I'm missing anything, but I have hopes to read the first two books since I enjoyed this one.  The daily activities in a small town, following a doctor, Luke who in truth is funny, satirical at times and on mark with some great dialogue, especially with his girlfriend, Christine brings you to this book.  On top of that, a doctor with a sense of morals and a desire to help the underdogs or those who are pacifists in nature, not to mention a hero that is all too human with prejudices and curiosities.  I enjoyed following the story from his viewpoint about his life, the lives of others in Watervalley and the theme of forgiveness, repentance and healing.


The cover, as you can see is beautiful, and doesn't it look like he's enjoying a beautiful scenic walk with his dog? And that makes me think of the splendor of an ordinary day.  Like the choice of the cover, the dialogue is witty, and the characters are definitely characters. Connie, Estelle and even the grouchy newspaper editor, Luther and Rhett, Luke's golden retriever will get you riled up.  The humor will have you shaking your head, smiling, smirking and laugh right out.  Beatrice riding through town on a lawn mower after her license was revoke? Really?! Can't help but snort just thinking about it.  Even for the comical scenes, "The Splendor of Ordinary Days" is not just about laughs.  It's deeper with working themes of veterans, PTSDs, mental instabilities, age old conflicts with the neighboring Mennonite community...etc. It's about what's unseen and beyond the superficial exterior or outward appearance to find that anyone has a side that's worth knowing and that no one is beyond redemption.

Read on for more information and to win your own copy of every book in this series and a Kindle Fire HD, curtesy of Jeff High and Litfuse Publicity Group.  I know I will.

NOTE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, New American Library through Litfuse Publicity Group for an honest review. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

About the book: 
The Splendor of Ordinary Days
 (NAL, October 2015)

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.

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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.

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Join Jeff in celebrating the release of The Splendor of Ordinary Days with a Kindle Fire HD 6 giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • Signed copies of all three Watervalley books
  • A Kindle Fire HD 6
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 27th. The winner will be announced October 28th on Jeff's blog.

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