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August 29, 2014



A Novel of Watervalley
Book Two
Jeff High

Welcome to the timeless charms of small-town Watervalley, Tennessee—where young Dr. Luke Bradford is beginning to feel at home…

When he comes to the aid of a woman at the grocery store, Luke is fascinated to learn she is Estelle Pillow, the cheery sister to his prickly housekeeper, Connie. Estelle wants to open a bakery in town—and Connie’s disapproval of the venture stirs up a whirlwind of emotions between the siblings. But Luke’s attention is soon diverted when he learns about a long-ago double murder.…

During World War II, an unknown traveler arrived in town, and before the day was over, he and the local baker lay dead near the bandstand at the local lake. The incident has since been exaggerated into Watervalley lore—with the newcomer rumored to have been a German spy. As Luke pieces together exactly what happened, he realizes that the consequences of this event have rippled painfully into the lives of townsfolk he has come to know.

As winter gives way to spring, Luke keeps busy at the medical clinic and enters a tentative, exhilarating romance. And when his support of Estelle’s bakery collides with new revelations about the old murder, Luke witnesses the true power of reconciliation working in the hearts of those he holds dear—a revelation that will change his life.

  • Series: A Novel of Watervalley (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Trade (October 7, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451419278
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451419279

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 first Watervalley Novel, More Things In Heaven and Earth.

As I read the book I found the characters were my friends and until the next novel, I won't hear from my friends. The author writes as though the reader is listening to the story instead of reading.It is so hard to think that this book is only his second novel.  The first being, MORE THINGS IN HEAVEN and EARTH.  This being the start of his career is amazing.  You open his book and you can't close it.  The characters are so realistic.The story is written about several community members, not just a young, country doc tor.
 There are so many things for the reader to think about, mystery, romance and differences.The author lets you judge the characters instead of judging them for you.I hope there is more abut Watervalley in the next book, not just characters.The scenes with the doctor and nurses seem so easily written since he drew on his own life of a nurse.  This author wrote a wonderful book about what he knew.  This gave realism to the book.

I was given a complimentary copy of EACH SHINING HOUR from the author, Jeff High and Night Owl Reviews for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5  STARS.


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