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 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.
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… More about Jeff High
“Vivid characters, humor and touches of mystery create a delightful story that perfectly captures southern small town life.”—Mary Ellen Taylor, author of the Union Street Bakery series and At the Corner of King Street
“The author plumbs the depths of the most important bonds of our lives in this heart-warming narrative exploring the dreams and values we cherish most as Americans.”—Southern Literary Review
Praise for the Novels of Watervalley:
“[Jeff High’s] love of his native Tennessee and the human race shines from very page.”—Patrick Taylor, MD, New York Times bestselling author of the Irish Country novels
“Kept me reading far into the night hours!”—Ann B. Ross, New York Times bestselling author of the Miss Julia Series
“Heart-warming, refreshing, and often amusing.”—Karen White, New York Times bestselling author ofA Long Time Gone
“I fell in love with Watervalley and its citizens.”—Southern Literary Review