If you’re like me, you’ve probably spent a few wintery days curled up on the couch watching cute, sappy movies on the Hallmark channel. But for those of us who don’t have cable, I highly recommend Jeff High’s book, The Splendor of Ordinary Days. Set in the cozy town of Waterford,TN, this is a book full of fascinating characters, belly laughs, and a splash of small town romance that will keep you hooked to the very end.
But there’s more to Waterford than meets the eye. Young physician Luke Bradford finds himself playing part-time detective and peacemaker as the tension between the people of Waterford and the Mennonites nearby grows steadily, fueled by the newspaper published by crochety Luther Whitmore. Mystery surrounds Luther and his past, and though he poses a daunting obstacle, Luke is determined to find the root of the dispute between the two communities–and make an attempt to capture the heart of Christine Chambers, local school teacher.
The Splendor of Ordinary Days gets off to a slow start, but stick with it and you own’t be disappointed. I give it four out of five stars.
I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.