4 star rating
More Things In Heaven & Earth:
Watervalley, Book #1        
By Jeff High      
ISBN# 978-0451419262
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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Jacki


Tucked away in the rolling Tennessee countryside is the charming community of Watervalley, whose inhabitants are quirky and captivating and more surprising than you might expect…

As an ambitious young doctor with a penchant for research, Luke Bradford never wanted to set up practice in a remote rural town. But to pay back his student loans and to fulfill a promise from his past, he heads for Watervalley, Tennessee—and immediately stumbles into one disaster after another.  Will he be labeled the town idiot before he’s even introduced as the new doctor?

Very quickly he faces some big challenges—from resuscitating a three-hundred-pound farmer who goes into cardiac arrest to not getting shot by a local misanthrope for trespassing. He expects the people of Watervalley to be simple, but finds his relationships with them are complicated, whether he’s interacting with his bossy but devout housekeeper, the attractive schoolteacher he consistently alienates, or the mysterious kid next door who climbs trees while wearing a bike helmet.

When a baffling flu epidemic hits Watervalley, Luke faces his ultimate test. Whether the community embraces him or not, it’s his responsibility to save them. And he’ll soon discover that while living in a small town may not be what he wants, it may be just what he needs…  (Amazon)


All I can say about this book and the author is “WOW!”. It is so refreshing to read a story that is wholesome and beautiful. From the first few pages I felt a sense of innocence and great story telling. The book is wholesome and I cannot wait to read the next in his series.

The opening of the book introduces the lead character, Luke Bradford, as he handles his first emergency in his career as the “only doctor in Watervalley”. It was during this scene I knew I would love the book. Jeff High does a fantastic job of portraying a small town life and how a person from a big city feels when they first enter a true small town.

If you are looking for great laughs and a truly heartwarming story then this is the book for you!