Friday, October 10, 2014

Each Shining Hour

Each Shining Hour
Jeff High
A Watervalley Novel
ISBN 9780451419279
432  Pages
7 Oct 2014

Idgie Says: 
These Watervalley novels are always welcome in my home.  Wholesome, without being overly prissy and severe, the books tell the story of a young doctor working his three years duty to a small town to pay off his medical school debts.  He's from Atlanta and it does indeed have that Doc Hollywood air about it.  He's a great guy slowly coming to terms with his situation while retaining a deep humanity toward everyone he sees.  Again, not an overly goody two-shoes type of story, the people are real, with real issues.  This book in the series even has a murder mystery.  

There's humor infused into the story lines and the back and forth banter between the characters amuses the heck out of me.   

Then there's the scene where the malfunctioning pacemaker manages to zap the good doctor unconscious..... 

I do highly recommend these "safe for the whole family" novels. 


 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.