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More Things in Heaven and Earth : A Novel of Watervalley

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"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?"--Page 4 of cover.

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"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?"--Page 4 of cover.FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!

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…

READERS GUIDE INCLUDED

For stories, recipes, and anecdotes from your favorite Watervalley characters, visit watervalleybooks.com.

Specifications

Series Title
A Novel of Watervalley
Publisher
Penguin Publishing Group
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
368
Author
Jeff High
ISBN-13
9780451419262
Publication Date
October, 2013
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
8.20 x 5.50 x 0.74 Inches
ISBN-10
045141926X

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Wow it is so nice to s...

Wow it is so nice to see fantastic books are still being written, and in this case it is the author's first book! The book sounded promising from the back cover but I kept thinking isn't this Doc Hollywood? The short answer is NO. Not by a long shot. This was a book that was pure enjoyment to read. None of the characters are as simple and straight forward as they seem, and there are some very clever twists to the story that I would not ever expected in a story like this especially for authors first book. Wonderfully fun book to read.

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New author

I enjoyed the book, especially since it is set in Tennessee. Written by Jeff High who is also a tennessean. The book is humorous and keeps you interested. I hope to read the next book of the series soon. I bought this book as a gift and my friend liked it too

Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

You have to love a boo...

You have to love a book that begins with a medical crisis out on hold to move the Christmas decorations off of the clinic's gurney and follows with some really funny stuff! In More Things in Heaven and Earth we meet newly-minted Dr Luke Bradford, just out of residency and owing more than $200K in school loans. He decides to repay the monies by becoming a small town doctor, just like his father - although that is the last thing he wants to do. Luke hits Watervalley, Tennessee with a spilled beer on his clothes (he hadn't even had a drink) and makes an interesting first impression. Which is nothing compared to the impression Watervalley's townfolk leave on him. Luke is going to learn people and learn them fast. From his housekeeper "call me Mrs. Thompson" to his clinic staff to the town curmudgeon, John Harris. Watervalley is full of good intentions. You do remember what they say about good intentions? Nothing bad in this book, just a lot of humor, truth and enjoyment. A wonderful gift to yourself or someone else. Out in October.


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