Sunday, October 11, 2015
Splendor of Ordinary Days (Review)
This review is for the book "The Splendor of Ordinary Days" by Jeff High. This book is the third book in the Watervalley series, although I would not have guessed that without reading it in the very back of the book. High does a great job of making you familiar with the characters from the beginning, and intertwining their pasts without making you feel like you've missed something when you haven't read the other books.
This novel involves lots of characters, but mainly revolves around the town doctor and his girlfriend. There is also a grumpy newspaper editor who steals a lot of the spotlight in the book. The book focuses a lot on military veterans, as well as the townspeople and their relationship with nearby Mennonites.
I felt that the book was well-written and I really liked the characters. I love stories that involve small towns because I just feel comforted when I read these books. The author does a great job of holding your interest, and I would really like to read the other books in the series now that I have met the characters.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.