More Things in Heaven and Earth, a sweet new series #Giveaway

by Jennifer Donovan

more things in heaven and earth

Are you a fan of James Herriot? Jan Karon’s Mitford? Patrick Taylor’s Irish Country Doctor? If you answered yes to any of these, then have I got a new series for you. More Things In Heaven and Earth is a new book by Jeff High focusing on the small town of Watervalley, Tennessee.

Watervalley has been without a town doctor for some time, so they decide to try to recruit one to come and serve for at least a few years by promising repayment of their student loans. Luke Bradford isn’t thrilled by taking the small-town post, believing that his brains and skills can be used elsewhere, but he has no family ties of his own, having recently lost the aunt who raised him when his parents were killed in an accident when he was a child. His father was the doctor in a small town, and so that’s probably one reason that Luke feels that he should pursue it.

He feels like a misfit, but despite that, he finds himself being charmed by the town and its people. He might not be so much charmed as surprised, especially when he finds a couple of people who seem to hold their own to his intelligence. One is a surly loner and the other is the woman who has been hired to be his housekeeper and cook.

More Things In Heaven and Earth: A Novel of Watervalley is a sweet, comforting book. It’s a clean read, not containing any sexual content nor swearing that I remember (There could have been an isolated use). If you were drawn into any of the series I mentioned above, featuring strong settings and quirky characters and sweet stories, or if this description sounds like the kind of book you like, then I can highly recommend this new series. The second book is due in October 2014, but you get a hint of what’s to come at the end.

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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 Kristie October 21, 2013 at 8:55 am

I remember reading James Herriot when I wanted to be a vet myself :-)

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2 Patricia Wojnar Crowley October 21, 2013 at 11:30 am

I haven’t read any of those authors before, but I can relate to the story-line of this book. I’d love to read it.

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3 anne October 21, 2013 at 12:13 pm

I read the Doctor series and was captivated with it. Simply wonderful.

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4 Barbara H. October 21, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I love James Herriot and Jan Karon and clean reads, so this sounds right up my alley!

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5 Marti Tabora October 21, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I have not read any of the others, but I’m drawn to this book because it has no sexual content or curse words to speak of. Thank you.

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6 amyc October 21, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I have not read any of the series. But the draw that if I like James Herriot then I would like this one too.

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7 Cindi October 21, 2013 at 6:43 pm

My brother was a Veterinarian for 33 years, before he
passed away! He was a kind and did a lot of work
for people who couldn’t pay him, because he wanted
to help their pets and them. I adore James Herriot,
The Mitford Series and know that I would love this book!
Many thanks, Cindi

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8 Beth October 22, 2013 at 3:08 am

I saw this book at Costco the other day and then promptly forgot about it. This looks like the type of book I really enjoy!

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9 shelly leatham October 22, 2013 at 4:26 am

I have not read any of the other books, but I want to read this one because it is so refreshing that it is a CLEAN book…with no foul language!

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10 Allie October 22, 2013 at 6:20 am

I would love to read this–it looks so peaceful

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11 Annette W {This Simple Mom} October 22, 2013 at 12:45 pm

A well-written clean book…love it! My husband’s grandma introduced me to Mitford!

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12 Lacey Burd October 23, 2013 at 11:50 am

I haven’t read anything from the other authors, but I will definitely be looking into them! I love to read, and I always find myself skipping entire sections because of sexual content. It would be quite refreshing to find a good book without offensive language and sex scenes.

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13 Sunnymay October 23, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I’ve read the first few books by James Herriot and my kids and mom enjoyed them also. It’s fun look over the shoulders of the vet main character in his books and the viewpoint of the dog. Jan Karon’s Mitford is a series that is more recent for me, reading these cozies is sweet journeying indeed. The Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor is new to me and appears to be another which can translate into a series for PBS.

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14 Merry October 24, 2013 at 1:01 am

I havent read any of the other book series you have mentioned. I like this books cover and Lukes story sounds like a good read.

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15 kathy dalton October 25, 2013 at 6:55 pm

i LOVE BOOKS THAT ARENT FILED WITH EXPICIT ANGUAGE AND i HAVE NEVER READ ANY OF THESE BUT WOULD LOVE TO

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16 Debby Chandler October 25, 2013 at 9:17 pm

No, I haven’t heard of the books but I’m drawn to it because it has a message to share.

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17 Mary A October 26, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Sometimes I just like to read something wholesome yet interesting. I believe books and movies really can be both.

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18 Jeniffer October 27, 2013 at 2:51 pm

I have not read any of the books you mentioned, however, the “Mitford-esque” comment intrigued me!

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19 Anita Yancey October 28, 2013 at 7:05 pm

I haven’t read any of the series. What draws me to the book is the setting.

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20 Daniel M October 29, 2013 at 8:57 pm

haven’t read any yet, looks like one for my niece

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21 Nancy Cargil November 8, 2013 at 5:48 am

The book sounds real good, I enjoy stories of small towns. I live in a very very small town also we are farmers. And I like that it is a clean read, thanks for the giveaway!

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22 Mozi Esmes mom November 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm

I’ve read Herriott and Mitford… and enjoyed both.

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