The recently released Road to Rouen is author Jack Waddell’s second novel and marks a decided turn in genre from his first offering. Tuesday’s Caddie is a bittersweet love story set in the 1930’s while Road definitely explores 1950’s crime noir. At the same time, both draw from his experience as child in California and his youth in rural Illinois. A life-long reporter, writer and producer whose adult life was spent working in the New York Metropolitan area, he currently is much happier living on a golf course in Central Florida with his loving wife Jean Cormier. The author welcomes comments and queries. His website includes notes on developing the books and their inspiration.
on Aug. 03, 2014 :
Spanning several years, yet told concisely and it moved along quickly but with enough detail to keep the story colorful and entertaining. Not only is this far from my normal type of read, I don't like golf nor am I into romances that aren't of the paranormal or sci-fi flavor, I also don't like stories that have a 'sad' ending. This book though, grabbed me in and held me from start to finish during my quiet afternoon of cloud watching and lounging about. The characters are colorful, fun, and there's twists and turns, love, laughter, tears, friendships formed and some nice 'oh wow' moments. Mostly happy indeed, and incredibly poignant. I had to get a tissue once. I hate when I need a tissue! A very worthwhile read.
(review of free book)
on March 23, 2013 :
This book is great. My wife an I both read it , and loved it. It had great story line. It took place over a time line of 40 years. I thought the author did an outstanding job! I would buy all of his books.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)