Deemed “a story of great sweetness and sadness and lots of fun along the way” and “an exceptional read” by a judge in the Writer’s Digest Self-Published ebook Awards, Tuesday’s Caddie is painted against a rich backdrop of Depression era Hollywood and the exclusive Biarritz Country Club where poor caddies and wealthy members work and play together yet inhabit separate worlds..
Into this world walks young Conor O’Reilly. An Irish immigrant whose small cafe failed in the crash of ’29, he still burns to make his mark and become one of the elite he now serves. He soon meets beautiful Annie Burke, wife of noted screenwriter Franklin Burke, whose marriage is but a sham. Despite their vastly different lives and backgrounds, Conor and Annie fall in love as he caddies for her each Tuesday on Ladies’ Day.
Out of the blue Conor is offered a chance to make real money when he’s enlisted to play in the annual Biarritz Calcutta golf tournament where fabulous sums of money are wagered on two-man teams. His partner is Billy Compton, a rich playboy with a penchant for getting into trouble. Their adventures together almost cost them their chance before the event. It’s at the Calcutta tournament where fate and fortunes good and ill all collide. Conor and Annie’s story is interrupted for decades until fate again brings them together with truths to be reckoned with.
The book is replete with vibrant portrayals of the places and the people of the times. From the grandeur of Hollywood mansions and the life of the rich to the squalor and wantonness of Tijuana during prohibition, the era in captured in vivid detail. But, in the end, Tuesday’s Caddie is a story of enduring love and painful loss, the attainment of dreams and the rejection of dreams gone wrong. It is about love that lasts a lifetime and beyond.
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Published March 6, 2014
by Jack Waddell.
History, Romance, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction.