Miracle on the 17th Green : A Novel about Life, Love, Family, Miracles ... and Golf
Miracle on the 17th Green A Novel about Life Love Family Miracles and Golf Author:James Patterson, Peter de Jonge Travis McKinley has a job he despises, a marriage that has lost its passion, children from whom he feels disconnected, and, at age fifty, a sense that he has accomplished nothing in his life. But one Christmas Day, as Travis plays a round of golf, he finds himself for the first time in the "zone" - playing like a pro. In astonishingly short orde... more »r, Travis is catapulted into the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach, where he advances to the final round. And while his wife, his children, and a live television audience watch, a miracle takes place on the 17th green that changes Travis, and his family forever.« less
The story is complex with surprises at every turn. I particularly liked Edith Burchill, known as Edie, who is the narrator, because she is so real. The three spinster sisters - Juniper, Saffy and Percy - have a strange, haunted background. Sheltered from life by their isolation in Milderhurst Castle and cherished by a doting wealthy father, they find themselves unable to live the lives they have dreamed with the loves of their lives. Why they cannot do so is what this story is all about. My only concern is that I'm not sure even life could deal any such combination of circumstances which occur again and again and again but this is fiction after all, isn't it?