Walking down the path to my last triathlon had me in the company of fellow author Jill McClelland. That chance meeting brought to my attention this gem of a story, “Four Hundred Sycamore.” My reaction upon finishing was simply WOW! I don’t believe that I am the intended audience, but that didn’t stop me from thoroughly enjoying this wonderful book.
I happened to have the day off and after a long bike ride my dog and I settled on the porch and logged onto the kindle vella page. The first few “episodes” were free, but when prompted to purchase tokens, I readily paid the necessary fee to keep on reading. The story was so captivating that there was no way I was “putting it down” until I reached the end. It was a great way to spend a lazy, sunny, autumn afternoon — even if it kept me from getting in a planned run and working on the latest draft of my own novel 🙃.
As a writer, the greatest compliment I can receive is when a reader tells me that I told a good story. With “Four Hundred Sycamore,” Jill McClelland tells a wonderfully good story. A story that brought a tear or two to the eyes of this sometimes bitter old man. However, it brought many smiles as well.
If you enjoy a good story, then read this one today, and make sure you set aside the afternoon because you will want to finish it in one sitting.