About the Book
Book: The Putting Green Whisperer
Author: Zoe McCarthy
Genre: Christian fiction
Release date: 2018
Suddenly unemployed, Allie Masterson returns home to Cary, North Carolina where she caddies for her father on the PGA Seniors Tour. There, she encounters a man who possesses an alluring gift of reading the contours of the green. Fascinated with his uncanny ability, Allie is excited to meet the Green Whisperer—until she discovers that the easygoing caddy is actually Shoo Leonard, the boy who teased her relentlessly when they were kids. Despite Allie’s reservations, she agrees to use her sport science degree to become his trainer when Shoo sustains a hand injury—and then she falls for him. Shoo Leonard is grateful to Allie for her singular determination to get him ready for the PGA tour, but he isn’t ready for anything more. Still raw from a broken engagement and focused on his career, he’s content to be her fist-pumping buddy until the chemistry is undeniable. What seems like a happily-ever-after on the horizon takes a turn when Allie decides she’s become a distraction to Shoo’s career. Is it time for her to step away or can The Putting Green Whisperer find the right words to make her stay?
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Maybe because I have called the state of North Carolina home for most of my life, I looked forward to reading this book. Zoe M. McCarthy creates an interesting story centered around the world of professional golf. I loved getting to know Allie Masterson and Shoo Leonard along with their family and friends.
The role faith played initially for Shoo Leonard, his father, and Allie’s father captured my heart. Allie determines that Shoo Leonard deserves the title “Green Whisperer” prior to knowing his name. Believing Shoo wronged her when she was younger, she refuses to give him a chance. But having a heart for training, she quickly finds herself caught up in his world. Eventually, knowledge of her parents’ past prior to her mother’s death helps bring Allie, her father, along with Shoo Leonard and his family together.
The plot line and characters help this story jump to life. I loved reading about the golfing, the training, and the interactions of the caddies. I also appreciated this look into the world of professional golf. Perhaps because my husband loved golfing when we met or perhaps because we almost lived in a house overlooking Arnold Palmer’s golf course in Pennsylvania, I found myself caught up in this story.
So if you enjoy stories about golf or stories about the role faith plays in someone’s life, check out this book for yourself.
I received a complimentary copy of this book, but this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Zoe M. McCarthy, a full-time writer and speaker, was pegged an expressive analytic in a personality test. Isn’t that an oxymoron? But it’s true. Zoe couldn’t survive without expressing her creative imaginings. Yet this retired actuary and introvert receives her energy from being alone in her home office overlooking the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains.
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The Putting Green Whisperer came about when my sister and I sat under a shade tree near a green at the PGA Senior’s Tour golf tournament. As we watched senior pro golfers and their caddies come through to putt, two young caddies standing just of the green with their backs toward us caught my eye. They talked quietly while their pros prepared to putt. He was tall and she was petite with her long blonde pony tailing protruding from the back of her pink ball cap. I day-dreamed how a romance might begin between the two caddies. I turned to my sister and pointed at the couple. “My next book will be about those two caddies.” My reviews of the book tell me readers who don’t care for golf enjoyed the romance and readers that love golf said I got the golf right.
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