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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Book Review and Giveaway - The Putting Green Whisperer Author: Zoe McCarthy On Tour with Celebrate Lit


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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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.

More from Zoe

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.

My Thoughts

The Putting Green Whisperer is written by  Zoe McCarthy. This is the first book that I have read by the author. Golf is not a sport I routinely watch, but I enjoyed learning about it through this book. Allie Masterson returns home to Cary, North Carolina where she caddies for her father on the PGA Seniors Tour. She encounters a man that is the putting green whisperer. They hit it off, and she discovers it is Shoo Leonar, Shoo was not nice to Allie in school. However, Allie offers to help train him since he has had a hand injury. I thought the romance was built at a comfortable pace. Allie also wants to work and heal her relationship with her father. 

The characters are well written and developed. The story line intriguing. You do not have to be a fan of golf to enjoy this story. Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 10

Texas Book-aholic, June 11

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, June 12 (Author Interview)

Inklings and notions, June 13

For Him and My Family, June 14

A Baker’s Perspective, June 15 (Author Interview)

Miriam Jacob, June 15

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, June 16

deb’s Book Review, June 17

For the Love of Literature, June 18 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 19

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, June 20

Blossoms and Blessings, June 21 (Author Interview)

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 22

Adventures of a Travelers Wife, June 23 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 23


To celebrate her tour, Zoe is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and one print copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Congratulations on your new book. Thank you for your review. I would love to read this. I am not a golfer nor do I watch it, but my husbands family are big golfers. I can always ask them if I need to. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

    1. Hi Lori, many of my family members are golfers too.

  2. This book sounds like an excellent read. Thank you for your thoughts.

  3. this sounds like a great book to read

  4. Thank you, Connie, for hosting me and The Putting Green Whisperer.

  5. Connie, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. The Putting Green Whisperer sounds like one not to miss.

  6. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on The Putting Green Whisperer, I love the cover and synopsis and I am looking forward to reading this story myself

  7. The Putting Green Whisperer sounds like a great book for me to read and enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, for sharing your thoughts! Have a sunshiny day!

  8. My father loved golf so I'll read this in his memory.