Sunday, June 12, 2022

The Putting Green Whisperer


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?

 My thoughts: I don't know a whole lot about golfing, but that didn't keep me from enjoying this story! It was fun to go along for the ride as Allie is giving the chance to caddy at the PGA for her father and, hopefully, mend their relationship some. When Shoo Leonard is given the chance to caddy for his dad, in spite of an injury, Allie offers to train him for the event. This book was a delightful read that golf fans to novices can enjoy! 

I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review.

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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.

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. This sounds like an excellent book.

  2. thank you for sharing your thoughts. thank you for mentioning that it is for novice golfers also. I am a miniature golfer LOL

    1. Zoe here. I can't seem to publish under anything but anonymous. Lori, the group of caddy friends play miniature golf, and Shoo discovers something about Allie that surprises him.

  3. Zoe here. Rita and Debbie, thanks for stopping by to check out The Putting Green Whisperer

  4. Zoe: Inklings and Notions, thank you for hosting me and The Putting Green Whisperer today.

  5. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on The Putting Green Whisperer, this sounds like a great story and I am looking forward to reading it myself

    1. Zoe says: Hi Bea, thanks for planning to read The Putting Green Whisperer. It's now $1.99. (I just noticed this yesterday.)

  6. Good book for Summer reading.
    Thanks for the contest.

  7. Zoe says: Hi again, Slehan. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. How do you handle writing slumps?

  9. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! Sounds like a fun read.