Friday, April 1, 2011

Feedback Friday

We received some really great feedback last week for A Promise Forged by Cara Putman. First, you need to know a little about the story, set in 1943:

When Kat Miller makes All-American Girls Professional Softball League, she struggles with long road trips, grueling practices, and the challenge of making time for God. Not only that, but older teammates are jealous of her success and an irritating reporter, Jack Raymond, has a knack for getting under Kat’s skin.

When I opened up this package, I was instantly intrigued by its contents, especially the black and white baseball card autographed for Cara and the autobiography with a photo of a female softball player on the cover.

The letter begins:

Dear Cara,

I just finished reading the book called "A Promise Forged". A friend gave me the book because she knew I had played in the All-American Girls' Professional Baseball League in 1954 for the Grand Rapids Chicks. As I read the book, it was like I was walking in Kat's shoes, reliving my life again.I am enclosing a book I wrote about my ball playing days, and a signed baseball card....

Thank you for the great story!

Sincerely,
Rosemary Stevenson

What better feedback for a historical book than for someone who lived that life to feel like it truly took her back in time to relive those days? Great job, Cara!

10 comments:

Sabrina L. Fox said...

This is awesome! So excited for Cara and the lady she obviously touched with her writing. :) How fun.

Roger said...

Oh, wow! By the way, I got here by something I accidentally clicked on in Twitter, but enjoyed my visit. :-)

Barbara Curtis said...

Wow, this must be such a blessing to Cara, to find out how her book touched someone in such a way like that!

Cara Putman said...

I can't wait to see what she sent! But, you're right, Barbara. It absolutely made my week to find that someone who lived what I wrote found it accurate and was swept into the story. That is everything a historical writer longs for.

Erica Vetsch said...

That is so great, and very thoughtful of this reader.

Nice job, Cara! That is something for the writing scrapbook.

Cara Putman said...
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Cara Putman said...

Absolutely, Erica! I can't wait to see what she sends. And thanks, JoAnne, for sharing her feedback!

Valerie Comer said...

Awesome, Cara! I bet that just makes your week shine.

Rachel Overton said...

That is awesome!!I'm excited for you, Cara. That is so cool!

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