2013 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Winner - Contemporary Single Title
Nancy Herkness welcomes readers to Sanctuary, West Virginia, where a whisper horse leads two wounded hearts to a second chance at love.
When Claire Parker left Sanctuary, West Virginia, she thought it was for good. But now she's back, reeling from an ugly divorce. Readjusting to small-town life is harder than Claire expected, so she's surprised, and grateful, to find companionship in Willow, an abused Thoroughbred mare. Willow is Claire's "whisper horse," and they share a special, rare bond. Except Willow isn't the only one helping Claire heal; Willow's ruggedly handsome veterinarian, Dr. Tim Arbuckle, is sympathetic...and secretive.
Devastated by his wife's death, Tim thought he'd never find love again. The stoic, sexy doctor was sure he'd left his heart behind when he came to Sanctuary. But Claire stirs up emotions he thought he'd buried long ago. For the first time, the doctor can see past his grief...until Willow falls gravely ill. Tim and Claire must save Willow's life and, surrounded by the majestic mountains of West Virginia, believe in a love so encompassing, so intimately intense, their lives will never be the same again.
Amazon Editors selected Take Me Home as one of 50 Great American Love Stories.
About the Author
Nancy Herkness is the award-winning author of the Consultants, Second Glances, Wager of Hearts, and Whisper Horse series and other contemporary romance novels. A two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award, she has received many other honors for her work, including the Book Buyers Best Top Pick, the Booksellers' Best Award, and the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award.
Nancy graduated from Princeton University, where she majored in English. In addition to completing her academic work in literature, she was accepted into Princeton's creative writing program, and her senior thesis was a volume of original poetry.
After graduating, Nancy followed a varied career path. Once her children were in school, she published her first romance, A Bridge to Love. A native of West Virginia, Nancy now lives in suburban New Jersey with two tabby cats. For more information visit www.nancyherkness.com.
Shannon McManus is a classically trained actress whose work includes film, television, improvisational comedy, theatre, commercial voiceover, animation voiceover, and audiobook narration. A recipient of a Publishers Weekly Listen Up! Award and multiple Earphones Awards, she has also been nominated for an Audie and was named one of Audiofile's Best Voices of 2012. Based in Los Angeles, she is a member of the Theatre 68 Company.