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.
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Born and raised in the mountains of West Virginia, Nancy Herkness’s passion for writing romance began the day her grandmother gave her a Georgette Heyer novel. After graduating from Princeton University with honors in English literature and creative writing, she had successful careers in retail, computer programming, and marketing before finally returning to her first love: writing. The author of A Bridge to Love, Shower of Stars, and Music of the Night, Herkness was named one of 2003’s Best Up and Coming Authors in the Affaire de Coeur’s readers’ poll. She is also a winner of the Golden Leaf Award, the Aspen Gold Award, and the Write Touch Readers’ Award. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and two mismatched dogs.Review:
"Like slipping into a warm bath, Herkness eases readers into her story. She's spot on when it comes to tugging at the heartstrings, and the vibrant setting of West Virginia mountains is perfect for characters who will haunt readers long after the last page is turned. Animal lovers will especially be delighted." —RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
"Take Me Home is a poignant love story of how true love can brighten the darkest of hearts. Ms. Nancy Herkness pens a beautiful fairy-tale love story with charismatic characters woven into a gorgeous setting...Take Me Home is definitely a book I would recommend. If you are looking for a book that will give you back the hope that true love does exist, then pick up Take Me Home immediately. I cannot wait to read more of Ms. Herkness's books." —Romance Junkies
"This story is real and can penetrate a soul because so many difficulties are shared in depth of the many facets of relationships. The characters' lives have the potential for some great stories of their own should the author ever want to continue these characters in future stories." —Trully, Coffee Time Romance, Rating: 5 cups
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