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The Place I Belong (A Whisper Horse Novel) [Kindle Edition]

Nancy Herkness
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Nancy Herkness invites readers back to Sanctuary, West Virginia, in Book Three of the award-winning Whisper Horse series.

Fleeing professional scandal and a broken engagement, veterinarian Hannah Linden abandons Chicago for the mountain town of Sanctuary, West Virginia, hoping to put her troubles with men and the media behind her. But when she encounters world-famous chef Adam Bosch, she finds herself increasingly drawn to the charming but darkly complex man and his troubled teenage son, Matt. Adam, a recovering alcoholic, fears he can never be a worthy father to the surly, distant boy he has just come to know, and enlists Hannah’s help in his struggle to connect with his son.

Hoping to coax Matt out of his shell, Hannah introduces the boy to an ailing brown pony who has the power to change his view of the world. But can the determined little whisper horse prove to Hannah, Adam, and Matt that they were meant to be a family?



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About the Author

Born and raised in the mountains of West Virginia, where she rode her pony like other children ride their bicycles, Nancy Herkness discovered her passion for writing romance 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 the popular Whisper Horse series as well as several other well-received contemporary romances, Herkness was named one of 2003’s Best Up and Coming Authors in the Affaire de Coeur’s readers’ poll. She is also the winner of several writing awards, including the Golden Leaf Award, the Aspen Gold Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and two mismatched dogs.


Product Details

  • File Size: 5092 KB
  • Print Length: 349 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 147782300X
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance (June 3, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HNLCS0Y
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,741 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Whisper Horse series:
Take Me Home
Country Roads
The Place I Belong

About the Story: Hannah Linden, a veterinarian has buried herself in a little small town in West Virginia, far from her professional woes and her ex-fiancé in Boston. She considered herself lucky to find someone who would hire her after she told them what happened in her previous job. Something else Hannah hadn’t expected, is her growing love for the town, its people and her patients.

She becomes emotionally touched with Matt, a young teenager who spent a day with her at the clinic learning how important animals are in people’s lives. Hannah finds Matt’s father complex and charming – someone she needs to stay away from to keep her heart intact.

Adam Bosch, Matt’s father and world-renowned chef, when learns of Matt’s existence cannot come to grips with the idea of being a father—he would destroy anyone close to him. Adam has issues he struggles with daily and knows he must keep a distance from people. He’s an alcoholic and has stayed away from the bottle for nine years, but when he drinks he's afraid that he would be abusive as his father was. Adam convinced himself he can’t be a father nor could he get married. What would he do to his wife or child? Adam fills his life with cooking and has a restaurant in Sanctuary that people fly in by helicopter to dine. That’s his life and he doesn’t need more, but when he meets Hannah, things begin to change.

When Hannah helped Adam with his troubled son he was drawn to her physically and emotionally. She was light to his dark. And he couldn’t stay away.

My Thoughts: This story had three things going for it that I really liked.

The setting is in a small town up in the mountains.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Summer Read July 22, 2014
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I really like the way Nancy Herkness brings all of her characters from the Whisper Horse series along for the ride in "The Place I Belong." When I love a book I love the characters and I am always reluctant to let them go because I always want to read more about them. "The Place I Belong" satisfies that desire to stay in touch with everyone while Adam, Hannah and Matt workout their problems and their feelings for each other. The Whisper Horse trilogy and Sanctuary, West Virginia are the perfect place to go for a wonderful summer read!

This third novel in the Whisper Horse series is a great romance that has everyone feeling right at home in Sanctuary, West Virginia from the beginning. All the characters from the first two Whisper Horse novels make an appearance at some point as we meet and get to know veterinarian Hannah Linden, chef Adam Bosch and his teenage son Matt.

With his handsome, dark looks and mysterious reserve Adam could very well be the man of Hannah's dreams but she is haunted by the memory of her ex-fiance. Hannah does not want to fall in love again. She has come to town to find sanctuary and to hide from a career scandal which winds up following her.

Adam knows all about career scandal and mistakes. He is determined to focus on his restaurant, The Aerie, his son Matt, who has recently come to live with him and his own problems. Women are the last thing on his mind when he finds himself in Dr. Linden's office with his wounded dog.

Hannah weaves her spell on Adam and Matt as they try to bond as a father and son by showing them her caring, warm, loving nature while working with her animal patients. Adam captures Hannah's attention with his brooding manner and world-famous cuisine.
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I loved The Place I Belong because the characters were different than those in most books I've read and Ms. Harkness is superb at developing them. Introducing Satchmo and an alcoholic father into the mix is a great blend of reality that is missing in most books and I enjoyed this read thoroughly. Thank you for a great book for my summer. I look forward to the next one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this Whisper Horse story July 11, 2014
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I really enjoyed this Whisper Horse story. Nancy Herkness provides her readers with very relatable, likable characters facing real life issues, and I like that. The dynamic between the single father struggling to find a way to connect with his son, and his struggles to overcome his own demons to find himself worthy of happiness was very powerful. I loved that the heroine was a compassionate, empathetic veterinarian, and I especially loved that the whisper horse in this tale was actually a whisper pony. Great characters, both the humans and the animals! A definite must read.
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This was one of her best books. The relationships were real and the dialogue was believable; you can't ask for more than that in a book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Newest Whisper Horse Novel Outstanding June 18, 2014
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This novel follows in the path of the previous books in this series, maintaining the same level of quality. Very well written, full of emotion and issues that are finally resolved as you would hope. I have all of these books & if she writes another in this series, will purchase that one too. Very good read. As a horse lover, I like that there's a horse that plays a key role. These books are not just for horse lovers, though, as the plot will capture your interest if you like horses or not.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good characters and plot.
Published 17 hours ago by Evelyn Pridmore
4.0 out of 5 stars This was a Good story but wasn't too happy with the way it ...
This was a Good story but wasn't too happy with the way it went back and forth. Kind of disturbing. The story line with the horse is very real and the way it's told is emotionally... Read more
Published 21 hours ago by dobbie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book.
Published 3 days ago by trisha
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
Great story line and interesting characters. Who doesn't love animals in a story? This is the third book in a series and I hope more to come. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Ellen H Hall
4.0 out of 5 stars Predictable, but still enjoyable.
Good story. Nice final piece in the trilogy. I liked the characters, but the pattern of the stories became too predictable by book 3.
Published 8 days ago by Diane
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT STORY
This series was awesome and I would recommend all three. I am glad I found this author. Hope you will consider this series.
Published 10 days ago by Ames
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read.
I love her books. The story line and the way she describes each character. Their thoughts. She uses the scenes to help you connect. I recommend these books.
Published 11 days ago by Jolene Pearce Esio
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love these books!
Published 11 days ago by Margaret
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I couldn't put the book down!
Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE< LOVE< LOVE!!
I enjoy the Whisper Horse books so much and hope there's more to come!!
Published 13 days ago by Linda L. Snyder
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More About the Author

Nancy Herkness is the author of several award-winning contemporary romance novels, as well as MUSIC OF THE NIGHT, a romantic suspense. Her current release COUNTRY ROADS is the second in the Whisper Horse series published by Montlake Romance, and is nominated for a 2014 RITA award in contemporary romance.

She's a member of Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers and Novelists, Inc., and has won numerous awards for her work, including the Golden Leaf, the Write Touch Readers' Award and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.

Nancy graduated from Princeton University with a degree in English literature and creative writing. A native of West Virginia, she now lives in New Jersey with her husband and two mismatched dogs.

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