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

Nancy Herkness
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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.

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  • 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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8 of 8 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfying on Many Levels September 23, 2014
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I just discovered Nancy Herkness and read the Whisper Horse series books back-to-back. They were all great, but this one is my favorite.

So many things are just a little bit different than the usual romance novel. I loved Adam, Hannah, Adam's son Matt, dog Trace, and horse Satchmo. Adam is an expert chef, and I loved the way food and spices were woven into the story. The story conflicts were real and serious and the struggles the characters faced were handled intelligently and with realism. Adam's an alcoholic, and the reader gets to see his struggles with his disease and his fear. The story itself, how it and the characters evolve, are wonderful.

I loved the book's ending. This was just a really satisfying story that worked for me on many levels.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best one in this series thus far! July 31, 2014
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Nancy Herkness outdid herself with this latest addition to her Whisper Horse series. She handled the serious issue of alcoholism & the death of a parent with compassion. The interaction between Hannah and Matt made me laugh and had a very realistic touch to it. The entire novel seemed true to life. Adam & Hannah's connection could be felt throughout & had me riding the emotions along with the characters. Being able to relate to the characters & their daily struggles/triumphs, in my mind, is the mark of a very talented writer. My favorite in this series so far. Definitely worth reading, again and again. Hope we get much more in this series from this very talented writer.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars She has always loved to read
There ought to be a way to know if a book has such sexual content in it. My daughter has had horses all her life. She has always loved to read. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Jean Bailey
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Very good read..good
Published 1 day ago by Judithanne0216
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love the whisper horse series i am hooked catches you from first pages!
Published 2 days ago by Angela DeBartolo
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A nice story but dragged out too long.
Published 2 days ago by Lynn Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars The Place I Belong (A Wispher Horse Novel)
This was an awesome book. The people and horses. This book brought out a lot for Matt and his father Adam and the long trail to being with the help of Hannah. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Jewell E Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
"The Place I Belong" by Nancy Herkness is an excellent story. I had a Whisper Horse of my own (for real!!) which makes this book even more interesting. Read more
Published 11 days ago by loripoco
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
Inspiring. Has everything needed for a great story. Good character development, good writing. I'll read anything this author writes as she is that good.
Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars The place I belong
I enjoyed how the story rolled along and did not make you wait for good out come. I also liked how she was brave enough to move on and speak her mind. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Steimy
5.0 out of 5 stars Book three of an exceptional series
I just finished reading The Place I Belong. I read each book in the series in order and loved each one more than the last. Wonderful story telling and extraordinary characters. Read more
Published 21 days ago by C. Prudhomme
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I just loved it!
Published 25 days ago by Chris
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More About the Author

Nancy Herkness is a 2014 RITA award nominee and the author of several award-winning contemporary romance novels. Her current release THE PLACE I BELONG is the third in the Whisper Horse series published by Montlake 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 Golden Quill, and the National Award of Excellence in Romance Fiction.

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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