Release day: The Whisperer
Today is the official release of The Whisperer by Elsa Winckler (ebook, HarperImpulse). Here’s the blurb:
High school teacher Cilla Stevens has always been different, especially in how she connects with animals. When she calms a stray dog during an incident at school, she’s asked to help a nearby farm with a difficult horse.
Cameron Rahl has had a very different relationship with animals since his mother died in a horse riding accident. But now he’s inherited his family’s farm, he’s determined to never let anyone affect him that way again.
Until he meets Cilla. He tries to stay away from the gorgeous horse whisperer with the potential to tame him, but something keeps pulling him close. And as much as Cilla tells herself she can keep it casual, she knows they’re too connected to be ‘just a fling.’
Will Cilla’s heart win out? Or will it take history repeating itself for Cameron to realise just how much he needs her?
Elsa dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
The idea that someone can ’talk’ to animals, has always fascinated me. The one thing that stuck in my mind after reading an article about an animal communicator was the idea that all of us are born with intuitive skills, something I noticed in our grandsons as well. But somehow we grow up without nurturing that side of our being. People who do, experience life on a totally different level, some are even able to understand animals. And this is how Cilla was ‘born’. We live in a part of South Africa known as the Overberg, an Afrikaans word that literally means ‘over the mountain’. When you drive from Cape Town on the N2, you go over Sir Lowry’s Pass (the mountain) and the beautiful countryside you then see in front of you, is known as the Overberg.