March 21, 2023


Simone Littleton can talk to animals. What’s more, they talk back. She uses her special gift, along with her skills as an Equine Massage Therapist and Aromatherapy Practitioner, to help horses reach their potential. Her clients at the race track support her, but it is her volunteer work with rescue horses that brings her the most satisfaction. Race horse trainer Chet Wallace hires Simone to help his string of horses, unaware of her claim of conversing with animals. Their love for rescuing horses and the sparks they raise in each other have both thinking about pursing a relationship, but how will Chet react to the unexpected news of Simone’s special gift?

I was totally charmed by this book from the first page. Teri Wilson creates a wonderful slate of characters, human, canine and equine, that grab your heart and won’t let go. Do You Hear What I Hear? was well developed and the perfect reading choice for the holiday season when we all need a break from the hustle and bustle and long to curl up in a soft corner with a steaming cup of cocoa and a heartwarming read. I loved the unique career that Simone had developed for herself and enjoyed all the scenes about the horse rescue ranch. While part of a series, this book stands alone.

Animal Rescue organizations have a special place in my heart, so discovering that Do You Hear What I Hear? was benefiting horse rescue was particularly gratifying. As described on the author’s website: Hoofbeats & Heartstrings is a series of romance novels celebrating love, miracles and the beauty of horses. A portion of the proceeds from all the Hoofbeats & Heartstrings novels will go directly to help horses in need at Saddlebred Rescue. For more information about this wonderful organization, you can visit their website at Do yourself, and the rescue horses benefiting from the sales of this book, a favor and pick up your copy today. You are sure to be enchanted. The second book in the series is due out in March.

Reviewed by Crystal