Madison Ragnar is a high school English teacher determined to connect with her students, leave her haunting past behind, and avoid ever falling in love again. Phil is an oceanographer and an opportunity for Madison to test the waters of love. Except, Madison’s haunting past won’t leave her alone.
Madison feels most alive in her classroom or outside on a run. Starting over in a new town, she yearns to create a new, less complicated life despite being tracked by someone from her past. When a man named Michael shows himself in the most unexpected places, questions are raised from Madison’s best friend, Olivia, about Madison’s safety.
In the classroom, the death of a student prompts her grieving ninth graders to depend on her for answers. They turn to journal writing as a form of understanding the weight of what’s happened in the walls of their teenage existence. When Madison meets Phil, who throws a wrench in her declaration to not fall in love, it seems that her escape through miles of running is the only real footing she has in life.
Will fate determine Madison’s life? Or will she have a say in its outcome?
Whispers from the Heart is a heart-centered piece of women’s literature. If you enjoy complex characters, a hint of suspense, and overcoming life’s obstacles, then you’ll love Heather Hummel Gallagher’s compelling story.†Whispers from the Heart†is a New York Book Festival Award Winner.