In the German edition of WHERE HE BELONGS, the hero’s name has been changed from Wade to Garth -- because Wade means “calf” in German (never a good name for a hero!).
"Where He Belongs is a thrilling ride well deserving of the 2004 Golden Heart."
–-Lysa Demorest, Writers Unlimited
"Gail Barrett's debut novel taps right into many of the emotions and feelings we've all experienced. Where He Belongs proves that opposites don't always attract, that sometimes those with similar experiences and feelings can fall in love and be all the stronger for it."
-–Once Upon a Romance
“Ms. Barrett has a gift for weaving a fine story and this debut effort speaks to the talent that she has.”
--Contemporary Romance Writers
"A lovely story of romance leading a man to his history."
--Sharon Harbaugh, Munchkin Books
"...extremely angsty...compelling...a quick, excellent read." (Rated four crescents, the highest rating)
--Jen Foote, Crescent Blues
"...a touching and beautifully written debut romance...a sheer delight...highly recommended!"
--Debora Hosey, The Romance Reader’s Connection (FOUR HEARTS)
"...one of those stories that captures your attention from the beginning and keeps you captivated until the very last word. A charming yet sensual story...a book you definitely won’t want to miss."
--Jennifer Ray, The Road to Romance
“Ms. Barrett shines with this warm, fantastic story featuring a sympathetic hero and heroine in a joint struggle to come to terms with their past and forge a new future.”
--Angie Sarge, Affaire de Coeur (Five stars!)
As an unpublished novel, WHERE HE BELONGS won first place in the First Impressions contest sponsored by the Tampa Area Romance Authors, was a finalist for the Marlene (Washington Romance Writers), the Laurie (Smoky Mountain Romance Writers), and the Spring into Romance contest (San Diego RWA).
Once published, WHERE HE BELONGS won the Affaire De Coeur Magazine’s Reader/Writer Poll for best contemporary, the Published Laurie Readers and Booksellers Contest for best contemporary, was a finalist in the New Jersey Golden Leaf contest for Best First Book, and received an Honorable Mention in the Aspen Gold Contest (sponsored by the Heart of Denver Romance Writers). It also won second place in the Write Touch Readers’ Award (Wisconsin RWA), was a finalist for the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence (Southern Magic Romance Writers), and won both the Long Contemporary category and Overall Best Book in the 2006 Book Buyers’ Best contest.