Brenda Novak

New York Times Bestselling Author

One Perfect Summer

Now Available

The Bookstore on the Beach is a page-turner with a deep heart. You’ll cheer for these admirable, complicated women. You’ll be breathless (and smiling) when you read the surprising end. (Don’t peek!)”
—Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Summer

Reading with Brenda Novak — Issue No.1

Download Brenda’s first Reading with Brenda Novak magazine for free. This issue contains the holiday novella Home for the Holidays.

Sign-up for my 2021 Reading Challenge

I have a great year of reading planned and would like to invite you to take the 2021 Brenda Novak Reading Challenge. This challenge coincides with the books we’ll be reading in my online book group on Facebook.
We always meet with the author of the book we are reading to discuss the story at the end of the month. Plus, you can also win something…
The Bookstore on the Beach

Trade Paperback Release

The Bookstore on the Beach

Now Available

Novak handles difficult topics with sensitivity, making for a heart-tugging romance. Readers are sure to be sucked in.”
Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

“Novak’s novel is filled with mystery and drama, coupled with themes of family ties and secrets. This page-turner will not disappoint.”

“The prose is fast-paced and exciting making this a breathless page-turner with the conclusion proving no problems are too difficult to solve.”
New York Journal of Books

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One of the Best Books of April

One of the Best Books of April

The early reviews for THE BOOKSTORE ON THE BEACH are in! Not only got it a starred review from Publishers’ Weekly, it has also been selected as one of the best books of the month by Amazon AND Apple Books. I think the review written by the editor at Apple is my favorite so far:

“With more than 60 novels to her name, Brenda Novak knows her way around a juicy family drama, and her latest delivers exactly that. Still reeling from her husband’s sudden disappearance more than a year ago, Autumn brings her two teenage children to stay with her mother in her seaside hometown. This homecoming sets the stage for the rekindling of a high-school romance and the slow reveal of a devastating, long-held secret—not to mention a slew of other great twists. As Novak’s relatable cast of characters fall in love and navigate a range of serious issues, she presents their stories with an abundance of heart and humor. THE BOOKSTORE ON THE BEACH is an escapist treat with emotional heft.”



Join New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak as she celebrates her new release—THE BOOKSTORE ON THE BEACH! There will be door prizes, games, a musical guest and more. The party is a week after the book’s release, on Tuesday, April 13th, and tickets are only $5.

Or you can get a ticket in the Launch Party Package, which comes with a darling beachy tote, a matching bookmark and an autographed trade paper copy of THE BOOKSTORE ON THE BEACH.

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May’s Brenda Novak Book Box

May’s Brenda Novak Book Box

This is Brenda Novak’s birthday box, so we always fill it with her favorite things. You’ll also get an autographed trade copy of FAMILY REUNION by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer!


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Book Group Meeting
April 29th, 2021
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From Brenda’s Store

Brenda Novak Book Boxes

These have been a HUGE hit! What’s inside? That’s different every month, but I can tell you this much — they will contain a print copy of the book we are reading for that month (autographed by the author!) or a substitute book of mine (generally one that is hard to find), at least two of my favorite things and a surprise gift that you won’t know about until you receive the box. One random person each month will receive an even “bigger” mystery gift. We will announce the contents for the next box at the first of each month, and you will be able to order it then or the day after (providing they’re not all gone). Payment is due by the 7th of the month. The box ships three weeks later, on the first of the following month. We sell out every month, so grab yours early.

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