Brenda Novak

New York Times Bestselling Author

One Perfect Summer

Now Available

Welcome spring with the newest treat from Brenda Novak. This is the book her fans, old and new, have been waiting for. A big, tantalizing read!“—Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author

Summer on the Island is now available in Ebook, Trade Paperback, Hardcover, and Audio. Autographed copies are available.

One Perfect Summer

Available June 28, 2022 in Mass Market Paperback!

“This heartwarming story of sisters who bond as adults is sure to please…those who enjoy books by Susan Mallery and Debbie Macomber.” —Library Journal

Now Available

Summer on the Island

Trade Paperback Release

A summer of healing, friendship, love…and a secret that could change everything.

After the death of her US senator father, Marlow Madsen travels to the small island off the coast of Florida where she spent summers growing up to help her mother settle the family estate. For Marlow, the trip is a chance to reconnect after too long apart. It’s also the perfect escape to help her feel grounded again—one she’s happy to share with friends Aida and Claire, who are hoping to hit reset on their lives, too.

A leisurely beachfront summer promises the trio of women the opportunity to take deep healing breaths and explore new paths. But when her father’s will reveals an earth-shattering secret that tarnishes his impeccable reputation and everything she thought she knew about her family, Marlow finds herself questioning her entire childhood—and aspects of her future. Fortunately, her friends, and the most unlikely love interest she could imagine, prove that happiness can be found no matter what—as long as the right people are by your side.

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News & Newsworthy

Houston, TX Signing

Houston, TX Signing

Our third signing was in Houston, and it was wonderful. The Barnes & Noble in Brentwood went above and beyond in welcoming me and my readers. They even purchased a huge bouquet of flowers for me! I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the readers who joined me. This store now, too, has a large selection of my books (signed). If you’d like to get one, just call (713) 349-0050.

Scottsdale, AZ Signing

Scottsdale, AZ Signing

Arizona will always hold a special place in my heart because I grew up in Chandler. Thank you to John Charles and The Poisoned Pen Bookstore for making Scottsdale such a great stop on my SUMMER ON THE ISLAND Book Tour!

The Poisoned Pen now has a selection of my books, signed. If you want to support this wonderful indie bookstore, you can order SUMMER ON THE ISLAND — or a different title — right here. You could also call (480) 947-2974.

Sacramento, CA Signing

Sacramento, CA Signing

What a great way to kick off the tour! I had so much fun visiting with my local readers—and those who traveled from Sparks, NV, Truckee, San Diego and other places—at the signing at Barnes & Noble in Citrus Heights. They still have some signed copies of SUMMER ON THE ISLAND in hardcover and trade paperback if you want to order from them. Just call (916) 853-1511.



I have THIRTEEN stops on the SUMMER ON THE ISLAND Book Tour in April, and I really hope you can join me at one or more stops to share in my excitement about this book (I think it’s my best yet) and help support the Independent Bookstores we’ve partnered with. We will bring in a local dessert shop and have some giveaways to make it a party!

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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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