New York Times Bestselling Author
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…
Trade Paperback Release
The Bookstore on the Beach
“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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We’re including two fabulous trade books in June’s box—autographed, of course! The first is a romantic comedy called ONE LAST STOP by Casey McQuiston. Casey hit the New York Times with her debut novel RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE (and it was a Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Debut and Best Romance of 2019), so I’m super excited to see how you will like her second novel. And we’re also including THE CLOVER GIRLS by Viola Shipman! Yay! Besides the two new releases, we’ll be putting in the Summer Drinks Taste Book that Alexa created, a cute insulated cup to keep your summer beverages cold and a surprise item!
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.”
Download Brenda’s first Reading with Brenda Novak magazine for free. This issue contains the holiday novella HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
To start your year off right, I’m giving you a FREE download of the book tracker my daughter designed for the book group, which you can print out. It has pages to track your books, pages for reviews, a book wish list, the 2021 book group schedule, monthly and weekly planners with important book group dates and a list of all my books so you can work towards earning the 50+ commemorative pin I send to everyone who has read fifty or more of my novels. Once you achieve that goal, I also add your photograph on the Wall of Fame on my website (if you’re interested in that).
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 and requires just one book per month. If you’re interested in joining the group as well as taking the challenge, I’d love to have you do so. You’ll never meet a friendlier or more supportive group of readers! And we always meet with the author of the book we are reading to discuss the story at the end of the month. Plus, if you read the designated book each month, you’ll be entered to win $100 to The Brenda Novak Store! In addition to that, if you complete all twelve books, you’ll get a FREE enamel pin, and you’ll be entered to win a dedication in one of my 2022 releases!