Brenda Novak

New York Times Bestselling Author

One Perfect Summer

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One Perfect Summer

TOURIST SEASON is now available!

A summer by the ocean promises new beginnings—until old secrets resurface.

A young woman’s plans to spend a relaxing summer at the beach are derailed when she discovers the wealthy family she’s marrying into is hiding many scandals.

One Perfect Summer

May's Brenda Novak Book Box

The May box is full of Brenda’s favorite things—a tradition for her birthday month! This year it’ll have an Italian theme and include an autographed copy of our book group read—THE BEST LIFE BOOK CLUB by Sheila Roberts—as well as this darling “love” serving dish with an olive spreader, a cute cloth corner bookmark that reads, “Ciao”, a matching postcard, premium gourmet balsamic glaze, delicious red pesto with sundried tomatoes, a Siciliana blood orange soda, a few pieces of Perle di Sole Amalfi Orange candies, a Pocket Coffee Ferrero and a surprise item!

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Tourist Season

Trade Paperback Release

A summer by the ocean promises new beginnings—until old secrets resurface.

Ismay Chalmers is ready for a relaxing summer reconnecting with her fiancé at his family’s luxurious beachfront cottage. But before Remy can join her, a hurricane bears down on Mariners Island. Alone in the large house, Ismay makes a disturbing discovery in Remy’s childhood closet. She’s not sure what to make of it, but is relieved when the property’s caretaker, Bo, checks in on her.

Bo’s home is damaged, so they temporarily shelter together, and Ismay is comforted by his quiet strength. But the unannounced arrival of a family member puts Bo back at his place and changes Ismay’s summer into something other than what she wants—or ever expected. With so many reasons to feel unsettled, Ismay finds herself turning to Bo, who gives her more than a sense of security; there’s something about him that makes her feel alive, stirring her to wonder what life might be like if she chose a different path…

As Ismay grows closer to Bo, she begins to hope the reclusive caretaker might eventually let down his guard. But when she finds out that he has secrets, too, she begins to question how well she knows any of the men in her life—and how well she can trust her own heart.

April’s Brenda Novak Book Box will include an autographed copy of TOURIST SEASON:

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June’s Brenda Novak Book Box

June’s Brenda Novak Book Box

his box will include an autographed copy of our book group read—TAMING A HEARTBREAKER by Brenda Jackson—a makeup bag that reads, “Can I bring my book?” and more contents to be announced soon.

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May’s Brenda Novak Book Box—All My Favorite Things

May’s Brenda Novak Book Box—All My Favorite Things

The May box is full of Brenda’s favorite things—a tradition for her birthday month! This year it’ll have an Italian theme since we’re having my daughter Alexa’s wedding in Italy on May 8th. It will include an autographed copy of our book group read—THE BEST LIFE BOOK CLUB by Sheila Roberts—with more contents to be announced soon. We will, however, reveal one item—this darling “love” serving dish with an olive spreader!

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Cover Reveal: Tying the Knot

Cover Reveal: Tying the Knot

Available August 20, 2024

They’re taking a chance on love…by marrying the wrong person

All of Grady Amos’s brothers are married, and he’s feeling left behind. Aja Kermani wants to break away from the man chosen by her parents and marry for love. This leads them both to Tying the Knot, a reality TV show where contestants meet their soulmate. Grady and Aja end up married—yet they have absolutely nothing in common! But there is something—beyond a powerful attraction—that draws them to each other, despite their completely different lives and backgrounds. Is a postshow annulment in their future? Or are two opposites truly meant for each other?

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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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