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Get a Christmas Party Ticket Only (that will enter you into some of the bigger raffles) or the Christmas Package including the ticket and the third limited edition Debbie Macomber & Brenda Novak Collectible Christmas Ornament*.
The third annual Virtual Christmas Party with Debbie Macomber and Brenda Novak will be held on Thursday, December 15th at 5: 00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET. on Facebook in the Holidays with Brenda Novak & Debbie Macomber group.
* Please note that if you’re getting December’s Brenda Novak Book Box, which also comes with the new ornament (made by the company that creates the fabulous White House collectible ornaments), you can trade this one out for the first or second edition ornament—whichever you need—so you have the complete collection.
In this box you’ll get an autographed hardcover of RECKONING by Catherine Coulter (or you can switch the book to an autographed hardcover of SUMMER ON THE ISLAND or KEEP ME WARM AT CHRISTMAS by Brenda Novak), this beautiful sterling silver “booklover” necklace and a surprise item!
In this box you’ll get a vegan leather wallet that says “My Book Fund” on it and a hardcover of our August book group read, IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS by Therese Anne Fowler (or you can switch the book to a hardcover of SUMMER ON THE ISLAND or a hardcover of KEEP ME WARM AT CHRISTMAS). We’ll discuss it with her at August’s Book Group Meeting on August 25th. We’re also including a surprise item and a box (six cookies) of the super popular Janie’s Pecan Pie Crust Cookies. We’ve been wanting to feature these for a while, but they keep selling out! They’ve been voted one of the 20 best cookies spots in NYC, so we can’t wait for you to try them!
SUMMER ON THE ISLAND hits bookstore shelves TODAY! I don’t know if I’ve ever been this excited about a release. Finally being able to go out on tour has made it a real celebration. Do you have your copy? If not, I hope you’ll grab one and escape to my fictional island.
I have a great year of reading planned and would like to invite you to take the 2022 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 future releases!
Download Brenda’s first Reading with Brenda Novak magazine for free. This issue contains the holiday novella Pieces of Perfect.
I’m so excited to reveal the cover for my next trade release, SUMMER ON THE ISLAND. I love, love the way this story turned out, so I was really hoping for a nice cover, and I think my publisher did an excellent job! What do you think? Can’t you just feel the emotion on the woman’s face as she looks out to sea? This book won’t be released until April 5, 2022, but it’s already up for preorder—just in case you want to make sure it delivers to your house or your device on release day. 😉
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.”