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“This emotional novel showcases Novak’s exceptional talent at creating genuine characters and real-life situations we sometimes try to dodge. The power of family is strong, and the element of mystery is stable throughout this romance. Fairham Island is painted as a picturesque seaside town, but the debut to this series could have readers believing there are a lot of buried secrets and stories to be told surrounding the residents’ wishes for peace and quiet. Completely engrossing with a twist at the end you wouldn’t dare dream of!” — Jamie A. Geraldi, RT Book Reviews
“With great sensitivity and an exquisite flair for characterization, Novak explores the ideas of redemption, forgiveness, and the healing power of love. This Heart of Mine is a potently emotional, powerfully life-affirming contemporary romance that can be read and enjoyed on its own, but it also serves as an excellent addition to Novak’s popular Whiskey Creek series.” —Booklist, STARRED review
“A courageous, humble heroine intent on getting on with her life, a hero torn between his feelings and others’ expectations, and a surprisingly mature teen make this another engrossing addition to Novak’s addictive series.” — Library Journal, STARRED review
“Novak’s Whiskey Creek novels are a favorite among romance readers because of their small-town charm and sweet storylines. This delightful novel in particular tugs on the heartstrings hard with its focus on family and second chances. Many will find a true connection with the characters from the get-go and invite these newfound friends into their homes, hoping they’ll never depart. Novak never disappoints.” — 4.5 stars, RT Book Reviews
I’m excited to announce that COME HOME TO ME has been nominated for the RT Book Reviewers Choice Award in the contemporary romance category. Winners will be announced in Dallas at the 2015 RT Convention.
The reviews are rolling in for THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS, the next book in the Whiskey Creek series!
“Novak is always a go-to author for sassy romance set in small towns loaded with charm. Her latest in the Whiskey Creek series is naughty and nice, and readers will fall in love with the magic of the season portrayed throughout.” — 4.5 stars, RT Book Reviews
Starred review from Library Journal!
“Novak is always a go-to author for sassy romance set in small towns loaded with charm. Her latest in the Whiskey Creek series is naughty and nice, and readers will fall in love with the magic of the season portrayed throughout. Eve and Rex are a hoot when they’re together, and the supporting characters are fun to follow too; you never know what they’ll do next!” —4.5 stars, RT Book Review Magazine
This morning I received word that HOME TO WHISKEY CREEK (which is a RITA nominee this year) has finaled in the Booksellers Best Awards! Winners will be announced this summer in San Antonio.
HOME TO WHISKEY CREEK, book #4 in the Whiskey Creek series, has been nominated for the RITA for Best Contemporary Romance! Nominations in the romance world don’t get bigger than this and I am truly thrilled and honored to be included with such amazing authors. Winners will be announced this summer in San Antonio, but for now, let the celebration commence!