Whiskey Creek Vol 1

Whiskey Creek Series, Books 1-3

Whiskey Creek Vol 1

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Come to Whiskey Creek, the heart of Gold Country!
Join the many readers who’ve fallen in love with Whiskey Creek, the Northern California town created by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak.

Book 1: WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES

Gail DeMarco left Whiskey Creek to make a name for herself in Los Angeles. Her PR firm has a roster of A-list clients, including the sexy and unpredictable Simon O’Neal. But Simon, who’s just been through a turbulent divorce, won’t cooperate, so she drops him—and he retaliates by taking the rest of her clients with him. Desperate to save her company, Gail makes a deal with Simon. What he wants is custody of his son, but that’s going to require a whole new image. He needs to marry some squeaky-clean girl like Gail, who’ll drag him off to some small, obscure place like Whiskey Creek…

Book 2: WHEN SNOW FALLS

After growing up in cheap motels, moving from town to town with her sister and mother, Cheyenne Christensen is grateful to be on her own. She’s grateful, too, for the friends she found once her family settled in California. But she’s troubled by the mystery of her earliest memories, most of which feature a smiling blonde woman. A woman who isn’t her mother. She’s determined to find answers—but things get even more complicated when she lands right in the arms of Dylan Amos, oldest and baddest of the hell-raising Amos brothers. He’s exactly the kind of guy she’s sworn to avoid. But…maybe there’s more to Dylan than she thought. Maybe letting him go would be a bigger mistake.

Book 3: WHEN SUMMER COMES

One day, Callie Vanetta receives devastating news. She needs a liver transplant. But her doctors warn that, in her case, the chances of finding a compatible donor aren’t good. Determined to spend whatever time she has left on her own terms, she keeps the diagnosis to herself and moves out to her late grandparents’ farm. One night, a stranger comes knocking at her door. He’s an attractive and mysterious drifter by the name of Levi McCloud, and he offers to trade work for shelter. Callie figures she doesn’t have anything to lose. He needs a temporary place to stay; she needs an extra pair of hands. Then she realizes she does have something to lose—her heart.

And…you’re invited to a wedding in Whiskey Creek in this special bonus novella, WHEN WE TOUCH!

Whiskey Creek—a town you’ll love! Find out why…

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Whiskey Creek Vol 1

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Come to Whiskey Creek, the heart of Gold Country!
Join the many readers who’ve fallen in love with Whiskey Creek, the Northern California town created by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak.

Book 1: WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES

Gail DeMarco left Whiskey Creek to make a name for herself in Los Angeles. Her PR firm has a roster of A-list clients, including the sexy and unpredictable Simon O’Neal. But Simon, who’s just been through a turbulent divorce, won’t cooperate, so she drops him—and he retaliates by taking the rest of her clients with him. Desperate to save her company, Gail makes a deal with Simon. What he wants is custody of his son, but that’s going to require a whole new image. He needs to marry some squeaky-clean girl like Gail, who’ll drag him off to some small, obscure place like Whiskey Creek…

Book 2: WHEN SNOW FALLS

After growing up in cheap motels, moving from town to town with her sister and mother, Cheyenne Christensen is grateful to be on her own. She’s grateful, too, for the friends she found once her family settled in California. But she’s troubled by the mystery of her earliest memories, most of which feature a smiling blonde woman. A woman who isn’t her mother. She’s determined to find answers—but things get even more complicated when she lands right in the arms of Dylan Amos, oldest and baddest of the hell-raising Amos brothers. He’s exactly the kind of guy she’s sworn to avoid. But…maybe there’s more to Dylan than she thought. Maybe letting him go would be a bigger mistake.

Book 3: WHEN SUMMER COMES

One day, Callie Vanetta receives devastating news. She needs a liver transplant. But her doctors warn that, in her case, the chances of finding a compatible donor aren’t good. Determined to spend whatever time she has left on her own terms, she keeps the diagnosis to herself and moves out to her late grandparents’ farm. One night, a stranger comes knocking at her door. He’s an attractive and mysterious drifter by the name of Levi McCloud, and he offers to trade work for shelter. Callie figures she doesn’t have anything to lose. He needs a temporary place to stay; she needs an extra pair of hands. Then she realizes she does have something to lose—her heart.

And…you’re invited to a wedding in Whiskey Creek in this special bonus novella, WHEN WE TOUCH!

Whiskey Creek—a town you’ll love! Find out why…

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Praise

"Novak’s novella is a quick read and utterly romantic... With short novels it’s sometimes difficult to create a dynamic bond between the main characters yet Novak has done this. A recommended read for the romantics out there."

Lini536, Book Reviews

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2018-09-15T21:43:51-07:00

Lini536, Book Reviews

"Novak’s novella is a quick read and utterly romantic... With short novels it’s sometimes difficult to create a dynamic bond between the main characters yet Novak has done this. A recommended read for the romantics out there."
"The past impacts the present with devastating but ultimately salutary results in this engrossing, character-rich story that takes a hard look at responsibility, loyalty, and the results of telling (or concealing) the truth."

Library Journal

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2018-09-15T22:31:20-07:00

Library Journal

"The past impacts the present with devastating but ultimately salutary results in this engrossing, character-rich story that takes a hard look at responsibility, loyalty, and the results of telling (or concealing) the truth."
"Series fans will rejoice to see Eve find her happily ever after in this engrossing holiday hit that has more than its fair share of suspense."

Library Journal, Starred Review

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2018-09-16T11:28:05-07:00

Library Journal, Starred Review

"Series fans will rejoice to see Eve find her happily ever after in this engrossing holiday hit that has more than its fair share of suspense."
"I enjoyed a lot this prequel novella to her new Whiskey Creek series, and I’m definitely looking forward to the first book in this series, When Lightning Strikes."

Aleksandra’s Corner

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2018-09-15T21:48:04-07:00

Aleksandra’s Corner

"I enjoyed a lot this prequel novella to her new Whiskey Creek series, and I’m definitely looking forward to the first book in this series, When Lightning Strikes."
"What a heartfelt and emotional read. My eyes were all misty by the end. This is a great start to a new series that I can’t wait to get my hands on all the future books."

Cindy, Goodreads

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2018-09-15T21:40:27-07:00

Cindy, Goodreads

"What a heartfelt and emotional read. My eyes were all misty by the end. This is a great start to a new series that I can’t wait to get my hands on all the future books."
"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!"

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars and a TOP PICK!

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2018-09-16T11:29:35-07:00

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars and a TOP PICK!

"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!"
"Author Brenda Novak creates a the mental look and feel of a small town with secrets to hide. Her characters are full of deep emotion and I could feel their inner conflict. With a disturbing plot, Ms. Novak has brought focus on the victims of violent crimes who are ill-equipped to come forward and brave the scrutiny of prying eyes and small minds. This is not an isolated story, but is so well-written, that this will stay with you long after the last page. Is it disturbing? But what if just one real-life victim came forward because they recognized Adelaide’s pain?"

Tome Tender Book Blog

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2018-09-15T22:23:13-07:00

Tome Tender Book Blog

"Author Brenda Novak creates a the mental look and feel of a small town with secrets to hide. Her characters are full of deep emotion and I could feel their inner conflict. With a disturbing plot, Ms. Novak has brought focus on the victims of violent crimes who are ill-equipped to come forward and brave the scrutiny of prying eyes and small minds. This is not an isolated story, but is so well-written, that this will stay with you long after the last page. Is it disturbing? But what if just one real-life victim came forward because they recognized Adelaide’s pain?"
"Although filled with plenty of fall and winter holiday atmosphere, this story has a lot more going for it. Affecting, painful, sometimes funny, but ultimately satisfying, this engrossing tale of love and forgiveness takes on real problems and gives its characters the strength and compassion to come through with flying colors. Real people–with all their virtues and vices–live in Whiskey Creek, and Ted and Sophia will be two more you’ll be glad to have met."



Library Journal Reviews, Starred Review

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2018-09-15T22:34:41-07:00

Library Journal Reviews, Starred Review

"Although filled with plenty of fall and winter holiday atmosphere, this story has a lot more going for it. Affecting, painful, sometimes funny, but ultimately satisfying, this engrossing tale of love and forgiveness takes on real problems and gives its characters the strength and compassion to come through with flying colors. Real people–with all their virtues and vices–live in Whiskey Creek, and Ted and Sophia will be two more you’ll be glad to have met."
"Be ready for some drama with lots of emotion in this well written novel... if you are looking for a holiday read, this festive Christmas setting will be the read for you. I highly recommend this story."

Night Owl Reviews, 5 Stars, Top Pick!

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2018-09-16T11:31:01-07:00

Night Owl Reviews, 5 Stars, Top Pick!

"Be ready for some drama with lots of emotion in this well written novel... if you are looking for a holiday read, this festive Christmas setting will be the read for you. I highly recommend this story."
"A beautiful book with well-written characters and strong emotions. The romances in the Whiskey Creek books are very enjoyable, but the strength of the books is really the friendships. Each of these characters is able to deal with the struggles they face because of the support system set up by their lifelong friends. I am enjoying this series and can’t wait to read the next one."

The Romance Reviews

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2018-09-15T22:10:06-07:00

The Romance Reviews

"A beautiful book with well-written characters and strong emotions. The romances in the Whiskey Creek books are very enjoyable, but the strength of the books is really the friendships. Each of these characters is able to deal with the struggles they face because of the support system set up by their lifelong friends. I am enjoying this series and can’t wait to read the next one."
"I'm a sucker for a good tale about redemption and second chances. This one had such beautiful details that it captured my full attention — and had me sniffling and smiling while waiting to board my plane."

Lorraine Sullivan, First For Women Magazine

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2018-09-16T11:47:01-07:00

Lorraine Sullivan, First For Women Magazine

"I'm a sucker for a good tale about redemption and second chances. This one had such beautiful details that it captured my full attention — and had me sniffling and smiling while waiting to board my plane."
"The only problem with a Brenda Novak book is that it will end. But then you sit back and smile just waiting for the next wondrous story by this very prolific author. A Winter Wedding is the ninth book in the Whiskey Creek series that gets better with age..."

Fresh Fiction

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2018-09-16T12:01:56-07:00

Fresh Fiction

"The only problem with a Brenda Novak book is that it will end. But then you sit back and smile just waiting for the next wondrous story by this very prolific author. A Winter Wedding is the ninth book in the Whiskey Creek series that gets better with age..."
"I think I see a pattern here where each new book I read from Novak becomes my new favorite. Once again prepare to fall in love with this newest visit to Whiskey Creek."

Fresh Fiction

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-15T22:08:01-07:00

Fresh Fiction

"I think I see a pattern here where each new book I read from Novak becomes my new favorite. Once again prepare to fall in love with this newest visit to Whiskey Creek."
"It's emotional and passionate...and, as usual, Novak does a fantastic job creating a perfect hero to haunt our hearts."


Jaime A. Geraldi, Romantic Times Magazine

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2018-09-16T11:59:32-07:00

Jaime A. Geraldi, Romantic Times Magazine

"It's emotional and passionate...and, as usual, Novak does a fantastic job creating a perfect hero to haunt our hearts."
"…a romance that tugs at the heartstrings. Novak knows exactly how to make the magical holiday season even more extraordinary."


Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars and a TOP PICK!

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2018-09-16T12:04:28-07:00

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars and a TOP PICK!

"…a romance that tugs at the heartstrings. Novak knows exactly how to make the magical holiday season even more extraordinary."
"Take Me Home for Christmas is yet another nicely done story in the Whiskey Creek series. Seeing Sophia trying her best to be strong, and to move forward with her life both for her own sake and for Lexi’s, and even Ted’s, is a real pleasure to read about.... If you’ve never tried this series before, you definitely should...!"

Unconventional Book Reviews

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2018-09-15T22:37:18-07:00

Unconventional Book Reviews

"Take Me Home for Christmas is yet another nicely done story in the Whiskey Creek series. Seeing Sophia trying her best to be strong, and to move forward with her life both for her own sake and for Lexi’s, and even Ted’s, is a real pleasure to read about.... If you’ve never tried this series before, you definitely should...!"
"Many teenagers have either been the victims or the perpetrators of horrible crimes while in high school. How many go unreported? How does the horrible incident affect them in adulthood? Brenda has focused on one such incident while giving the readers an insight into the emotional and psychological trauma that goes hand-in-hand. I loved this book! If you have not read any of Brenda Novak’s books yet, start with this one! You won’t be disappointed!"

A Season For All Things Blog

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2018-09-15T22:24:23-07:00

A Season For All Things Blog

"Many teenagers have either been the victims or the perpetrators of horrible crimes while in high school. How many go unreported? How does the horrible incident affect them in adulthood? Brenda has focused on one such incident while giving the readers an insight into the emotional and psychological trauma that goes hand-in-hand. I loved this book! If you have not read any of Brenda Novak’s books yet, start with this one! You won’t be disappointed!"
"An emotion-packed novella, When We Touch, is a beautifully written contemporary romance that will make you feel as if you are right there in the middle of the story. ...Ms. Novak is one of my favorite authors, and she definitely does not disappoint with this one."

Dottie, Romance Junkies, 4.5 Blue Ribbons

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2018-09-15T21:43:12-07:00

Dottie, Romance Junkies, 4.5 Blue Ribbons

"An emotion-packed novella, When We Touch, is a beautifully written contemporary romance that will make you feel as if you are right there in the middle of the story. ...Ms. Novak is one of my favorite authors, and she definitely does not disappoint with this one."
"If you haven’t started reading the Whiskey Creek series, get going! Novak’s latest installment spotlights a love that refuses to quit and teaches us that fate always has the upper hand in love. Readers will swoon over bad boy Aaron and be consumed by his rugged character. The author’s gift for writing about passion never ceases to amaze, and fans of romance will be hooked with just one visit to Whiskey Creek."

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars and a TOP PICK!

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2018-09-15T22:50:23-07:00

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars and a TOP PICK!

"If you haven’t started reading the Whiskey Creek series, get going! Novak’s latest installment spotlights a love that refuses to quit and teaches us that fate always has the upper hand in love. Readers will swoon over bad boy Aaron and be consumed by his rugged character. The author’s gift for writing about passion never ceases to amaze, and fans of romance will be hooked with just one visit to Whiskey Creek."
"Once again Novak’s Whiskey Creek springs to life in all its realistic, gritty Gold Country glory as two determined, likable people come to terms with their pasts and give love a chance. This poignant, heartfelt romance puts a refreshing spin on the classic reunion/secret baby theme."

Library Journal Reviews

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2018-09-15T22:51:56-07:00

Library Journal Reviews

"Once again Novak’s Whiskey Creek springs to life in all its realistic, gritty Gold Country glory as two determined, likable people come to terms with their pasts and give love a chance. This poignant, heartfelt romance puts a refreshing spin on the classic reunion/secret baby theme."
"I think that this is a good intro story to the Whisky Creek series... This is a very quick read, you get to know a lot of the characters of the new Whiskey Creek series. If you like Brenda Novak’s work then you will like this story too."

Tracy, tracysnook.com

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2018-09-15T21:46:55-07:00

Tracy, tracysnook.com

"I think that this is a good intro story to the Whisky Creek series... This is a very quick read, you get to know a lot of the characters of the new Whiskey Creek series. If you like Brenda Novak’s work then you will like this story too."
"Ms. Novak did a great job with the multitude of fierce emotions. I love the people in this town and will continue to read the Whiskey Creek series as long as the books continue to be published!"


The Romance Reviews

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2018-09-15T22:38:22-07:00

The Romance Reviews

"Ms. Novak did a great job with the multitude of fierce emotions. I love the people in this town and will continue to read the Whiskey Creek series as long as the books continue to be published!"
"This is a good story with very definitive characters. The writing and plotting is interesting... a very readable book."

Feathered Quill Book Reviews

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2018-09-15T22:01:03-07:00

Feathered Quill Book Reviews

"This is a good story with very definitive characters. The writing and plotting is interesting... a very readable book."
"Once again Brenda Novak treats her readers to an astonishingly honest reflection on learning to trust your heart... If I had to summarize my feelings about This Heart of Mine in one word — that word would be fabulous."

Fresh Fiction

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2018-09-16T11:50:34-07:00

Fresh Fiction

"Once again Brenda Novak treats her readers to an astonishingly honest reflection on learning to trust your heart... If I had to summarize my feelings about This Heart of Mine in one word — that word would be fabulous."
"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

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2018-09-16T11:51:47-07:00

Library Journal, 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."
"As usual, any book in the Whiskey Creek series is like catching up with good friends.... Come Home to Me is a tender and sweet story.... The writing is beautiful, as the story slowly unfolds. Both the setting and the way the characters all interact is like coming home, and I appreciate being able to follow this story and hope there will be more."

Unconventional Book Reviews, 5 Stars

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2018-09-15T22:48:39-07:00

Unconventional Book Reviews, 5 Stars

"As usual, any book in the Whiskey Creek series is like catching up with good friends.... Come Home to Me is a tender and sweet story.... The writing is beautiful, as the story slowly unfolds. Both the setting and the way the characters all interact is like coming home, and I appreciate being able to follow this story and hope there will be more."
"Sensitive, passionate, and heartbreakingly poignant!"

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars and a TOP PICK!

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2018-09-15T22:09:18-07:00

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars and a TOP PICK!

"Sensitive, passionate, and heartbreakingly poignant!"
"Gail DeMarco is handling the biggest PR campaign of her career: rehabilitate the reputation of one Simon O’Neal, the biggest movie star in the U.S. Simon has been on a downward spiral since his divorce, getting into fights, womanizing, and drinking heavily. [...] Their heartwarming romance develops slowly and sweetly. The sex is fantastic, but the best part is how Simon and Gail tease and laugh as they grow closer."

Publishers Weekly

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2018-09-15T21:52:37-07:00

Publishers Weekly

"Gail DeMarco is handling the biggest PR campaign of her career: rehabilitate the reputation of one Simon O’Neal, the biggest movie star in the U.S. Simon has been on a downward spiral since his divorce, getting into fights, womanizing, and drinking heavily. [...] Their heartwarming romance develops slowly and sweetly. The sex is fantastic, but the best part is how Simon and Gail tease and laugh as they grow closer."
"Rule number one — never underestimate the story telling prowess of Brenda Novak. Rule number two — anything by Novak is going to surprise you. Rule number three — Novak’s books should be on your must read list and if you need convincing just refer to rules number one and two. The Heart of Christmas is simply put — spell binding... not a cookie cutter entry into the seasonal holiday book list. It’s a welcome addition to a wonderful series which will inevitably leaving you wanting more and more."

Fresh Fiction

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2018-09-16T11:24:55-07:00

Fresh Fiction

"Rule number one — never underestimate the story telling prowess of Brenda Novak. Rule number two — anything by Novak is going to surprise you. Rule number three — Novak’s books should be on your must read list and if you need convincing just refer to rules number one and two. The Heart of Christmas is simply put — spell binding... not a cookie cutter entry into the seasonal holiday book list. It’s a welcome addition to a wonderful series which will inevitably leaving you wanting more and more."
"I enjoyed Come Home to Me. It had my emotions all over the place and I was a wreck until everything worked out for Aaron and Presley, but I knew Ms. Novak wouldn’t let me down! Whiskey Creek never does."

Harlequin Junkie

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2018-09-15T22:46:36-07:00

Harlequin Junkie

"I enjoyed Come Home to Me. It had my emotions all over the place and I was a wreck until everything worked out for Aaron and Presley, but I knew Ms. Novak wouldn’t let me down! Whiskey Creek never does."
"Once again, Whiskey Creek’s authentic rustic flavor and endearing characters draw readers in to a story that keeps emotions running high and the pages turning. A secondary love relationship adds a dash of angsty fun and hints at another story down the road...another heartfelt addition to Novak’s gold-dusted series."

Library Journal

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2018-09-16T11:58:18-07:00

Library Journal

"Once again, Whiskey Creek’s authentic rustic flavor and endearing characters draw readers in to a story that keeps emotions running high and the pages turning. A secondary love relationship adds a dash of angsty fun and hints at another story down the road...another heartfelt addition to Novak’s gold-dusted series."
"This was a sweet romance novella. I enjoyed it. . . There was just a spot of steamy with a heavy helping of romance. The guys are hot, the girls are sweet and Whiskey Creek is a great place to be. I highly recommend this novella to anyone that is a fan of the romance genre. I give this read four glittery stars!"


Andrea Heltsley

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2018-09-15T21:44:32-07:00

Andrea Heltsley

"This was a sweet romance novella. I enjoyed it. . . There was just a spot of steamy with a heavy helping of romance. The guys are hot, the girls are sweet and Whiskey Creek is a great place to be. I highly recommend this novella to anyone that is a fan of the romance genre. I give this read four glittery stars!"
"Brilliant writing... I have read all of the books so far in the Whiskey Creek series... I recommend this series to all who enjoy Brenda Novak books and to those who have never read them."

Romance Junkies, 5 Blue Ribbons

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2018-09-15T22:30:17-07:00

Romance Junkies, 5 Blue Ribbons

"Brilliant writing... I have read all of the books so far in the Whiskey Creek series... I recommend this series to all who enjoy Brenda Novak books and to those who have never read them."
"Brenda Novak really has a way of sucking you into a story. I loved returning to Whiskey Creek again and getting better acquainted with Presley and Aaron. ...I’m eager for the next installment to see what happens with Cheyenne and Dylan. The Amos brothers are about to undergo another dramatic change as well, which I’m also anxious to see play out."

Bookworm Brandee, 4.5 Bookworms

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2018-09-15T22:47:37-07:00

Bookworm Brandee, 4.5 Bookworms

"Brenda Novak really has a way of sucking you into a story. I loved returning to Whiskey Creek again and getting better acquainted with Presley and Aaron. ...I’m eager for the next installment to see what happens with Cheyenne and Dylan. The Amos brothers are about to undergo another dramatic change as well, which I’m also anxious to see play out."
"I found this book to be another Novak winner and am delighted to have been able to read and review it. It is a book that really demands to be read and enjoyed and the story is one that will challenge any reader to move beyond our safe lives as we consider many in our society who long for the security of love and family."



Book Binge

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2018-09-15T22:07:22-07:00

Book Binge

"I found this book to be another Novak winner and am delighted to have been able to read and review it. It is a book that really demands to be read and enjoyed and the story is one that will challenge any reader to move beyond our safe lives as we consider many in our society who long for the security of love and family."
"...a great story, full of suspense, good friends, sexy encounters and a story ending that you wanted but had to take quite a ride to get to. I love Ms. Novak's romantic love stories, and this is a really good one, with Christmas and what the holiday truly means taking a prominent role. A recommended Christmas romance, for sure."

USA Today

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2018-09-16T11:24:08-07:00

USA Today

"...a great story, full of suspense, good friends, sexy encounters and a story ending that you wanted but had to take quite a ride to get to. I love Ms. Novak's romantic love stories, and this is a really good one, with Christmas and what the holiday truly means taking a prominent role. A recommended Christmas romance, for sure."
"This is one emotional ride. If you are looking for a well-written and amazing novel you have come to the right place."





Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick

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2018-09-15T22:33:38-07:00

Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick

"This is one emotional ride. If you are looking for a well-written and amazing novel you have come to the right place."
"...for those who enjoy sexual tension and strong relationships between characters, look no further then this book and this author!"

Dad of Divas Reviews

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2018-09-15T21:56:45-07:00

Dad of Divas Reviews

"...for those who enjoy sexual tension and strong relationships between characters, look no further then this book and this author!"
"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

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2018-09-16T11:54:22-07:00

Booklist, Starred Review

"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."
"...a fast-paced, heart-wrenching story that keeps you turning pages..."

We Write Romance Reviews

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-15T22:22:09-07:00

We Write Romance Reviews

"...a fast-paced, heart-wrenching story that keeps you turning pages..."
"I believe I found another Contemporary Romance author who I can turn to! Excellent dialogue, check. Snarky banter, check. Small town vibe, check. Building romance, check. My favorite part of this book was the strength that the author gave to her characters. Gail was a fighter with heart. I can’t wait to read more in the series."

The Daily Dosage (Writer’s Digest Blog)

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-15T21:59:20-07:00

The Daily Dosage (Writer’s Digest Blog)

"I believe I found another Contemporary Romance author who I can turn to! Excellent dialogue, check. Snarky banter, check. Small town vibe, check. Building romance, check. My favorite part of this book was the strength that the author gave to her characters. Gail was a fighter with heart. I can’t wait to read more in the series."
"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."

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-16T11:45:51-07:00

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars

"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."
"Great storytelling knows no genre and Brenda Novak has fashioned an angst-riddled tale of struggle and redemption poised within a forgotten slice of small town Americana. Exceedingly well written and told by a master of her craft."

Jon Land, Providence Journal

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-16T12:03:11-07:00

Jon Land, Providence Journal

"Great storytelling knows no genre and Brenda Novak has fashioned an angst-riddled tale of struggle and redemption poised within a forgotten slice of small town Americana. Exceedingly well written and told by a master of her craft."
"Discovering You... delivers another potent emotional punch as the author deftly integrates topics such as coming to terms with one’s past and the importance of forgiveness into another beautifully crafted, exceptionally poignant love story."

Booklist

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-16T12:00:33-07:00

Booklist

"Discovering You... delivers another potent emotional punch as the author deftly integrates topics such as coming to terms with one’s past and the importance of forgiveness into another beautifully crafted, exceptionally poignant love story."
"This Heart of Mine cannot fail to move readers with its complex, highly emotional tale of a mother’s love and second chances. It’s set in the Whiskey Creek story world and includes many of the characters from earlier books... a treat for fans of the series and new readers alike. I’ve read them all and readily recommend this series and Brenda Novak as an author not to be missed."

Romance Reviews Today

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-16T11:48:59-07:00

Romance Reviews Today

"This Heart of Mine cannot fail to move readers with its complex, highly emotional tale of a mother’s love and second chances. It’s set in the Whiskey Creek story world and includes many of the characters from earlier books... a treat for fans of the series and new readers alike. I’ve read them all and readily recommend this series and Brenda Novak as an author not to be missed."
"Novak delivers a lively, sparkling series debut, proving that a timeworn plot and stock characters can be alchemized into romantic gold by a superior novelist. The love story blossoms naturally, which is rare nowadays, when so many writers contrive to dump their lovers into bed by page 30. Additionally, by populating Whiskey Creek with realistic characters — instead of ‘quirky’ caricatures — Novak ensures that readers will eagerly await their next visit."

Romantic Times Magazine

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-15T21:53:57-07:00

Romantic Times Magazine

"Novak delivers a lively, sparkling series debut, proving that a timeworn plot and stock characters can be alchemized into romantic gold by a superior novelist. The love story blossoms naturally, which is rare nowadays, when so many writers contrive to dump their lovers into bed by page 30. Additionally, by populating Whiskey Creek with realistic characters — instead of ‘quirky’ caricatures — Novak ensures that readers will eagerly await their next visit."
"Talk about easy to love... this book had me falling hard and fast. As soon as I finished reading I wanted to flip back to page one and experience the enchantment all over again. The complex characters, the layer upon layer of mesmerizing conflict and the charismatic setting that delivers as much suffering as salvation all contributed to a superb story, and one that ended much too soon. [...] It’s steamy, it’s poignant, it’s perfectly paced — it’s When Lightning Strikes and you don’t want to miss it!"

USA Today, Happily Ever After Blog<

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-15T21:55:45-07:00

USA Today, Happily Ever After Blog<

"Talk about easy to love... this book had me falling hard and fast. As soon as I finished reading I wanted to flip back to page one and experience the enchantment all over again. The complex characters, the layer upon layer of mesmerizing conflict and the charismatic setting that delivers as much suffering as salvation all contributed to a superb story, and one that ended much too soon. [...] It’s steamy, it’s poignant, it’s perfectly paced — it’s When Lightning Strikes and you don’t want to miss it!"
"Novak, long on my automatic buy list, creates an intense study into the human character by showing how people are neither all bad or all good.... This one will grab you and not let go, even after the last page."



Examiner

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-15T22:28:37-07:00

Examiner

"Novak, long on my automatic buy list, creates an intense study into the human character by showing how people are neither all bad or all good.... This one will grab you and not let go, even after the last page."
"I love this series."

YA Book Nerd

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-15T22:45:45-07:00

YA Book Nerd

"I love this series."
"When Summer Comes is a heartwarming and heartbreaking story about love, loss, and healing. If you’re a fan of small town romance, this one’s for you."


Nicole, Reviews by Molly

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-15T22:13:16-07:00

Nicole, Reviews by Molly

"When Summer Comes is a heartwarming and heartbreaking story about love, loss, and healing. If you’re a fan of small town romance, this one’s for you."
"Both Callie and Levi’s stories are heart wrenching on their own, but when these two people are brought together, the author shows that goodness and love can happen in the darkest moments. ...Their strength and sense of loyalty is commendable and something that isn’t always seen in contemporary romance novels. I love the way their relationship evolved slowly as they learned more about each other... it didn’t feel rushed or contrived. I will definitely keep Brenda Novak on my TBR list and will be visiting Whiskey Creek again. Soon."

Harlequin Junkie, 4.5 Stars

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-15T22:12:01-07:00

Harlequin Junkie, 4.5 Stars

"Both Callie and Levi’s stories are heart wrenching on their own, but when these two people are brought together, the author shows that goodness and love can happen in the darkest moments. ...Their strength and sense of loyalty is commendable and something that isn’t always seen in contemporary romance novels. I love the way their relationship evolved slowly as they learned more about each other... it didn’t feel rushed or contrived. I will definitely keep Brenda Novak on my TBR list and will be visiting Whiskey Creek again. Soon."
"As the fall air turns crisp, I love to curl up with a steamy romance....The story was full of mystery, humor, and oh-so sexy scenes. I couldn’t wait to see if love would win in the end."

First For Women Magazine

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-15T22:06:37-07:00

First For Women Magazine

"As the fall air turns crisp, I love to curl up with a steamy romance....The story was full of mystery, humor, and oh-so sexy scenes. I couldn’t wait to see if love would win in the end."
"A hero in need of redemption, a heroine up to the challenge, and an idyllic California gold country setting brilliantly launch Novak’s foray into the thriving ‘small-town community’ market."

Library Journal

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-15T22:00:19-07:00

Library Journal

"A hero in need of redemption, a heroine up to the challenge, and an idyllic California gold country setting brilliantly launch Novak’s foray into the thriving ‘small-town community’ market."
"If you like stories of friendship, love, and compassion, the whole Whiskey Creek series is for you!"

Unconditional Book Views

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-15T22:26:55-07:00

Unconditional Book Views

"If you like stories of friendship, love, and compassion, the whole Whiskey Creek series is for you!"
"I don’t know how she does it. I truly couldn’t imagine the Whiskey Creek series getting any better, but boy was I wrong. If you are enjoying this series prepare to be blown away. I think this is the best of the best.... Whiskey Creek is unquestionably one of my all-time favorite series.... Just a few pages in, I was absolutely hooked on this heartrending story vividly brought to life by the extraordinary talents of Novak."

Fresh Fiction

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-15T22:26:16-07:00

Fresh Fiction

"I don’t know how she does it. I truly couldn’t imagine the Whiskey Creek series getting any better, but boy was I wrong. If you are enjoying this series prepare to be blown away. I think this is the best of the best.... Whiskey Creek is unquestionably one of my all-time favorite series.... Just a few pages in, I was absolutely hooked on this heartrending story vividly brought to life by the extraordinary talents of Novak."
"Fun, sexy and, at times, tender, this not-to-be-missed dance from one of my favorite bestselling authors, Brenda Novak, kicks off a nine-book series set in the quaint, fictional town of Whiskey Creek, CA."

The Boomer Brief

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-15T21:57:27-07:00

The Boomer Brief

"Fun, sexy and, at times, tender, this not-to-be-missed dance from one of my favorite bestselling authors, Brenda Novak, kicks off a nine-book series set in the quaint, fictional town of Whiskey Creek, CA."
"The worst part of any Brenda Novak book is the last page. I always want more. Luckily there is usually another Novak book in the wings. The Whiskey Creek series is an absolute delight and this newest installment is...so satisfying I ran out of superlatives. Brenda Novak outdid herself in Take Me Home for Christmas."

Fresh Fiction

Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)
2018-09-15T22:35:30-07:00

Fresh Fiction

"The worst part of any Brenda Novak book is the last page. I always want more. Luckily there is usually another Novak book in the wings. The Whiskey Creek series is an absolute delight and this newest installment is...so satisfying I ran out of superlatives. Brenda Novak outdid herself in Take Me Home for Christmas."
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Whiskey Creek Series by Brenda Novak (Books)

Other Books in the Whiskey Creek Series

When We Touch Cover Art

Book 0.5

When Lightning Strikes

Book 1

When Snow Falls (Reissue)

Book 2

When Summer Comes Cover Art

Book 3

When Summer Comes (Reissue)

Book 3

Home to Whiskey Creek Cover Art

Book 4

Home to Whiskey Creek (Reissue)

Book 4

Take Me Home for Christmas Cover Art

Book 5

Come Home to Me Cover Art

Book 6

The Heart of Christmas Cover Art

Book 7

This Heart of Mine Cover Art

Book 8

A Winter Wedding Cover Art

Book 9

Discovering You Cover Art

Book 10

Home for the Holidays

Book 10.5

Whiskey Creek Volume Two Cover Art

Books 4-6

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