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Brenda Novak


USA flag (b.1964)

Brenda Novak and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are the proud parents of five children--three girls and two boys. She juggles her writing career with her children's softball and soccer games, field trips, carpool runs and homework sessions. Brenda sold her first book, and the rest is history. Many of her novels have won or placed in contests such as the National Reader's Choice, the Bookseller's Best, the Write Touch, the Award of Excellence and the Beacon Award for Published Authors.
 

Genres: Romance, Romantic Suspense, General Fiction, Historical Romance, Mystery
 
New and upcoming books
April 2024

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Tourist Season
 
September 2024

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The Banned Books Club
 
Series
Dundee, Idaho
   1. That One Night (2002)

     aka A Baby of Her Own

   2. Falling For You (2003)

     aka A Husband of Her Own

   3. First Love, Second Chance (2004)

     aka A Family of Her Own

   4. Say You Love Me (2004)

     aka A Home of Her Own

   5. Meant for You (2005)

     aka Stranger in Town

   6. Finding You (2005)

     aka Big Girls Don't Cry

   7. The Other Woman (2006)
   8. Coulda Been A Cowboy (2007)
   8.5. A Dundee Christmas (2017)
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Stillwater Trilogy
   1. Dead Silence (2006)
   2. Dead Giveaway (2007)
   3. Dead Right (2007)
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Last Stand
   1. Trust Me (2008)
   2. Stop Me (2008)
   3. Watch Me (2008)
   4. The Perfect Couple (2009)
   5. The Perfect Liar (2009)
   6. The Perfect Murder (2009)
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Hired Gun
   1. White Heat (2010)
   2. Body Heat (2010)
   3. Killer Heat (2010)
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Bulletproof
   1. Inside (2011)
   2. In Seconds (2011)
   3. In Close (2011)
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Whiskey Creek
   0.5. When We Touch (2012)
   1. When Lightning Strikes (2012)
   2. When Snow Falls (2012)
   3. When Summer Comes (2013)
   4. Home to Whiskey Creek (2013)
   5. Take Me Home for Christmas (2013)
   6. Come Home to Me (2014)
   7. The Heart of Christmas (2014)
   8. This Heart of Mine (2015)
   9. A Winter Wedding (2015)
   10. Discovering You (2016)
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Evelyn Talbot
   0.5. Hanover House (2015)
   1. Her Darkest Nightmare (2016)
   2. Hello Again (2017)
   3. Face Off (2018)
   4. Blind Spot (2019)
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Silver Springs
   1. Finding Our Forever (2017)
   2. No One but You (2017)
   3. Until You Loved Me (2017)
   4. Right Where We Belong (2017)
   5. Unforgettable You (2019)
   6. Christmas in Silver Springs (2019)
   7. A California Christmas (2020)
   7.5. Home for the Holidays (2021)
   8. When I Found You (2021)
   9. Keep Me Warm at Christmas (2021)
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Novels
   Of Noble Birth (1999)
   A Family by Christmas (2001)
     aka We Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
   Shooting the Moon (2002)
   Taking the Heat (2003)
   To Win Her Heart (2004)
   Cold Feet (2004)
   Every Waking Moment (2005)
   Honor Bound (2011)
     aka The Bastard
   Through the Smoke (2013)
   A Matter of Grave Concern (2014)
   On a Snowy Christmas (2018)
   Before We Were Strangers (2018)
   Just Like the Ones We Used to Know (2019)
   One Perfect Summer (2020)
   The Bookstore on the Beach (2021)
   Summer on the Island (2022)
   The Seaside Library (2023)
   Tourist Season (2024)
   The Banned Books Club (2024)
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Non fiction
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Omnibus editions
   Snow Angels (2004) (with B J Daniels)
   Mother, Please! (2004) (with Alison Kent and Jill Shalvis)
   Baby Jane / We Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus / Wide Open Spaces (2004) (with Judith Arnold and Roz Denny Fox)
   Family of Her Own / Brother Quest (2004) (with Lori Handeland)
   A Hot Pursuit (2005) (with Marie Ferrarella)
   Taking a Risk / Party of Three (2006) (with Joan Kilby)
   Other Woman / Learning Curve (2006)
   Once Upon a Christmas (2006) (with Anna Adams and Melinda Curtis)
   The Night Before Christmas (2009) (with Day Leclaire and Molly O'Keefe)
   That Christmas Feeling (2010) (with Karina Bliss and Kathleen O'Brien)
   Stories of the Heart (2012) (with Debbie Macomber and Meryl Sawyer)
   Be Mine at Christmas (2013)
   Together for Christmas (2014) (with others)
   Home to You (2017) (with Robyn Carr)
   Miss Prim and The Maverick Millionaire / Finding Our Forever (2017) (with Nina Singh)
   Harlequin Special Edition April 2017 Box Set 1 of 2 (2017) (with Marie Ferrarella and Katie Meyer)
   I'll Be Home for Christmas (2017) (with Debbie Macomber and Sherryl Woods)
   No Place Like Home (2018) (with others)
   Suspense on the Edge of Romance Collection (2018) (with others)
   A New-Found Family (2019) (with Rochelle Alers)
     aka Finding Our Forever / Claiming The Captain's Baby
   First Love, Second Chances / Temperatures Rising (2020) (with Brenda Jackson)
   Seaside Springtime (2021) (with Debbie Macomber)
   The Complete Historical Romance Collection (2023)
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Series contributed to
Nine Months Later
   Back to You (2000)
     aka Expectations
   Snow Baby (2000)
   Baby Business (2000)
   That One Night (2002)
     aka A Baby of Her Own
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Birth Place
   2. Sanctuary (2003)
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More Than Words
   1. More Than Words (2004) (with others)
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Brenda Novak recommends
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The Best Summer of Our Lives (2023)
Rachel Hauck
"Rachel Hauck sets the gold standard in inspirational fiction. The Best Summer of Our Lives is a nostalgic novel of friendship, romance, and the choices that define a life."
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The Time of Your Life (2023)
(Millionaires Club, book 2)
Sandra Kitt
"Heartwarming, life-affirming, page-turning romance at its best!."
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The Good Luck Cafe (2023)
(Somerset Lake, book 5)
Annie Rains
"Annie Rains puts her heart in every word."

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