Brenda Novak Books

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Brenda Novak is a bestselling author that writes romance. Born in 1964 in Vernal, Utah, USA, she attended Brigham Young University. At the age of 20, she was studying business when she decided to abandon her scholarship to start a family.

Order of 9 Months Later Series

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1 Because of the Baby ( By: Debbie Macomber) 1996 Description / Buy
2 Another Man's Child ( By: Tara Taylor Quinn) 1997 Description / Buy
3 Father: Unknown ( By: Tara Taylor Quinn) 1998 Description / Buy
4 Expectations 2000 Description / Buy
5 Snow Baby 2000 Description / Buy
6 Baby Business 2000 Description / Buy
7 A Baby of Her Own 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Dundee, Idaho Series

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1 A Baby of Her Own 2002 Description / Buy
2 A Husband of Her Own 2003 Description / Buy
3 A Family of Her Own 2004 Description / Buy
4 A Home of Her Own 2004 Description / Buy
5 Stranger in Town 2005 Description / Buy
6 Big Girls Don't Cry 2005 Description / Buy
7 The Other Woman 2006 Description / Buy
8 Coulda Been a Cowboy 2007 Description / Buy
9 A Dundee Christmas (Short Story) 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Stillwater Trilogy Series

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1 Dead Silence 2006 Description / Buy
2 Dead Giveaway 2007 Description / Buy
3 Dead Right 2007 Description / Buy

Order of The Last Stand Series

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1 Trust Me 2008 Description / Buy
2 Stop Me 2008 Description / Buy
3 Watch Me 2008 Description / Buy
4 The Perfect Couple 2009 Description / Buy
5 The Perfect Liar 2009 Description / Buy
6 The Perfect Murder 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Dept 6 Hired Guns Series

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1 White Heat 2010 Description / Buy
2 Body Heat 2010 Description / Buy
3 Killer Heat 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Bulletproof Series

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1 Inside 2011 Description / Buy
2 In Seconds 2011 Description / Buy
3 In Close 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Whiskey Creek Series

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1 When We Touch (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
2 When Lightning Strikes 2012 Description / Buy
3 When Snow Falls 2012 Description / Buy
4 When Summer Comes 2013 Description / Buy
5 Home to Whiskey Creek 2013 Description / Buy
6 Take Me Home for Christmas 2013 Description / Buy
7 Come Home to Me 2014 Description / Buy
8 The Heart of Christmas 2014 Description / Buy
9 This Heart of Mine 2015 Description / Buy
10 A Winter Wedding 2015 Description / Buy
11 Discovering You 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Hanover Chronicles/Evelyn Talbot Chronicles Series

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1 Hanover House 2015 Description / Buy
2 Her Darkest Nightmare 2016 Description / Buy
3 Hello Again 2017 Description / Buy
4 Face Off 2018 Description / Buy
5 Blind Spot 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Fairham Island Series

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1 The Secrets She Kept 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Silver Springs Series

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1 Finding Our Forever 2017 Description / Buy
2 No One But You 2017 Description / Buy
3 Until You Loved Me 2017 Description / Buy
4 Right Where We Belong 2017 Description / Buy
5 Unforgettable You 2019 Description / Buy
6 Christmas in Silver Springs 2019 Description / Buy
7 A California Christmas 2020 Description / Buy
8 When I Found You 2021 Description / Buy
9 Home for the Holidays 2021 Description / Buy
10 Keep Me Warm at Christmas 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Brenda Novak Standalone Novels

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1 Of Noble Birth 1999 Description / Buy
2 We Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 2001 Description / Buy
3 Dear Maggie 2001 Description / Buy
4 Shooting The Moon 2002 Description / Buy
5 Sanctuary 2003 Description / Buy
6 Taking the Heat 2003 Description / Buy
7 To Win Her Heart 2004 Description / Buy
8 Cold Feet 2004 Description / Buy
9 Every Waking Moment 2005 Description / Buy
10 The Bastard 2011 Description / Buy
11 A Family by Christmas 2011 Description / Buy
12 Through the Smoke 2013 Description / Buy
13 A Matter of Grave Concern 2014 Description / Buy
14 The Secret Sister 2015 Description / Buy
15 Just Like the Ones We Used to Know (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
16 Blood In, Blood Out (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
17 On a Snowy Christmas 2018 Description / Buy
18 Before We Were Strangers 2018 Description / Buy
19 One Perfect Summer 2020 Description / Buy
20 The Bookstore on the Beach 2021 Description / Buy
21 Summer on the Island 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Brenda Novak Non-Fiction

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1 Love That! Brenda Novak's Every Occasion Cookbook (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy

Order of More Than Words Series

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1 More Than Words: Stories of Strength ( By: Karen Harper) 2009 Description / Buy
2 More Than Words: Stories of Hope ( By: Catherine Mann) 2010 Description / Buy
3 More Than Words, Volume 7 ( By: Carly Phillips) 2011 Description / Buy
4 Worth the Risk (Short Story) ( By: ) 2011 Description / Buy
5 More Than Words, Where Dreams Begin ( By: ) 2013 Description / Buy

Brenda Novak Anthologies

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1 Mother, Please! 2004 Description / Buy
2 More Than Words 2004 Description / Buy
3 A Hot Pursuit 2005 Description / Buy
4 Once Upon a Christmas 2006 Description / Buy
5 Taking a Risk / Party of Three 2006 Description / Buy
6 The Night Before Christmas 2009 Description / Buy
7 That Christmas Feeling 2010 Description / Buy
8 Stories of the Heart 2012 Description / Buy
9 Love is Murder 2012 Description / Buy
10 Together for Christmas 2014 Description / Buy
11 Bake, Love, Write: 105 Authors Share Dessert Recipes and Advice on Love and Writing 2014 Description / Buy
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For a time, she made her living from commercial real estate. Novak also worked as a loan officer. Because her children were still young, she had to leave them in the hands of a daycare provider.

When she realized, later on, that the daycare provider in question was using cough syrup and Tylenol to put her children to sleep, Novak was furious. Even more disturbing was the fact that the daycare provider was using this tactic so she could watch TV.

The author was wracked with guilt because she had left her children in the care of the wrong person when they were still so vulnerable. She decided that she would stay home and look after them. But she was still determined to contribute to her home’s financial situation.

At the time, the internet was still in its infancy. As such, Novak did not have much in the way of opportunities that would allow her to work from home. She was reading ‘A Knight in Shining Armor’ by Jude Deveraux when she started wondering whether she could write stories similar to the ones Jude had penned.

Novak did not have any formal training as a creative writer. It took her five years to hone her craft. She learned to tell stories by reading books. This is why she encourages aspiring authors to read.

‘Of Noble Birth’ was the first book she sold. But it wasn’t the last. Interestingly enough, the title for ‘Of Nobel Birth’ was the first thing that came to her. It jumped into her brain one random day.

As she considered the words, she realized that she wanted to tell a story that would explore the root of nobility. This compelled the author to give her book a historical setting because the caste system that was so rife centuries ago would allow her to create interesting emotional conflict.

Once that first novel was done, Novak realized that she couldn’t rely on random coincidences to inspire her. She started training her imagination, giving it additional depth so that it would respond to her call with captivating characters, plots, and settings whenever the need arose.

Novak’s imagination has never disappointed her. She believes that it has adapted to the demands of her career. It looks at everything she encounters, not just the major events she witnesses but the conversations she overhears and the articles she reads. It takes all the seemingly irrelevant aspects of the author’s daily life and distills them into surprisingly engaging ideas for novels. A wife and mother of five children, Novak doesn’t believe in writer’s block. To the author, any obstacles she encounters are a sign that she went wrong somewhere.

She can always overcome those obstacles by taking a step back and looking for the mistake that derailed her story.

Brenda Novak Awards

Novak’s collection of accolades includes The National Reader’s Choice Award and The Bookseller’s Best Award. She has received multiple Rita nominations.

Best Brenda Novak Books

The author, whose son has diabetes, raises money for diabetes research. Novak’s best novels include:

When Lightning Strikes: Gail DeMarco was doing well. Her PR firm had a strong roster of A-list clients. But Simon O’Neal was determined to ruin Gail’s career. A turbulent divorce had devasted the unpredictable star and he had responded by falling down a self-destructive hole.

When Gail dropped him, she did not expect Simon to leave with all her clients. Now, Gail and Simon have made a deal. Simon has no hope of winning custody of his son unless he marries a squeaky-clean girl that can redeem his image. For her part, Gail doesn’t mind playing the role of Simon’s wife. For all his faults, Simon is difficult to resist.

Her Darkest Nightmare: Evelyn was 16 when her boyfriend traumatized her. Now, she runs a maximum-security facility in a small town in Alaska. Sergeant Amarok respects the work that Evelyn does. However, he doesn’t want her facility in his town. When a bitter winter cuts the town off and a woman is mutilated, Evelyn and Amarok are forced to put their differences aside.

When Does The Next Brenda Novak book come out?

Brenda Novak doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Summer on the Island and was released on March, 22nd 2022.

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