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

Order of Dundee, Idaho Series

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

Order of Stillwater Trilogy Series

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

Order of The Last Stand Series

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

Order of Dept 6 Hired Guns Series

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

Order of Bulletproof Series

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

Order of Whiskey Creek Series

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

Order of Hanover Chronicles/Evelyn Talbot Chronicles Series

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

Order of Fairham Island Series

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1The Secrets She Kept 2016Description / Buy

Order of Silver Springs Series

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

Order of Brenda Novak Standalone Novels

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

Order of Brenda Novak Non-Fiction

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

Order of More Than Words Series

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

Brenda Novak Anthologies

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1 Mother, Please!2004Description / Buy
2 More Than Words2004Description / Buy
3 A Hot Pursuit2005Description / Buy
4 Once Upon a Christmas2006Description / Buy
5 Taking a Risk / Party of Three2006Description / Buy
6 The Night Before Christmas2009Description / Buy
7 That Christmas Feeling2010Description / Buy
8 Stories of the Heart2012Description / Buy
9 Love is Murder2012Description / Buy
10 Together for Christmas2014Description / Buy
11 Bake, Love, Write: 105 Authors Share Dessert Recipes and Advice on Love and Writing2014Description / 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?

The next book by Brenda Novak is Summer on the Island and will be released on March, 22nd 2022.

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