"Welcome spring with the newest treat from Brenda Novak. This is the book her fans, old and new, have been waiting for. A big, tantalizing read!"—Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author
A summer of healing, friendship, love…and a secret that could change everything.
After the death of her US senator father, Marlow Madsen travels to the small island off the coast of Florida where she spent summers growing up to help her mother settle the family estate. For Marlow, the trip is a chance to reconnect after too long apart. It’s also the perfect escape to help her feel grounded again—one she’s happy to share with friends Aida and Claire, who are hoping to hit reset on their lives, too.
A leisurely beachfront summer promises the trio of women the opportunity to take deep healing breaths and explore new paths. But when her father’s will reveals an earth-shattering secret that tarnishes his impeccable reputation and everything she thought she knew about her family, Marlow finds herself questioning her entire childhood—and aspects of her future. Fortunately, her friends, and the most unlikely love interest she could imagine, prove that happiness can be found no matter what—as long as the right people are by your side.
Three friends embark on an island retreat for a break from their stressful lives in this beautiful tale of friendship, loss, and love from Novak (The Bookstore on the Beach). Divorce attorney Marlow Madsen, whose father just died and whose mother, Eileen, has MS, invites her friends Claire and Aida to escape their troubles with a summer at her family's beach house but their peace is short-lived. Marlow embarks on a romance with Walker, the oldest son of the beach house's longtime housekeeper, and Eileen's closest confidant, Rosemary. But the reading of her father's will reveals that Marlow and Walker share a half brother, jeopardizing their relationship and Rosemary's friendship with Eileen. Meanwhile, newly divorced Aida struggles to adjust to the loss of both her marriage and the privileged lifestyle that went with it, while Claire, who was Aida's husband's unwitting mistress before the pair became friends, struggles to let the affair go. Boundaries are tested, secrets unearthed, and hearts broken. Novak doesn't shy away from the messiness of her characters' emotions, making for a powerful story of forgiveness, acceptance, and redemption. The realistically flawed characters, believable drama, and scenic setting make this unputdownable. Agent: Annelise Robey, Jane Rotrosen Agency.
Notputdownable - Consider yourself forewarned!
Brenda Novak is my #1 go to Author, that could be why I have read every one of her fantastic books.
Whether it is Romance, Suspense, or Women’s Fiction she captivates her readers with believable scenarios, lovable (and not so lovable) genuine characters and has the ability to always make you “feel”.
I strongly suggest reading this fabulous book - it just may be her best yet!