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Brenda Novak

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author, Brenda Novak, sold her first book, "Of Noble Birth", in 1999...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.

Brenda 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.

When she’s not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually raising money for diabetes research. Her youngest son, Thad, has diabetes, and Brenda is determined to help him and others like him. She also enjoys traveling, watching sporting events and biking - she rides an amazing 20 miles every day!
Contemporary, romantic suspense, historical romances
                                       Christmas in Silver Springs

Come home to Silver Springs for the holidays, where broken hearts learn to love again…together.

So much for forever. When Elle Devlin’s rock star husband ditches her on his way to the top, she takes her two daughters to her sister’s place in Silver Springs for the holidays, hoping family can heal her broken heart. But comfort comes in unexpected places when she crosses paths with local Tobias Richardson.

The moment Tobias spots Elle, he recognizes a sadness he knows all too well. After spending thirteen years in prison paying for his regretful past, Tobias is ready to make amends. Maybe giving her a shoulder to cry on is one way to do it-except that ignites a powerful attraction and a desire neither saw coming.

Fearing her reaction, Tobias doesn’t reveal his checkered past. He’s falling hard, is finally beginning to believe he could find the kind of happiness he’s never had. And if Elle finds out he’ll lose her for good, especially because her famous ex is now trying to win her back. But Tobias’s dark secret has to come out eventually. When it does-will there be enough Christmas magic to help him achieve the love and forgiveness he deserves?

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Releasing October 2019