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The Bookstore on the Beach - by Brenda Novak (Paperback)

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"Published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A."--Copyright page.

Book Synopsis

"A page-turner with a deep heart."--Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Summer

How do you start a new chapter of your life when you haven't closed the book on the previous one?

Eighteen months ago, Autumn Divac's husband went missing. Her desperate search has yielded no answers, and she can't imagine moving forward without him. But for the sake of their two teenage children, she has to try.

Autumn takes her kids home for the summer to the charming beachside town where she was raised. She seeks comfort working alongside her mother and aunt at their bookshop, only to learn that her daughter is facing a huge life change and her mother has been hiding a terrible secret for years. And when she runs into the boy who stole her heart in high school, old feelings start to bubble up again. Is she free to love him, or should she hold out hope for her husband's return? She can only trust her heart...and hope it won't lead her astray.

"A heart-tugging romance. Readers are sure to be sucked in."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

Review Quotes

"The Bookstore on the Beach is a page-turner with a deep heart. You'll cheer for these admirable, complicated women. You'll be breathless (and smiling) when you read the surprising end. (Don't peek!)"--Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Summer

"Novak handles difficult topics with sensitivity, making for a heart-tugging romance. Readers are sure to be sucked in."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Filled with mystery and drama, coupled with themes of family ties and secrets. This page-turner will not disappoint."--Booklist

"The prose is fast-paced and exciting making this a breathless page-turner with the conclusion proving no problems are too difficult to solve."--New York Journal of Books

"An abundance of heart and humor. The Bookstore on the Beach is an escapist treat with emotional heft."--Apple Books, Best Book of the Month selection

"This heartwarming story of sisters who bond as adults is sure to please the many fans of Novak as well as those who enjoy books by Susan Mallery and Debbie Macomber."--Library Journal on One Perfect Summer

"I adore everything Brenda Novak writes. Her books are compelling, emotional, tender stories about people I would love to know in real life."--RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author

"Heartwarming, life-affirming, page-turning...I can always count on Novak to make me weep, laugh and fall in love!"--Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

"Brenda Novak is always a joy to read."--Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Fascinating characters, powerful conflicts and complex emotions make any Brenda Novak book a must-read for me."--Sherryl Woods, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Brenda Novak doesn't just write fabulous stories, she writes keepers."--Susan Mallery, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Whenever I see a new Brenda Novak book, I buy it and read it, pronto. I can always count on her for a solid, exciting story."--Linda Lael Miller, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Brenda Novak has a raw talent for bringing her novels to life."--The San Francisco Book Review

"Beautifully crafted, exceptionally poignant."--Library Journal on Discovering You

"Potently emotional, powerfully life-affirming."--Booklist (starred review) on This Heart of Mine

Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 448
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Family Life
Publisher: Mira Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Brenda Novak
Book theme: General
Language: English
Street Date: April 6, 2021
TCIN: 80028510
UPC: 9780778361053
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-7692
Origin: Made in the USA
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

A dramatic tale

4 out of 5 stars
- 3 years ago
The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak is a multifaceted novel. Autumn’s husband disappeared eighteen months ago, and she has exhausted every avenue trying to locate him. Autumn along with her two teenage children are heading to her mother’s beachside town for the summer. It will give them a chance to relax, be together, and heal. Autumn’s oldest child, Taylor is having a tough time. Taylor feels emotionally unconnected plus she has a secret she is keeping from her family. Mary, Autumn’s mother, has kept something from Autumn her whole life. Mary is afraid her daughter will learn the truth, but she does not feel it is the right time to share. Autumn reconnects with her high school crush and old feelings resurface. What should happen, though, if her husband returns? The novel contained good writing with realistic characters. The author packed a lot into the book with a missing husband, a teen questioning her sexuality, a woman with cancer, a woman with a hidden past, a second chance romance, a teen pregnancy, a criminal ex-wife, and expansion of the bookstore. It was easy to follow the various storylines once I got into the book. I did feel the ending was abrupt and needed an epilogue to make it feel complete. I enjoyed the descriptions of the bookstore, the beach, and Mary’s cottage. This story allows us to follow one family and the issues they are encountering over the course of a summer. This is a dramatic tale about one family’s drama. The Bookstore on the Beach is a good book to read while sitting beside a pool.
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Must read

5 out of 5 stars
Bea Followill - 3 years ago
Wow! After reading over 50 books by this wonderful author ,I can honestly say without a doubt this is her best yet! This author has a amazing way of taking realistic subjects and turning them into riveting , emotional , compelling ,stories that has the reader enthralled and glued to the pages til the very end. I love that the author can take these sensitive subject matters and weave a very heart felt touching story , family is more than just a word. I would recommend this author to everyone out there , you will not be disappointed by reading any of her books esp. this one !
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Great but should've been longer

5 out of 5 stars
sw3ll3r - 3 years ago
Brenda Novak is one of my favorites and this book was no exception. So many things were going on at once and I couldn't put it down. My only issue was I looked down at my kindle and it said only 15 minutes left of the book and there was still SO MUCH that had to be wrapped up. It felt a little rushed at the end. I wish there would've been a little more or an epilogue or something to help wrap up a few more things, but I still loved it and would highly recommend!
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Must read

5 out of 5 stars
Penny L - 3 years ago
Review 4.5 stars Quinn has returned to Sable Beach, Virginia to help his father at The Daily Catch, while his mom is battling breast cancer. Autumn returns to visit her mom and aunt and help out at Beach Front Books. Her husband, Nick has been missing for eighteen months and she’s about ready to quit paying the private detective she has working to find him. Autumn and Quinn aren’t strangers, in fact she lost her virginity to him and then he broke her heart. Autumn’s children are dealing with their father’s disappearance the best they can, but Taylor’s actions have consequences that will affect her future. Autumn also learns her mother has been keeping secrets from her. While Autumn is in town, Quinn her get close. What’s going to happen if/when Nick returns? I won’t leave any spoilers, but I will say I didn’t like the abrupt ending to this book. I wanted to read more, lol. I received an advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley and this is my voluntary and honest review.
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Three Generations Face Relationship Issues

5 out of 5 stars
VickleaW - 3 years ago
The story of three women, all of whom face huge challenges in life, was written with so much powerful emotion that it carried me along, much as the tide carries the shells with it. Mary, the mother of Autumn and grandmother of Taylor, is hiding a terrible secret that she fears others will discover. Autumn’s husband of a couple of decades is missing after a trip to Ukraine and she is undone by his disappearance. Finally, Taylor, Autumn’s daughter, has some serious drama of her own to deal with. Just when I thought not one more secret could be revealed, they just kept coming. I loved the mysterious aura that was scattered throughout the book and the way the characters interacted with each other at each new revelation. I really liked all of the characters and thought that each of them was portrayed realistically and with real heart. From chapter to chapter, I personalized the story and asked myself what would I do if that dilemma were mine. Being able to put myself into the story created a bond between me and the characters so that when I got to the end, I wasn’t really ready for it to conclude. I wanted the story to go on and on, with happy endings for all. The lesson that I learned from the story is that sometimes you just need to let go and do what is right for you, no matter what others think. Fans of Brenda Novak’s romance books will enjoy the web of intricate details woven into this story and will want to discuss it with book clubs, friends and family members who read her books. This is not a light romance, but it is a romance that you will never forget! Disclaimer Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”
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A Heartfet Read

5 out of 5 stars
Akbaird - 3 years ago
Autumn decides with the disappearance of her husband that’s it time that she and her two teenagers, Taylor and Caden, have endured enough stress and need a break, so they pack up and spend the summer at the beach visiting her mother, Mary and her aunt Laurie. Her mother with the help of her aunt owns and manages a bookstore at Virginia Beach, where Autumn works while visiting. Will this give them the escape they were looking for or will life continue to throw them curveballs? This heartfelt and deeply emotional book will having you turning the pages to find out. A great book club pick!
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