9 Months Later Books In Publication Order
- Because of the Baby (By:Debbie Macomber) (1996)
- Another Man’s Child (By:Tara Taylor Quinn) (1997)
- Father: Unknown (By:Tara Taylor Quinn) (1998)
- Expectations (2000)
- Snow Baby (2000)
- Baby Business (2000)
- A Baby of Her Own (2002)
Dundee, Idaho Books In Publication Order
- A Baby of Her Own (2002)
- A Husband of Her Own (2003)
- A Family of Her Own (2004)
- A Home of Her Own (2004)
- Stranger in Town (2005)
- Big Girls Don’t Cry (2005)
- The Other Woman (2006)
- Coulda Been a Cowboy (2007)
- A Dundee Christmas (2010)
Stillwater Trilogy Books In Publication Order
- Dead Silence (2006)
- Dead Giveaway (2007)
- Dead Right (2007)
The Last Stand Books In Publication Order
- Trust Me (2008)
- Stop Me (2008)
- Watch Me (2008)
- The Perfect Couple (2009)
- The Perfect Liar (2009)
- The Perfect Murder (2009)
Dept 6 Hired Guns Books In Publication Order
- White Heat (2010)
- Body Heat (2010)
- Killer Heat (2010)
Bulletproof Books In Publication Order
- Inside (2011)
- In Seconds (2011)
- In Close (2011)
Whiskey Creek Books In Publication Order
- When We Touch (2012)
- When Lightning Strikes (2012)
- When Snow Falls (2012)
- When Summer Comes (2013)
- Home to Whiskey Creek (2013)
- Take Me Home for Christmas (2013)
- Come Home to Me (2014)
- The Heart of Christmas (2014)
- This Heart of Mine (2015)
- A Winter Wedding (2015)
- Discovering You (2016)
Hanover Chronicles/Evelyn Talbot Chronicles Books In Publication Order
- Hanover House (2015)
- Her Darkest Nightmare (2016)
- Hello Again (2017)
- Face Off (2018)
- Blind Spot (2019)
Fairham Island Books In Publication Order
- The Secrets She Kept (2016)
Silver Springs Books In Publication Order
- Finding Our Forever (2017)
- No One But You (2017)
- Until You Loved Me (2017)
- Right Where We Belong (2017)
- Unforgettable You (2019)
- Christmas in Silver Springs (2019)
- A California Christmas (2020)
- When I Found You (2021)
- Home for the Holidays (2021)
- Keep Me Warm at Christmas (2021)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Of Noble Birth (1999)
- We Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2001)
- Dear Maggie (2001)
- Shooting The Moon (2002)
- Sanctuary (2003)
- Taking the Heat (2003)
- To Win Her Heart (2004)
- Cold Feet (2004)
- Every Waking Moment (2005)
- The Bast*ard (2011)
- A Family by Christmas (2011)
- Through the Smoke (2013)
- A Matter of Grave Concern (2014)
- The Secret Sister (2015)
- Just Like the Ones We Used to Know (2017)
- Blood In, Blood Out (2018)
- On a Snowy Christmas (2018)
- Before We Were Strangers (2018)
- One Perfect Summer (2020)
- The Bookstore on the Beach (2021)
- Summer on the Island (2022)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Love That! Brenda Novak’s Every Occasion Cookbook (2015)
More Than Words Books In Publication Order
- More Than Words: Stories of Strength (By:Karen Harper) (2009)
- More Than Words: Stories of Hope (By:Catherine Mann) (2010)
- More Than Words, Volume 7 (By:Carly Phillips) (2011)
- Worth the Risk (By:) (2011)
- More Than Words, Where Dreams Begin (By:) (2013)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Mother, Please! (2004)
- More Than Words (2004)
- A Hot Pursuit (2005)
- Once Upon a Christmas (2006)
- Taking a Risk / Party of Three (2006)
- The Night Before Christmas (2009)
- That Christmas Feeling (2010)
- Stories of the Heart (2012)
- Love is Murder (2012)
- Together for Christmas (2014)
- Bake, Love, Write: 105 Authors Share Dessert Recipes and Advice on Love and Writing (2014)
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Brenda Novak Books Overview
Lonely men in Hard Luck, Alaska, looking for women. Our town might be cold, but our hearts are warm! Location: north of the Arctic Circle. Population: 150 mostly men! But the three O Halloran brothers, who run a bush plane charter service called Midnight Sons, are heading a campaign to bring women to town. Matt Caldwell, Charles O’Halloran’s brother in law, is an easygoing charmer, still in love with his ex wife. Karen’s still in love with him, too. Her reaction to him the night of his sister’s wedding certainly proved that. It also left her pregnant. Now Matt wants her to marry him again and not just because of the baby!
When Chantel Miller gets lost during an unexpected snowstorm, a stranger named Dillon Broderick rescues her. In the hours they spend together they become very close and the intimacy of that night creates a special bond between them. But real life intervenes. The woman Chantel was on her way to see is her sister, Stacy. They’ve been estranged for ten years and Chantel is determined to regain her affection. The woman Dillon was on his way to see is…
Stacy. They’ve been friends for some time but now there’s an added complication. Stacy’s in love with him. Which means Chantel can’t pursue a relationship with Dillon. Even when she discovers she’s pregnant because of that snowy night…
She needs money, a lot of it, to pay for her daughter’s operation. Macy McKinney will do anything for five year old Haley. Businessman Thad Winters, a widower, wants a child without the complications of a relationship. He’s willing to pay for that. He interviews applicants and hires Macy to have his baby. Once Macy’s pregnant, they decide that a temporary marriage will simplify the situation but it does exactly the opposite!
Rebecca Wells desperately wants to overcome her reputation. She’s finally trying to put an end to her twenty four year rivalry with the perfect Josh Hill, a rivalry that began when she was a kid and the Hills moved in across the street. Great looking, popular, a successful horse rancher, Josh is Dundee’s golden boy and the son her father always wanted. But even when her father insists they call a truce, it’s hard for Rebecca to drop her resentment of Josh. She refuses to acknowledge that she feels more for him than she’s ever let on. The man she loves to hate is also the man she’d hate to love!
When Lucky Caldwell was ten, her mother, Red the best known hooker in Dundee, Idaho married Morris Caldwell, a wealthy and much older man. It didn’t last, of course, but Morris’s kindness was the highlight of Lucky’s life. Mike Hill, Morris’s grandson, doesn’t feel too well disposed toward Red or her kids. He believes they alienated Morris from his family. Even Morris’s Victorian mansion, on the property next to the Hill ranch, wasn’t inherited by one of his grandchildren. Instead the house went to Lucky, who left it sitting empty for years. Now that Red and Morris are both dead, Lucky has finally come back to Dundee. She plans to restore the derelict place and to look for her real father, who has to be one of three men named in her mother’s diary. That means Mike has a new neighbor. One he doesn’t want to like…
The car accident was Hannah Price’s fault a few seconds of inattention that changed Gabe Holbrook’s life forever, destroying everything he’d been or ever wanted to be. He was a man who’d had it all. Intelligent, handsome, talented, rich, he’d been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Now he’s come home to Dundee, the small town where he was raised, but he’s a stranger to the people who once knew him. Folks think he’s bitter and withdrawn; he knows he’s just focused on recovering. But thanks to Hannah Price, there are some things that can’t be fixed. Hannah has been struggling to recover from that fateful night, too. Unlike Gabe, she sustained only minor injuries. But she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to forgive herself for making a mistake with such far reaching consequences. Especially when Gabe becomes her older son’s football coach, and she begins to fall in love with the man she nearly destroyed…
Thanks to a devastating revelation about her husband, Reenie Holbrook’s once-perfect marriage is over. For eleven years she had the life she wanted–and now it’s gone.
Reenie decides that the first step in recovering from her ordeal is to find work; after all, she has three young children to support. She’s thrilled when she lands a job at Dundee High teaching history–until Isaac Russell, the man who triggered the unraveling of her marriage, accepts a temporary position teaching science. Then she’s tempted to quit. Reenie doesn’t care if the whole town admires Isaac…
and she won’t admit that, secretly, she admires him, too. She doesn’t want to see him or his sister in ‘her’ town.
But a friendship with the most unlikely woman leads to a relationship with the most unlikely man…
Elizabeth O’Connell has survived one of the worst betrayals a wife can imagine. Finding out that she wasn’t the only woman in her husband’s life meant the end of her marriage and a year of personal hell. Now she’s focusing on her new business and raising her two kids. Carter Hudson isn’t part of her plan. When he’s introduced to Liz by well meaning friends, her dislike is instant. But as she spends time with him, Liz realizes she likes having Carter in her life more than likes it. However, Carter has secrets in his past that he can’t seem to escape, secrets that apparently involve a woman. Liz is sure of one thing she’ll never be ‘The Other Woman‘ again!
Grandpa Garnier used to say, Love is like a bucking bronco. It takes guts and determination to hang on, but it’s worth the ride. If only Grandpa was around now to help Tyson Garnier out of this mess. The famous pro football player is suddenly saddled with a very public scandal and an illegitimate child. Tyson needs a good nanny now if he’s going to salvage his career. And plain, no nonsense Dakota Brown is the ideal candidate. Dakota doesn’t care for football or for a man who doesn’t seem to want his own son. But she needs this job, and that precious little baby needs her. Dakota isn’t Tyson’s kind of woman. But the more he sees of her and the more he sees of his son the harder he wants to hang on.
There’s a body buried behind a Mississippi farmhouse Grace Montgomery knows who it is, and she knows why it happened. She was only thirteen the night it all went wrong. And now, like then, she has no choice but to keep her mouth shut. Grace left the town of Stillwater thirteen years ago, trying to forget, trying to make good. As an assistant D.A. in Jackson, she’s finally achieved the success that was supposed to change her life. But it hasn’t so she’s come back to confront her own history. Which means returning to the farmhouse now owned by her brother and facing the people of Stillwater, a number of whom suspect the truth. Widower Kennedy Archer is one of those people. He’s running for mayor and needs to stay as far away from Grace as possible. And yet…
she’s an enigma he can’t resist. Even though her enemies are close to finding out what really happened and that could ruin them both.
The Reverend Lee Barker went missing nineteen years ago…
And the people of Stillwater, Mississippi, believe they know why. They’re convinced he was murdered by his stepson, Clay Montgomery. But only Clay and his mother and sisters can say for sure. They were the only ones there that fateful night, the only ones who know what really happened. And they’re not talking.
Allie McCormick is a cold case detective from Chicago. After a particularly difficult divorce, she’s returned to Stillwater with her six year old daughter to find the peace she once knew in her hometown, and to work for the local police force while she’s starting over. But when Clay’s powerful enemies join forces to put him behind bars, Allie feels duty bound to uncover the truth. Her instincts tell her he didn’t murder the Reverend Lee Barker.
Maybe Clay’s a dark and brooding man with more than his share of secrets, but he was just sixteen at the time. And he’s not a cold blooded killer. At least, that’s what Allie believes until she finds proof that behind the preacher’s pious demeanor lurked the heart of a monster.
Then she has to ask herself whether justice has already been done…
The people of Stillwater, Mississippi, are asking questions about murder. Again.
Twenty years ago Madeline Barker’s father disappeared. Despite what everyone else thinks, Madeline’s convinced her stepfamily had nothing to do with it. But the recent discovery of his car finally proves he didn’t just drive away. Worse, the police find something in the trunk that says there’s more to this case than murder.
With no other recourse, Madeline decides to hire a private investigator even if the cops don t like it. Even if her family doesn’t like it. But when P.I. Hunter Solozano begins to uncover some shocking evidence, someone in Stillwater is determined to put a stop to Madeline’s search for the truth. And that means putting a stop to her. Permanently.
Four years ago…
Skye Kellerman was attacked in her own bed. She managed to fend off her knife wielding assailant, but the trauma changed everything about her life. As a result of that night, she joined two friends also survivors in starting The Last Stand, an organization to help victims of crime.
Her would be rapist is getting out of prison. Skye knows that Dr. Oliver Burke hasn t forgotten that her testimony cost him his reputation and his freedom.
Sacramento detective David Willis, who investigated her case, believes Burke is a clear and present danger and guilty of at least two unsolved murders.
And now Burke is free to terrorize Skye again. Unless David can stop him. Unless Skye can fight back. Because Oliver Burke has every intention of finishing what he started. And that’s a promise. Trust Me.
Who was the real killer?Romain Fornier lost his reason for living when his daughter was kidnapped and murdered. He used a cop’s gun to mete out his own justice and spent the next few years in prison. Once he was freed, he returned to his Cajun roots in small town Louisiana. But now he learns that he might have killed the wrong man. Jasmine Stratford, a psychological profiler, is convinced his daughter’s killer is still alive and that she and Romain have something in common. She believes the same man kidnapped her sister, Kimberly, sixteen years ago. What happens next?Jasmine is determined to track him down when she receives an anonymous package, postmarked New Orleans the bracelet she gave Kimberly for her eighth birthday. She approaches Romain because she knows he can help her if he chooses. But searching for the man who irrevocably changed both their lives means they have to rise to a killer’s challenge: Stop Me.
Teenagers Sheridan Kohl and Jason Wyatt were parked at the lake in Whiterock, Tennessee, when a stranger wearing a ski mask shot them both. Sheridan lived but Jason died and the stranger was never caught. Even though Sheridan’s family moved away right afterward, she’s never been able to put the crime behind her.
And now that someone doesn’t want her to come home
Because of a new development in the case, Sheridan returns to Whiterock. But when she’s attacked a second time, it’s only because of Jason’s stepbrother, Cain Granger, that she survives and Cain’s the last person she wants to face. If not for their history, if not for her, Jason wouldn’t have been in that parked car.
Cain knows that whoever killed his brother probably isn’t a stranger at all. But figuring out that person’s identity is easier said than done especially since the killer seems to be taunting them both:
One afternoon in May, Zoe Duncan’s thirteen year old daughter goes missing from her own backyard. The police think Samantha ran away because she’s unhappy about her mother’s upcoming marriage but Zoe doesn’t believe it. In fact, she’s willing to do anything to bring Sam home, even if it means losing her job, her beautiful home, her fianc . Even if it means divulging all her secrets to a private investigator. Jonathan Stivers is a P.I. who donates his time to The Last Stand, a victims’ charity in Sacramento. He’s good at what he does, the best. But never has he had fewer leads to work with or been more attracted to a client. Jonathan’s sure of only one thing: Sam was taken by someone close to the family. He doesn’t know how close until he realizes that the ‘perfect’ couple next door is anything but .
Obsession leads to lies When air force captain Luke Trussell opens his door one Sunday morning, he’s shocked to find the police and even more shocked when they charge him with rape. He knows he made a mistake in judgment the night before, but he certainly didn’t force his attentions on the woman who’s been stalking him for months. Problem is Karina Harter has the bruises and the DNA evidence to make her claim convincing. And lies can lead to murder. Determined to isolate Luke, Karina goes to victims’ rights advocate Ava Bixby of The Last Stand, hoping Ava will help put Luke behind bars. But Ava soon realizes she’s defending the wrong victim. Problem is switching her support to Luke could be dangerous especially when she falls for him. Because Karina won’t tolerate losing the man she wants to anyone. Least of all Ava
For more than a year, Sebastian Costas has been trying to unravel the truth behind the murder of his ex wife and son. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, he’s convinced that her second husband a cop committed both murders, then faked his own death. Now Sebastian has followed the slimmest of leads to Sacramento and that’s where he finally gets the break he needs. Jane Burke, an investigator with The Last Stand, calls him in connection with a separate crime a crime that could lead him straight to the man he’s been looking for. Once married to a serial killer, Jane has spent the past five years rebuilding her life. And with Sebastian she finally has a chance at happiness. But the man they’re after is after them, too. For him this has become a personal battle, one he’s determined to win. Whatever it takes
A dangerous cult has recently taken over the desert ghost town of Paradise, Arizona. Members worship at the feet-and in the bed-of its charismatic leader, Ethan Wycliff, and obey his orders blindly. They’ve already tried to murder one woman and they’re implicated in the disappearance of another.
Nate Ferrentino, who works for private security contractor Department 6, has been assigned to infiltrate this group. It’s a challenge he welcomes-until he learns that colleague Rachel Jessop will be going undercover with him. Thanks to their shared history, he’d much rather go alone….
The problem is, only married couples can participate in cult rituals. So, like it or not-and they don’t-Rachel and Nate must pretend to be husband and wife.
There’s no choice. Because if Wycliff isn’t exposed, if he isn’t stopped, more people will die. And Rachel might be one of them.
Twelve people have been shot at point-blank range and left to rot in the desert sun. It’s Sophia St. Claire’s job to do something about it. She’s Bordertown, Arizona’s new chief of police-and she’s out of her depth.
Help arrives in the form of Department 6 hired gun Roderick Guerrero. As far as Sophia’s concerned, his involvement only makes things worse. Maybe he’s managed to turn his life around. And maybe he’s a good investigator. But as the bast*ard son of a wealthy local rancher, he has a history he can’t get past. A history that includes her.
Rod refuses to leave town until the killer is caught. He’s not worried about the danger posed by some vigilante. It’s Sophia who threatens him. Because he’s used to risking his life-but his heart is another story.
The bodies of seven women have been discovered in Skull Valley, Arizona. Jonah Young, a private security operative from Department 6, has been hired by the Yavapai County sheriff to assist in solving these murders. But Jonah’s not prepared for the complications that arise when he’s forced to work with a woman from his past, private investigator Francesca Moretti. Jonah betrayed Francesca ten years ago. She hasn’t forgiven him and she’s pretty sure she never will. But the woman she was hired to find has been murdered in exactly the same way as the seven in Skull Valley, so, Francesca has to work with Jonah. They quickly zero in on the most likely suspect but questions remain. Questions they have to answer. Because if they bet on the wrong man, it might be the last thing they ever do .
When Harley Nelson got on his motorcycle and drove out of Portland, Oregon, ten years ago, he left behind a bad reputation and a baby. Audra Worthington was the reason for both. Well, the baby, anyway. The reputation he already had. It’s why rich girl Audra fell for him in the first place. Now Audra’s dead. His son, Brandon, is being raised by her family good girl Lauren, the perfect daughter, and her uncompromising parents. But Harley’s a self made success down in California and he’s ready to take responsibility for his son. And Harley Nelson’s trouble. He’s shown up at her door, saying he wants to get to know his son ten years too late, in Lauren’s opinion. Too bad he didn’t stick by her sister, Audra, when he got her pregnant. At least, that’s the story Lauren’s always heard. And too bad he still looks so good in that black leather jacket…
When the past won’t go away…
The Seattle police suspect Madison Lieberman’s father was the serial killer they call the ‘Sandpoint Strangler.’ Madison refuses to believe it. Her father is now dead, and all she wants is the chance to create a new life for herself and her six year old child. Then she discovers something in the crawl space beneath her parent’s house. Something that makes her question her father’s innocence. Or the innocence of someone else who’s equally close to her…
When another woman turns up dead, crime writer Caleb Trovato wonders whether they’re dealing with a copycat killer. Or is the real Sandpoint Strangler still alive? Caleb’s sure Madison knows more than she’s telling, and he’s determined to find out what. But he doesn’t expect to fall in love or to lead Madison and her child into danger…
Sometimes you have to risk it all Emma Wright has finally escaped the dangerous man who’s controlled her every move for the past six years. Taking her five year old son, she has fled across the country seeking freedom, safety, and a fresh start. But Max’s father isn’t giving up so easily. Preston Holman understands the lengths a parent will go for his child. He’s given up everything to pursue the man he believes killed his son. When Preston meets Emma, he wants nothing to do with her or the boy who reminds him so much of his own child. Yet he can’t abandon them and as he’s drawn into the danger that surrounds them, Preston begins to wonder if he’s finally found something to live for beyond revenge. Don t miss this dramatic new story from the author of Cold Feet!
To some men honor is just a word . Jeannette Boucher, a young French beauty from a family left penniless by the revolution, must marry against her will to save them all from ruin. But almost immediately after the vows are spoken, she learns that her old English husband is impotent and in his desire for an heir, he plans to compromise her in the worst way. Determined to escape such a fate, she stows away on one of His Majesty’s frigates. But a woman alone is in constant danger. To Lieutenant Treynor, honor means everything . Born a bast*ard to a wayward marquise, Lieutenant Crawford Treynor was given to a poor farmer to raise and was maltreated until he ran away to join the Royal Navy. Treynor is determined to prove he s as good as any other man and rise to captain his own frigate. But once he finds Jeannette aboard The Tempest he must decide whether to return her to the man he knows would abuse her or risk everything, even his life, to keep her safe.
They’re your neighbors, your aunts, your sisters and your best friends. They’re women across North America committed to changing and enriching lives, one good deed at a time. Three of these exceptional women have been selected as recipients of Harlequin’s More Than Words award. And three New York Times bestselling authors have kindly offered their creativity to write original short stories inspired by these real life hero*ines. We hope these stories inspired by strong, courageous women will touch your heart and motivate the hero*ine living inside you.
More than Words: Stories of HopeThree bestselling authorsThree real life hero*inesEveryday women from all walks of life are making their communities, and this world, a better place through their caring hearts and unshakable commitment. Three such women have been selected as recipients of Harlequin’s More Than Words award for their exceptional work. And three bestselling authors have kindly offered their creativity to write original short stories inspired by these real life hero*ines. We hope these stories inspired by strong, courageous women will touch your heart and motivate the hero*ine living inside you.
Each and every one of us has the ability to effect change to make our world a better place. The dedicated women selected as this year’s recipients of Harlequin’s More Than Words award have changed lives, one good deed at a time. To celebrate their accomplishments, some of our bestselling authors have honored the winners by writing stories inspired by these real life hero*ines. We hope More Than Words inspires you to get in touch with the real life hero*ine living inside of you. In Carly Phillips’s Compassion Can’t Wait, two high school sweet hearts are reunited years later, as if by fate, and discover that if you believe in yourself and each other, anything is possible. Donna Hill’s Someplace Like Home tells the story of how one woman’s dream becomes reality, as three special people learn that it’s never too late to form a loving family. In Jill Shalvis’s What the Heart Wants, an honorable man must learn to forgive himself to regain the trust of the ded icated teacher who is the love of his life.
What’s a daughter to do? Three brand new stories…
three exasperating moms. Abby Ashton’s roommate from hell…
her mother. If she doesn’t get her parents back together, she’ll go crazy. So Abby schemes to get them to Mexico with her, hoping the vacation will lead to romance. And it does for Abby and race car driver ‘Gunner’ Stevens! Tall, dark and charming Jason Lawrence keeps visiting Mel Anders’s veterinary clinic with everything from a drooling St. Bernard to a potbelly pig. And the man doesn’t even seem to like animals. Hmm…
Mel is mighty suspicious but she never suspects her mom…
Avery Rice is way too overprotective of her widowed mother. So when Mom gets a new man in her life, she enlists her cute tenant, David Marks, to keep Avery off the trail. And of course she’s matchmaking. She’s Mom! When it comes to love, mothers know best.
In the spirit of Christmases past, present and future’Just Like the Ones We Used To Know’ by Brenda NovakAngela Forrester is determined her foster child will get the one thing she wants for Christmas: to meet her real father even though he doesn’t know he has a little girl.’The Night Before Christmas’ by Melinda CurtisSimon Castle’s on his way to a make or break meeting unseasonably scheduled for December 25 until the gorgeous redhead subbing for his limo driver takes him on a detour .’All the Christmases To Come’ by Anna AdamsSingle dad Andrew Durham had resigned himself to losing Rachel Ford. After all, she wants more kids, and he doesn’t. But the minute he finds out his second child is coming he goes after Rachel .
When their private plane crashes in the Sierra Nevada, two political enemies discover that survival means more than just living it also means loving.A gripping story by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak. Wrapped in a bow and left on a doorstep, an innocent baby proves a true gift for three couples who have let hurt feelings get in the way of healing hearts.A tender tale of family and forgiveness by USA TODAY bestselling author Day Leclaire. Reluctantly returned home after a disastrous breakup, a young woman is thrown together with the man she once pushed away but never forgot.A touching story of secrets revealed and love reclaimed, by beloved Harlequin author Molly O’Keefe.