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August 5, 2016 / Leslie

Friday Feature and Giveaway

Today I’m pleased to feature Brenda Novak’s Fairham Island Series.

About the Books

SecretSistrerThe Secret Sister

by Brenda Novak
Publisher: Mira
Publication Date: July 2015

Did she once have a sister? Has her mother lied all these years? Why?

After a painful divorce, Maisey Lazarow returns to Fairham, the small island off the North Carolina coast where she grew up. She goes there to heal—and to help her brother, Keith, a deeply troubled man who’s asked her to come home. But she refuses to stay in the family house. The last person she wants to see is the wealthy, controlling mother she escaped years ago.

Instead, she finds herself living next door to someone else she’d prefer to avoid—Rafe Romero, the wild, reckless boy to whom she lost her virginity at sixteen. He’s back on the island, and to her surprise, he’s raising a young daughter alone. Maisey’s still attracted to him, but her heart’s too broken to risk…

Then something even more disturbing happens. She discovers a box of photographs that evoke distant memories of a little girl, a child Keith remembers, too. Maisey believes the girl must’ve been their sister, but their mother claims there was no sister.

Maisey’s convinced that child existed. So where is she now?


SecretsSheKeptThe Secrets She Kept

by Brenda Novak
Publisher: Mira
Publication Date: July 2016

The things that happen in families are always surprising and sometimes shocking!

The rich and powerful Josephine Lazarow, matriarch of Fairham Island, is dead. The police say it’s suicide, but Keith, her estranged son, doesn’t believe it.

Keith bears scars—both physical and emotional—from his childhood, but he’s worked hard to overcome the past. After walking away from his mother and her controlling ways five years ago, he’s built a new life in LA. He’s also accumulated a fortune of his own. But as soon as he learns of his mother’s death, he returns to Fairham. He feels he owes it to his grandfather to put the family empire together again—and he’s determined to find his mother’s killer.

Problem is…coming home to Fairham puts him back in contact with Nancy Dellinger, the woman he hurt so badly when he left before. And digging that deep into his mother’s final days and hours entails a very real risk.

Because the person who killed her could be someone he loves…

About the Author

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author has written more than fifty books, with more than four million copies in print. This four-time RITA® Award nominee has won many awards, including the National Readers’ Choice, the Booksellers’ Best, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Daphne, and the Holt Medallion. She also runs an annual online auction for diabetes research every May at (her youngest son has this disease). To date she’s raised $2.7 million.

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FairhamIslandWin both books – US Only

Courtesy of the publicist, I have one copy of each title to give away to a reader with a US mailing address. To enter, fill out the form below on or before midnight, Saturday, August 13th.

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One random winner will be chosen and notified by email.


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Source: Giveaway provided by Tandem Literary.

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  1. gapwriter2014 / Aug 5 2016 9:45 am

    Thanks for this chance to win! ❤ Brenda Novak!


  2. bettyl / Aug 5 2016 7:27 pm

    Wow, would love to win, but cant find where to sign up, sounds like a great book or should say both sound really good


    • Leslie / Aug 5 2016 7:33 pm

      Click on the entry form and scroll down. You will see the box to fill in your info. Then click submit.



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