The Bookstore on the Beach - Brenda Novak

The Bookstore on the Beach

By Brenda Novak

  • Release Date: 2021-04-06
  • Genre: Family
Score: 4
From 341 Ratings


"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  

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  • The book store at the Beach

    By Laurie Cox
    I absolutely loved this book. Just wish it had a little more to the ending.
  • Brenda Novak NEVER disappoints!

    By monikarp
    And yes....we have yet ANOTHER winner from this amazing Author. I absolutely LOVED it ❤️. Wonderful Characters involved in very realistic scenarios occurring all at the same time. So many different emotions all wrapped up into this one book. I gobbled this book up. It was very difficult to put down. I am hoping that my review will tempt many to not only add this fantastic book to their TBR pile - but that they read it soon and share how wonderful it is with all the readers they know!
  • The beach

    By jdicnsidnd
  • A must read! A++++

    By Deb Schwartz
    The Bookstore on the Beach is a powerful story of survival on so many different levels. From growing up, to finding love on a different path, to the ability to face your monsters and too know you can survive. Mary Langford relives her past every day, but she never thought it would reach her in her small town of Sable Beach. Autumn (Mary’s daughter) returns to her home town of Sable Beach after needing something familiar as her search for her husband goes cold after two years of searching. Taylor (Autumn’s daughter) learns that even at a young age life can change fast, and that that heart wants what the hearts wants. Three amazing women who tell their story, and show that even in the darkest times love, family and friendships are powerful things. Brenda Novak pens such amazing characters who can work through conflicts and emotional moments and keep you glued to the story till the very end. The Bookstore on the Beach was a wonderful story to get lost in on this cold winter day here in Northern Michigan. I truly enjoyed every description Brenda Novak provided, it made me think that I was right there in Sable Beach and worked at the bookstore. In all the healing these three women go through I just want to say that there is a romance or two brewing within the pages as well as some pretty amazing men. So come get lost at the beach. Rated 5 Stilettos and a Recommended Read by Deb!