Brenda Novak
Brenda Novak is an American novelist of contemporary romance, historical romance and romantic suspense novels. She writes the Whiskey Creek, Dundee, Idaho, Stillwater Trilogy, Last Stand, Hired Gun and Bulletproof series. Although today she makes her living as a writer, growing up she was always better at math and science and went to college for business. After leaving school to start a family, she went into commercial real estate and then ended up as a loan officer. When she finally decided to start writing, it took Brenda five years to learn the craft and finish her first book. She has five children with her husband, Ted, with whom she lives with in Sacramento, California.

Brenda Novak made her debut as a published author in 1999 with the novel Of Noble Birth. Below is a list of Brenda Novak’s books in order of when they were originally released:

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Publication Order of Coyote Canyon Books

Talulah's Back in Town (2023)Description / Buy at
The Talk of Coyote Canyon (2023)Description / Buy at
The Messy Life of Jane Tanner (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Dundee, Idaho Books

A Baby of Her Own (2002)Description / Buy at
A Husband of Her Own (2003)Description / Buy at
A Family of Her Own (2004)Description / Buy at
A Home of Her Own (2004)Description / Buy at
Stranger in Town (2005)Description / Buy at
Big Girls Don't Cry (2005)Description / Buy at
The Other Woman (2006)Description / Buy at
Coulda Been a Cowboy (2007)Description / Buy at
A Dundee Christmas (2010)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Stillwater Trilogy Books

Publication Order of The Last Stand Books

Publication Order of Dept 6 Hired Guns Books

Publication Order of Bulletproof Books

Publication Order of Whiskey Creek Books

When We Touch (2012)Description / Buy at
When Lightning Strikes (2012)Description / Buy at
When Snow Falls (2012)Description / Buy at
When Summer Comes (2013)Description / Buy at
Home to Whiskey Creek (2013)Description / Buy at
Take Me Home for Christmas (2013)Description / Buy at
Come Home to Me (2014)Description / Buy at
The Heart of Christmas (2014)Description / Buy at
This Heart of Mine (2015)Description / Buy at
A Winter Wedding (2015)Description / Buy at
Discovering You (2016)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Hanover Chronicles/Evelyn Talbot Chronicles Books

Publication Order of Fairham Island Books

The Secret Sister (2015)Description / Buy at
The Secrets She Kept (2016)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Silver Springs Books

Finding Our Forever (2017)Description / Buy at
No One But You (2017)Description / Buy at
Until You Loved Me (2017)Description / Buy at
Right Where We Belong (2017)Description / Buy at
Unforgettable You (2019)Description / Buy at
Christmas in Silver Springs (2019)Description / Buy at
A California Christmas (2020)Description / Buy at
When I Found You (2021)Description / Buy at
Home for the Holidays (2021)Description / Buy at
Keep Me Warm at Christmas (2021)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Of Noble Birth (1999)Description / Buy at
We Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2001)Description / Buy at
Shooting The Moon (2002)Description / Buy at
Taking the Heat (2003)Description / Buy at
To Win Her Heart (2004)Description / Buy at
Cold Feet (2004)Description / Buy at
Every Waking Moment (2005)Description / Buy at
The Bastard (2011)Description / Buy at
A Family by Christmas (2011)Description / Buy at
Through the Smoke (2013)Description / Buy at
A Matter of Grave Concern (2014)Description / Buy at
Just Like the Ones We Used to Know (2017)Description / Buy at
Blood In, Blood Out (2018)Description / Buy at
On a Snowy Christmas (2018)Description / Buy at
Before We Were Strangers (2018)Description / Buy at
One Perfect Summer (2020)Description / Buy at
The Bookstore on the Beach (2021)Description / Buy at
Summer on the Island (2022)Description / Buy at
The Seaside Library (2023)Description / Buy at
Tourist Season (2024)Description / Buy at
Tying the Knot (2024)Description / Buy at
The Banned Books Club (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Love That! Brenda Novak's Every Occasion Cookbook (2015)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of 9 Months Later Books

Her Sister's Baby (By: Janice Kay Johnson) (1995)Description / Buy at
Three for the Road (By: Shannon Waverly) (1995)Description / Buy at
Because of the Baby (By: Debbie Macomber) (1996)Description / Buy at
Having His Baby (By: Karen Young) (1996)Description / Buy at
The Miracle Baby (By: Janice Kay Johnson) (1997)Description / Buy at
Another Man's Child (By: Tara Taylor Quinn) (1997)Description / Buy at
The Fraudulent Fiancee (By: Muriel Jensen) (1997)Description / Buy at
Laura's Baby (By: Rebecca Winters) (1997)Description / Buy at
Deception (By: Morgan Hayes) (1998)Description / Buy at
Father: Unknown (By: Tara Taylor Quinn) (1998)Description / Buy at
His Brother's Baby (By: Connie Bennett) (1998)Description / Buy at
Deborah's Son (By: Rebecca Winters) (1998)Description / Buy at
The Pull of the Moon (By: Darlene Graham) (1999)Description / Buy at
Expecting The Best (By: Lynnette Kent) (1999)Description / Buy at
The Family Way (By: Rebecca Winters) (1999)Description / Buy at
Expectations / Back To You (2000)Description / Buy at
Because of the Baby (By: Anne Haven) (2000)Description / Buy at
And Baby Makes Six (By: Linda Markowiak) (2000)Description / Buy at
Mom's the Word (By: Roz Fox) (2000)Description / Buy at
Snow Baby (2000)Description / Buy at
Baby Business (2000)Description / Buy at
Mr. and Mrs. Wrong (By: Fay Robinson) (2001)Description / Buy at
True Heart (By: Peggy Nicholson) (2001)Description / Buy at
Child of His Heart (By: Joan Kilby) (2001)Description / Buy at
You're My Baby (By: Laura Abbot) (2002)Description / Buy at
Her Baby's Father (By: Anne Haven) (2002)Description / Buy at
A Baby of Her Own (2002)Description / Buy at
Child of Their Vows (By: Joan Kilby) (2003)Description / Buy at
After That Night (By: Ann Evans) (2003)Description / Buy at
A Baby in the House (By: Pamela Bauer) (2003)Description / Buy at
The New Baby (By: Brenda Mott) (2004)Description / Buy at
The Toy Box (By: K.N. Casper) (2004)Description / Buy at
With Child (By: Janice Kay Johnson) (2005)Description / Buy at
His Best Friend's Baby (By: Janice Kay Johnson) (2005)Description / Buy at
Pregnant Protector (By: Anne Marie Duquette) (2005)Description / Buy at
First Comes Baby (By: Janice Kay Johnson) (2007)Description / Buy at
Father Material (By: Kimberly Meter) (2007)Description / Buy at
A Town Called Christmas (By: Carrie Alexander) (2007)Description / Buy at
Unexpected Gifts (By: Holly Jacobs) (2009)Description / Buy at
Mother To Be (By: Tanya Michaels) (2009)Description / Buy at
The Baby Album (By: Roz Fox) (2009)Description / Buy at
Best for the Baby (By: Ann Evans) (2009)Description / Buy at
The Baby Agenda (By: Janice Kay Johnson) (2010)Description / Buy at
Beginning with Their Baby (By: Tracy Wolff) (2010)Description / Buy at
For Their Baby (By: Kathleen O'Brien) (2011)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Men In Uniform Books

Heart of the Tiger (By: Lindsay McKenna) (1988)Description / Buy at
Five-Alarm Affair (By: Marie Ferrarella) (1988)Description / Buy at
The White Night (By: Stella Bagwell) (1989)Description / Buy at
Informed Risk (By: Robyn Carr) (1989)Description / Buy at
By Leaps and Bounds (By: Jacqueline Diamond) (1990)Description / Buy at
Return To Tomorrow (By: Marisa Carroll) (1990)Description / Buy at
Moriah's Mutiny (By: Elizabeth Bevarly) (1991)Description / Buy at
Serious Risks (By: Rachel Lee) (1991)Description / Buy at
Bad Moon Rising (By: Kathleen Eagle) (1991)Description / Buy at
One Last Chance (By: Justine Davis) (1993)Description / Buy at
A Vow to Love (By: Sherryl Woods) (1994)Description / Buy at
A Match for Celia (By: Gina Wilkins) (1995)Description / Buy at
Deputy Daddy (By: Carla Cassidy) (1996)Description / Buy at
A Family Man (By: Mindy Neff) (1996)Description / Buy at
The Sheriff's Proposal (By: Karen Rose Smith) (1996)Description / Buy at
Strangers When We Meet (By: Rebecca Winters) (1997)Description / Buy at
The Hero's Son (By: Amanda Stevens) (1998)Description / Buy at
Snowbound Bride (By: Cathy Gillen Thacker) (1998)Description / Buy at
Remember My Touch (By: Gayle Wilson) (1998)Description / Buy at
AKA: Marriage (By: Jule McBride) (1998)Description / Buy at
The President's Daughter (By: Annette Broadrick) (1999)Description / Buy at
Baby Our Baby (By: Patricia Thayer) (1999)Description / Buy at
The Major and the Librarian (By: Nikki Benjamin) (1999)Description / Buy at
Mistaken Identity (By: Merline Lovelace) (2000)Description / Buy at
My Baby, My Love (By: Dani Sinclair) (2000)Description / Buy at
Landry's Law (By: Kelsey Roberts) (2000)Description / Buy at
Same Place, Same Time (By: C.J. Carmichael) (2000)Description / Buy at
Love at First Sight (By: B.J. Daniels) (2000)Description / Buy at
That's Our Baby! (By: Pamela Browning) (2000)Description / Buy at
Daddy in Dress Blues (By: Cathie Linz) (2000)Description / Buy at
Special Assignment: Baby (By: Debra Webb) (2001)Description / Buy at
Code Name: Prince (By: Valerie Parv) (2001)Description / Buy at
Dear Maggie (2001)Description / Buy at
Have Gown, Need Groom (By: Rita Herron) (2001)Description / Buy at
The Marriage Conspiracy (By: Christine Rimmer) (2001)Description / Buy at
If You Don't Know By Now (By: Teresa Southwick) (2001)Description / Buy at
The Woman for Dusty Conrad (By: Tori Carrington) (2001)Description / Buy at
On Pins and Needles (By: Victoria Pade) (2002)Description / Buy at
Pregnant And Protected (By: Lilian Darcy) (2002)Description / Buy at
Return of the Lawman (By: Lisa Childs) (2002)Description / Buy at
The Man From Texas (By: Rebecca York) (2002)Description / Buy at
The Sheriff of Shelter Valley (By: Tara Taylor Quinn) (2002)Description / Buy at
Serving Up Trouble (By: Jill Shalvis) (2002)Description / Buy at
A Randall Returns (By: Judy Christenberry) (2003)Description / Buy at
Babe In The Woods (By: Caroline Burnes) (2003)Description / Buy at
Surprise Inheritance (By: Charlotte Douglas) (2003)Description / Buy at
The Good Daughter (By: Jean Brashear) (2003)Description / Buy at
Secretly Married (By: Allison Leigh) (2004)Description / Buy at
Secret Witness (By: Jessica Andersen) (2004)Description / Buy at
Too Many Brothers (By: Roz Fox) (2004)Description / Buy at
Bullseye (By: Jessica Andersen) (2005)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Men: Made in America Books

Dream Come True (By: Ann Major) (1982)Description / Buy at
Winter Lady (By: Janet Joyce) (1983)Description / Buy at
Another Kind of Love (By: Mary Lynn Baxter) (1983)Description / Buy at
Kiss Yesterday Goodbye (By: Leigh Michaels) (1984)Description / Buy at
Moments Harsh, Moments Gentle (By: Joan Hohl) (1984)Description / Buy at
Call It Destiny (By: Jayne Ann Krentz) (1984)Description / Buy at
The Wrong Man (By: Ann Major) (1984)Description / Buy at
Tangled Lies (By: Anne Stuart) (1984)Description / Buy at
Too Near The Fire (By: Lindsay McKenna) (1984)Description / Buy at
To Love A Dreamer (By: Ruth Ryan Langan) (1985)Description / Buy at
Starstruck (By: Anne McAllister) (1985)Description / Buy at
Borrowed Dreams: Alaska (By: Debbie Macomber) (1985)Description / Buy at
Rocky Road (By: Anne Stuart) (1985)Description / Buy at
A Class Act (By: Kathleen Eagle) (1985)Description / Buy at
A Time and a Season (By: Curtiss Matlock) (1985)Description / Buy at
Natural Attraction (By: Marisa Carroll) (1985)Description / Buy at
Love By Proxy (By: Diana Palmer) (1985)Description / Buy at
Straight from the Heart (By: Barbara Delinsky) (1986)Description / Buy at
In Good Faith (By: Judith McWilliams) (1986)Description / Buy at
Deceptions (By: Annette Broadrick) (1986)Description / Buy at
For Old Time's Sake (By: Kathleen Eagle) (1986)Description / Buy at
The Security Man (By: Dixie Browning) (1986)Description / Buy at
After the Storm (By: Rebecca Flanders) (1986)Description / Buy at
The Devlin Dare (By: Cathy Gillen Thacker) (1986)Description / Buy at
Within Reach (By: Marilyn Pappano) (1987)Description / Buy at
Stormwalker (By: Dallas Schulze) (1987)Description / Buy at
Bayou Midnight (By: Emilie Richards) (1987)Description / Buy at
A Time to Keep (By: Curtiss Matlock) (1987)Description / Buy at
Pros and Cons (By: Bethany Campbell) (1987)Description / Buy at
To Tame a Wolf (By: Anne McAllister) (1987)Description / Buy at
All in the Family (By: Heather Graham Pozzessere) (1987)Description / Buy at
Author's Choice (By: Elizabeth August) (1988)Description / Buy at
Nobody's Baby (By: Barbara Bretton) (1988)Description / Buy at
Author's Choice (By: Elizabeth August) (1988)Description / Buy at
Rogue's Valley (By: Kathleen Creighton) (1988)Description / Buy at
The Bargain (By: Patricia Coughlin) (1988)Description / Buy at
Finders Keepers (By: Carla Neggers) (1989)Description / Buy at
The Love Thing (By: Dixie Browning) (1993)Description / Buy at
Full House (By: Jackie Weger) (1993)Description / Buy at
Murdock's Family (By: Paula Detmer Riggs) (1994)Description / Buy at
Arizona Heat (By: Jennifer Greene) (1995)Description / Buy at
The Wolf and the Woman's Touch (By: Ingrid Weaver) (1996)Description / Buy at
A Husband by Any Other Name (By: Cheryl St. John) (1996)Description / Buy at
The Paternity Test (By: Pamela Toth) (1997)Description / Buy at
Midnight Wishes (By: Carla Cassidy) (1997)Description / Buy at
The Silent Groom (By: Kelsey Roberts) (1997)Description / Buy at
Send Me a Hero (By: Rita Herron) (1998)Description / Buy at
Warrior's Embrace (By: Peggy Webb) (2000)Description / Buy at
Found: His Perfect Wife (By: Marie Ferrarella) (2000)Description / Buy at
Mysterious Stranger (By: Patricia Rosemoor) (2000)Description / Buy at
Baby Business (2000)Description / Buy at
The Marine's Babies (By: Laura Marie Altom) (2009)Description / Buy at
The Fireman's Christmas (By: Meg Lacey) (2009)Description / Buy at
Bachelor CEO (By: Michele Dunaway) (2009)Description / Buy at
A Cowboy's Promise (By: Marin Thomas) (2009)Description / Buy at
The Rodeo Rider (By: Roxann Delaney) (2009)Description / Buy at
Once a Lawman (By: Lisa Childs) (2009)Description / Buy at
The Chief Ranger (By: Rebecca Winters) (2009)Description / Buy at
The Wrangler (By: Pamela Britton) (2009)Description / Buy at
The Texas Ranger's Twins (By: Tina Leonard) (2012)Description / Buy at
Top Gun Dad (By: Ann DeFee) (2021)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of The Birth Place Books

Sanctuary (2003)Description / Buy at
Enchanting Baby (By: Darlene Graham) (2003)Description / Buy at
Christmas at Shadow Creek (By: Roxanne Rustand) (2003)Description / Buy at
Leaving Enchantment (By: C.J. Carmichael) (2003)Description / Buy at
The Homecoming Baby (By: Kathleen O'Brien) (2004)Description / Buy at
The Midwife and the Lawman (By: Marisa Carroll) (2004)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Mother, Please!(2004)Description / Buy at
More Than Words(2004)Description / Buy at
A Hot Pursuit(2005)Description / Buy at
Once Upon a Christmas(2006)Description / Buy at
The Night Before Christmas(2009)Description / Buy at
That Christmas Feeling(2010)Description / Buy at
Stories of the Heart(2012)Description / Buy at
Love is Murder(2012)Description / Buy at
Together for Christmas(2014)Description / Buy at
Bake, Love, Write(2014)Description / Buy at

Notes: The Bastard was later re-titled Honor Bound. Mother, Please also contains stories by Alison Kent and Jill Shalvis. A Hot Pursuit is co-authored with Marie Ferrarella. Taking a Risk/Party of Three is co-authored by Joan Kilby. Once Upon a Christmas also contains stories by Anna Adams and Melinda Curtis. The Night Before Christmas also contains stories by Day Leclaire and Molly O’Keefe. That Christmas Feeling also contains stories by Karina Bliss and Kathleen O’Brien. More Than Words: Stories of the Heart also contains stories by Debbie Macomber and Meryl Sawyer.

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