Today I’m so excited to participate in the Blog Tour of ‘The Secret Sister’ by Brenda Novak. This is the first book in the Fairham Island series. It is a women’s fiction novel that was released on July 28th.
For more tour stops please visit the tour page.
About the Book:
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?
A view weeks ago I read ‘This Heart Of Mine’ by Brenda Novak. I loved that book, so when I saw the sign up for the Blog Tour of ‘The Secret Sister’ by Brenda Novak, I sign up as fast as I could. I was super excited when I received the email that I would be a part of the tour, and I couldn’t wait to start reading.
In ‘The Secret Sister’ we meet Maisey Lazarow, a woman in her thirties who moves back to the town she grew up in to help out her brother, and to start over after her divorce. But moving back doesn’t only mean she can start over, it also means she is forced to have contact with her very controlling and harsh mother. When Maisey moves in next to an old ‘friend’ Rafe, who is very handsome and also single, she isn’t so sure about this move anymore. All Maisey wants to do is get back on her feet without any distractions and all she seems to have are distractions.
One day, Rafe finds old childhood pictures of Maisey in a home he is working on. But strangely the little girl in the pictures isn’t Maisey at all.
‘The Secret Sister’ is a book you immediately get pulled into. It starts with Maisey arriving in her old home town and from the very first page I started to care about this character. Maisey is easy to love, she comes to her old home town to heal and help her brother. But the main part why I liked Maisey so much was the way she stood up to her mother. Her mother is just awful. She is controlling, unkind and doesn’t seem to care about anything but herself and her ‘good’ name. Maisey always stood up for herself and lives her life the way she wants to. Maisey doesn’t care about money and appearances, al she wants is to be happy.
Rafe is also a character I loved right away. He was a wild one when he was younge, but now he is a single father and very responsible. The way Rafe was with his little girl was just so sweet. I just loved his character. Everyone should have a dad like Rafe.
This book is not only a romance story, but is also filled with mystery and it really keeps you on the edge of your seat. I just love how Brenda Novak is able to make you completely forget about the world around you. The romance is so very sweet, and it was just so beautiful. But what I loved most about this book was that it was so much more than only a romance. The mystery in this book was very intense and I didn’t see a lot of the things coming.
I can’t wait to read more books by Brenda Novak. I would really recommend this one to all romance and mystery lovers out there.
About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak has penned over 45 novels. A two-time Rita nominee, she’s won The National Reader’s Choice, The Bookseller’s Best, www.brendanovak.com. To date, she’s raised over $2 million. Brenda considers herself lucky to be a mother of five and married to the love of her life.The Bookbuyer’s Best and many other awards. She runs an annual online auction for diabetes research every May at
For more information about Brenda Novak and her books please visit her website, Goodreads, Twitter and Facebook.
This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.