* Review * THE SEASIDE LIBRARY by Brenda Novak

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * THE SEASIDE LIBRARY by Brenda NovakThe Seaside Library by Brenda Novak
Published by MIRA on April 11, 2023
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There are secrets that bring friends together, and others that drive them apart…

Mariners Island is barely ten miles long, but when Ivy, Ariana and Cam were teenagers, it was their whole world. Beyond the pristine beaches and iconic lighthouse lies the beautiful old library that belongs to Ivy’s family. While that bound Ivy to the island as an adult, Ariana could not leave Mariners behind fast enough. The town holds too many…memories. Not only her unrequited feelings for Cam, but the tragedy that left a scar on the community.

When a young girl went missing, a teenage Cam was unthinkably the prime suspect. Ariana and Ivy knew he couldn’t have hurt anyone, and they promised to protect him—even if it meant lying on his behalf.

Now, twenty years later, Ariana returns to Mariners just as new evidence emerges on the case, calling into question everything the three friends thought they knew—and everyone they thought they could trust. What really happened that night? Over the course of one eventful summer, Ariana, Ivy and Cam will learn the truth—about their pasts, their futures and the ties that still bind them as closely as the pages of a book…


Filled with mystery, rekindling of life-long friendships and hints of romance. Brenda Novak has brought us sweet romance, thrillers and family saga in the past and with her latest women’s fiction novel she is pouring on the sentimental side as we step into a reconnection of childhood friends who have a secret that is beginning to unravel and point fingers. The connection between the three is complex and addictive, while the mystery haunting their past is poised to snag the limelight. I loved every minute of my trip to Mariner’s Island!

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a story based on an in depth friendship that  encompasses the core of the story foundation and builds the drama and romance outward.


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