Blog Tour: The Secret Sister by Brenda Novak (Chrissy’s review)



The Secret SisterThe Secret Sister (Fairham Island #1)
written by Brenda Novak
published by Mira, 2015

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
I did enjoy The Secret Sister. It took a few turns that I definitely wasn’t expecting.

The beginning depicts the family dynamic well, and you are put on edge from the start. I didn’t like the mother at all, and I felt bad for Maisey and Keith. I liked Rafe and Laney. They were a great fit for Maisey.

There are so many questions and secrets and circumstances throughout The Secret Sister. There is romance and sadness as well. This book may be slow in parts, but by the end, you won’t want to put it down.


Would I recommend it: Yes, I would!

About the book – from Goodreads: 
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?



Novak_Brenda_12_col-300x300About 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, The Bookbuyer’s Best and many other awards. She runs an annual online auction for diabetes research every May at 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.
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  1. I would love to read The Secret Sister!

  2. I’m really glad you’re enjoying it! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop!

  3. I have this book on hold from the library. But I’m on a long list. Hoping to win it because I’m so looking forward to reading it.

  4. Jennifer says:

    I love Brenda Novak, and this sounds great!

  5. sounds interesting


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