Book Review: When I Found You by Brenda Novak

Posted June 23, 2021 by WendyW in Blogging, Book Review / 7 Comments

When I Found You
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by Brenda Novak
Publication Date June 29, 2021
Published by MIRA
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Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance, Women, Workplace
Pages: 400
Format: ARC

Sometimes the biggest emotional risk can reap the best romantic reward…
After everything she worked for is destroyed, pediatrician Natasha Gray is determined to build a new life. Divorced, bankrupt and suddenly a single mom, she’s ready to start over in Silver Springs—on her own. She certainly doesn’t need help from Mack Amos, the man who’s already broken her heart twice.
Although Mack has had feelings for Tash since they first met, too many things have stood in the way. He’s always given her the support she needs, though, and he’ll do the same now. Even if the desire he wrestles with threatens to undermine his intentions…
But her heart is not the only reason Natasha wants to keep Mack at bay. More time in her life means getting closer to her son, which could lead to a revelation neither of them is ready to face.
Silver Springs
Book 1: Finding Our Forever
Book 2: No One but You
Book 3: Until You Loved Me
Book 4: Right Where We Belong
Book 5: Unforgettable You
Book 6: Christmas in Silver Springs
Book 7: A California Christmas
Book 8: When I Found You

My Review:

When I found You by Brenda Novak is the eighth book in her Silver Springs series.  However, this also makes a good stand-alone novel.  I’ve read several of her Silver Springs books, but have missed a few, and I never get confused reading these books out of order.  They are all heartwarming stories with complex characters and they feel like coming home when I read any of her books. 

Natasha Gray is a pediatrician, who has moved back to Silver Springs after her marriage and her practice imploded. Broke, divorced with a young son to raise, she takes a job as a nurse at the New Horizons Girls & Boys Ranch. She takes the job as a nurse as it’s all she can get after her pediatrics practice dissolved along with her marriage. 

Mack is technically her stepbrother. Mack’s father and Natasha’s mother were married briefly and Mack and his brothers helped raise Natasha when she was a teenager. Natasha had a crush on Mack, but he was several years older and he squashed her adolescent crush and she’s never forgiven him. 

This is a well-developed story with characters I could root for and I loved seeing Natasha gain back her self-confidence and watch her fall back in love with Mack.  I read this one straight through as it’s a fast-paced book. I recommend this book to lovers of romance and small-town stories. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

7 responses to “Book Review: When I Found You by Brenda Novak

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  2. I love this series and am really looking forward to this one. I have the audiobook to listen to this week. Wonderful review Wendy.