Review: Finding Our Forever by Brenda Novak

Finding Our Forever

Brenda Novak

Silver Springs #1

228 Pages

Contemporary Romance

Harlequin Special Edition

Published: March 21st 2017/April 1st 2017

The search for her birth mother brought Cora Kelly to the New Horizons Boys Ranch. Getting a job there was easy enough, but confiding in Aiyana, the ranch’s owner, that she’s really her daughter? Cora’s not sure she can do that, not unless she’s confident the news will be welcomed. And once she gets to know Elijah Turner, Aiyana’s adopted son and ranch manager, that decision becomes even more difficult.

Although Elijah can’t deny his deep attraction to Cora, he’s always struggled with trust. Anyone with his past would, and there’s something about the ranch’s newest employee that isn’t exactly as it seems. But if the feelings she awakes in his guarded heart are any indication, she might be just what he’s long been waiting for.

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Cora Kelly has always wondered about her birth mother and the reasons she gave Cora up for adoption. So when Cora discovers her birth mother’s identity and that she has the chance to get to know her without revealing who she is, she takes. Never dreaming she’ll fall in love with Eli, one of her birth mother’s adoptive sons.

Finding Our Forever is a story that touched me. It wasn’t perfect, and I didn’t always agree with the characters’ reactions to events and revelations, but the story made an impact all the same. I felt for the characters and regardless of my thoughts on some of their reactions, I found them interesting and the story entertaining and impossible to put down.

In my reviewing, I’ve spoken a few times about emotional depth, whether a book has it or lacks it. This book has it, and because Brenda Novak is such a skilled author, capable of creating unique and vibrant characters that readers not only want to get to know but easily come to love, there is a depth to this story that brings a deep, memorable journey for the reader. You see, Finding Our Forever isn’t about taking the easy road, or the road that people think someone else should take. It’s about finding one’s place in the world, accepting and loving someone for who they are, flaws and all, and becoming a safe place for someone who may not have ever had one before. It’s a beautiful story. Heartwarming, poignant, and perfectly imperfect.

Just the way I like things.

5 “Must Read” Stars

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About Brenda Novak

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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Deanna Lynn has been a substitute teacher, a baker, a website designer, a ceramic artist, a business co-owner and a sales and marketing manager for a ceramic shop in Oklahoma. She reads widely, laughs often and loves to talk about writing, books, and this confusing thing called life.

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