Tourist Season

A Novel

by Brenda Novak

On Sale: 04/02/2024

Tourist Season

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Tourist Season

A Novel

by Brenda Novak

On Sale: 04/02/2024

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About the Book

A great new beach read from the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookstore on The Beach

A summer by the ocean promises new beginnings
until old secrets resurface.

Ismay Chalmers is ready for a relaxing summer reconnecting with her fiancé at his family’s luxurious beachfront cottage. But before Remy can join her, a hurricane bears down on Mariners Island. Alone in the large house, Ismay makes a disturbing discovery in Remy's childhood closet. She's not sure what to make of it, but is relieved when the property’s caretaker, Bo, checks in on her. 

Bo's home is damaged, so they temporarily shelter together, and Ismay is comforted by his quiet strength. But the unannounced arrival of a family member puts Bo back at his place and changes Ismay's summer into something other than what she wants—or ever expected. With so many reasons to feel unsettled, Ismay finds herself turning to Bo, who gives her more than a sense of security; there’s something about him that makes her feel alive, stirring her to wonder what life might be like if she chose a different path… 

As Ismay grows closer to Bo, she begins to hope the reclusive caretaker might eventually let down his guard. But when she finds out that he has secrets, too, she begins to question how well she knows any of the men in her life—and how well she can trust her own heart.  

Look for other summer reads by bestselling author Brenda Novak:
  • The Seaside Library 
  • Summer on the Island 
  • The Bookstore on the Beach 

Critical Praise

"Novak elevates mystery elements that will appeal to readers of Colleen Hoover." —Booklist

"The Bookstore on the Beach is a page-turner with a deep heart. You’ll cheer for these admirable, complicated women. You’ll be breathless (and smiling) when you read the surprising end. (Don’t peek!)"—Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Summer

"Novak handles difficult topics with sensitivity, making for a heart-tugging romance. Readers are sure to be sucked in.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review, on The Bookstore on the Beach

“Filled with mystery and drama, coupled with themes of family ties and secrets. This page-turner will not disappoint.”—Booklist

“The prose is fast-paced and exciting making this a breathless page-turner with the conclusion proving no problems are too difficult to solve.”—New York Journal of Books, on The Bookstore on the Beach

"An abundance of heart and humor. The Bookstore on the Beach is an escapist treat with emotional heft."—Apple Books, Best Book of the Month selection -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780778310358
  • ISBN 10: 0778310353
  • Imprint: MIRA
  • On Sale: 04/02/2024
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price:37.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Friendship

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