Book Review – Finding Our Forever (Silver Springs #1) by Brenda Novak

Solid and entertaining – can’t go wrong with a Brenda Novak novel!!

New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak welcomes readers to the town of Silver Springs, where surprises wait around every corner!

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.


Published March 21st 2017 by Harlequin Special Edition

I fell in love with the authors Whiskey Creek novels and have been a faithful reader ever since. Her books are usually about small town life, where her characters often start fresh and get a second chance and a HEA. I really like that formula. Low drama, wonderful endearing characters, and a quirky town with equally quirky characters.

Finding Our Forever delivered.

Finding Our Forever was the first book in a brand spanking new series that is located in Southern California, east of Santa Barbara, in a small town by the name of Silver Springs, with a school for boys that need more love and attention than others.

Cora Kelly came to Silver Springs to work as an art teacher at the New Horizons Boys Ranch but also to connect with, or at least to get to know her birth mother. She struggled with the decision for a long time, and still hadn’t told her adopted family, or friends at that point. She didn’t want to come across as not appreciative or giving her parents the wrong impression, she just wanted answers.

On the very first day – actually the day of her interview – she met Elijah Turner, her birth mother’s adopted son. They felt attracted to each other from the very first moment, but the employer/employee relationship kept Cora from even entertaining such a thought.

But while they worked together they crossed path more and more often until both decided to just give in and have a purely physical relationship. Ha – that never works.

Cora and Elijah had such an easy time together. They loved to spend their off-time with each other and neither pushed or prodded the other’s past. Both felt comfortable in each other’s company. And their physical relationship soon evolved into MORE.

Of course their was always the reason why Cora came to Silver Springs in the first place that threatened their new-found happiness, but I was pleasantly surprised how well everyone handled the news.

Like I mentioned, I LOVE small town life. I might not like to live in a small town but I love reading about it. Everyone knows everything, people care about each other, they help when help is needed and SOMETIMES they have skeletons in their closets.

I can’t wait to read more. Elijah has 7 adopted brothers. And not one of them is in a relationship yet – lots of writing for Ms. Novak. AND Aiyana, Cora’s birth mother, has a love interest as well. There was so much to enjoy about this book.

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I’m a blogger, photographer, and unapologetic book addict. I love strong female characters, major jerks, and Happily Ever Afters.

4 thoughts on “Book Review – Finding Our Forever (Silver Springs #1) by Brenda Novak

    1. I’m glad to have another blogger that loves BN – I’m all over the romance spectrum. It’s great to share loved books.

    1. OH 😀 you need to read Whisky Creek – I think book 2 was my absolute favorite – I still read it now and then. 😀

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