Finding Our Forever
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 the ranch's owner that she's really her daughter? That task is daunting. Especially with Elijah Turn...more
It's an interesting story as Cora tries to figure out who Aiyana is and why she gave her up when she later adopted so many ...more
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, i ...more
Finding Our Forever is a story about a young woman trying to discover her past. After spending a lot of time and effort to find her biological mother, Cora learns that her mother owns a school for troubled boys.
Hoping that she could form a relationship with her mother, Cora accepts a job as an art teacher at the school. She wants to know how and why this wonderful woman gave up her baby daughter.
During the time at Silver Springs, Cora also develops a romantic relationship wi ...more
There are conflicts in this book, but everything is handled quite efficiently. I am not a fan of the “extended secrecy” trope, but it actually works out here because all the characters are so mature about everything.
Like, I’m not even annoyed at a main or side character. This is such a weird feeling for me. LOL.
Cora – I find everything she has said and done to be in the realm of “it makes sense.” There is ...more
Received from Netgalley
FINDING OUR FOREVER is book one in the new series, Silver Springs by Brenda Novak. It is the story of Cora who is searching for her birth mother. Not because her adoptive parents were mean to her or anything like that. She always felt loved and wanted growing up. But she has always felt something was missing, a piece of her heart maybe. When she hires a private detective to find her mother, she learns that her mother runs a school for trouble ...more
So this is a romance about a woman who was abandoned as a child, a man who suffered horrendous abuse as a child (w ...more
While I have many Brenda Novak books ...more
I thoroughly have been entertained whilst reading Finding Our FOrever, by Brenda Novak. She has a way of enrapturing you into the story, getting to know the main characters along with the others within the story.
As with her other stories, once you open the book you NEED to know what happens next. Whether its a small town romance, or dark thriller. You get taken on an emotional journey, as you discover the unfolding story.
I loved Cora and Elijah, they b ...more
Finding Our Forever is a romance, yes, but it’s also a story of overcoming the worst of the worst and learning to trust someone else with your heart. It’s a story of letting your past refine you, rather than define you. And it’s a story about the difference we can make in even just one person that feels truly loved.
Eli suffered horrible abuse at the hands of the people who were supposed to love him, so naturally his heart stays pretty closed off to being vulnerable. Cora is on a quest t ...more
I am happy to say that Brenda Novak has another great series started with a cast of potential characters for books to come. Cora Kelly has had a great life with her adopted parents and adopted brother. But she has always wondered who her mother was and why she did not keep her. After researching and hiring a private detective, she was able to find her mother. Aiyana Turner has devoted her life to New Horizons Boys Ranch, a ranch ...more
Starting a new series by a author that you really enjoy their prior series is hard. It might be easier if I was caught up in with that other series but of course I'm not. I really shouldn't have started this one yet until I was done with her prior series but....I couldn't help myself. I waited this long so that has to count for something.
Finding Our Forever is the start to her new series and I have to tell you when ...more
There is a lot of emotion in this book and I cannot wait to read the rest of the series. I'd love to see a story for each of the broth ...more
Cora has a loving family - but she longs to meet her biological mother. She finds her mother owns and runs a school for troubled boys. Cora finds herself accepting a position as the new art teacher to get to know the woman who gave her away ...more
New Horizons Boys Ranch, located on the outskirts of town, is a boarding school for troubled teens that Aiyana Turner founded. Aiyana works to do all she can to heal the troubled boys and she even adopted eight of them.
Cora Kelly is the heroine of FiNDING OUR FOREVER. Cora comes to New Horizon as a teacher hoping to get to know Aiyana, who she dis ...more
Cora had this question, despite being happy with her adoptive family.
That's why she leaves to meet her biological mother, Aiyana.
After hiring a detective, Cora decides to leave without telling her adoptive family what her plan was
She also broke up with her boyfriend.
Upon arriving at the New Horizon Boys Ranch, she is applying for the position of Art teacher.
In addition to coming to u ...more
Elijah is the oldest of Aiyana's adopted sons. He came to New Horiz ...more
I loved the characters, the way none of them were perfect, and they were each imperfect in ways I could recognize and empathize with. The insight into the emotional struggles of an adoptee was illuminating.
I loved the way Cora's reticence to ask Elijah questions about his past actually worked to help him feel more able to share with him - she wasn't pushy, and he liked it. The progression of Co ...more
“I caught my day-care provider drugging my children with cough syrup and Tylenol to get them to sleep while I was away,” Brenda says. “It was then that I decided that I needed to do something from home.”
However, writing was the last profession she expected to undertake. In fact, Brenda swears she didn’t have a ...more