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  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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Summer on the Island

By: Brenda Novak
Narrated by: Amy McFadden
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Summary

"Welcome spring with the newest treat from Brenda Novak. This is the book her fans, old and new, have been waiting for.  A big, tantalizing read!" (Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times best-selling author)

A summer of healing, friendship, love…and a secret that could change everything.

After the death of her US senator father, Marlow Madsen travels to the small island off the coast of Florida where she spent summers growing up to help her mother settle the family estate. For Marlow, the trip is a chance to reconnect after too long apart. It’s also the perfect escape to help her feel grounded again—one she’s happy to share with friends Aida and Claire, who are hoping to hit reset on their lives, too.

A leisurely beachfront summer promises the trio of women the opportunity to take deep healing breaths and explore new paths. But when her father’s will reveals an earth-shattering secret that tarnishes his impeccable reputation and everything she thought she knew about her family, Marlow finds herself questioning her entire childhood—and aspects of her future. Fortunately, her friends, and the most unlikely love interest she could imagine, prove that happiness can be found no matter what—as long as the right people are by your side.

©2022 Brenda Novak (P)2022 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
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  • mary elizabeth wood
  • 16-07-22

I enjoyed this! Great summer read.

This is a great book to read on vacation or to set the mood for an upcoming vacation. Also, it reminds you of the power of forgiveness even if it is so hard to do in certain situations.

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  • RenieMac
  • 22-04-22

Another Masterpiece from Brenda Novak

This is one of my favorite Brenda Novak’s books. This is a must read for anyone who loves her books!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-11-22

To slow and boring

Struggled to finish. Was so predictable. Did not like narration, to slow but that may also been due to the story.

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  • L. Hill
  • 18-11-22

Narration flubs

I enjoyed this book very much, despite the narrator’s mispronounced words. Her “bed” sounds like bahd, as well as “said sounds like sahd. It seems that almost all of the author’s words that have a short “e” were spoken as if it is an ah sound. It is bothersome, but I managed to overlook it and listen to the story with a scowl on my face.
Who edits these books? Is anyone listening for errors?

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  • ben
  • 15-09-22

summer on the island by Brenda Novak

I love reading BN books. As always this was a wonderful book read. I enjoyed the characters in this book. I also listening to on Audible while reading this book at the same time. This is how I read a book the Audible is very entertaining and makes me feel like I am right there. The narrator performance was really entertaining and exciting to listen too. 📖❤️📚

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  • Sarah in AZ
  • 09-08-22

Horrible narration

I had to stop 2 chapters in with this book, the narration was so incredibly awful!!! They should have had Erin Bennett narrate this book instead of the one they did.

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  • JWJ7226TX
  • 19-07-22

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I always like Brenda Novak and this was a good book but the narrator almost ruined the it for me. She was not good!

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  • samantha Clements
  • 18-07-22

Hard time getting into/through this!

The croaky ending on most words especially ones ending in R was unbearable! The reading of this book almost ruined the store for me! So aggravating!

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  • Kevin Brown
  • 10-07-22

Narrators voice 😩

I never write reviews, but felt I would on this book. I’ve read one Brenda Novak book in the past and really enjoyed it. Yet, this one was pretty painful to listen too. The narrators voice ruined it for me from the beginning. Plus, it was predictable from the very beginning and just dragged on.

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  • Jenn
  • 28-06-22

Couldn’t get into it

I didn’t want to waste a credit so I finished it. Never really got exciting. Parts of the story were far fetched. The narrator’s voice didn’t match the vibe of the main character, and the robotic voice during the sex scenes were a turn off.