Lost and Found Sisters
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From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes her first women's fiction novel—an unforgettable story of friendship, love, family, and sisterhood—perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover, Susan Mallery, and Kristan Higgins.
They say life can change in an instant…
After losing her sister in a devastating car accident, chef Quinn Weller is finally getting her life back on track. She appears to have it all: a loving family, a dream job in one of L.A.'s hottest eateries, and a gorgeous boyfriend dying to slip an engagement ring on her finger. So why does she feel so empty, like she's looking for a missing piece she can't find?
The answer comes when a lawyer tracks down Quinn and reveals a bombshell secret and a mysterious inheritance that only she can claim. This shocking revelation washes over Quinn like a tidal wave. Her whole life has been a lie.
On impulse, Quinn gives up her job, home, and boyfriend. She heads up the coast to the small hometown of Wildstone, California, which is just a few hours north, but feels worlds apart from Los Angeles. Though she doesn't quite fit in right away, she can't help but be drawn to the town’s simple pleasures…and the handsome, dark-haired stranger who offers friendship with no questions asked.
As Quinn settles into Wildstone, she discovers there's another surprise in store for her. The inheritance isn't a house or money, but rather something earthshattering, something that will make her question everything she thought she knew about herself, about her family. Now with a world of possibilities opening up to Quinn, she must decide if this new life is the one she was always meant to have—and the one that could finally give her the fulfillment she's searched so long for.
4.5 Stars! What a great start to the new Wildstone series!
What a great start to the new Wildstone series! Chef Quinn Weller had her world turned upside down when she lost her best friend and sister in a tragic accident two years ago. She has lost the will to feel anything for anyone. Now another surprise is dropped on her and she doesn't know how to process the betrayal she feels. She travels to Wildstone to uncover more about this new shocking revelation. What she will discover is a strength she didn't know she had when she meets those that challenge her and make her start to feel again. Ms Shalvis is an expert at creating intriguing and quirky characters that you will fall in love with, funny and heartfelt story lines, witty banter, and steamy passion. This story has an added deeper emotional feel to it that embraced me and was totally engaging. I was fascinated by Quinn's growth along with her developing connection to family and friends. Quinn's family, family pets and the Wildstone residents are all distinctive, charming and even quirky, making the perfect springboard to more fun and provocative stories. This is a fast paced, heartwarming, sweet and sexy romance that captivated me from start to finish and I can't wait to read more from Wildstone!
Lost and Found Sisters
I just finished this and I loved it!!! I finished it in one sitting!!! If I could I would give it 10 stars. I had a few moments of panic in the beginning because it had me bawling like a baby, the sorrow was so palpable I could feel it screaming from the pages!! It took me back to when I lost my Dad. That loss came crushing back onto my heart and I almost couldn't breathe!! Well done Jill Shalvis!! It takes powerful writing to evoke such emotion!! I loved all of the characters!! I loved their small neck of the woods and would live there tomorrow if it were real. Thank you for another fabulous read.!!!
this is a wonderful introduction to a new series, and another winner from Shalvis.
Grief is a quirky emotion, and no two people ever react quite the same. Quinn is one of those who found relief and escape in numbness: after her sister’s death she lost her best friend and nothing has felt right since. And in some sense, she feels guilty about that numbness, for from the outside she has almost everything: her dream job as a sous chef in a trendy LA restaurant, a loving family and a man who is only hoping she’ll open her arms again to him. But, despite all the good – there’s nothing: no celebration, no hope, no real sadness: just an empty hole where her heart should be. And then, the one thing that brought her emotions to the surface for a moment – an inheritance tied to a shocking secret – and she’s curious enough to investigate.
Wildstone is a throwback town, feeling very wild-wild west, a bit run down and the only reason Quinn found it is because of this secret and the inheritance. But Mick left Wildstone in his rear-view mirror as soon as possible. The homegrown boy wanted more and different, and needed to be out from under his father’s thumb. With a successful business in San Francisco he’s not interested in Wildstone or a relationship, but his mother needs his help. With his trusty and totally adorable dog Cooper, he’s been helping his mother out and doing chores long-overdue.
Quinn’s inheritance included part ownership of both a house and the diner in town: but that’s not the tough part. With the unburied secrets, she’s facing a crisis and many questions: so much so that she’s spotted by Mick on the beach in the midst of a panic attack. Of course, the first emotions she feels, really feels in ages is panic – and that just opened a floodgate to feel everything. Quietly the attraction between Quinn and Mick sparks, as he’s patient, quietly accepting and not ready to push her too far or too fast. Here is where Shalvis is at her best: characters that you NEED to know and want to befriend, a connection that sparks off the pages and a series of questions and answers that couldn’t be any more fitting: laughs, tears and serious moments of aww – this is a wonderful introduction to a new series, and another winner from Shalvis.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.