Series: Wildstone, #1
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on June 20th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
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. Order your copy today!
Quinn Wellers’ is about to undergo a big change in her life and we’re going along for the ride.
2 years after the death of her beloved sister, Quinns’ life is up-ended by a family secret that leaves her at a cross roads. She’s been living on auto-pilot, but now she’s faced with opening up her closed off heart to accept a new reality. Over the course of a few weeks, she discovers opportunities for love, friendship and sisterhood.
Quinn finds herself taking a trip north from LA to Wildstone. This action brings into her life Mick Hennesey and Tilly Adams, along with a plethora of townies that interfere (both good and bad) in her plan to return to LA. While Quinn is developing a friends w/ benefits relationship with the dreamboat Mick, it’s Tilly and her welfare that advances her connection to Wildstone. Tilly is well, at the heart of the story. Our first clues about her personality are found in the chapter titles or the “The Mixed-Up Files of Tilly Adams’s Journal”. Tilly is a spunky 15 year old girl experiencing a huge upheaval too. Quinn and Tilly have much in common, feeling metaphorically deserted, feeling that no one in their pasts can really understand what they are experiencing and the decisions they face.
Lost and Found Sisters is a truly delightful story about a woman at a turning point. She makes some good and bad decisions as she reconciles who she thought she was with who she’s become. Jill’s writing is always impeccable and engaging. Her stories are well plotted and her characters lively, and this book is no different. Already a big fan of Jill Shalvis’, this heartfelt story is very touching and confirmed my appreciation of her storytelling.
~Review by Cyndi
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To say that Tilly had had a bad day, a bad week, a bad month was an understatement. But as she stared down from the tree house, looking into a face that so resembled her own, somehow, in spite of not being able to breathe, she managed to find her voice. “I don’t need you,” she said, hating that she sounded thin and quivery, like she’d been crying.
She had not been crying.
At least not that she would admit to.
She hadn’t been in the tree house in a while. Not since she’d gone through a rough patch at school when the girls had been bitches and the teachers jerks, and her mom had been on her about her grades, and all she’d wanted to do was make herself invisible. But no matter how much she’d wished for superpowers, including invisibility, they’d never come.
So she came here to vanish. The tree itself was tall and stable, and it always protected her. She’d named it Kevin.
Kevin had come through for her more than anyone else, with the exception of her mom.
The first time she’d sat up here, her mom had freaked out and called the cops to report her missing. When they’d found her, her mom had gotten a ladder and climbed up to the tree house, and with tears in her eyes she’d said, “Don’t fly away from me yet, darling, I’m not ready.”
After that, Tilly always had told her mom whenever she’d needed to be invisible and her mom had understood.
But now she was gone. There’d been no one left to give a shit if she disappeared or not. Especially not Quinn, a mysterious sister she hadn’t even known about. “I don’t need you,” she repeated.
“Well, that’s fair,” Quinn said. “I don’t like to need anyone either. You going to come down so we can talk?”
“Is there a ladder?”
“Okay then.” And to Tilly’s shock, Quinn inhaled deeply and then began to climb the tree herself. “Yikes, they’re some seriously gigantor ants.”
“And killer squirrels,” Tilly said.
Maybe two whole feet off the ground, Quinn froze, looking terrified. “Killer squirrels?”
“They throw acorns with deadly accuracy,” Tilly said. “And the kamikaze blue jays are vicious, so watch out.”
Quinn searched the tree with concern, making Tilly laugh for the first time in a long time. “Are you afraid of squirrels and blue jays?”
“Of course not,” Quinn said. “I’m afraid of killer squirrels and kamikaze blue jays. In fact, there’s a squirrel starting at me right now with beady, shifty little eyes.”
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