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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The first book in Jill Shalvis' Wildstone series introduces readers to a small town full of quirky characters and tugs on major heartstrings. Quinn Weller is still mourning the loss of her sister, only to find out that she's adopted and has another sibling, Tilly, waiting for her in the California town of Wildstone. As Quinn tries to build a relationship with her teenage sister, she meets Mick Hennessey, a handsome engineer passing through town to put his late father's affairs to rest. We loved how Quinn and Mick helped each other process grief; Shalvis’ honest depictions of mourning had us reaching for the tissue box.
A fantastic must read!!!
I absolutely adore Jill Shalvis's writing, and this book might just be my favorite of her books. I can't even pick a genre to put it in, because it touches on three different ones off the top of my head.
Quinn is a sweet heroine, who has seriously been through the wringer the past few years. I loved the interaction she had with her sisters, and how open she was with her heart, even if she didn't seem to think it. Tilly and Beth both keep her on her toes, and it had me cracking up at the buttons Tilly was always pushing. Now, we throw in Mr. Sexy Mick, who is a bit alpha, with a side of hero.
A beautifully written story that's equal parts contemporary romance and women's fiction, that I would definitely recommend
Life takes away and gives back. Quinn lost her sister Beth two year earlier in a car accident and has been going through the motions of life but not living. Quinn now finds out that not only was she adopted but she has another sister with her biological mother who needs her.
In walks Mick back in a town he hates and trying to help his mom get things in order after the passing of his dad. The last thing Mick wants is ties to this town but that is exactly what he found.
These two sisters need each other so much and throw in Mick to that mix as well and they finally realize that having each other is the important thing. Beautiful story of loss, life and love. I couldnt' put it down.
LOST AND FOUND SISTERS
Adorably laugh-out-loud funny, emotionally raw and heartwarmingly REAL! With a roller coaster of life handing out a little more than the average gal can bear, Jill Shalvis takes us on an adventure of seeing the amount of grit it takes to forage through a life you never expected to be a part of to come out stronger on the other side. The characters are down to earth and super easy to love, and the story line is addictive. Really enjoyed going on this journey with Quinn!
Quinn Wellers has just been going through the motions of life for the last two years since losing her sister to a horrible car accident. She's living the life some people dream of ... loving parents, a great job at a popular L.A. hot spot and a handsome boyfriend just waiting in the wings to slip that diamond on her finger ... yet all she feels is empty, numb and lost.
Just when she thinks she can't handle another person's expectations piled on to those already drowning her, she is contacted by a lawyer from a little town a couple of hours down the coast who claims she has some mysterious inheritance awaiting her that she has to come to Wildstone, CA herself to claim. She's not sure what this guy's end game is, but she decides to make the trip to get some answers.
With the rug pulled out from under her, and discovering her whole life has been a lie, Quinn sets out to try to pick up the pieces and figure out how to move forward. She wasn't expecting this turn in her life, but she can't deny that she's feeling more alive than she has in a long time as she makes the journey through yesterdays in search of a tomorrow!