"When life opens a new unexpected door, you find love"
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted August 17, 2017
Women's Fiction | Women's Fiction Contemporary
Okay, so I just finished LOST AND FOUND SISTERS by Jill
Shalvis and realized it is book one in her new series based
in Wildstone which made me laugh -- and of course do a happy
dance. Why do you ask? Well, one of the issues that conflict
the main characters in LOST AND FOUND SISTERS is the fact
that Wildstone is a very small town and they are big city
people. And yet Jill Shalvis has brought this place and its
people to life. So -- we can't leave yet! Personally, I am
on board so bring them on.
Quinn Weller is a chef but candidly in L.A. her role and
duties are more that of a sous chef -- not too much leeway
for any creative talents -- just taking orders from
superiors. In Wildstone at Cathy's Café Quinn is challenged
to really wear the chef hat. And that's only one of many
challenges to face her in LOST AND FOUND SISTERS.
Discovering her birth mother's identity and a sister Tilly
questions Quinn's identity but also provides some
much-needed parts to a life that splintered with her sister
Beth's death. Meeting Mick just seemed to cement her
resolve that her life back in L.A. was lacking -- big time.
So Quinn is faced with having to make some important and
difficult decisions. She is needed in Wildstone even if
Tilly is doing her best to keep her at arm's length. But
that shouldn't be a surprise. Tilly wasn't aware she had a
sister. Her life had revolved around her mother and their
lives in Wildstone. Tilly worried that Quinn was going to
make her move away and so Tilly did what any teenager would
do. She made life difficult for Quinn. Problem was that
Quinn was questioning her abilities to do the right thing
for Tilly and Tilly was busy keeping tabs on friends that
truly needed her.
Definitely at cross purposes these two sisters. But though
these observations we come to realize how very alike Quinn
and Tilly truly are. Caring, responsible, smart and
Quinn has some very big decisions to make regarding her
future. Is it still back in L.A. or could there be one right
there in small town Wildstone with her little sister and the
wonderful folks she is meeting. These people are quickly
coming to mean a lot to her. They are the lynchpins that
were part of her birth mother Caroline and her sister
On top of all that Mick and Quinn were busy fighting their
mutual attraction. Once again it is a case of the geography.
Could Mick and Quinn possibly find that relocating to
Wildstone could be the best for both of them?
Wow, so many questions and yet you can be sure that Jill
Shalvis will provide answers that will please you. Looking
for a wonderful summer read -- look no further than LOST
AND FOUND SISTERS by Jill Shalvis. It is guaranteed to bring
the sunshine into your life. LOST AND FOUND SISTERS is a
page turner that you will get lost in. The family is so
important and in LOST AND FOUND SISTERS Jill Shalvis reminds
us that there are many different forms of family. In small
towns, people form strong attachments -- adjunct families
you might say. Enjoy.
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
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.
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