Author: Jill Shalvis
Series: Wildstone #1
Release date: June 20, 2017
(Sub)genres: Womens Fiction
Buy: Amazon US ~ Amazon UK
I received this book from Inkslinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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.
Most of the authors I read write into a certain genre and style, and I’m always a bit uncertain when they go for a different route. At the same time, I understand them for trying something new, so I’ll always give the story a chance. Lost and Found Sisters is a wee bit different than other books by Jill Shalvis. Normally her books fall into the Romance genre, but this is a Womens Fiction story. I have to say, I love Lost and Found Sisters, it’s still a Jill Shalvis story.
“Sometimes it was the big things. Death. Love. Life. But sometimes it was the small things. A hug. A few words.”
Quinn is living a quiet life. She has two loving parents and a job she likes, but after the death of her sister Beth all is bleak. Even her longtime friend/maybe husband-to-be Brock can’t change that. When Quinn gets a message from a lawyer out of the blue, everything changes. She ups end her life in L.A. and moves to the small town of Wildstone. The plan is to go back to L.A. as soon as possible, but after meeting some people, going back isn’t so obvious.
Mick has left Wildstone when he could, but family ties make him come back time and time again. He doesn’t want to admit it, but he still loves the town and helps where he can. Quinn is not for him, but his mind and body don’t agree.
“The words drifted over her and made more sense than anything she could remember hearing. Try something new. Follow your heart and go for it…”
Between dealing with her grief and the bomb dropped on her by the lawyer, Quinn is not looking for romance. Maybe something casual, but that’s not really her thing. Being just friends with Mick she can handle, but slowly she starts to see more in the guy. Mick is in a similar place, but slowly he starts to like Quinn more and more.
Lost and Found Sisters tells the story of Quinn and Mick, but their romance is a part of a bigger overall story. It’s about finding out your true self, learning to live with what life throws at you and moving on. I love Quinn and how she handles everything. Yes, initially she’s not sure what to do, but after some thinking she goes for it and does not think only about herself. Mick is an awesome guy and Tilly is a sweet teenager, I want to hug her. I can’t wait what the future Wildstone books will bring!
“Mick smiled into Quinn’s eyes. “A team,” he said, repeating her words. “We’re in it together, always.” “Always.”
I love Lost and Found Sisters, I give it 4.5 stars.