The Forever Girl: A Novel

The Forever Girl: A Novel

by Jill Shalvis


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New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis does it once again with a heartfelt story of family, forgiveness, and secrets that have the power to change the course of more than one life.

When Maze returns to Wildstone for the wedding of her estranged bff and the sister of her heart, it’s also a reunion of a once ragtag team of teenagers who had only each other until a tragedy tore them apart and scattered them wide.

Now as adults together again in the lake house, there are secrets and resentments mixed up in all the amazing childhood memories. Unexpectedly, they instantly fall back into their roles: Maze their reckless leader, Cat the den mother, Heather the beloved baby sister, and Walker, a man of mystery. 

Life has changed all four of them in immeasurable ways. Maze and Cat must decide if they can rebuild their friendship, and Maze discovers her long-held attraction to Walker hasn’t faded with the years but has only grown stronger.

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Publishers Weekly


Shalvis returns to Wildstone, Calif., (after The Summer Deal) with a standalone contemporary romance that focuses on how relationships can overcome secrets, shame, and guilt. Eleven years ago, the Walsh family briefly took in foster kids Maze, Heather, and Walker and raised them alongside their own children, Cat and Michael. The teens spent a blissful year on the central California coast before Michael’s death tore them apart. Maze has cut herself off from the others ever since—but now Cat is getting married and brings them all back together to help her plan her wedding. No longer “Mayhem Maze,” Maze tries to be there for Cat while navigating her complicated relationships with Heather and Walker. In particular, she and Walker must decide whether their long-simmering chemistry is enough to propel them into an adult relationship. Though the pace is slow, Shalvis capably weaves the complex, intertwining relationships into an appealing story of second chances. This is sure to satisfy. Agent: Robin Rue, Writer’s House. (Jan.)

RaeAnne Thayne

Jill Shalvis’s books are funny, warm, charming and unforgettable.

Susan Wiggs

Praise for The Lemon Sisters: “Sisterhood takes center stage in this utterly absorbing novel. Jill Shalvis balances her trademark sunny optimism and humor with unforgettable real-life drama. A book to savor—and share.

Lori Foster

I love everything about this book, the family dynamics, the humor and the amazing romance. Just amazing!


Readers will be very satisfied with the ending of Shalvis' latest enjoyable Wildstone story.


Readers will be very satisfied with the ending of Shalvis' latest enjoyable Wildstone story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062897855
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/12/2021
Series: Wildstone Series , #6
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 9,138
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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