Lost and Found Sisters: A Novel

Lost and Found Sisters: A Novel

by Jill Shalvis
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Lost and Found Sisters: A Novel by Jill Shalvis

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.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062448118
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 16,189
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website, www.jillshalvis.com, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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Lost and Found Sisters 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Excellent book!!!!
Anonymous 8 months ago
Awesome book! I loved it from the beginning to the end! Jill Shalvis has again left me crying, laughing, and holding my breath to read whats getting ready to happen. It's an amazing book!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Very pleasantly surprised! I was hesitant to read this but had complete faith in Jill Shalvis' writing talent. I never expected to love this book as much as I did. Thank you, Jill! I'm excited to see where you take us next in Wildstone.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I absolutely loved the book. I fell in love with the sisters Quinn and Tilly for their snarky attitude. I laughed and cried. Jill has done a wonderful job with the characters and story line.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Another great book from Jill Shalvis. The family ties, the newly found love. Great story.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Enjoyable characters, fair storyline
gaele 8 months ago
Grief is a quirky emotion, and no two people ever react quite the same. Quinn is one of those who found relief and escape in numbness: after her sister’s death she lost her best friend and nothing has felt right since. And in some sense, she feels guilty about that numbness, for from the outside she has almost everything: her dream job as a sous chef in a trendy LA restaurant, a loving family and a man who is only hoping she’ll open her arms again to him. But, despite all the good – there’s nothing: no celebration, no hope, no real sadness: just an empty hole where her heart should be. And then, the one thing that brought her emotions to the surface for a moment – an inheritance tied to a shocking secret – and she’s curious enough to investigate. Wildstone is a throwback town, feeling very wild-wild west, a bit run down and the only reason Quinn found it is because of this secret and the inheritance. But Mick left Wildstone in his rear-view mirror as soon as possible. The homegrown boy wanted more and different, and needed to be out from under his father’s thumb. With a successful business in San Francisco he’s not interested in Wildstone or a relationship, but his mother needs his help. With his trusty and totally adorable dog Cooper, he’s been helping his mother out and doing chores long-overdue. Quinn’s inheritance included part ownership of both a house and the diner in town: but that’s not the tough part. With the unburied secrets, she’s facing a crisis and many questions: so much so that she’s spotted by Mick on the beach in the midst of a panic attack. Of course, the first emotions she feels, really feels in ages is panic – and that just opened a floodgate to feel everything. Quietly the attraction between Quinn and Mick sparks, as he’s patient, quietly accepting and not ready to push her too far or too fast. Here is where Shalvis is at her best: characters that you NEED to know and want to befriend, a connection that sparks off the pages and a series of questions and answers that couldn’t be any more fitting: laughs, tears and serious moments of aww – this is a wonderful introduction to a new series, and another winner from Shalvis. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
kgagnon 8 months ago
What a great start to the new Wildstone series! Chef Quinn Weller had her world turned upside down when she lost her best friend and sister in a tragic accident two years ago. She has lost the will to feel anything for anyone. Now another surprise is dropped on her and she doesn't know how to process the betrayal she feels. She travels to Wildstone to uncover more about this new shocking revelation. What she will discover is a strength she didn't know she had when she meets those that challenge her and make her start to feel again. Ms Shalvis is an expert at creating intriguing and quirky characters that you will fall in love with, funny and heartfelt story lines, witty banter, and steamy passion. This story has an added deeper emotional feel to it that embraced me and was totally engaging. I was fascinated by Quinn's growth along with her developing connection to family and friends. Quinn's family, family pets and the Wildstone residents are all distinctive, charming and even quirky, making the perfect springboard to more fun and provocative stories. This is a fast paced, heartwarming, sweet and sexy romance that captivated me from start to finish and I can't wait to read more from Wildstone!
mamalovestoread22 8 months ago
After a devastating car accident took the life of her sister Quinn Weller has been left a shell of the woman she once was, she moves about her life as she normally would, but everything done without feeling. She is struggling to move on, her sister meant everything to her, and now she is gone, and Quinn can seem to find a way to replace all she lost when her sister passed. That is until a small town lawyer comes knocking on her door, with news that could completely change the course of Quinn's life, and possibly give her back the part of herself that has been lost. At first Quinn is hurt by the news, but soon finds that it intrigues her more, so she walks away from everything she knows and heads to Wildwood to learn more about a part of her life she never knew existed. And it's quite the eye opening journey, one that begins to make her whole again... Once again I am left completely in awe of Ms. Shalvis's literary talents, and mesmerized by her touching and uplifting story. Quinn's bravery left me inspired, and her little journey to re-discovering herself was quite an enchanting experience, one that made me laugh, made me cry, and warmed my heart. I think it is safe to say this one is going to linger with me for a while, and these charming characters have found their own place in my heart, and I look forward to revisiting them soon. If there is one book you choose to read this summer, I encourage you to make it this one, it is sure to leave you inspired!! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
XIaguan 8 months ago
What a story! This book is a diversion for Jill Shalvis in that it is Women's fiction more than romantic comedy. This book has a lot of emotion & feels! You find yourself being sucked into the lives of Tilly & Quinn! The sisters have some serious problems to overcome but watching them work it through is just JS perfect! JS has a way of making you laugh, cry & fall in love all at once! I look forward to the next in the series :)
BooksnKisses 15 hours ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 A wonderful start to a new series for Ms. Shalvis! Quinn Weller has it all the perfect family, the perfect boyfriend, the perfect job, the perfect everything. Up until her sister was killed in a car accident. From that point on Quinn’s life has been anything but perfect. So when she learns she has just inherited something from her birth mom her world is turned upside down. But when she learns that she has a real sister Quinn drops everything and rushes to find her. This was a really good story. I loved Quinn!! She is hilarious! The bee scene in the tree too funny (once we know she was okay). How Quinn and Mick meet is hilarious too!! I can’t wait for the next visit to Wildstone!!! Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
Crazybooknerd 18 days ago
Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis Series: Wildstone, Book 1 4 Stars - I quite enjoyed this story. I was hesitant because there was talk of her writing a different type of book but this was very much a Shalvis book and I wasn't disappointed. Mick and Quinn were great together. I enjoyed watching Quinn work through her new relationship with Tilly. There were some good laughs and some touching moments. I happily recommend this book. ~Paragraphs and Petticoats~
WhisperingStories 27 days ago
Quinn Weller is a sous-chef at a trendy restaurant in Los Angeles. Still grieving from the loss of her sister two years ago, Quinn gets visited by a lawyer. He drops a life-changing bombshell on her. What follows is a journey of self-discovery and adventure in the little town of Wildstone. Quinn’s life will never be the same again. When a lawyer delivers earth shattering news to Quinn, she begins to question her whole life. With a young sister she was unaware of, Quinn has her work cut out getting to know her. She feels torn going back and forth between Los Angeles and Wildstone. A chance meeting with an attractive stranger, Mick, has her all a flutter. The chemistry between Mick and Quinn is undeniable. I imagined Mick to look like Luke from the television show, Gilmore Girls. I’m sure that’s nothing like Jill Shalvis intended, but it worked for me! I fell in love with his character and was rooting for him and Quinn all the way. The tender scenes between them were beautiful. Neither Quinn nor Mick have plans to stay in Wildstone, despite both having family there. This leaves a constant question over their future together. There is also the matter of Mick’s ex-girlfriend, Lena. A determined and confident woman, she tells Quinn that she wants Mick back and that she will get what she wants. It made me dislike her character, but Quinn handles the situation very well. Shalvis then spins your emotions and the situation that Lena is in, and you begin to feel a little sorry for her. I loved Quinn’s first meeting with the lawyer, Cliff Porter. She renames him Harry Potter (in her head) due to the uncanny resemblance to the boy wizard. It did make me chuckle. Tilly’s character is wonderful. A young, yet wise, teenager. Her life has been ripped apart by the death of her mum. Looked after by a family friend, Tilly is finding life tough. All she has in the world is her best friend, Dylan. It took me a while to warm to Dylan’s character. After learning of his background and home life, I saw him in a different light. As his character evolved, so did my opinion of him. Keep your eye out for two characters who deserve a special mention – Tink the cat, and Coop the dog. They both provide amusement. Having cats and a dog myself, I know that these two characters are very realistic! The quiet setting of Wildstone is different to that of bustling Los Angeles and I didn’t like it to begin with. I could see why Quinn was looking to return home once she’d tidied things up in Wildstone. Wildstone seemed dated and the locals all had a much slower pace of life. Even I found it frustrating! But, like Quinn, I soon began to enjoy it. She then finds herself divided between returning to Los Angeles and staying in Wildstone. Quinn has formed strong connections in both places. She knows that wherever she chooses to stay, she will be leaving people behind that she loves. I liked the quirky headings of the chapters. Each one is a small excerpt from ‘The Mixed-Up Files of Tilly Adams’s Journal.’ The first one is “I walk around like everything is fine but deep down inside my shoe my sock is sliding off.” It speaks volumes about how Tilly is feeling in one short sentence. It makes a refreshing change to having numbered chapters. I wasn’t disappointed by this unputdownable book. Lost and Found Sisters had so many elements to it. It was very realistic and the characters came alive in my head. I had previously read another of Jill Shalvis’ books – My Kind of Wonderful,
thereadingchick 4 months ago
Jill Shalvis is the Queen of sweet and sexy romances, and this book is definitely that. The love story between Quinn and Mick was slowly paced, emotion packed and sultry, but it was the story between Quinn and Tilly, the sister she just found, that stole the heart of this book. Quinn, a sous chef at a trendy restaurant in LA is still trying to deal with the death of her sister Beth. Two years after her death, Quinn has still not been able to get over her heartbreak living life on the surface, but not letting herself feel because it hurts too much. Her life gets flipped on end again when she finds out she was adopted and she has a fifteen year old sister. Quinn travels to Wildstone with the intention of exploring her background in a weekend, but meets a handsome stranger, her teenage heartbroken sister, and a town full of kooky individuals who wrap their arms around her and she ends up staying forever. I loved this novel. Allowing Quinn to work through her emotions about her sister Beth’s death while finding a new sister who would not replace but help bring out those feelings of love and belonging again was balanced so well. Added to the slow pace of her growing feelings for Mick complemented the other half of the plot. Well, it all just struck a perfect note for me. This is the first in the Wildstone series, so pick it up! It’s an easy, beautiful story that will make you feel good about life.
19272347 4 months ago
Great book - enjoyed every single page
Anonymous 5 months ago
This book was funny, sad, and everything in between. I could not put it down. I can not wait for another!!!
Anonymous 6 months ago
I LOVE this book!!! I found my way in the same situation a few months ago. Jill related this story to almost my situation but a lot funnier. This book is one of the best she has written. I do love all her books. Lost and found had me laughing , crying and sighing a lot. Buy it you will not regret it.
Anonymous 6 months ago
This is a very heartwarming story of sisters and how we need them in our lives! I really enjoyed reading this book!
Jazzie 6 months ago
A quirky story of love, lost, family, and new beginnings Note: This review contains NO spoilers One of the cool things I love about being a booknerd/book blogger is discovering new authors (new to me, anyways), so when I read the synopsis to this first book in new series by Jill Shalvis, it grabbed my attention. So, yeah!!! I got the opportunity to read this lovely story of a sister lost and a sister found; hence, the title Lost and Found Sisters. From start to finish, I was completely captivated by Jill's characters. Of course, I don't want to ruin it for those that haven't read this contemporary story of loss, love, friendship, and new beginnings, so, yeah, NO spoilers. The synopsis pretty much sums up the gist of the book. And, I gotta tell ya, I loved and enjoyed this interesting and heartfelt read. The world-building and character development is so well done that I can "picture" this quaint little coastal town and all its quirky characters whom of which are filled with strong and colorful personalities. The descriptions of their surroundings are so detailed that I could "see" it, and "witness" what these characters are experiencing. Many of these characters are so likeable, even when being mean...hahaha!!! There is so much depth to these characters that Jill's writings gives them a lot of complexities to their personalities....she even gave them sass that made it funny. Yup! There is some humor found throughout the book, so, it's not all drama. I enjoyed the balance of drama, romance, and humor that gave this story a realism that readers could relate to either personally or in general. And, this is only the first book in this new series!!??!! Ugh! Yup! I was completely immersed into Qunn's story and with all the residents of Wildstone. So... All in all, Jill Shalvis created an all new story of family, romance, and humor in this standalone first book in the Wildstone series. A definite summer "must-read."
AliTheDragonSlayer 6 months ago
I make no secret of the fact that I am a huge Jill Shalvis fan and love all her books. So as soon as I spotted a new series was in the offing I knew I had to read it. Lost and Found Sisters is moving away from Jill’s ‘normal’ style and is firmly in the women’s fiction slightly deeper, complex category. While I enjoy the usual rom-com, sassy, humour this actually made a pleasant change. Quinn is in limbo, after losing her sister tragically in a car crash she just goes through the motions of life now. Tolerating her job as a chef, in an on/off relationship with childhood friend Brock, the families seem to think they will marry but Quinn is sick of him spreading his wings with any available female who looks at him! Things change one day when she stops off to get her morning coffee, a lawyer approaches her with some news that will turn her world upside down and make her question everything that has happened previously. The news prompts her to travel to a little town called Wildstone and this is where the story really takes off. It’s difficult to extol the virtues of the book without giving away any of the content and surprise. There are some real quirky characters, human and animal! Mick is a delight and has the potential to reawaken Quinn’s emotions. It is written with feeling and humour mixed with a deeper serious side. I was really rooting for Quinn, after feeling her grief, confusion and apathy it is a true test of her strength to see how she deals with the new life and responsibilities foist upon her. This is the first in the Wildstone series and I can’t wait to see which character is highlighted next .. there are certainly some great tales to come I’m sure. I received a copy of this novel via Edelweiss which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
deeeee 6 months ago
Quinn had her life together until her sister Beth was killed in a car accident. Then she pulled away from her “boyfriend”, and her parents and put her all into her job. Life was just sailing by with Quinn watching from the safe shallow water, until the morning she was approached in the coffee shop by an adult Harry Potter looking guy who had a tale to share. Suddenly it seemed her whole life had been just a sham! Mick is in Wildwood try to help his mom and clean up some of the mess his recently deceased Dad had left. Mick despises Wildwood and can’t wait to get back to the big city and his real life. One day walking Coop, his dog, at the beach he sees a woman in her car having a panic attack. All of a sudden, Wildwood isn’t looking so despicable anymore. Jill’s latest story is filled with passion, of course, but also humor, drama, deep characters and this one features a ghost. I’m looking forward to returning to Wildwood to see what else it has to offer. I’m sure Harry Potter is going to fall in love, and it can’t’ be easy!
TobiForgetHousework 6 months ago
Quinn has discovered her whole life is a lie. She's adopted, has a sister she never knew about. She's got to decide what's best for her and Tilly, her sister. From the antics Tilly gets involved in to Mick, the mysterious and gorgeous stranger she meets on the beach, and his adorable dog who swoop in and try to sweep her off her feet this is one romance with intricately woven characters that will have you flying through the pages and not wanting it to end. Let me just say that once again Jill Shalvis left me laughing my butt off. No one can balance and create humor in a romance the way she can, which puts her on the top of my list of romance authors! If you love humor, sarcasm, sexy men and spunky sisters this is a book I highly recommend checking out!
Barb-TRC 7 months ago
Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis is the first book in her new Wildstone series. As always with Jill Shalvis, I get a happy face when I know I am starting one of her books, and the glow remains all the way through. I loved this story, which not only has a sweet romance, but covers life issues revolving around family, loss, healing and discovery. Quinn Weller, our heroine, has been living her life on automatic, unable to feel much since the loss of her sister Beth two years ago. Quinn is a sous-chef in a fancy restaurant. Stopping for coffee one day, she is approached by a stranger, who claims that she has inherited something. Quinn will learn that she is adopted, and the inheritance was from her deceased real mother. This will take Quinn by shock, and even though she knows her parents love her, she decides to find out more about her true mother and the inheritance, which is in Wildstone, California. When she arrives in Wildstone, Quinn learns she has inherited part of a house and the local diner. Quinn also gets to meet her 15 year old half sister, Tilly, who will share the inheritance. Things do not start off well between them, as Tilly was resentful, difficult and unwilling to accept Qunn. Tilly, at first was a bit unlikeable, but knowing that she lost the most important thing in her life, her mother, it was uncderstandable. Mick Hennessey, our heroine, has recently returned home to Wildstone to help his mother fix up her place, especially since the death of his father. Mick was a great hero, as he was sweet, fun and definitely very sexy. He also had the cutest dog, Coop. Mick happens upon Quinn one day, when she was on the verge of a panic attack, and from there on a friendship built that would eventually become a sizzling romance. Neither one of them were interested in a relationship, other than friends with benefits, but things will change; such as their feelings, Wildstone and its residents will have an effect on them both. Quinn begins to help out at the diner, giving her a chance to meet some of the wonderful secondary characters in Wildstone, as well as opening up her heart again to the different type of element in a small town like Wildstone. Quinn still plans on returning to Los Angeles, her job & her family. But she has a dilemma. Tilly is living with the next door neighbor, which is not permanent and Quinn is now the only relative she has. Will Quinn become Tilly’s Guardian? Will Tilly allow Quinn into her life? Will Quinn and Mick find a way to stay together? Lost and Found Sisters was such a sweet, emotional, fun and sexy story. I loved Quinn and Mick together, as they made a fabulous couple. I also enjoyed all the wonderful secondary characters (so many wonderful ones) that Shalvis has created, and look forward to learning more about them in the future books of this series. As the norm with Jill Shalvis, every book is a fun and happy read, and you can never go wrong reading her books. Lost and Found was no different, as it was an enjoyable, emotional and romantic story line. I recommend that you read Lost and Found Sisters.
Dalitza 7 months ago
A sassy, sexy and touching story about family, friends and love that made me smile from start to finish. Quinn Weller just turned thirty and aside from the overwhelming emptiness her sister’s loss caused her, she seems to have everything from a loving family, to a great career and a boyfriend who’s just waiting for her to lift the embargo on her heart and feelings. But something is just a bit off and then her entire life is turned on its axis when she’s informed of an inheritance from an unknown relative which causes a domino effect revealing upsetting lies. Needing to get to the bottom of things, Quinn puts her life on hold to go to Wildstone, a small town where everybody knows everybody and the pace is vastly slower from L.A. Sticking out like a sore thumb at first, she’s captivated by the town’s charm, its interesting inhabitants and one gorgeous man who’s been welcoming, helpful and engaging her in sexy, teasing banter. While trying to do the right thing, Quinn starts a journey of self-discovery which eventually will lead to fork in the road. Will she go back to her empty yet familiar life or will she take a risk and embrace love, family and strange pets in a way she never imagined? I love reading books that are set in small towns where the author gives readers graphic details that allow the imagination to soar and characters that draw you in. I loved reading about every single one of them including the animals that make for every interesting and fun scenes. I also appreciate when loving and supportive parents are included in the secondary character mix. I’m being purposely vague because there are very interesting twists to this story I don’t want to spoil you with. I can say though that I really enjoyed Quinn’s journey. I was so much more about the sweet and sexy romance between Quinn and Mick. The Lost and Found Sisters is book #1 in the Wildstone series by Jill Shalvis. It is a standalone contemporary romance. It was touching, it was sexy, it was heartwarming and full feels. Told from two points of view with a happy ending.
constantreaderCH 7 months ago
This book is wonderful. One of those you find yourself up late at night reading and saying "just one more page", "just one more chapter". Then sad when there is more to read, you have finished the book and want more. Buy it and enjoy.