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Lost and Found Sisters

Lost and Found Sisters

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by Jill Shalvis

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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


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.




Editorial Reviews

“The love story you need to read this summer isn’t what you expect: it’s about the love between sisters. Jill Shalvis has written something totally different for your beach read this year - and you’re going to love it.”
Lori Foster
“I love everything about this book, the family dynamics, the humor and the amazing romance. Just amazing!”
RT Book Reviews
“Part women’s fiction, part contemporary romance, the latest from Shalvis equals one wholly endearing novel. Humor lurks around other corners too, nicely balancing the heartwarming story about the bond between sisters. Humor, heart and heat make for a great combination!”  
 ”Readers will be utterly charmed by Shalvis’ latest, and will be eager to visit Wildstone again.”
Smart Bitches
Lost and Found Sisters is a really heartfelt, funny, sweet novel. Shalvis is really talented at writing characters who are struggling through complicated, difficult emotions and at making that journey feel genuine…It made me laugh and it made me tear-up…”
New York Journal of Books
“…an upscale version of what the author has written so successfully: a lively and page-turning story of people we care about.”

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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. 34 reviews.
Anonymous 7 days 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!
gaele 7 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 :)
constantreaderCH 19 hours 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.
2kasmom 2 days ago
Quinn has suffered a tragic loss with her sister now gone for two years. The news she gets that sets her back even more, causes her to go looking for the why. Arriving in the sleepy town, she finds there is someone else who suffered a loss that needs her. Mick is just back visiting his mother. Trying to help her move on from the pain and the house that haunts them both. Meeting Quinn makes staying in town a bit more exciting. She is in need of a steady hand, and it could be his that helps her up. Sweet and fragile are two words I thought while reading this novel. It has many great pieces that make it fun and still the author's work. I just found it a bit slower than the norm. The high points were the sexy times and the banter. You should never miss those. ***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous 3 days ago
Excellent book!!!!
WinnieL 4 days ago
Jill Shalvis has always been one of the authors I would pick if I had to recommend an author to someone. Her romance stories are romantic, witty and has well-developed characters. When I first saw that Lost and Found Sisters was a woman's fiction, I was a little hesitant. Would a woman's fiction be able to compare to the wonderful romance stories that she had written? The answer is Yes. Jill Shalvis impresses me with her ability to weave a heartfelt story, a story about discovering yourself and coming out stronger than you would ever expect to. I would definitely recommend Lost and Found Sisters to anyone looking for a beautiful touching story. ** I received a copy of this book from the author. All opinions are my own.
AdiOrnan 4 days ago
I loved the story. it is as simple as that. I'm usually not so fond of romance stories that are mostly about the heroes finding their way after tragedy and such, but Quinn's story really touched me. Her way of finding her path through lost made it so I couldn't put down the book. And through it all, there is off course her romance with Mick, whom I though was the right kind of guy for her. highly recommended
Anonymous 6 days ago
Enjoyable characters, fair storyline
Caroles_Random_Life 6 days ago
What a wonderful book this turned out to be! Jill Shalvis is quickly becoming one of my favorite contemporary romance authors because her books are consistently good. This book was even better than I could have hoped. I was grabbed by the story right away and it just kept getting better. I ended up reading most of the book in a single day because I just couldn't put it down. It was one of those books that left me with a big grin when I reached the conclusion and was an utter delight to read. Quinn is the main focus of this story. She is getting by one day at a time and not really feeling much of anything after the sudden death of her sister. She gets some unexpected news that turns her whole life upside down. She has some really big decisions to make that will have a lasting impact not only on herself but on other people as well. I liked Quinn a lot. She was resilient and cared about other people deeply. Mitch is in Wildstone trying to help his mother get her house in order. His constant companion is an aging Golden Retriever named Coop. Along with Coop, Mitch runs into Quinn when she is having an emotional moment and something just seems to click. They run into each other again later on and just seem to hit it off. Mitch was such a great character and I loved everything about him. He really fit with Quinn very well and they had some wonderful chemistry. The story was really well balanced. This book had a wonderful romance in it but it wasn't just a romance. Quinn had some other things going on that were just as life changing. I really liked that this story was so complex and full. The secondary characters were wonderfully done. There was even a bit of humor that gave the story an element of fun. I would highly recommend this book to others. This was a really great story about love and completely rediscovering yourself. I am really excited that this book is the beginning of a new series because I am already looking forward to spending more time with the people of Wildstone. I received an advance reader edition of this book from William Morrow Paperbacks via Edelweiss.
brandihowell1 7 days ago
Wonderful romance/women's lit book. You get a little romance with a lot growing up. Quinn leads a life with little to no emotion since her sister died. Then one day it all changes. Her life flips upside down til she finds where she really belongs. Such a great book. So much potential for the series.
westgirlds 7 days ago
It is a rare book that I can pick up late in the day and not put it down until I read "The End" This is that book!!!!! I absolutely LOVED this book! It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me smile! This book had everything I like in a book, great characters, lead and surrounding characters. Humor, love, romance, and who could forget Coop!!!!! I loved that dog! I really needed this book. I was feeling down in the dumps and this book took care of that! Jill Shalvis never disapoints me. She is a fantastic writer with such a sense of humor it shines through in her novels! Bring on the next one Jill! I can't wait!!!!! I received an advance copy in exchange for an honest review!
arubaqueen 7 days ago
What a fantastic story about Quinn who seems to be settled and have a wonderful life despite not "feeling" since the lost of her sister 2 yrs ago. Her world and everything she's known and trusted are rocked when an attorney contacts her regarding an inheritance. She learns she is adopted and has a younger sister. While she tries to decide what she's going to do she falls for Mick, a local that left years ago and is now only in town to help his mom. They are drawn to each other and Quinn learns to love this quirky small town where everyone knows each other and each others business! So many laugh out loud moments! Very quick and enjoyable read. I voluntarily read an advanced ecopy from the author for an honest review.
ILuvBooks25 8 days ago
This is the first book in a new series by one of my favorite authors, Jill Shalvis. When I got the opportunity to read this book I jumped at the chance. All of the books that I read of Jill's always have a little bit of comedy, romance and at times emotional dialogue all wrapped into one story. This book was no different. Jill did a great job of creating a story that not only had a well developed lead female character, Quinn and male lead character Mick, but also a very well developed supporting character in Tilly. This really added to the story because it was something that I have not seen in her books before. Jill also gave you enough of a back story with the leads that it helped you understand their actions better as you read the book. In addition to creating well developed characters she also did a great job of setting the scene. The small town where Lost and Found Sisters took place really fit perfectly with the book and with how descriptive Jill was (which was not overboard at all) I really felt like I was there. Jill as always with any of her books also added a little bit of humor that fit perfectly with this story. In this story she did it two different ways. One at the beginning of the chapters as quotes and also through out the story. Here are two of my favorite quotes from the book: "Becoming an adult is a lot like when you're trying to get one ice cube form a cup into your mouth and they all fall on your face" "There's a big difference between want and need," she muttered to herself, picking her pad and pen back up. "I mean, I want a bikini body, but I need chicken nuggets." Lastly, I really enjoyed the emotional aspect of the story that Jill but in there with Quinn losing her sister and feeling lost and alone and then finding the sister she never knew she had. Quinn's emotional journey through out the book really tug at my heart strings and held me from the very first chapter. I can't wait to read more of the Wildstone series.
cgarr 8 days ago
I loved Loved LOVED this book! I always enjoy a Jill Shalvis book, but this one has to be one of her best! Quinn and Tilly are both lost souls. Quinn was struggling with the loss of her sister and then finding out she was adopted really rocked her world. Tilly losing her mom was left almost on her own. Joining Quinn and Tilly on their journey to becoming real sisters was such a joy. The Tilly quotes at the start of each chapter were awesome and I felt like I really identified with her. Mick was the perfect guy for Quinn and I loved how their relationship progressed. I enjoyed Mick changing his tone about his parents too. I recommend this book to anyone wanting a feel good humorous romance. I would love a second installment with a happy ever after for Lena! I received an ARC for an honest review.
cgarr 8 days ago
I loved Loved LOVED this book! I always enjoy a Jill Shalvis book, but this one has to be one of her best! Quinn and Tilly are both lost souls. Quinn was struggling with the loss of her sister and then finding out she was adopted really rocked her world. Tilly losing her mom was left almost on her own. Joining Quinn and Tilly on their journey to becoming real sisters was such a joy. The Tilly quotes at the start of each chapter were awesome and I felt like I really identified with her. Mick was the perfect guy for Quinn and I loved how their relationship progressed. I enjoyed Mick changing his tone about his parents too. I recommend this book to anyone wanting a feel good humorous romance. I would love a second installment with a happy ever after for Lena! I received an ARC for an honest review.
Nicolerko 8 days ago
I just LOVED this book. I gobbled it right up. I know picking up a Jill Shalvis book I will be sucked right in and enjoy every minute of it. I have to say while reading this book you definitely get Shalvis' voice. If you gave me this book without telling me who wrote it I would know right away. I just loved all the characters in this book. I liked the secondary story going on as well. Quinn has to be one of my favorite heroines. She doesn't realize it, but she has so much strength and heart. It shows at everything she does. When her life implodes with a bombshell her actions after show her inner strength and heart. She just has to get to the point she sees it too. Mick may be just the man to show her. Mick is total swoon worthy material. He has a ton of heart as well. They way him and Coop are there for Quinn would win anyone over. It's not going to be sooth sailing for these two. It delivered on everything I look for in a Jill Shalvis book. I so look forward to more from this series.
AREEDAR 8 days ago
Life takes away and gives back. Quinn lost her sister Beth two years earlier in a car accident and has been going through the motions of life but not living. Quinn now founds 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 they finally realize that having each other is the important thing and love. Beautiful story of loss, life and love. I couldn’t put it down.
Suze-Lavender 8 days ago
Quinn desperately misses her sister Beth, who died in a car crash. She works as a sous-chef in a successful LA restaurant and is going through the motions rather than enjoying her life. When she receives a call from a lawyer from Wildstone about an inheritance Quinn is surprised, because she doesn't know anyone there. However, the inheritance is really hers and it comes with a lot of complications and responsibilities. When Quinn arrives in Wildstone she meets Mick. He's originally from Wildstone and travels back as often as he can to visit. Mick is Quinn's first new friend in the small town. Will there be more? It isn't Quinn's intention to like Wildstone, but she does, and that makes deciding what she wants to do with her life even more complicated. Will Quinn's inheritance finally enable Quinn to get over the worst part of her grief and is there a chance she'll find a better future than she'd ever imagined? Lost and Found Sisters is a fantastic story. Quinn is a sweetheart. She's always taking care of others, she has a big heart and easily loves people. She's afraid to commit, but being in Wildstone is making her stronger. I loved that the town and the people she meets enable her to finally heal and I couldn't wait to find out where that would lead. Quinn is a beautiful person inside and out and I absolutely loved her character. She and Mitch have a close connection. There are plenty of sparks combined with deep feelings and they're perfect for one another. However, there are a lot of obstacles in their way and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see where their relationship would lead. Jill Shalvis has a wonderful warm writing style. I especially love the way her main characters connect with others. The welcoming atmosphere that's making her books so great always makes me smile. I'm a big fan of stories about sisters and Lost and Found Sisters is an amazing one. It has family secrets, many unexpected twists and turns and plenty of emotional layers. I enjoyed reading this charming book from beginning to end. It's another terrific Jill Shalvis story and I highly recommend it.
ytcruz 8 days ago
What do you get when you have a story written by Jill Shalvis, complex main characters, a town filled with interesting people and of course, a dog !?!? Another winner for this talented author. This is the first book in the author’s series titiled Wildstone. The main characters are Quinn and Mick. After the loss of her sister , 2 years ago, Quinn has found that while her life as it is ( a sous chef, a boyfriend , a loving family etc) seems idilic , she emotions have gone on lockdown and she feels empty and unfulfilled. Her life is turned upside down when is delivered news that she never expected. She leaves everything behind and goes to Wildstone. Mick on the other hand, left Wildstone for the big city but has come back to help his Mom after his Dad dies. Along with him comes his wonderful companion, Cooper, a golden retriever. While others will give you more of the plot, I will go a different direction. Ms Shalvis shows us that individuals are complex and that at times there is no right or wrong answer. That our perceptions of circumstances around us are unique and that our experiences in life are what mold us into what become. But also, that life is filled with twists and turns and that those same twists and turns that can play havoc to our believes in others and in ourselves, also open us to new experiences and maybe a better way of living and of opening our feelings. I was gifted this copy. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
KJKW 8 days ago
Loved, loved, loved it. This is my most favorite Shalvis novel to date. I'm finding it hard to write a review without spoilers. Quinn faces some pretty powerful and shocking suprises in her life. Her strength and devotion to family is amazing. Her willingness to change and sacrifice...I only wish I could be that resilient when faced with emotionally hard times. And, or course, she doesn't see any of that in herself. Thank goodness for an amazing(ly hot) guy who kindly points it all out to her. After a little rocky road between them. I'm so excited this is the beginning of a series. Sign.Me.Up! ARC provided by author. All opinions are my own.
Monnie777 8 days ago
I loved this book. I could not put it down, which is a problem when you work 2 jobs but I can happily say I finished this book anyways. This book at it's core is about sisters and love. All kinds of love, love in family, sisters, in oneself, love another. I really enjoyed getting to know Tilly and Quinn. My favorite was all the quotes at the beginning of each chapter, I could totally agree with most of those. Jill's romance is in here too but this book has more then just that and I think that is why I loved this book. I can not wait to see what comes next for this town. *Thank you Jill for having me part of your ARC team*
LynnB888 8 days ago
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!