Review: Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis

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Title: Lost and Found Sisters
Series: Wildstone #1
Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 20 June 2017
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 5/5

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Synopsis from Goodreads

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.

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REVIEW 

Lost and Found Sisters is a unique story, completely enthralling, poignant and memorable. Delivering a tale that will resonate with anyone that has lost a family member but also showing that our loved ones live on within our hearts forever. Life has a funny way of making us mere mortals work for our happiness, but to be able to recognise it and appreciate it we have to undergo periods of sadness as well.

Quinn has spent the past two years lost to grief following her younger sisters death. She has become numb to all her emotions, going through the motions of living on a daily basis but never truly connecting with anything in her life. As a result she is in a job she barely tolerates and has ended her long-term relationship with Brock, who also happens to be a family friend. Brock and Quinn have maintained their friendship with the understanding of a possible reconciliation in the future. However, fate has something different in store for Quinn when a revelation throws her whole world into a tailspin.

Discovering the fact that she was adopted, her birth mother has passed away, she has inherited a cafe and a surly fifteen year old sister in the process; is bound to put anyone’s life in a tailspin. I adored Quinn, her capacity for compassion and her selfless nature completely endeared her to me. Putting her own turmoil aside, Quinn picks up sticks to visit her new sister and the wild west town she lives in.

The town of Wildestone has suffered economically in recent history, there has been a down turn in the tourists they rely on exasperated but crocked officials carrying out their own nefarious plans without thought to the rest of the townsfolk. The townsfolk themselves are a quirky bunch but optimistic and loyal, working together as a community to take care of their own. I loved the way they embraced Quinn into their fold and provided her with a support system when the rest of her life appeared so complicated.

Throw in the delectable Mick into the mix of Wildestone just to add to the emotional re-awakening Quinn is being forced to undertake. Mick is a local of Wildestone that made his escape so years ago, vowing never to settle back in Wildestone thanks to his overbearing father. Back in town to help his mother following his fathers death, Mick is constantly crossing paths with Quinn. The attraction between them is instant and sizzling, although both try to convince themselves that it is purely physical and very temporary.

There is so much going on within Lost and Found Sisters from a sarcastic, bitchy but vulnerable ex-girlfriend, crazy chickens, stray one-eyed cats, best friend bartenders, meddling mothers and ghost sisters. I can guarantee you will find it hard to put down Lost and Found Sisters when you start reading.

I really couldn’t put myself into the crazy that was Quinn’s life, I really admired how she was able to cope with everything that came her way while overcoming the loss of her sister and inheriting a teenager. The romance was like the icing on the cake of what is an exceptional story.

Author: Book Angel Emma

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