Friday, July 28, 2017

Guest Book Review: Lost and Found Sisters

By Shana Javery

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.
(Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

Lost and Found Sisters was the first book I’ve read by Jill Shalvis, despite the fact that I’ve got one of her books sitting by my bedside. So, I had no idea that Ms. Shalvis was so adept at weaving humorous tales. I chuckled A LOT throughout this book. Given the title of the book I don’t think I’m giving too much away when I tell you that this book is about two sisters who discover the existence of one another through an unfortunate turn of events. Thirty year old Quinn struggles with the decision of whether or not to become the legal guardian of her fifteen year old sister Tilly, while Tilly battles her adolescent demons and waivers between hating her newfound sister and worrying that Quinn will desert her and return to Los Angeles. Which reminds me, this story takes place in Wildstone, a small, cowboy town just north of LA. The small town descriptions are priceless, at least to this city girl. And what’s a book without a sexy leading man? Enter Mick, the ruggedly, good-looking character who begins an on-again, off-again relationship with Quinn. Poor Quinn…commitment phobe extraordinaire. Anyway, this was a quick, fun read thanks to Ms. Shalvis’ ability to catch and keep my attention the entire time. Treat yourself and read this book when you’ve got a chance.

Thanks to William Morrow for the book in exchange for an honest review.

Shana Javery is an attorney mediator with a background in employment law. She is thrilled to have renewed her lifelong love of reading over the past few years. Recently, Shana even had the chance to edit a friend's book, something which she thoroughly enjoyed. Shana resides in Plano, Texas with her husband and the family dog Smoochy. Shana's renewed interest in reading is partly due to her empty nest, something she doesn't enjoy as much as others might.

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Janine said...

The cover drew me into this book. The review hooked me.

Suburban prep said...

I am in the middle of this book. I saw it when at the bookstore and it seemed like something I would enjoy reading and so far I am. Looking forward to the other half.