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.

Titles in the Wildstone series include — Lost and Found Sisters – The Good Luck Sister (#1.5) – Rainy Day Friends – The Lemon Sisters –

Title:  Lost and Found Sisters
Series:  Wildstone #1
Author:  Jill Shalvis
Genre:  Romance, Women’s Fiction
Published:  June 20, 2017
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My Rating:  4.5 stars

LOST AND FOUND SISTERS is a perfect example of why I read any book by Jill Shalvis – it feels like real life, the characters are ones that I recognize from my own life and the situations they face are realistic. Of course, I love a good romance yet this story is more than the developing love between a man and a woman, it’s the love that we also feel for friends, family, work, and life even when those things don’t always go according to our plans.

Although LOST AND FOUND SISTERS has been out for a while now, I want to be careful in this review to not reveal spoilers (or things not mentioned in the description blurb) because the readers who discover this touching, and emotional story should come upon each surprise and development on their own. I don’t want to take that enjoyment away from anyone. I loved this book and the characters within, and I could talk about it for hours but I will control myself.

I think at some point in our lives we’ve all been a bit like Quinn. When her sister, Beth, was killed in a car accident Quinn shut down. There really is no other way to describe it. She went through the motions of life but was very far from actually living life. She has a good job even if it is at times annoying, her own apartment, an on and off boyfriend who is really more like a good friend at this point and loving, protective parents. Yet on the inside, Quinn is numb.

Right up until the moment she discovers that her life is really not what she thought it was, that information has been hidden from her and now she’s floundering trying to find out what makes sense in a suddenly turned upside down world that she calls her life. The numbness that has surrounded her for the past two years is fading leaving the painful pinpricks of reality in its place. Quinn has choices and decisions to make, and they aren’t going to be the easy kind. She has the chance for real true love to enfold her but only if she’s willing to take the risk of feeling again. Quinn’s life is about to change – and it will never be the same again, perhaps it will be even better than she could have ever imagined.

LOST AND FOUND SISTERS is a story about life, how we live it and the people we touch along the journey. I got lost in this world. I cried, laughed, hurt and rejoiced. It’s funny, sad, annoying, redemptive — it’s very much real life. And I hope you’ll discover this amazing story for yourself, I believe you’ll be caught up in this world and enjoy every single moment – I know I did.

*This review originally appeared on a blog of mine that for reasons beyond my control no longer exists.  It is my intention to slowly bring what reviews I can over to Keeper Bookshelf.*

I own a Kindle edition of this story.

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