Review: Lost and Found Sisters – Jill Shalvis

Posted 21 June, 2017 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 18 Comments

*I received a free copy of Lost and Found Sisters from via Edelweiss. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *

Review: Lost and Found Sisters – Jill ShalvisLost and Found Sisters Series: Wildstone #1
on 20 June 2017
Pages: 400
5 Stars

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.

Shalvis hit it way out of the ballpark with Lost and Found Sisters! What a strong story, with characters who made my heart both swoon and ache.

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews

Lost and Found Sisters is a bit different from Shalvis’ usual novels, but still has the same feel to it. A deep story, where Quinn, the main character makes several discoveries about herself, which in turn brings her to move out of LA to a small village to try to find her way, while also getting to know some people that will become very important to her.

The main theme in Lost and Found Sisters is family, and what exactly family is. Does it have to mean those people we are related to by blood? Can family be the people we choose? People who choose us? Quinn has to ask herself all those questions, and more, while also figuring out what she wants to do with the rest of her life. The sexy Mick doesn’t make the choices Quinn needs to make any easier, but they do make them somewhat hotter.

Each chapter of Lost and Found Sisters starts with a line or two from Tilly’s diary, and they are hilarious! There should be a collection of those to pick up on a bad day just to make us smile, all the while agreeing with the deeper meaning of what is stated. Written in third person point of view, past tense, and with dialogues to fill the readers in on the characters thoughts and feelings, this story hit me in all the best places.

Fave Quotes - (un)Conventional Bookviews

“You only live once, right?” “Not true,” Quinn said. “You live every day. You only die once.”

For her, the good, ol’ US of A had always consisted of Los Angeles, New York and San Fransisco, with nothing in between except a nap at thirty-five thousand feet. She realized that probably made her a city snob, but the truth was, she just didn’t know anything different.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

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18 responses to “Review: Lost and Found Sisters – Jill Shalvis

  1. I haven’t read a book by Jill Shalvis before, but this one sounds amazing. I love these kinds of stories. I’ll definitely need to check this one out.
    Great review Lexxie! 😉

  2. I have been wanting to read this author…and I loved the look of this book and its secrets. So I downloaded it!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, which make me want to start reading soon!

  3. Cool quotes, are those the ones you were referring to? I do love clever and snarky characters, I try to memorize their lines for “later use” hahaha

  4. I am glad to hear you enjoyed this one so much! I got a review copy of this one, but haven’t read it yet. Your review makes me even more curious about this one. I like how you describe it as different from Shalvis’s other books, but still having some of the same feel too. I’ve enjoyed the book by this author that i read so far, so I am looking forward to reading this one. Great review!

  5. A great review, Lexxie:). Sorry to hear you have been finding it difficult to sleep – we, too, have been having some really hot weather this week. Unusual for us – and I’ve been loving it, although Himself is badly suffering. I hope you find it easier this coming week – I think we are all in for some weather fronts blowing in from the north, so it should be cooler. My Sunday Post –

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