Lost and Found Sisters: A Novel

Lost and Found Sisters: A Novel

by Jill Shalvis

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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. So why does she feel like she's looking for a missing piece she can’t find? 

Then when a lawyer tracks down Quinn and reveals a bombshell secret and a mysterious inheritance that only she can claim, the shocking revelation washes over her like a tidal wave. Quinn gives up her job, home, and boyfriend and heads up the coast to her small hometown of Wildstone, California. 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 in, she discovers 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 and 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.

“Something totally different for your beach read this year—and you’re going to love it.”



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062937919
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/30/2019
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 210,382
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.62(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

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, ww.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. 60 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year 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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very pleasantly surprised! I was hesitant to read this but had complete faith in Jill Shalvis' writing talent. I never expected to love this book as much as I did. Thank you, Jill! I'm excited to see where you take us next in Wildstone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved the book. I fell in love with the sisters Quinn and Tilly for their snarky attitude. I laughed and cried. Jill has done a wonderful job with the characters and story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very heartwarming story of sisters and how we need them in our lives! I really enjoyed reading this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable characters, fair storyline
gaele More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 :)
Anonymous 3 days ago
Will read more of her books.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I enjoyed this book. The story was really sweet. I loved the characters.
KVM 10 months ago
I don't know how to fit in to this review all the wonderful things I want to say about this book! LOVED, LOVED, LOVED IT!! It has tragedy, it has sorrow, and a lot of sadness. It also has a 15 year old girl that reminds me of being 15! It also has a hunky, hunky man that likes working with his hands (in many different ways). Quinn struggles through out the book with many issues, losing her best friend/sister in a car accident, finding out some sad news regarding her parents......but then she meets Mick, Coop and Tilly and finds her life will never be the same again. Did I mention that I LOVED this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jill Shalvis is an excellent writer! I read the second one of the series and enjoyed it so much that I ordered the first one which I liked just as much!
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Lost and Found Sisters is a small town tale of love and loss and finding yourself. Nobody does this type of story quite like Jill Shalvis. She makes her characters real, lovable, quirky and the type of person you want to meet. This story left me with the feel good awwws.
Ninbear More than 1 year ago
Love this book! Can not wait to read the next one. You will fall in love with all of the characters !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lost souls finding each other, learning to trust and love. Very good read!
judiOH More than 1 year ago
i put off getting this book because i'm really not into 'women's fiction'. i finally gave in because i love jill's stories. wow, was i surprised at how much i liked the story. it's a romance, it's a coming together story. a woman that gets blind-sided in her late twenties by learning she was adopted. not only that, but she has a sister! she lives in L.A., her sister lives in a little podunk town in the middle of nowhere. there is a man, and there is a little suspense also. how all this is resolved is the most wonderful read. i'm super glad i finally picked this one up and read it, you will be too.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
Part women's fiction, part endearing small town romance. 100% entertaining! Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis is the entertaining debut installment in her new Wildstone series. While the primary focus of this tale is Quinn’s life journey, the book does not short in the sweet and hot romance department in the least. This entry is the story of chef Quinn Weller and Mick Hennessey and Mick is awesome! Since her sister passed away suddenly in an accident, Quinn has only been going through the motions of living. From all appearances, her life is perfect. She has a gorgeous boyfriend who is eager to put a ring on her finger, a loving family and a career in Los Angeles. Then, a monkey wrench gets inserted into the mix when she is blindsided by news of a mysterious inheritance accompanied by a revelation that her parents have not been truthful with her. Needing to escape, she gets in her car and heads to the charming, small California town of Wildstone to check out what this secretive bequest entails. As she arrives in Wildstone, she is understandably emotionally strung out. She experiences a panic attack and is attended to by sexy Mick and his golden retriever, Cooper. Mick is in Wildstone temporarily to assist his Mom after his father passed away. He has a life elsewhere in San Francisco and is dealing with issues of his own. When Quinn discovers that her inheritance isn’t money or property, but something else, she will need all the support system she can as she will need to step out of her comfort zone over and over. I was pulling for Quinn as she adapts to the newness of her situation and grows into her new responsibilities. Her friends will play important roles. Wonderful supporting characters include Cooper who is obviously much-loved by Mick (making me love Mick more.) Then… there’s a lesbian couple who are nothing short of a hoot! AND, not to be forgotten is Quinn’s little sister, Tilly. I especially enjoyed the heart-pulling quotes from Tilly’s diary which headlined each chapter. This book is being marketed as women’s fiction. In the past, I’ve not been a big fan of women’s fiction because some can be downright depressing and, hey, I do like a good HEA. That said, this is from Jill Shalvis who has never failed to draw me into any of her stories and who always produces amazingly satisfying endings. So… while Lost and Found Sisters admittedly does include a bit more family drama than is the norm for Jill’s books, it’s still a wonderful romance set in Wildstone, located a few miles north of Los Angeles. AND there’s a pretty awesome HEA making me really glad that I gave this book a chance! Lost and Found Sisters is superbly narrated by the incredibly talented Karen White. She has done a great job with every book I’ve ever heard her narrate and this audio is no exception. She even aces Cooper’s woof. Her voicing of all the characters – male, female and animal – sounds realistic and exudes the proper emotion. Her impersonations remain consistent through-out. Bottomline: If you enjoy audios and can pick up Lost and Found Sisters in audio, your enjoyment of the story will be exponentially increased. Period. Lost and Found Sisters is a delightfully endearing romance populated with characters who will steal your heart. My full review is posted at Reading between the Wines Book Club. Please check it out there!
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 A wonderful start to a new series for Ms. Shalvis! Quinn Weller has it all the perfect family, the perfect boyfriend, the perfect job, the perfect everything. Up until her sister was killed in a car accident. From that point on Quinn’s life has been anything but perfect. So when she learns she has just inherited something from her birth mom her world is turned upside down. But when she learns that she has a real sister Quinn drops everything and rushes to find her. This was a really good story. I loved Quinn!! She is hilarious! The bee scene in the tree too funny (once we know she was okay). How Quinn and Mick meet is hilarious too!! I can’t wait for the next visit to Wildstone!!! Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
Crazybooknerd More than 1 year ago
Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis Series: Wildstone, Book 1 4 Stars - I quite enjoyed this story. I was hesitant because there was talk of her writing a different type of book but this was very much a Shalvis book and I wasn't disappointed. Mick and Quinn were great together. I enjoyed watching Quinn work through her new relationship with Tilly. There were some good laughs and some touching moments. I happily recommend this book. ~Paragraphs and Petticoats~
WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
Quinn Weller is a sous-chef at a trendy restaurant in Los Angeles. Still grieving from the loss of her sister two years ago, Quinn gets visited by a lawyer. He drops a life-changing bombshell on her. What follows is a journey of self-discovery and adventure in the little town of Wildstone. Quinn’s life will never be the same again. When a lawyer delivers earth shattering news to Quinn, she begins to question her whole life. With a young sister she was unaware of, Quinn has her work cut out getting to know her. She feels torn going back and forth between Los Angeles and Wildstone. A chance meeting with an attractive stranger, Mick, has her all a flutter. The chemistry between Mick and Quinn is undeniable. I imagined Mick to look like Luke from the television show, Gilmore Girls. I’m sure that’s nothing like Jill Shalvis intended, but it worked for me! I fell in love with his character and was rooting for him and Quinn all the way. The tender scenes between them were beautiful. Neither Quinn nor Mick have plans to stay in Wildstone, despite both having family there. This leaves a constant question over their future together. There is also the matter of Mick’s ex-girlfriend, Lena. A determined and confident woman, she tells Quinn that she wants Mick back and that she will get what she wants. It made me dislike her character, but Quinn handles the situation very well. Shalvis then spins your emotions and the situation that Lena is in, and you begin to feel a little sorry for her. I loved Quinn’s first meeting with the lawyer, Cliff Porter. She renames him Harry Potter (in her head) due to the uncanny resemblance to the boy wizard. It did make me chuckle. Tilly’s character is wonderful. A young, yet wise, teenager. Her life has been ripped apart by the death of her mum. Looked after by a family friend, Tilly is finding life tough. All she has in the world is her best friend, Dylan. It took me a while to warm to Dylan’s character. After learning of his background and home life, I saw him in a different light. As his character evolved, so did my opinion of him. Keep your eye out for two characters who deserve a special mention – Tink the cat, and Coop the dog. They both provide amusement. Having cats and a dog myself, I know that these two characters are very realistic! The quiet setting of Wildstone is different to that of bustling Los Angeles and I didn’t like it to begin with. I could see why Quinn was looking to return home once she’d tidied things up in Wildstone. Wildstone seemed dated and the locals all had a much slower pace of life. Even I found it frustrating! But, like Quinn, I soon began to enjoy it. She then finds herself divided between returning to Los Angeles and staying in Wildstone. Quinn has formed strong connections in both places. She knows that wherever she chooses to stay, she will be leaving people behind that she loves. I liked the quirky headings of the chapters. Each one is a small excerpt from ‘The Mixed-Up Files of Tilly Adams’s Journal.’ The first one is “I walk around like everything is fine but deep down inside my shoe my sock is sliding off.” It speaks volumes about how Tilly is feeling in one short sentence. It makes a refreshing change to having numbered chapters. I wasn’t disappointed by this unputdownable book. Lost and Found Sisters had so many elements to it. It was very realistic and the characters came alive in my head. I had previously read another of Jill Shalvis’ books – My Kind of Wonderful,
thereadingchick More than 1 year ago
Jill Shalvis is the Queen of sweet and sexy romances, and this book is definitely that. The love story between Quinn and Mick was slowly paced, emotion packed and sultry, but it was the story between Quinn and Tilly, the sister she just found, that stole the heart of this book. Quinn, a sous chef at a trendy restaurant in LA is still trying to deal with the death of her sister Beth. Two years after her death, Quinn has still not been able to get over her heartbreak living life on the surface, but not letting herself feel because it hurts too much. Her life gets flipped on end again when she finds out she was adopted and she has a fifteen year old sister. Quinn travels to Wildstone with the intention of exploring her background in a weekend, but meets a handsome stranger, her teenage heartbroken sister, and a town full of kooky individuals who wrap their arms around her and she ends up staying forever. I loved this novel. Allowing Quinn to work through her emotions about her sister Beth’s death while finding a new sister who would not replace but help bring out those feelings of love and belonging again was balanced so well. Added to the slow pace of her growing feelings for Mick complemented the other half of the plot. Well, it all just struck a perfect note for me. This is the first in the Wildstone series, so pick it up! It’s an easy, beautiful story that will make you feel good about life.
19272347 More than 1 year ago
Great book - enjoyed every single page
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was funny, sad, and everything in between. I could not put it down. I can not wait for another!!!