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Lost and Found Sisters

(Wildstone #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  9,192 ratings  ·  1,252 reviews
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
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Published June 20th 2017 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Sloane I'm glad it wasn't just me. I didn't go back to check but I thought I might have been losing my mind! Still, nevertheless, loved the story!
I'm glad it wasn't just me. I didn't go back to check but I thought I might have been losing my mind! Still, nevertheless, loved the story!
Joy Yes- It's a slight deviation from her romance novels into a more chick-lit like narration. There's still romance in it, though.…moreYes- It's a slight deviation from her romance novels into a more chick-lit like narration. There's still romance in it, though.(less)

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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Lost and Found Sisters is book one in the brand new series, Wildstone, by Jill Shalvis. I admit, I am an ardent fan of Jill Shalvis’s books. Every single one just makes the day better. But this book, this book is special. It feels a little different somehow, than some of her previous books. I re-read the blurb and it really says it all. I don’t want to give anything away but will try to give you a few more reasons why you should read this book.

Quinn Wellers is thirty years old, is a sous chef fo
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis is a 2017 William Morrow Paperbacks publication.

Unforgettable characters, whimsical and enchanting!

Shalvis out did herself with this one. I’ve sampled several of Shalvis’ series, and I always enjoy any book she writes, but sometimes a book comes along that just hits the spot..

Quinn loves L.A., her job as a chef, has loving supportive parents, and a kind of -sort of – boyfriend. But, over the past couple of years, she has only been going through the motion
Stacey is Sassy

I’ll read Women’s Fiction if Jill Shalvis is the author.

When one of your very favourite authors announces she’s going to write something a little different, do you:

A) Bounce up and down and do a fist bump in the air because she is releasing something new?

B) Cry and scream - Why…why…why…would you do this to me? I don’t like change. Why change a good thing? Please tell me the hero doesn’t die/the heroine doesn’t die? It’s not an apocalyptic/time travel/alien invasion story, is it?


C) Well, OK.
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 - "We're in it together... Always." Stars!

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A new series by Jill Shalvis always gives me that excited tingle, and the first book in the Wildstone series; Lost and Found Sisters delivered in every way I would expect from this author, and exceptionally well.

Quinn and Mick’s story is quite simply Shalvis, writing at her best, as you would expect you are given lots of little side plots to keep the interest building, with the
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I'll admit that I'm not a huge fan of Women's Fiction and have actually never even wanted to read a book in the genre. But Jill Shalvis is one of my go-to authors and the blurb for Lost and Found Sisters really intrigued me. I'm really happy that I gave this book a chance because I ended up enjoying quite a bit.

This is a story of finding yourself and taking control of your life. I loved all of the characters that we got to meet but I especially have a huge place
5 Stars for for a book that gave me giggles, tingles, wiggles and a big wide smile.
I adored these characters, I want to move them in next door. Quinn, the woman who lost a part of her soul when her sister died, and her past was scrambled. She was so easy to attach to. She was snarky, emotional, warm, giving and stubborn and she cooked, bonus. Mick, strong, tall, dark, sexy, dedicated, kind, giving, and good to his mom. Yums. Tilly, she was the teenager who had life hit her upside the head. This
Veronica ⭐️
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Quinn denies being in a rut claiming she wants to keep her life simple but by simple she means shutting herself off and building a wall around her heart.
When a chance of love comes her way can Quinn overcome, a stroppy teenager, an ex-boyfriend, an ex-girlfriend, misunderstandings and careers in completely different towns?

This is a story about insurmountable loss, family secrets and second chances. It is humorous at times with a few city girl, country life moments and heartbreaking at others. Sh
Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4.5 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘A hint about women,’Mick said to Cliff. ‘Never in the history of all history has telling a woman to calm down ever calmed one down’

Though marketed as woman fiction, this was a pure Jill Shalvis romantic comedy in my eyes. Maybe the sex scenes weren't as graphic as she can write them... Maybe the romance wasn't the main plot of the story? Whatever had this book being labeled Chick Lit or Woman Fiction, it didn't stop me from enjoying it as I would any o

Title: Lost and Found Sisters
Series: Wildstone #1
Author: Jill Shalvis
Release date: June 20, 2017
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

We've all been in a rut in our lives at one time or another. For that matter, maybe even multiple times. So I think that alone makes Quinn's character instantly relatable and easy to connect to as a reader. Two years ago, she unexpectedly lost her beloved sister Beth in a tragic car accident. But she has a deeper issue than just coasting through lif
Geri Reads
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

Admittedly, I was a bit nervous starting this book because this was marketed as Women's Fiction and not romance. And I always get nervous when it's WF because I happen to love my HEA...and well...WF can be downright depressing and drab. But it's Jill Shalvis! I trust her and I wasn't disappointed.

This book rocks!

It was humorous but also poignant, and the characters are flawed but still completely relatable, which is always a plus.

Lost and Found Sisters is a story about Quinn Weller wh
A sassy, sexy and touching story about family, friends and love that made me smile from start to finish.

Quinn Weller just turned thirty and aside from the overwhelming emptiness her sister’s loss caused her, she seems to have everything from a loving family, to a great career and a boyfriend who’s just waiting for her to lift the embargo on her heart and feelings. But something is just a bit off and then her entire life is turned on its axis when she’s informed of an inheritance from an unk

Jill Shalvis has changed things up slightly with LOST AND FOUND SISTERS. This is her first Women’s Fiction novel. As a fan of Shalvis, I was curious to see how she would tackle this new genre. I think she did a good job, however, I don’t know if I would say this is her best book.

The heroine of this novel is very important. Chef Quinn Weller’s life is completely turned upside down when she unexpectedly learns that she was adopted and her birth mother has left some things for her. At twenty-n
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
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What a wonderful book this turned out to be! Jill Shalvis is quickly becoming one of my favorite contemporary romance authors because her books are consistently good. This book was even better than I could have hoped. I was grabbed by the story right away and it just kept getting better. I ended up reading most of the book in a single day because I just couldn't put it down. It was one of those books that left me with a big grin when
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
After devouring several of Jill Shalvis’ books over the past couple of months, I paused my Lucky Harbour binge to acquaint myself with Wildstone, where the quirky residents welcomed me and the romance wooed me.

description If it’s got tires or testicles, it’s gonna give you trouble.”

As I’ve rapidly realised, Jill Shalvis has a gift of creating great stories for characters who have the most perfect of chemistry’s and Quinn’s story sucks you in from the start as she approaches the big 3-0 and is walloped

This one ends up on my "I liked it but didn't love it shelf". So many wonderful reviews so I bet it is a case of its me and not the book. 😊

Whispering Stories
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 gettin
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: edelweiss
Lost and Found Sisters

Jill Shalvis

Received from Edelweiss

LOST AND FOUND SISTERS is the first book in the Wildstone series. I am kicking myself after finishing this wonderful story because there are so many more Jill Shalvis stories that I have yet to read. I need to fix that very very soon.

Once I started reading LOST AND FOUND SISTERS I had a very hard time putting it down. Quinn Weller lost her sister in a tragic car accident. She has been going through the motions of life but not really dealin
Super cute! I had many laughs while reading this book, especially with the little snippets from Tilly's journal at the beginning of each chapter. I hope the next book features Boomer and Lena, but I will still read it even if it doesn't. Fun times! ...more
Jacob Proffitt
The most painful part of this story was the romance. I kind of liked the town. And I liked developments between Quinn and her sister (including the woo-woo appearances by the dead sister, Beth). And I particularly liked the frenemy relationship with Lina (who will, no doubt, have a romance of her own later in the series).

The thing with the romance is that both characters have a lot of unearned angst about commitment. Neither has much reason for it; they just don't want to fall in love. Yes, this
Read #2 July 2018
After this re-read I've decided to change my rating to 5 STARS. I recently finished the sequel Rainy Day Friends and decided to go back and reread this book. I felt I enjoyed it more the second time around. I loved the humor, the tears, the characters - heck even the dog and cat are well written. I love Tink. Anyway, here is more wisdom from teenager Tilly's Journal which heads up each chapter:

"Sometimes my life feels like a test I didn't study for"
"I've learned that you can't m
Sherri Thacker
I really enjoyed this book by Jill Shalvis. It is the first book I've read by her and I really liked all the characters in this story. It was a quick read and I read it in a day. I am already looking forward to her next book coming out in September 2017 called "Chasing Christmas Eve". ...more
Chatting About
A pageturner! I enjoyed this novel from cover to cover! Looking forward to reading the next story.
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
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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 g
Laura Elizabeth
Jan 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
This book had every hallmark of a Hallmark channel movie, ( pun intended 😉) only in book form and it’s not Christmas. It has everything the Hallmark kitchen sink has to offer. You probably could figure that out, from just the book cover though.
✅ Big City girl
✅ Unbelievable circumstance happens
✅ She arrives in an incredibly small town
✅ Not looking for love
✅ Enter incredibly handsome guy who unbelievably is not taken already
✅ Small town resident Bitch face who wants handsome guy back for herself
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
Cute new Shalvis, with a little more flavoring of Susan Mallery than she usually has. I have been quite enjoying that type of slow-moving, regular-life pacing more as I get older, so I was on board! The intro and the ending was a tad bit weak for Jill Shalvis, but had a strong core.
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shalvis is quite the storyteller and I was delighted to find myself quickly drawn into Quinn's story. Quinn's life is about to be altered and it's a good thing too. Since her sister's death, she has just been going through the motions of living. When a lawyer contacts Quinn about a mysterious inheritance it comes with earth-shattering news. She feels betrayed, unsure and overwhelmed.

Blindsided she gets in her car and heads to Wildstone. When she has a panic attack in the beach parking lot a gol
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Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5 stars
This is the first in a new series by Jill Shalvis focused on the small town of Wildstone, California. I am going to try hard not to spoil any of the surprises in the story.

Quinn Weller is an LA girl...she has loving parents, a challenging job, and a good male friend/old flame willing to be more again. But her life is in a rut. She suffered a loss and she basically did not fully recover from her grief. But a visit from someone from Wildstone shocks her when he asks her to come to the tow
I really enjoyed this book, a story of sisters but with that slight twist of difference that kept me reading. Loved the snarky friendship too. And of course small bit parts played by ageing animals. Will definitely want to revisit Wildstone in #2.
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
At the beginning of the year I read book four in the Wildstone series, Almost Just Friends (not pictured) and fell head over heels in love with Jill Shalvis writing. I immediately looked up her backlist and saw she has something like 100 books, but decided to order the first three books in this series to start. I finally went back to book one, The Lost and Found Sisters and loved it just as much as I had hoped. This was such a perfect blend of romance and family drama for me, it was funny, witty ...more
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