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Rainy Day Friends

(Wildstone #2)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  6,535 ratings  ·  1,043 reviews
Following the USA Today bestseller, Lost and Found Sisters, comes Rainy Day Friends, Jill Shalvis’ moving story of heart, loss, betrayal, and friendship.

Six months after Lanie Jacobs’ husband’s death, it’s hard to imagine anything could deepen her sense of pain and loss. But then Lanie discovers she isn’t the only one grieving his sudden passing. A serial adulterer, he lef
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 19th 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Rainy Day Friends is book two in the Wildstone series by Jill Shalvis. I have often proclaimed my love of all things Jill Shalvis. But just when I think I couldn’t love her any more, she writes a book like this one, and more love spills out. I don’t know how she does it but I love her more with every book!

Lanie Jacobs is broken. She lost her husband of five years, six months ago. But while grieving for the man she thought loved her, she found out that a lot of other women thought the same thing.
Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication.

Wow! The ‘feel good story’ of the year!

Have the tissues close by- this book will have you laughing and crying –often at the same time!!

“I’ve learned that life is a crapshoot, and at any moment someone can walk into it and change it forever”

When Lanie’s husband passed away, she discovered he was a polygamist. He had several other wives, in fact. Reeling from this revelation, and in desperate need for a fresh star
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it

Chick-lit Alert!!

Unlucky in love, Lanie is thirty years old and already a widow. Finding out your husband of five years has died is the least of her devastating news. She finds out he has four other wives living up and down the coast of California.

Swearing off all men and trying to put all the anxiety and betrayal behind her, she accepts a job two hours drive south with Capriotti Winery.

Enter ... Mark Capriotti, the disarmingly gorgeous sheriffs deputy, and, most importantly, father to six year
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
Absolute perfection. Jill Shalvis has taken every element I could possibly wish for and created the most perfect of romantic reads. Without question Rainy Day Friends has become my favourite I’ve read from her to date.

description It’s like you’re Batman, Superman, and Prince Charming all wrapped up in one.”

Lanie Jacobs hasn’t had an easy time of things and her two-month contract at the Capriotti winery sees her beginning to piece her life back together following the death of her husband and the revelati
5 - "...Still wow!" Stars!

We return to Wildstone for the second book in Jill Shalvis’ series of the same name. And I can hands-down say that Rainy Day Friends is one of the best books I have read by this author.

From the introduction to the whole of the Capriotti family and their winery business in general, to Lanie Jacobs and Mark Capriotti, and their relationship specifically. There aren’t many authors that can tell a story with such heavy themes with so lightness of hand.

She was away from
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars

So first the good news: this was a very fast, moderately engaging read. And, like almost every Shalvis book, it had some lines funny and/or insightful enough to earn the attention of my Kinde's highlighter :) (Although some of the characters' nuggets of wisdom were definitely quotes I've seen elsewhere and not original writing by Shalvis. For example, at one point Cora, the rather improbably wise matriarch of the Capriotti clan, informs our heroine that "courage doesn't always roar. Som
Stacey is Sassy
***IT'S ALIVE!!!***

Finding a new path…

I felt guilty for my thoughts while reading Rainy Day Friends. I wanted to hate a pregnant woman. I wanted to hate a man in the army who dedicated his life to his career instead of his family. I wanted to hate a mother for blaming her child for her mistakes. But, in true Jill Shalvis fashion, I learned to love them more for their life blunders.

The choices we make in our lives lead us down a path. Sometimes the path we choose is bumpy and can even take u
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I had a fantastic time reading this book! I just didn't want to put it down once I started reading. I fell in love with this wonderful group of characters and couldn't wait to see how things would work out for them. This is the second full length book in the Wildstone series but it really reads as a stand alone with little connection to the previous installments beyond being set in the same town. I expected great things when I picked
Geri Reads
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: all-my-loves
Jill Shalvis new Wildstone series have been all winners for me starting with Lost and Found Sisters, followed by Good Luck Sister and now Rainy Day Friends.
“I’ve learned that life is a crapshoot, and at any moment someone can walk into it and change it forever.”

I loved this book. I loved it more than I expected I would. That sounds like a backhanded compliment but let me explain. This book was marketed as Women's Fiction, a genre that I read but not exactly my go-to genre. There's al
4 Stars

Overall Opinion: This blurb and the reviews from my trusted GR friends sold me to this instantly! I thought I'd give this author antoher shot since I've always seen her books around but none had really grabbed me before like this one had, and the one book I did read from her I didn't write a review for and frankly don't remember it. I'm glad I did! This was an enjoyable read that has the community/family aspect that I really enjoy! I especially like these type of books to jump into after
DJ Sakata
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I’m giving up on getting a bikini body, so pass the butter, please. Grandma says the good Lord put alcohol and carbs on this planet for a reason and I’ll be damned if I’m going to let Him down.

But after Kyle had passed away, some things had come to light. Such as the fact that he’d hidden an addiction from her. A wife addiction. It’d gone a long way toward getting her over the hump of the grieving process.

Most of my wrinkles are from laughter, except for these right between my e
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Wow I feel like I’ve been through an emotional mangle, this book had me laughing and crying at the same time!!

Lanie’s husband has died so she moves to Wildstone to work as a graphic artist at a Vinery for 2 months, to escape the lies and deceit her late husband left her with.

The Capriotti’s welcome her into the bosom of their family, you can’t help but love this family. They may be nosy and have their faults but they stick together and the twins Samantha and Sierra are adorable.

What wasn’t ther
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I’ve always felt like I should have been born into a large Italian family and after reading Jill Shalvis’ Rainy Day Friends; I know I was meant to be part of the Capriotti family. I’ve read this author for many years and I’ve always enjoyed her work, but this book seems to be to be on a different level. It showed the goodness in people and had me wishing there were more people like this in our world today. This was absolutely a slow burn romance between two people who had been hurt in different
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, feelin-good
Happy that's what I feel when I finish a Jill Shalvis book. I love this family and want to have them adopt me. Imagine a big loving Italian family who own a very successful winery. They love to help up the underdogs in the world. This story is about underdogs drifting till they land on this family's doorstep. If you love a good heart warming story about love, family, success, happiness, and trust, this is the author for you. ...more

Title: Rainy Day Friends
Series: Wildstone #2
Author: Jill Shalvis
Release date: June 19, 2018
Cliffhanger: No
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It was as if her life had been a fresh painting and then it'd rained, smearing that old life away to nothing but a soggy canvas.

Jill Shalvis is one of those authors that you can depend on to deliver a story with laugh out loud, witty humor from characters who effortlessly steal your heart. The friends and family that she creates feel like coming home eve
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
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*I received a free copy of [title] from [publisher] via Edelweiss. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *Rainy Day Friends was a very emotional read. I cried so hard! But I also laughed and swooned very hard!

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews
Lanie had really been through hell and back before Rainy Day Friends even started. She felt like nothing in her life was right anymore, which is one of the reasons why she to
Lisa-Books Smiles
4.5 stars.
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Coffee Dates with Rainy Day Friends

First Date: The story begins with Lanie Jacobs arriving at the family-run Capriotti Winery as she talks herself down from an anxiety attack. Six months ago her husband died and sent her world off kilter when she learned she wasn't the only one mourning him. Apparently, he had several wives. Since she was the first, the life insurance policy allowed her to escape town and the questions by accepting a three-month contract with the winery. It includes boarding

In the second book in the Wildstone series, this time we have a heroine who suffers from panic and anxiety. As a person who suffers from the same, I found this incredibly fun to read about. I thought that Jill Shalvis did a really good job of exploring the issue and making light of it in some instances. Overall, I thought she did a good job with it. My only complaint about this is that the anxiety only really occurs when Lanie is alone. When she is with her friends or Mark, we don’t really
Tammy  Zautner
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

I needed this book. I needed the sweet building of love, intimacy, and friendship. I needed to know that compassion and humanity still existed, even if it's just on paper.

Rainy Day Friends was a heartwarming and affecting book about betrayal of the ultimate trust and learning to not just forgive others but yourself, as well. It is a story about finding companionship, faith, and loyalty when you least expect it. It is a story that focuses on family not always being blood; instead most o
Reviewed for Wit and Sin

Rainy Day Friends is one of those books that makes me indescribably happy. It’s romantic, funny, and heartwarming all at once and the characters are sure to capture your heart from the start.

Lanie Jacobs lost her husband…and in losing him found that she was only the first of a number of wives. Anxious and off-kilter, Lanie takes a temporary job at the Capriotti Winery and is immediately embraced by the lively Capriotti family. The Capriottis don’t let Lanie hold h
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Rainy Day Friends was a good read. Great family, awesome characters, a tug at your heart storyline. A good time, indeed.

The Gist: Lanie's a new widow and just found out that her dear husband...had been collecting other wives the whole time they were married. Yeah. Her method of dealing? Running away and accepting a graphic design job at a winery while she sorts shit out. The huge nosy meddling family and the hunky cop with t
Amber Hughes
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Dear Fellow Readers, have you had the pleasure of reading Jill Shalvis’ books? If you haven’t, I highly recommend you put her on your list! Specially to read Rainy Day Friends. This book had me feeling so many emotions. And yes, there were some tears shed too.

Lanie Jacobs is a newly widowed woman who discovered shocking things about her husband after his death. She’s taken a 2-month job as a graphic designer for the Capriotti Winery in Wildstone, CA. She’s hoping the time away from Santa Barbar
5 stars

What a wonderful, entertaining and heartwarming read Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis turned out to be.
From the first few pages I was hooked, the storyline was beautifully written, it was well paced and all the characters added to my overall enjoyment.

Lanie and Mark are likable, endearing characters that touched my heart with their story and I truly fell in love with them.
Watching them come together had me smiling, laughing, swooning and even made me shed a tear or two. These two had be
Jacob Proffitt
Jan 22, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: unfinished
I'm almost certain that I've dnf'd this one before. I got to the point where River shows up and the author goes into her viewpoint (which I kind of hate because we don't even get Mark's PoV so far) and she's playing silly-buggers with her internal thoughts so that they don't reveal the obvious—that River is an entitled jerk and another who thought she was married to Lanie's womanizing ex. Only she's pregnant, so the narrative is all compassionate and understanding (in the form of the matriarch o ...more
The second book in the Wildstone series by Jill Shalvis. Lanie Jacobs' husband dies and she discovers she is not his only wife. But she was his first. She takes a job as a graphic designer at Capriotti Winery. There she meets Mark Capriotti, deputy sheriff and a single dad and son to Cora, her temporary boss. Lanie is gun shy. After she learns her husband was an adulterer she feels she can't trust her instincts. Then young River Brown shows up, pregnant and alone, and with a secret. Lanie and Ri ...more
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Seriously Rainy Day Friends was like book crack to me. Once I started reading this story, I didn't want to put the book down. This book made me laugh out loud in public while reading, gave me happy signs and even a few tears.

Lanie Jacobs needs a break from her life in after discovering her husband not only married her, but several other women. I loved how Lanie was a bit of a fish out of water around the Capriotti clan in the beginning. As she never had a close knit family, suddenly being drawn
Chris Conley
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
These are such real people. Folks I want to know and spend time with.
I loved this! The setting was amazing, the characters were awesome and the story was touching! Talk about two MCs with lots of baggage - Mark and Lanie both had solid reasons not to get involved. But they did and it was wonderful. I loved that the story was so much more than a romance, though that part was great, there were other relationships. Lanie and River were brought together in an unusual way, but I was touched by how their relationship developed. And I was thrilled to hear that River and ...more
Ana Vizentim
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4,5 Capriotti's Stars

Another beautiful story about love, hope and forgiveness....
I loved it!!!!
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Multiple New York Times and USA Today 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 … mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning heartwarming and full of humor novels wherever books are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city ...more

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