Lost and Found Sisters – book review

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Lost and Found Sisters
by Jill Shalvis
Release Date:  June 20, 2017
Publisher:  William Morrow Paperbacks
Book #1 in the Wildstone series
Number of pages:  385
Kindle Edition
Source: MCL
Chick Lit/Contemporary Romance M/F
Rating: R
Read 7/23/18 to 7/27/18

I am a huge Jill Shalvis fan.  It’s no secret.  I’m even (slowly but surely) reading all of her back library – in order – that I can find.  There have been ups and downs, but it hasn’t changed the fact that I just adore her characters and her stories. Even saying all of that, this story blew me away.

More than this being a love story, or even a story about finding yourself, this is a story of sisters.  Believe me, I know the title tells us this.  But I didn’t realize the extent that theme would be taken.  I laughed and cried and my heart just about broke.  When I was reading Tilly’s POV I would get so frustrated with her, but I’d also know that it really is how an insecure 15-year-old girl would react to these situations.  Teenage girls (and boys) are quite self-centered.  Not because they are trying to be jerks, it’s just how humans are wired.  One of the gems of this book is the lead-in to each chapter that is a quote from Tilly’s diary. These are gold!  “I want to be cuddled. But I also want to be left the hell alone. Being crazy is hard.” – from “The Mixed-Up Files of Tilly Adam’s Journal”.

Quinn is truly one of the strongest characters I’ve read.  She has a lot thrown at her and somehow rolls with the punches.  And there are a lot of punches.  Even when she’s not sure of what decisions she is going to make, she still gives everyone her all.  She’s not only the best daughter and friends anyone can ask for, but also the best sister anyone could hope to have in their life.

As much as I admire Quinn, no other man could be right for her other than Mitch. Holy cow, I love that man.  Even the author, in her notes at the end of the book, said she fell in love with Mitch and he ended up a bigger character than she had anticipated.  There’s a point that his attributes are listed by Quinn, and it’s pondered if he’s perhaps Superman.  Yet, somehow, he doesn’t come across as cheesy or insincere.  He’s really a truly wonderful person.

The cast of characters in the town of Wildstone are crazy, eclectic, quirky, and loyal…just how I like them.  I’m excited to read more about this town and especially see more of Tilly, Dylan, Lena, and Boomer.

4.5 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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