A Roller Coaster Ride: Jill Shalvis’s Lost and Found Sisters

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Lost and Found Sisters

Lost and Found Coverby Jill Shalvis
Wildstone Book One
Harper Collins/Harper Audio
Narrated by: Karen White
Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins 
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:06-20-17
ISBN 9780062448118

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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 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.  http://jillshalvis.com/books/lost-found-sisters/

 

My Take Oblong Shaped

I had a spare credit and have really wanted to listen to this audiobook.  I almost always enjoy Jill Shalvis’s work, and I wanted to take a look at this new series. I liked the fallibility and likability of all the protagonists. Shalvis’s stories often feature bad parents.  In this story, however, the main character’s parents aren’t bad, but still screw up in very human, loving ways.  Shalvis’s stories often offer that small town appeal we all love like comfort food.

And, the antagonists provide pathos and comic relief.  One character, Lena has the best comic line I may have ever read as she discusses her probable relocation to hell in the afterlife:

When I die, I’m going to slam into hell, take off my bra, sit on Satan’s lap, ad say ‘Hi Honey, I’m home , whats the Wi-Fi password?”
Lost and Found Sisters, Jill Shalvis, page 104 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y47XBYX/ref=cm_sw_su_dp?tag=harpercollinsus-20

That line would be enough on its own to get this book but, of course, there’s more to like, including Karen’s White awesome narration! I like the weirdness of the plot with its twisty jolt to Quinn’s and Tilly’s life.  Quinn’s life is marked by tragic loss, and difficult gains. It’s an emotional thrill ride that starts out mostly in that sickening free-fall portion of the roller coaster.  But, other parts, while tumultuous, offer rewards.

I highly recommend this story and the chance to start a new series from the start.

 

Links Blue Horizontal

Author: http://jillshalvis.com/books/lost-found-sisters/

Publisher: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062680648/lost-and-found-sisters

AUDIBLE: https://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Lost-and-Found-Sisters-Audiobook/B06Y499H9C

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y47XBYX/ref=cm_sw_su_dp?tag=harpercollinsus-20