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by Jill Shalvis
Released: June 20 2017
Series: Wildstone #1
Published by William Morrow
“I think it’s a pleasant start, but the genre does try my patience a little bit.”
~ Under the Covers
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-nine years old, Quinn really had no idea that she was adopted so this has come as a huge shock to her.
Her life is a little less than perfect. Her relationship is at a standstill and she is feeling very restless with her life. So when the opportunity arises for her to travel to Wildstone, California, she doesn’t really take long to decide to leave L.A.
At first I wondered how different this book would be to her Romances. I feel like Quinn’s character kind of falls into the mold of all of Shalvis’ other heroines. She tends to like to write heroines who are really down on their luck so Quinn was no exception to that.
But I noticed that the real difference lies in the fact that we stay with Quinn throughout the whole book, which means that our connection to her must be strong from the very beginning to make a good book. While I liked Quinn, I’m not sure that I made that solid connection with her. I felt bad for her, but I also felt that the beginning was a little rushed.
There is also quite a bit of repetition. For example, the same dialogue is used throughout the book. I don’t know if the author and editor missed that, but I found several lines that were repeated in the book.
I’m on the fence about continuing the series. I think it’s a pleasant start, but the genre does try my patience a little bit.
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