ARC Review: Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis

Posted June 20, 2017 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis
Lost and Found Sisters
by Jill Shalvis

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: June 20 2017
Series: Wildstone #1
Published by William Morrow
Format: eARC
 

“I think it’s a pleasant start, but the genre does try my patience a little bit.”
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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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About Jill Shalvis

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras with her family and far too many assorted quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's latest, RUMOR HAS IT, on shelves and ereaders now, and get all her bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold. Also, visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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Thanks for the review.

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I have to be able to connect with something, preferably the main character, when reading this genre, otherwise I can’t do it.

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Good review! ,shared on all my socials!

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That’s unfortunate. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Annie