Following the USA Today bestselling author of Lost and Found Sisters comes 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 left behind several other women who, like Lanie, each believe she was his legally wedded wife.
Rocked by the infidelity, Lanie is left to grapple with searing questions. How could she be so wrong about a man she thought she knew better than anyone? Will she ever be able to trust another person? Can she even trust herself?
Desperate to make a fresh start, Lanie impulsively takes a job at the family-run Capriotti Winery. At first, she feels like an outsider among the boisterous Capriottis. With no real family of her own, she’s bewildered by how quickly they all take her under their wing and make her feel like she belongs. Especially Mark Capriotti, a gruffly handsome Air Force veteran turned deputy sheriff who manages to wind his way into Lanie’s cold, broken heart—along with the rest of the clan.
Everything is finally going well for her, but the arrival of River Brown changes all that. The fresh-faced twenty-one-year old seems as sweet as they come…until her dark secrets come to light—secrets that could destroy the new life Lanie’s only just begun to build.
Lanie finds herself in a real mess after her husband dies. Not only did he leave her a widow…he left several widows. Complete shock! She leaves her home for a job in a winery to escape the scandal and embarrassment. When Lanie reaches the winery, she is enveloped into one of the best families in fiction! I fell in love with the whole family! They are THE BOMB! They take in Lanie and make her feel special. Heck…they do this for everyone.
Lanie is having all kinds of confidence problems. She cannot forgive herself for being taken in by her past husband. She cannot believe she missed all the clues. This family, and especially Mark, help her find her way back to herself. Then…River shows up. This puts a twist in everyone’s day, week and month!
Well! I have never read Jill Shavis before! How have I missed her? I have no idea! I follow her on all her social media and she is hilarious and why I have not picked up one of her books is beyond me.
This book is so good! It is quirky, cute and so sassy! The characters are super. It is a feel good, heartwarming, summer read not to be missed. Any book which has you grinning all the way through is something special.