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July 13, 2018

Rainy Day Friends by @jillshalvis ~ A Review

by Susan Roberts

How it begins...

Most of the time karma was a bitch, but every once in a while she could be surprisingly nice, even kind. Lanie Jacobs, way past overdue for both of those things, told herself this was her time. Seize the day and all that. She drew a deep breath as she exited the highway at Wildstone.

RAINY DAY FRIENDS in the third book in the Wildstone series but I had no problems reading it as a stand-alone. I enjoyed it so much that I've just ordered the first two books in the series.
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Rainy Day Friends
June 2018; William Morrow; 978-0062846129
audio, ebook, print (384 pages); women's fiction
Lanie has been a widow for 6 months but she has more anger than grief. After her husband's death, she found out that he was an adulterer who had several other wives. Because Lanie was the first wife, she felt that her husband's decisions meant that she was unlovable and unworthy of love. She led a very solitary life until she applied for a temporary job at the Capriotti winery to re-do their logos and website. Once she arrives, she is surrounded by loud and boisterous members of the family. As they take her into their family and as she begins to let down her guard - especially around their son, Mark, she begins to change her attitude toward other people. Can she totally change or will she continue to live her solitary life? Just when she thinks she can change, another new addition to the workgroup threatens to ruin all of the progress she has made in her life.

This is a wonderful book about love and friendship and family. It's about letting go of your past and learning to embrace the present.

Buy Rainy Day Friends at Amazon

About the Author

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.  Author Links: Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Also available at HarperCollins and Barnes & Noble

Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads,  or Twitter.

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  1. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series as much as you loved this one!

    Thanks for being on the tour!

  2. I have been eyeing this book...and I love the look and sound of it. Perhaps I should check out the earlier books first. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    1. Laurel, this one can be read as a stand-alone with no problem. Hope you enjoy it.

  3. I always love Jill Shalvis' books. I really need to start this series. Looks great.

  4. Glad you enjoyed it enough to buy more. Happy Reading!

  5. I keep hearing good things about this book.

    Thanks for sharing...sounds like a lovely read.

  6. Sounds like a great read! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

  7. I love the dog on the cover! Sounds like a nice summer read!

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

  8. Just based on the cover it looks like a great read for summer. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  9. Sounds like a delightful summer read, although I don't generally read this genre. But it is always nice to break up with something outside your usual reading.