Following the USA Today bestseller, Lost and Found Sisters, comes Rainy Day Friends, 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 Green 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.
I was going to save this book until fall when I have more time to read, but I’m so glad I didn’t!
When Lanie Jacobs husband dies her life goes into a tailspin. The man she thought she’d known had betrayed her in the worst possible way. Devastated, Lanie takes a temporary advertising position at Capriotti Winery in Wildstone. Scared to trust again, Lanie tries to hold the Capriottis at arms length, but they begin to seep under her skin anyway–especially the handsome Mark Caprotti and his twin daughters, Samantha and Sierra.
But her past won’t let her forget.
When a young woman down on her luck and eight months pregnant shows up at the winery, the Capriottis, take her in and do what they do best- unite. Lanie senses there are hidden depths to young River, but can’t ignore her obvious misery. Soon, the two become friends, until a secret from the past rips a hole in both women’s lives.
This story is a romance, but more than that, it’s one woman’s journey to forgiveness against incredible odds. I fell in love with tough Lanie with a heart of gold, and I think you will, too!
I give Rainy Day Friends 5+ lovely kisses- A Must Read!