BWW Previews: Read a Special Excerpt from RAINY DAY FRIENDS by Jill Shalvis!

Last year, BroadwayWorld treated readers to a special excerpt of LOST AND FOUND SISTERS, the first book in the new series Wildstone from New York Times Best Selling Author Jill Shalvis. Last month, we brought you a sneak peek at recently released novella THE GOOD LUCK SISTER. Today, we're giving you yet ANOTHER treat: A first look at RAINY DAY FRIENDS, the brand-new book in the Wildstone series. The book debuted June 19th from William Morrow // HarperCollins, and the publisher was nice enough to treat BroadwayWorld readers to another special excerpt!

BWW Previews: Read a Special Excerpt from RAINY DAY FRIENDS by Jill Shalvis!

Here's a summary, and then keep reading to fall into the world of RAINY DAY FRIENDS--perfect if you're still searching for the perfect beach read, or even if you want to curl up inside on a rainy day like today!

ABOUT RAINY DAY FRIENDS:

A Wildstone Novel

by New York Times Best Selling Author

Jill Shalvis

**ON SALE NOW from William Morrow / HarperCollins**

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SUMMARY:

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.

BWW Previews: Read a Special Excerpt from RAINY DAY FRIENDS by Jill Shalvis!

ABOUT LOST AND FOUND SISTERS

A Wildstone Novel

by New York Times Best Selling Author

Jill Shalvis

**ON SALE NOW from William Morrow / HarperCollins**

Amazon | IndieBound | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million | iBooks | GooglePlay

SUMMARY:

From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes her first women's fiction novel-an unforgettable story of friendship, love, family, and sisterhood-perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover, Susan Mallery, and Kristan Higgins.

They say life can change in an instant...

After losing her sister in a devastating car accident, chef Quinn Weller is finally getting her life back on track. She appears to have it all: a loving family, a dream job in one of L.A.'s hottest eateries, and a gorgeous boyfriend dying to slip an engagement ring on her finger. So why does she feel so empty, like she's looking for a missing piece she can't find?

The answer comes when a lawyer tracks down Quinn and reveals a bombshell secret and a mysterious inheritance that only she can claim. This shocking revelation washes over Quinn like a tidal wave. Her whole life has been a lie.

On impulse, Quinn gives up her job, home, and boyfriend. She heads up the coast to the small hometown of Wildstone, California, which is just a few hours north, but feels worlds apart from Los Angeles. Though she doesn't quite fit in right away, she can't help but be drawn to the town's simple pleasures...and the handsome, dark-haired stranger who offers friendship with no questions asked.

As Quinn settles into Wildstone, she discovers there's another surprise in store for her. The inheritance isn't a house or money, but rather something earthshattering, something that will make her question everything she thought she knew about herself, about her family. Now with a world of possibilities opening up to Quinn, she must decide if this new life is the one she was always meant to have-and the one that could finally give her the fulfillment she's searched so long for.

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ARE YOU READY FOR AN EXCERPT FROM LOST AND FOUND SISTERS?

HERE WE GO!

Chapter 1

Anxiety Girl, able to jump to the worst conclusion in a single bound!

Most of the time Karma was a bitch, but every once in awhile 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, and drawing a deep breath, she exited the highway at Wildstone.

The old wild-west California town was nestled in the rolling hills between the Pacific Coast and wine/ranching country. She'd actually grown up not too far from here, though it felt like a lifetime ago. The road was narrow and curvy, and since it'd rained earlier, she added tricky and slick to her growing list of issues. She was already white-knuckling a sharp turn when a kamikaze squirrel darted into her lane, causing her to nearly swerve into oncoming traffic before remembering the rules of country driving.

Never leave your lane; not for weather, animals, or even God himself.

Luckily the squirrel reversed direction, but before she could relax a trio of deer bounded across the road. "Run, Bambi," she cried, hitting her brakes, and by the skin of their collective teeth, they all missed each other.

Sweating, nerves sizzling like live wires, she finally turned onto Capriotti Lane and parked as she'd been instructed.

It took a moment for her pulse to come down from stroke level. She'd been taught anti-anxiety techniques, but she'd never quite figured out how to make any of them work while in the actual throes of an anxiety attack.

It's all good she told herself but because she wasn't buying what she was selling, she had to force herself out of the car like she was a five year old starting kindergarten instead of being thirty and simply facing a brand new job. Given all she'd been through, this should be easy, even fun. But sometimes adulthood felt like the vet's office and she was the dog excited for the car ride -- only to find out the real destination.

Shaking her head, she strode across the parking lot. It was April, which meant the rolling hills to the east were green and lush and the Pacific Ocean to the west looked like a surfer's dream, all of it so gorgeous it could've been a postcard. A beautiful smoke screen over her not-so-beautiful past. The air was scented like a really expensive sea-and-earth candle, though all Lanie could smell was her forgotten hopes and dreams. With wood chips crunching under her shoes, she headed through the entrance beneath which was a huge wooden sign that read:

Capriotti Winery, from our fields to your table...

Her heart sped up. Nerves, of course, the bane of her existence. But after a very crappy few years, she was changing her path. For once in her godforsaken life, something was going to work out for her. This was going to work out for her.

She was grimly determined.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

BWW Previews: Read a Special Excerpt from RAINY DAY FRIENDS by Jill Shalvis!New York Timesbestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website, www.jillshalvis.com, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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BWW Previews: Read a Special Excerpt from RAINY DAY FRIENDS by Jill Shalvis!

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