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Friday, June 29, 2018

Book Review - Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis

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Review by Suze

Lainie's husband betrayed her in the worst possible way. Six months after his death she's still angry and devastated. Lainie found out she isn't her husband's only widow, he had a collection of wives who all believed they were legally married to him. Lainie was the first, but besides a little money in her bank account that doesn't give her much comfort. Lainie doesn't have any support, there's nobody she can lean on and she wonders if she's lovable at all. She desperately needs a fresh start and that is how she ends up with the Capriotti family at their winery. Will she find a way to heal there?

The Capriottis are loud, intense and welcoming. Lainie isn't used to being included, but all family members are making sure she's being made part of the family. Lainie especially feels at ease with Mark, a single dad looking after his twin daughters with the help of his grandparents, parents and sisters. While Lainie is slowly finding a place among this lively family someone else is being added to their ranks. River seems to be a sweet girl, but she's keeping something that can break Lainie's heart all over again...

Rainy Day Friends is a beautiful heartwarming story. I loved Lainie. She's kindhearted, gentle and vulnerable. She hasn't had much luck when it comes to being loved while she's such a wonderful person. Mark and his twins are making it difficult for her to keep her walls up and slowly Lainie learns how to let people in. She does the same with River. River is pregnant and alone. She's young and destitute. There's something she's not telling Lainie though and finding out what would happen if the truth would come to light kept me on the edge of my seat.

Jill Shalvis has an amazing captivating writing style. Her stories are filled with the most precious quirky people. It's easy to fall in love with her main characters and whenever I read one of her stories I always have a big smile on my face. They are impossible to put down and I love their delightful atmosphere. Jill Shalvis knows how to portray people, she gets personalities and knows how to make her characters' flaws work in their favor. Her stories are always a true joy to read. Rainy Day Friends is absolutely amazing and I highly recommend it.


If you love heartwarming stories about family, friendship and love you don't want to miss Rainy Day Friends.


  1. So far I have read only one book from Jill Shalvis *blush*, but plan to read more books from this author,among them Rainy Day Frinds!
    Sounds really great :)
    Thank you Suze for the lovely review :)

  2. I love the cover and it sounds like a really sweet read.

  3. I feel like all of her books are heartwarming :) Which I love. Thank you for your wonderful review.

  4. Jill writes some fun, lovely stories and I adore her soft, friendly covers. Already got this on my wish list and so glad to read that you enjoyed it!

  5. Thank you for the review. Sounds like a great story.

  6. I've been hearing about this one a lot lately!


  7. Sounds great, many thanks for the review!

  8. She sure always manage a dog on those covers :D She must adore them to always write one in

  9. Sounds indeed heartwarming and the story is packed with interesting characters. Thanks for the review.

  10. I like to listen to her books, via Audible. I've enjoyed every one! She has a gift for writing romance.

  11. Aw, The Old English Sheepdog is gorgeous!