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Rainy Day Friends (Wildstone #2)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  115 Ratings  ·  85 Reviews
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 se
Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: June 19th 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication.

Wow! The ‘feel good story’ of the year!

Have the tissues close by- this book will have you laughing and crying –often at the same time!!

“I’ve learned that life is a crapshoot, and at any moment someone can walk into it and change it forever”

When Lanie’s husband passed away, she discovered he was a polygamist. He had several other wives, in fact. Reeling from this revelation, and in desperate need for a fresh star
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Rainy Day Friends is book two in the Wildstone series by Jill Shalvis. I have often proclaimed my love of all things Jill Shalvis. But just when I think I couldn’t love her any more, she writes a book like this one, and more love spills out. I don’t know how she does it but I love her more with every book!

Lanie Jacobs is broken. She lost her husband of five years, six months ago. But while grieving for the man she thought loved her, she found out that a lot of other women thought the same thing.
Claire Robinson
5 - "Still wow." Stars!

We return to Wildstone for the second book in Jill Shalvis’ series of the same name. And I can hands-down say that Rainy Day Friends is one of the best books I have read by this author.

From the introduction to the whole of the Capriotti family and their winery business in general, to Lanie Jacobs and Mark Capriotti, and their relationship specifically. There aren’t many authors that can tell a story with such heavy themes with so lightness of hand.

She was away from the c
Stacey is Sassy
Finding a new path…

I felt guilty for my thoughts while reading Rainy Day Friends. I wanted to hate a pregnant woman. I wanted to hate a man in the army who dedicated his life to his career instead of his family. I wanted to hate a mother for blaming her child for her mistakes. But, in true Jill Shalvis fashion, I learned to love them more for their life blunders.

The choices we make in our lives lead us down a path. Sometimes the path we choose is bumpy and can even take us to a dead end. There
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
Absolute perfection. Jill Shalvis has taken every element I could possibly wish for and created the most perfect of romantic reads. Without question Rainy Day Friends has become my favourite I’ve read from her to date.

description It’s like you’re Batman, Superman, and Prince Charming all wrapped up in one.”

Lanie Jacobs hasn’t had an easy time of things and her two-month contract at the Capriotti winery sees her beginning to piece her life back together following the death of her husband and the revelation
☕ Kimberly
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
loved. RTC.
Tammy  Zautner
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

I needed this book. I needed the sweet building of love, intimacy, and friendship. I needed to know that compassion and humanity still existed, even if it's just on paper.

Rainy Day Friends was a heartwarming and affecting book about betrayal of the ultimate trust and learning to not just forgive others but yourself, as well. It is a story about finding companionship, faith, and loyalty when you least expect it. It is a story that focuses on family not always being blood; instead most o
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: digital-arc-read
I ADORE THESE BOOKS! I really did mentally shout that. Seriously, I woke my husband up last night by laughing out loud. I wanted to send quotes to a friend, but it was a little late to text, I had tears in my eyes and had to rein in the silent laughter because I worried I would wake up the family and there were highly emotional parts on all the feelings! Read the books!

I really should say - I was super lucky to read an early digital arc, and stayed up late to finish reading, because I HAD to. L
Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
Rainy Day Friends was a very emotional read. I cried so hard! But I also laughed and swooned very hard!
Full review to come.
Review coming soon.
Betty Brewer
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
And she does it again! I know when I pick up a Jill Shalvis book, it will be a well written book that is humorous and have a cast of characters that I'd love to have in my world.
Dixie-Lee Campbell
#RainyDayFriendsJillShalvis5starCreation The characters and the storyline linger in one's heart and mind long after the book is closed or kindle's off. #RainyDayFriends @WmMorrowBooks and @JillShalvis
Dixie-Lee Campbell
I read the excerpt of the first chapter when it was available and was hooked. after an impatient wait Finally ... got to continue reading Rainy Day Friends ... and yes deserving of a 5star rating.

& then I read the whole book:

#RainyDayFriendsJillShalvis5starCreation The characters and the storyline linger in one's heart and mind long after the book is closed or kindle's off. #RainyDayFriends @WmMorrowBooks and @JillShalvis
Terri Tutor
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I want to be a member of the Capriotti family, either by blood or by choice! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was funny, witty, and emotional. And, don’t get me started with Mark, very hot, alpha, and considerate to Lainie and his daughters. I’ve been a fan of Jill Shalvis’ for years and have probably read everything that she’s written and feel that “Rainy Day Friends” is in the top five of her books (actually it’s number 1). This is one book that you don’t want to end but you can’t put it dow ...more
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book kinda surprised me; I liked it a lot more than I was anticipating. Lanie is picking up the pieces of her life after the death of her husband; the husband that seemed to collect wives the way one would collected travel thimbles. Lanie feels lots of things; but most of all she feels as though she is unloveable. When she takes a job on a winery, far from her home, she is taken aback by the welcoming, nosy, loving family that runs it. Enter Mark and pretty soon Lanie will learn that she is ...more
Amber Hughes
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dear Fellow Readers, have you had the pleasure of reading Jill Shalvis’ books? If you haven’t, I highly recommend you put her on your list! Specially to read Rainy Day Friends. This book had me feeling so many emotions. And yes, there were some tears shed too.

Lanie Jacobs is a newly widowed woman who discovered shocking things about her husband after his death. She’s taken a 2-month job as a graphic designer for the Capriotti Winery in Wildstone, CA. She’s hoping the time away from Santa Barbar
Isha Coleman
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To find strength, fears have to be faced, life has to be lived and pain has to be felt. For in our weakest moments is when we are at our most powerful. Rainy Day Friends gives one woman the courage to take on heartbreaking betrayal and reach for the stars. Shalvis is at her best when she takes on reality. Lanie Jacobs is a manifestation of women everywhere. She gave her heart with the best of intentions and came away with more heartache than she every thought possible. Along the way she found he ...more
Kristina Birch
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing, heartfelt story of family and love. These Wildstone books are more emotionally layered and focus on the family dynamic as much as they couple(s) but still have all the same Shalvis humor and banter.
Lainey and Mark, River and Holden, Sam and Sierra, River and Lainey, Mark and his daughters, Cora and Everyone: so many relationships and exploration of what love, family, forgiveness, and bravery all mean.
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
review to come closer to release date - i enjoyed book 1, was disappointed in the novella, scared to read this one but thankfully it was as good as, maybe more than, book 1.

received copy from edelweiss
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shalvis has long since been one of my favorite authors and again she does not disappoint. The wild stone series is a bit different from her other books but I love them just the same. Less romance more focus on family and friends.

I adored the Capriotti family. Fun and boisterous and nosy as all get out. Lanie definitely needs that in her life. At times being inside Lanie’s head was painful, she’d been through so much because of her jerk husband and you could really feel her pain. Teared up sever
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I think this book is the best book by Jill Shalvis that I've read. I loved Lanie and Mark and all the other characters involved. Who wouldn't love working at this family winery where most employees are family members and lunch is catered every work day. The Capriotti's are fun, nosy, and in your face. Which as an introvert I would hate it but love it too. I love everything about this book. The only thing I can say I didn't like, which is a personal thing, is Mark likes to wink. I don't know why ...more
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-kindle
Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis is a Wildstone series book and of course another great one from this author. I loved the format of this book, and I really don’t think I’ve seen it before, of each page having an interaction between Lanie and her anxiety.

Lanie (Delaney) Jacobs is 30, starting a new job 2 hours away from her old life and leaving everything behind (including her anxiety) for 2 months. Unfortunately her anxiety decides to come along for the ride. Lanie just lost her husband and wh
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Love…..often times it is beautiful and fills your soul. Then there are times when love crushes your soul and leaves you broken on the inside. Especially when the love you counted on was nothing as you imagined. A stark realization from the life that you thought you had.

For Lanie Jacobs – love ended up crushing her heart. The man that Lanie was married to for years hid a secret. A secret that had consequences that have come crashing into Lanie’s life with a vengeance. No one expects to find out
Kelly (Simply Kelina) C.
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I won this book in a giveaway. My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review.

Jill Shalvis has been an author that I keep seeing and wanting to read. When I saw this new release (and that cover) I knew this had to be the one I grabbed for first. I am so glad it was!

The first thing I loved about Rainy Day Friends was the family dynamics of the Capriotti family. They just seemed so real! They remind
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wicked
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

A compelling read about starting over even when you don't want to.

Lanie is looking for a fresh start, away from the pain, heartache and pitying looks from her so-called friends and co-workers. Turns out her husband, was a serial husband. He liked being married and as a person who traveled a lot for business, he had plenty of time to acquire other wives. As his "first" wife, she was entitled to his life insurance and other
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