The Family You Make Review

The Family You Make ReviewThe Family You Make by Jill Shalvis
Series: Sunrise Cove #1
Published by HarperCollins, William Morrow on January 11, 2022
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Women's Fiction
Pages: 355
Format: eBook, Paperback
Buy: Amazon | B & N | Kobo | iBooks | Book Depository | Goodreads
RATING: five-stars

During the snowstorm of the century Levi Cutler is stranded on a ski lift with a beautiful stranger named Jane. After strong winds hurl the gondola in front of them into the ground, Levi calls his parents to prepare them for the worst...but can't bring himself to say goodbye. Instead, wanting to fulfill his mother's lifelong wish, he impulsively tells her he's happily settled and Jane is his girlfriend--right before his phone dies.

But Levi and Jane do not.

Now Levi's family is desperate to meet "The One." Though Jane agrees to be his pretend girlfriend for just one dinner, she's nervous. After a traumatic childhood, Jane isn't sure she knows how to be around a tight-knit family that cherishes one another. She's terrified, and a little jealous. But an unexpected series of events and a host of new friends soon show Jane that perhaps this is the life she was always meant to have.

As Jane and Levi spend more time together, pretend feelings quickly turn into real ones. Now all Jane has to do is admit to herself she can't live without the man she's fallen in love with and the family she has always dreamed of.



Jill Shalvis releases a heartwarming story of found family and love.


Today on the blog, we have a book review for The Family You Make by Jill Shalvis. The Family You Make is the first book in a new series, Sunrise Cove, written by New York Times bestselling author, Jill Shalvis. 

The Family You Make ReviewIn The Family You Make, Jill Shalvis tackles friendship, family, love, fear, forgiveness, acceptance, and hope. She shows us how bonds can be formed during a near death experience. Bonds that redefine who we are and who we are meant to become. She teaches us how the past sometimes can hold us back, preventing us from finding the happiness we want but don’t think we deserve to have.

Levi and Jane are two people who have made a habit of leaving, avoiding, and standing alone. But when they are forced to depend on each other, things begin to change, in ways neither one of them could have predicted or prepared. They might play pretend on the surface, but underneath all that pretense, is something that feels all too real. And it shakes up their entire world.

A beautiful, heartfelt tale of forging new connections, rebuilding bridges that burned, and finding the courage to accept something new, something real, and something lasting, The Family You Make takes readers on an emotional journey that seeks to define what family is and how it is made. How the past cannot be erased, but a heart can be mended, and a future can be found. All it takes is a little faith…and whole lot of courage.

Rich, endearing, and honest, with the fun sense of humor Shalvis is known for and a flawed cast of characters readers will want to root for, The Family You Make is everything a single title women’s fiction novel should be. And then some.


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About Jill Shalvis

Multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling 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 … mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning heartwarming and full of humor novels wherever books are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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