Monday, January 18, 2021

The Forever Girl by Jill Shalvis (Review and Giveaway)


Can true love stand the test of time?

Maze has traveled to Wildstone to be the maid of honor in her estranged best friend / foster sister Caitlyn’s wedding.  Caitlyn’s parents had fostered children and Maze, Walker, and Heather had become part of the family.  After a terrible tragedy, Caitlyn’s little brother Michael was killed, and her parents were unable to care for the foster children.  The family was broken up, but they share an unbreakable bond.  Caitlyn has gathered them to spend the week together before her wedding.  Maze must confront the demons of her past and realize what is important for her both in friendship and in love.  Will she be able to make a better path forward?

I enjoy Jill Shalvis’s books.  The characters are intriguing with interesting personalities and flaws.  They have gotten a rough start in life, but they must figure out how to move forward with their lives and their relationships.  The Forever Girl does have a great romance story with two prickly characters, Maize and Walker, but at heart, it is a story of family.  Will this family be able to put itself back together after an unspeakable loss and move forward?  I also loved Caitlyn’s story as the red flags were going off as she inched closer to her wedding.  I love how the chapters were from different characters point of view and had a “to do list” for what the character needed to do to try to get them ready for the wedding.  They were usually quite funny.

The Forever Girl is Book #6 in the Wildestone series.  I have also ready books #4 and #5 in the series.  They are all standalone novels with the same setting and some cross over characters.

I also must say – I love the cover of this book.  It really puts me in the mood for spring!

Overall, The Forever Girl is a great contemporary novel with intriguing characters, romance, and family relationships.

Book Source: Review Copy from William Morrow.  Thank-you!


New York Times 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, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website,, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

ABOUT THE FOREVER GIRL (a standalone Wildstone novel)

When Maze returns to Wildstone for the wedding of her estranged bff and the sister of her heart, it’s also a reunion of a once ragtag team of teenagers who had only each other until a tragedy tore them apart and scattered them wide.

Now as adults together again in the lake house, there are secrets and resentments mixed up in all the amazing childhood memories. Unexpectedly, they instantly fall back into their roles: Maze their reckless leader, Cat the den mother, Heather the beloved baby sister, and Walker, a man of mystery.

Life has changed all four of them in immeasurable ways. Maze and Cat must decide if they can rebuild their friendship, and Maze discovers her long-held attraction to Walker hasn’t faded with the years but has only grown stronger.

Connect with Jill


Facebook: @JillShalvis

Twitter: @JillShalvis









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As a part of the William Morrow Book Tour, I am giving away one copy of this novel. If you would like to win this book, please leave a comment on what interests you about this book.

As part of your comment, you must include an email address. If I can't find a way to contact you I will draw another winner.

For an additional entry, blog about this giveaway or post it on your sidebar. Provide a link to this post in your comment.

I will be using (or a Monte Carlo simulation in excel) to pick the winners from the comments.

This contest is only open to addresses in the United States.

The deadline for entry is midnight on Friday January 29th!

Please make sure to check the week of February 1st to see if you are a winner. I send emails to the winner, but lately I've been put in their "junk mail" folder instead of their inbox.

Good luck!


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