The Family You Make: A Novel (The Sunrise Cove Series #1) (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the The Sunrise Cove Series series.
- #2: The Friendship Pact: A Novel (The Sunrise Cove Series #2) (Paperback): $16.99
- #3: The Backup Plan: A Novel (The Sunrise Cove Series #3) (Paperback): $16.99
- #4: The Sweetheart List: A Novel (The Sunrise Cove Series #4) (Paperback): $18.99
- #5: The Bright Spot: A Novel (The Sunrise Cove Series #5) (Paperback): $18.99
USA Today Bestseller
“Fall in love with Jill Shalvis! She’s my go-to read for humor and heart.”— Susan Mallery, New York Times bestselling author
Beloved New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis begins a new series—Sunrise Cove—set near beautiful Lake Tahoe, with a heartwarming story of found family and love.
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.
About the Author
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 novels wherever books are sold and visit her website, jillshalvis.com, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.
“Bestseller Shalvis (Love for Beginners) launches the Sunrise Cove series with a charming, emotional romance featuring a cast readers will quickly come to see as old friends…After the adrenaline rush of the opening, the story settles into a comforting tale of love both romantic and platonic. The result is escapism at its finest.” — Publishers Weekly on The Family You Make
“[A] fun series starter…perfect [for readers] looking for some adventurous romance with a gorgeous wintry setting.” — Library Journal on The Family You Make
“Rife with humor and heart, this book will easily sweep you off your feet. I enjoyed the banter between Levi and Jane from the get-go. They had amazing chemistry and this book definitely reminded me why I love Shalvis’ books.” — Fresh Fiction on The Family You Make
“The novel whizzes by. Shalvis’s fans will be pleased with the message that everyone deserves a second chance.” — Publishers Weekly on Love for Beginners
“Love for Beginners is quintessential Shalvis, with humor and heat (whew, Emma and Simon give us heat), and a cast of characters you’ll hate to leave behind when you turn the last page. But even so, we promise you’ll finish this book feeling warm from the inside—and maybe the outside too: this is the summer’s perfect beach read.” — New York Times bestseller Christina Lauren
“Fall in love with Jill Shalvis! She’s my go-to read for humor and heart.” — Susan Mallery, New York Times bestselling author
“Jill Shalvis’s books are funny, warm, charming and unforgettable.” — RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author
“Sisterhood takes center stage in this utterly absorbing novel. Jill Shalvis balances her trademark sunny optimism and humor with unforgettable real-life drama. A book to savor—and share.”
— Susan Wiggs, New York Times Bestselling Author, on The Lemon Sisters
“A pair of guarded half-sisters learn to open up in this sweet, summery romance . . . Readers will find it easy to root for Shalvis’s stubborn, vulnerable heroines to recognize both the decency and compassion of the sexy men who love them and their own worthiness to be loved. This heartfelt tale is thoroughly satisfying.”
— Publishers Weekly on The Summer Deal