BKMT READING GUIDES

Rainy Day Friends: A Novel
by Jill Shalvis

Published: 2018-06-19
Paperback : 384 pages
6 members reading this now
2 clubs reading this now
1 member has read this book

First Time in Print!

Following the USA Today bestseller, Lost and Found Sisters, comes Rainy Day Friends, 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 ...

No other editions available.
Add to Club Selections
Add to Possible Club Selections
Add to My Personal Queue
Jump to

Introduction

First Time in Print!

Following the USA Today bestseller, Lost and Found Sisters, comes Rainy Day Friends, 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 several other women who, like Lanie, each believe she was his legally wedded wife. 

Rocked by the infidelity, Lanie is left to grapple with searing questions. How could she be so wrong about a man she thought she knew better than anyone? Will she ever be able to trust another person?  Can she even trust herself?

Desperate to make a fresh start, Lanie impulsively takes a job at the family-run Capriotti Winery. At first, she feels like an outsider among the boisterous Capriottis. With no real family of her own, she’s bewildered by how quickly they all take her under their wing and make her feel like she belongs. Especially Mark Capriotti, a gruffly handsome Air Force veteran turned deputy sheriff who manages to wind his way into Lanie’s cold, broken heart—along with the rest of the clan.

Everything is finally going well for her, but the arrival of River Green changes all that. The fresh-faced twenty-one-year old seems as sweet as they come…until her dark secrets come to light—secrets that could destroy the new life Lanie’s only just begun to build.

Editorial Review

No editorial review at this time.

Excerpt

Chapter One
Anxiety Girl, able to jump to the worst conclusion in a single bound!

Most of the time karma was a bitch, but every once in a while she could be surprisingly nice, even kind. Lanie Jacobs, way past overdue for both of those things, told herself this was her time. Seize the day and all that. She drew a deep breath as she exited the highway at Wildstone. ... view entire excerpt...

Discussion Questions

1. What would you do if you found out the person you loved has been living a double life?

2. If Kyle hadn’t died, would Lanie have still stayed married to him? River?

3. Would you be able to be friends with your husband’s mistress?

4. After such a big betrayal, would you be able to trust and love another person again?

5. Was she right in running away from her home?

6. What do you think Holden's backstory is?

7. Do you think Lanie and River would want to meet the other women he was "married" to?

8. Do you think Lanie and her mother could ever be close? They made amends somewhat but could they ever be a real part of each other's lives?

9. How would River being pregnant affect your feelings toward her? Would you be able to accept the baby and not be jealous when you had also wanted children?

10. How would you feel being in a family that's as open and intrusive with everything as the Capriotti's?

11. Would you have confronted Lanie and told her who you were?"

12. Would you have taken the money Lanie offered?

Notes From the Author to the Bookclub

No notes at this time.

Book Club Recommendations

MEMBER LOGIN
Remember me
BECOME A MEMBER it's free

Join the leading website for book clubs with over 35,000 clubs and 20,000 reading guides.

SEARCH OUR READING GUIDES Search
Search




FEATURED EVENTS
PAST AUTHOR CHATS
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

Get free weekly updates on top club picks, book giveaways, author events and more
Please wait...