The Backup Plan

The Backup Plan : A Novel

4.4 (547 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.4 (547 ratings by Goodreads)

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New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Sunrise Cove with a heartwarming tale of three people who are bought together when they're bequeathed an old Wild West inn that has the potential to pull their lives apart, but instead turns into the gift of a lifetime.


When Alice receives a call about an unexpected windfall, she's stunned to learn the gift is a falling-apart-at-the-seams old Wild West B&B she once considered home-and she's inherited it along with two strangers. Except they weren't always strangers. Once upon a time, they were friends. One is her ex-BFF Lauren. The other is Knox, the only guy to ever break her heart, all while never even knowing she existed.

It turns out their lives are unknowingly entangled because they once separately helped the same woman without expecting anything in return. Years later, Alice, Lauren, and Knox are broken in their own way, with their own history-and secrets- causing them to start out on the wrong foot with each other. But according to the will, they must renovate and be partners in the inn for one year or else lose their inheritance.

Stuck together, they make a list of rules to keep the peace-rules that end up doing the opposite, but by some miracle they find what they didn't even know they were looking for-acceptance, true friendship, and in a case (or two!), true love.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 22mm | 295g
  • Avon Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0063095475
  • 9780063095472
  • 2,035,917

Review quote

"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." - Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author

"Jill Shalvis has a unique talent making you want to spend time with her characters right off the bat." - New York Times bestseller Kristen Ashley

"Jill Shalvis's books are funny, warm, charming and unforgettable." - RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author

Praise for The Lemon Sisters: "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
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About Jill Shalvis

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.
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Rating details

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4 35% (192)
3 11% (59)
2 1% (6)
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