Winter Stroll

Winter Stroll

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by Elin Hilderbrand

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The Quinn family celebrates their most dramatic Christmas yet in this enchanting sequel to Elin Hilderbrand's bestselling Winter Street.

Christmas on Nantucket finds Winter Street Inn owner Kelley Quinn and his family busily preparing for the holiday season. Though the year has brought tragedy, the Quinns have much to celebrate: Kelley has


The Quinn family celebrates their most dramatic Christmas yet in this enchanting sequel to Elin Hilderbrand's bestselling Winter Street.

Christmas on Nantucket finds Winter Street Inn owner Kelley Quinn and his family busily preparing for the holiday season. Though the year has brought tragedy, the Quinns have much to celebrate: Kelley has reunited with his first wife Margaret, Kevin and Isabelle have a new baby; and Ava is finally dating a nice guy.

But when Kelley's estranged wife Mitzi shows up on the island, along with Kevin's devious ex-wife Norah and a dangerously irresistible old fling of Ava's, the Inn is suddenly overrun with romantic feuds, not to mention guests. With jealousy, passion, and eggnog consumption at an all-time high, it's going to take a whole lot more than a Christmas miracle to get the Quinns--and the Inn--through the holidays intact.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The Quinn family returns in this sequel to the best-selling Winter Street. Their inn on the lovely island of Nantucket, MA, is flourishing again, and the family has mostly recovered from the drama of last Christmas. However, the holiday season seems to be a magnet for former spouses and lovers, whose reappearances cause all kinds of strife and uncertainty among the Quinn clan. As the family gathers to celebrate the baptism of Kevin and Isabelle's baby, Kelly's ex-wife Mitzi (who ran off with Santa last year) pays a return visit. Also threatening to ruin the holidays are Kevin's former wife and Ava's ex-boyfriend. VERDICT Fans of the first book will clamor to read this follow-up and will also be pleased that the conclusion indicates another installment. [See Prepub Alert, 4/6/15.]
Kirkus Reviews
In a sequel to last year's holiday novel Winter Street, Hilderbrand improves on the first by delving deeper into the emotional lives of the Quinn clan. A year has elapsed and the events that closed the first novel have developed: thanks to the generous $1 million loan from his first wife, world-renowned newscaster Margaret Quinn, Kelley can keep his Winter Street Inn open, although it's lonelier now that his wife, Mitzi, has left him for George, their one-time holiday Santa. Kelley and Mitzi's son, Bart, is still MIA in Afghanistan, and Mitzi is falling apart; unhappy with George, she spends most days drunk. The lives of Kelley and Margaret's three children are also in crisis. Patrick is now in prison for insider trading, while his wife, Jennifer, tries to hold their family together with the help of illicit prescription pills. Ava seems to have found "the one" with vice principal Scott, if only she could stop thinking about wild Nathaniel. And middle son Kevin has made good with girlfriend Isabelle and their infant, Genevieve. Hopefully he can avoid his first wife, the troubled Norah, who has returned to the island. This year's Winter Stroll, a Nantucket Christmas tradition, coincides with Genevieve's baptism, bringing together all the Quinns and their issues. Also on island for the festivities is Margaret's beau, Drake, a pediatric neurosurgeon and about as perfect as can be, if only Margaret and he could bow out of their schedules and enjoy each other's company. In the ensuing few days, everyone has life-altering decisions to make—even Ava, now that Nathaniel has returned to the island to propose. Only Nantucket itself is left unscathed by the juicy drama. Described in all its magic (after all these years, one hopes Hilderbrand is on the tourist board's payroll), it seems impossible for such turmoil to exist on the charmed island. Although some of the Quinns' problems are resolved, many are not, happily promising a third installment next year.
From the Publisher

A holiday package filled with humor, romance, and realism."—Jocelyn McClurg"

Winter Street...[will] get you in the holiday mood."—Kirkus Reviews


We've said it before and we'll say it again: Hilderbrand is the queen of the summer. Rich people behaving badly—perfect poolside."
Susannah Cahalan, The New York Post"

It wouldn't be summer without a breezy, sensual Nantucket tale from Hilderbrand, and her latest...doesn't disappoint. Intricately plotted and filled with fast-paced dialogue, it's as sweetly satisfying as a glass of Sancerre."—Kim Hubbard, People"

Queen of the beach read, and her latest [The Rumor] nothing short of a gift."—Lynsey Eidell,

Product Details

Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
Winter Street Series , #2
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Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Elin Hilderbrand does her best writing on the beaches of Nantucket, as well as on the charming streets of Beacon Hill in Boston. She has three magical children who beg her not to sing along to the radio or dance in public. Winter Stroll is her sixteenth novel.

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Winter Stroll 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good and quick read, but only if you really like cliffhangers. Every storyline is left unresolved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished this in two days because i could not put it down! However, the ending was abrupt and felt incomplete.
Anonymous 4 months ago
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
A sequel to Winter Street and it is a year after and a new holiday season at the Winter Street Inn. Just as in the first book, many of the characters take turns moving the story along and I enjoyed hearing the story from multiple perspectives. I don't want to write a long review as this is a sequel and spoil too many things. I hope that this is a series that Elin continues to put out once a year for many years to come. I have loved having a Christmasy women's fiction book to read that reads swiftly and is just enjoyable! I absolutely recommend starting at book one on this series and you will enjoy a great Christmas read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glad to see these characters back but the ending was not good. I felt like my book was incomplete because it just stopped in the middle of the stories with no resolution to everything. Disappointing book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
VERY, VERY fast read!!!!! Was not as good as her previous books. Ending was not so good......I was disappointed! Her books are usually quite good......this one, not so much....(: :(
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book! I couldn't put it down. I love the Quinn family !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago