What Happens in Paradise

What Happens in Paradise

by Elin Hilderbrand

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Secret lives and new loves emerge in the bright Caribbean sunlight, in the follow-up to national bestseller Winter in Paradise
A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a helicopter crash. But that wasn't Irene's only shattering news: he'd also been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too.

Now Irene and her sons are back on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life -and death - of a man they thought they knew. Along the way, they're about to learn some surprising truths about their own lives, and their futures.

Lush with the tropical details, romance, and drama that made Winter in Paradise a national bestseller, What Happens in Paradise is another immensely satisfying page-turner from one of American's most beloved and engaging storytellers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316435567
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 10/08/2019
Series: Paradise , #2
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 25
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Elin Hilderbrand is: the mother of three three-sport athletes, an aspiring fashionista, a dedicated jogger, a world explorer, an enthusiastic foodie, and a grateful three-year breast cancer survivor. She spends part of every winter, writing, on St. John,.What Happens in Paradise is her twenty-fourth novel.

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What Happens in Paradise (Signed Book) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 4 days ago
Enjoyed the story line but ended without a conclusion. Will have to pay another $14.00 to find out the ending. Very disappointed in author.
Anonymous 4 days ago
I have come to expect much more from this author. This book lacks substance in comparison to her others.
Anonymous 1 days ago
I did not want to finish it.. I hope for the follow-up soon.
3593918 2 days ago
Not her best work, you have to have read the first one to know what is going on, first time I have been disappointed in any of her work! Will not bother with number 3.
Robynn 3 days ago
This book was a slow read compared to her first book in this series. The author phoned this one in and it is not up to her usual writing standards. I hope book # 3 is much better.
ChattyKat54 5 days ago
Too long a wait between books. I have already forgotten most of the characters and story line of the first book. I recommend re-reading the first book before starting this one.
RMeckley 6 days ago
The second book in the trilogy has Irene and her sons Cash and Baker, and her grandson Floyd, returning to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, to live in the villa and work on the island. They are still trying to come to terms with Russ's death and his subterfuge. Ayres and Huck find money and diaries in Rosie's bedroom, leading to speculation that Russ was into something illegal. The diaries help the reader to learn more about Russ and Rosie. Relationships continue to develop between new friends, as the FBI hovers nearby. I did grow tired of Ayres and her relationship indecisiveness, and everyone seems to be constantly drinking, but I still enjoy the author's style of writing. However, this book has the same problem that all "second in a trilogy" books have -- not enough happens and nothing is resolved. Thanks to NetGalley for providing an ARC.
Anonymous 7 days ago
This novel was a continuation of Winter in Paradise. I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and had to re-read the first book because it had been about a year since I visited with Irene and her sons Cash and Baker as well as with Huck, Maia and Ayers. You definitely have to read Winter in Paradise first. Instead of rehashing the plot I will mention some pros and cons of this saga. First, it was great to get a real picture of Rosie through her journals. It is easy to judge her knowing that she walked into a relationship with Russ knowing that he was married. However, through Rosie's journal as well as Irene's introspection, we realize that there are two sides of every story and that Irene did have some culpability in the sad direction that her marriage took. That still didn't make Russ' actions o.k. however it did give some depth to the idea that Russ would cheat on someone as fantastic as Irene seems to be. Also, it was nice to see the slow build of Irene's and Russ' relationship. On the con side, I didn't buy into the idea at the end of the last book that Ayer would jump back into a relationship with Mick. Any time Ayer spends with Mick in this book seems wasted because you know that he is not the end game. I definitely want to see how this story raps up!
Anonymous 7 days ago
My number one complaint about Elin Hilderbrands "winter" books is that they are too darn short! I wanted more! This book was a great follow up to "Winter in Paradise" but could be read as a stand alone too. I will say that since a good chunk of the book was a "review of what I'd already read", I didn't love it as much a I did the first. However, the characters were the same -- surprising and engaging and Elin's writing style never gets old. While not nearly as suspenseful as the first in the series, I was left on the edge of my seat and wanting more. I can't wait to read the conclusion next year!