Winter in Paradise

Winter in Paradise

by Elin Hilderbrand

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ISBN-13: 9780316421607
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 11/23/2018
Series: Paradise Series , #1
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 2,996
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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 has called Nantucket Island her home since 1994. Winter in Paradise is her twenty-second novel.

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Winter in Paradise 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I enjoyed this read, but it seems to me a abrupt ending! Hopefully there will be a sequel. It left me wanting answers, it needed a better conclusion.
Anonymous 8 months ago
As usual She does not disappoint. Different setting but she introduces us to some interesting characters. Can’t wait for the next episode.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Loved the story. So glad it is the first of a trilogy because I wanted more.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Either there was no ending or it was not on my nook book version, I was left completely hanging! This is the most flagrant way to sell a sequel book I’ve ever encountered! The writing is fair for a chick book, a beach read as they say.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Was little disappointed at first, I fell in love with Nantucket because of her books. But about 20 pages in I was hooked. Def hate waiting a year to see where this goes!
Anonymous 21 days ago
In my opinion the book did not end well. However the thought the writing was just fine.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Loved all her other books but don't waste your time in this book. Horrible ending
Anonymous 7 months ago
Holy cow! I have to wait for the next one? Not fair Truly enjoyed this book.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Outstanding, hard to put down. I want more. Can hardly wait for the next novel in the series.
Anonymous 11 days ago
The book was ok-
Anonymous 17 days ago
Great detail throughout but ends without too many questions unanswered.
JHSEsq 19 days ago
Irene Steele devoted her time to renovating the beautiful Iowa City Victorian house she owns with her devoted husband, Russ, thanks to his promotion to a well-paying job with a boutique investment firm that made their financial situation much easier even though it required him to travel extensively. Now the house is a showpiece and when at home with her and spending time with their two grown sons, Russ is a doting, sentimental husband. And then tragedy strikes. Irene is notified that Russ has been killed in a helicopter crash on the Caribbean island of St. John, but she has no idea what Russ was doing there when he was supposed to be on a business trip. Ayers Wilson, a waitress at a popular restaurant in St. John, rings in the New Year without her best friend and coworker, Rosie, who is spending the evening with the "Invisible Man." That's the name ascribed to the mysterious boyfriend Rosie spends time with when he is on the island. She does not reveal any details about him and Ayers has long suspected he is married. When Ayers learns that Rosie and the Invisible Man have been killed in a helicopter crash, she is devastated and heartbroken for Rosie's stepfather and young daughter, Maia. Irene and her sons travel to St. John to attempt to make sense of Russ's untimely demise and are shocked to learn that Russ has been leading a double life. He owns a gorgeous, secluded home that he has obviously been sharing with another woman. Irene sets out to learn the full extent of Russ's deceit and, in the process, finds herself drawn into the magical, spiritual island culture. Winter in Paradise is the first installment in a new series from best-selling author Elin Hilderbrand. And the series is off to a find start. Employing her signature style, Hilderbrand creates vibrant, complicated, but endearing characters. In addition to Ayers and Irene, the cast includes Rosie's stepfather, Huck, a fishing captain; young Maia; Nick, the longtime unfaithful boyfriend with whom Ayers broke up; and Irene's sons, Cash and Baker, both of whom are smitten with Ayers, but have left their own life complications back in the U.S. The action moves at a brisk pace, never stalling or stuttering, as Hilderbrand pulls readers into the complexities of the characters' lives and their struggle to come to terms with the secrets Russ kept, as well as understand how Rosie came to be in the helicopter with him and lost her own life. There are many questions about Russ's financial dealings, the business interests of the mysterious company where he was employed, and what the future holds for Irene and her sons, not to mention Maia. Hilderbrand injects details about the beautiful island, a place she knows well and clearly loves. The combination of setting and character mesh perfectly into an enjoyable, compelling story with a jaw-dropping ending that sets up and leaves readers clamoring for the next volume. Thanks to NetGalley for an Advance Reader's Copy of the book.
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SunnyCarolinaGirl 26 days ago
I was intrigued by the story line in this book. A seemingly happy husband dies unexpectedly. What his family finds out when they go to St. John to try to find out what he was doing there and try to claim his body is unexpected. They are surprised by his duplicity and it kept me guessing. The setting of St. John is lovingly detailed and makes me long to go there and see its beauty for myself. It is almost its own character. Each character in the book is developed and interesting and I'm intrigued to find out what happens next in this new series. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Little, Brown and Company through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Theresa B 3 months ago
I spent the last four Christmases with the Quinn family in Elin Hilderbrand’s Winter Street series and it was beginning to feel like they were part of my Christmas tradition. I looked forward to my time with them, just as I look forward to my friends’ annual holiday parties and spending time with my friends and their families and neighbors. I was disappointed that the series ended and not sure how I felt about a new series. I fell in love with the Steele family. Irene Steele is poised and has so much integrity and warmth. She guided her adult children without getting overly emotionally involved in their lives, something I want to strive to do with my children. I found her to be such a great role model! Irene has two adult sons, Cash and Baker, both struggling in their own ways – one’s business failed, the other’s marriage failed. The day after New Year’s, Irene gets a call from her husband’s business associate’s secretary that her husband was in a plan crash off the coast of St. John and that he is dead. Irene gathers her sons and they make the trip to St. John, where they realize that they never really knew what their husband/father did for a living and how he made money and that he had a secret life for many years that none of them knew about. While down there, Irene’s two sons both fall for the same girl – Ayres, who was the girl I wanted to be when I was in my twenties, free-spirited, sexy and fun. Irene meets Huck- a fishing captain and so different from Irene, yet they really seem to hit it off and he seems to bring out something in her. I loved all of the characters in this book, but I am Team Cash all the way; Baker kind of annoyed me, but I did like that he had his “school wives” since he was a stay-at-home dad and I liked the advice they gave him and the things he learned from them. I look forward to spending my next two Christmases with the Steele family and finding out what happens next in their lives.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I love Elin and have read every single one of her books. I like this mystery turn she's taking with her last few novels and I still can't put her books down once I start. I grew to love all these characters in this new series! My only critique is that in her writing you can tell that she has money and talks from a rich persons point of view. I know most of the characters she writes about are wealthy but I've noticed a difference in her recent novels compared to her older novels her change in maybe mindset? From us "common folk" some of the rich people details are unnecessary.
Grace Edwards 3 months ago
Enjoy the book and its characters. But the end left you hanging. I hope there is a follow up to this book that explains the reason for ending so abruptly.
Grace Edwards 3 months ago
Enjoy the book and its characters. But the end left you hanging. I hope there is a follow up to this book that explains the reason for ending so abruptly.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Intriguing
Anonymous 4 months ago
Excellent read as always from Elian Hilderbrand
Anonymous 5 months ago
This book was a quick read, but was totally engaging. I could not put it down. I can’t wait for book #2!
Anonymous 5 months ago
My interest. Her books are hard to put down.
Anonymous 5 months ago
If you have been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’m obsessed with Elin Hilderbrand’s books. I will read anything and everything that she writes. I already had this book pre-ordered when I requested to read it early. I didn’t get approved for NetGalley until I already had the book in my hands, but I was still pumped for the opportunity to review it for them. The past two and a half months have been really emotionally difficult for me. Getting back into the routine and pressures of being a third grade teacher has been really hard for me. This past Sunday all I wanted was to be able to sit, relax, and get transported to another place. I decided it was time to pick this book up and I’m so glad that I did. It delivered everything that I love in a book. If you aren’t captivated by the first two perspectives, I don’t know what to tell you. The first two gripped me and I couldn’t wait to continue reading. I had to find out what was going to happen in the story. I wanted more! I knew that the answers weren’t going to come simple and that they were going to require work to get there. This book is the first book in a trilogy. That being said, I still thought I’d get some closure by the end of the book. Who was I kidding? That wasn’t going to happen! So now here I am desperately waiting for book 2 and 3! I thought that I wouldn’t attach to this book as much as I attached to the Winter Street series that she released for the past 4 years. That was such a wrong way to think because I attached to these characters just as much. Elin Hilderbrand lets us know in the forward that she wrote this book while in St. John’s and it totally shows. I was nervous knowing that this was the first book that she has written that doesn’t take place in Nantucket. Nantucket has always felt like a second home through her books so I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I ended up getting through this book was a new lovely new set of unique characters, culture, a beautiful settings, and exciting events at every corner. Also a rumble in my stomach. The way Elin writes about food makes you want all of the meals even when they include food items that I would never eat in the real world. I felt my mouth-watering reading about the Caribbean inspired dishes. These characters were flawed, but not to the point of annoyance. I feel like we are going to be able to grow and learn through these characters. Their story is going to be an important one. In life everything is not black and white and there is going to be way more than meets the eye. I can feel it! I can’t wait to go on that journey with them. The setting was stunning. I really could picture the beaches, the sea life, the restaurants, that amazing house without ever being to St. Johns. Elin Hilderbrand has a way to transport you to these locations without ever leaving your couch. It felt like summer in the middle of November. I 100% recommend you read this book! You won’t regret it! I read it easily in one day. 5 stars!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Could not put this book down...can't wait for Part 2 and 3 of the
Anonymous 6 months ago
I don’t mind paying for books but this feels like a rip off. A measly 200 page part one of a trilogy seems very greedy. I’m left feeling used and unsatisfied. I’ve been an Elin Hilderbrand fan but won’t buy the next two.