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Winter Stroll

(Winter #2)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  14,397 Ratings  ·  1,298 Reviews

"Happy Holidays 2015! It has been a rough year for the Quinns, but I would like to start by saying thank you for all of the well wishes and positive missives sent our way."

Another Christmas on Nantucket finds Winter Street Inn owner Kelley Quinn reflecting on the past year as he writes a holiday letter to friends and family. Though the year has had its share of misfortun
Hardcover, 263 pages
Published October 13th 2015 by Little, Brown and Company
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Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
The ending was still abrupt, but not as jarring as Winter Street. I liked the story and am just disappointed at the thought of having to wait another year to find out what happens next. Lots of story lines just dangling there...just like real life.
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-n
This series is seriously addictive. I love all the Quinn family drama, and all the Christmas-y goodness! This book strikes the perfect balance of juicy drama and everyday struggles while also having those heartwarming moments of love and forgiveness. The Quinns and their friends are genuinely good people, and even if things seem hopeless, they find a way to turn around. I loved seeing things progress for Kelly and Mitzy, for Drake and Margaret, for Ava, Patrick, Jennifer, Kevin and Isabelle. Can ...more
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own, series
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Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ho, ho, holy-moly! In Elin Hilderbrand’s Winter Stroll, the lobster bisque hits the fan! As in her previous book,Winter Street, the chapters alternately feature the Quinn family and their friends. It is Christmas time once again, and the Quinns and their guests – some invited, some not – have gathered for the baptism of Kelly and his ex-wife Mitzi's granddaughter Genevieve. If you didn’t quite follow that sentence, or even if you did, you are seeing just a small example of the names that a reade ...more
Nov 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chicklit
Elin Hilderbrand, I can't quit you. Even though the dialog makes me want to groan on occasion and the endings are totally predictable, I can't stop myself. This book follows the Quinn family on another Christmas. Bart is still mission overseas. Ava is still confused about men. Kevin is growing up and Patrick is in jail. How will the Christmas end? With a lot of missed connections, hurt feelings, makings up - everything that you expect from one of these books. If you are a fan, you will like this ...more
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The second book in Elin Hilderbrand's Winter trilogy is as charming as the first. I wish I didn't have to wait a year to read the last one.
Nov 18, 2015 rated it did not like it
Weak middle book. While I mildly enjoyed 'Winter Street' (the first book of the trilogy), I thought maybe I'd check this out since it was readily available at the library. Unfortunately I'd definitely say the quality dropped and I'm not sure if I care to how it ends.
So we're back at the inn, and things are messy. Kelley and Margaret together? On mutually good terms? Unfortunately Mitzi has left George because she doesn't love him and she's worried about her soldier son, Bart, who i
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
I listened to the audiobook because it was Christmas-themed and had no wait thru my library. Hilderbrand's novels are pretty awful, but I have read a handful of them. They are like Hallmark movies that make you roll your eyes at the cheezy dialogue and bad story. However, I do stoop to them occasionally for the seasonal setting (I want to enter that winter scene on the book jacket) and some mindless entertainment. This one focuses on one large family which made it difficult for me to keep track ...more
Kim Kaso
Jan 05, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 stars rounded to 3 for Christmas on Nantucket bits.

This felt like a classic middle book in a family drama with romance book. Break everybody up that had gotten together in the last book, give them a slew of problems, and just leave the reader hanging. It was mean-spirited towards the characters, and I am just glad to be done. As I very much enjoyed the first book, I am very disappointed at the manipulative, commercial plotting. Not the fun, enjoyable read I wanted to start the New Year. Bah
Aug 21, 2015 added it
A slow start and hard to figure out who was who...after that as each family member told their story it got easier.. An ok story with an almost predictable ending...leaves room for yet another sequel to this sequel...
Laura Rash
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great one! I'm so glad I waited until I could binge read all three of these at one time! The waiting would have killed me!!
Suzanne (The Bookish Libra)
More like 3.5 stars. These books are quick and easy reads and I do enjoy the domestic drama that surrounds the Quinn family around the holidays. There’s never a dull moment! I do wish the books didn’t end quite so abruptly though.
Cassidy (Cassidys.Bookshelf)
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2017
Oh Quinn family you are so addicting. I finished Winter Stroll a week ago and I'm trying my hardest not to dive right back in with Winter Storms. I loved being back in with all the Quinn family drama and scandal, but I will say while I still really enjoyed this one, there were a few aspects that I didn't enjoy as much. (Aka Ava and her indecisive/jealous nature. I mean, come on already! 😲) I give this one 3.5/5🌟
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
I won this as a Goodreads First Read. There were too many different themes and characters in this book for me to track, I had to keep thinking back and sometimes referring back to the last section to make sure of the relationships. The book seemed to dwell on the dark side of life, one brother in prison, one son/brother MIA, broken relationships, addiction.
A year has passed and the Quinn family is reunited for another Christmas of togetherness and drama. With the help of Margaret's fame the Inn is once again profitable. Mitzi and George are back on the Island, and, Mitzi is a mess, worrying about her beloved son Bart, still missing in Afghanistan. Kelley, owner of the Inn, is still confused and hurt over Mitzi's betrayal, also struggling with no news of Bart. Patrick is in jail, and Jennifer has made some terrible choices in dealing with their sep ...more
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: light-reads
Love light reads by Elin Hilderbrand. This is the second in a series of stories of winter on Nantucket. Even though I generally don't read Christmas themed stories, I am enjoying these. The Quinn family is having its share of drama, making it a fun read.
On to the next one.
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks, christmas
3.5 stars
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book had some closure to the conflicts mentioned in the first book, but it added some surprising twists to other relationships that seemed to be "perfect". It continues with the same family, though focuses on a different member and their relationship issues. It was a good sequel, though I do think one person was forgiven a bit too quickly of their transgressions.
☕ Kimberly
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kelley Quinn owns the Winter Street Inn on Nantucket and the family is gathering to celebrate not only the holidays but also the baptism of the newest Quinn. Hilderbrand quickly catches us up on what has happened since Christmas. It has been a hard year and a joyous one. I slipped right back into the story and loved the familiar surroundings and inn.

Kevin and Isabelle have a beautiful new baby. Ava is dating Scott. Kelley is now single and getting along with both of his ex-wives. Mitzi shows up
Terri Wino
Dec 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: year-2016
While I didn't enjoy this book quite as much as the first one, I am still fascinated by the Quinn clan and the various dramas in their lives.
This book takes place a few weeks before Christmas, but still had the feel of a holiday read. Even with everything going on with each of the family members, you get a clear picture of how much they love each other, because of and in spite of the craziness.
Can't wait to see what book three brings!
Jul 08, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Lots of craziness going on with this family. Second book in the series and it has been a year. I will say since it's been a few months since I read the first book I had a hard time remember who was ho because there are a lot of characters. I would recommend waiting for the series to finish then read them or read this one right after the first one. Well written as always and entertaining. Shows how all families have drama big and small.
Lisa B.
Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Loved this! Can't wait to read book three.
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Dec 04, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book as much as the first in the series and devoured it over the last day or so. The Quinn family has plenty of drama to fill the pages of twenty books! I love how close yet, dysfunctional the Quinn family is. The importance of family is evident in these books. This book will give you all the wintery Christmas feels. I also loved the mention of a tree made from stacked books.

Does anyone feel like Drake is a little misplaced in the storyline? I guess Margaret needs a love interest
Emily  at Reaching While Rooted
Winter Stroll by Elin Hilderbrand is the story of the Quinn family: a dynamic bunch with a hearty helping of drama. Part of the Winter Street series, Winter Stroll can easily be read as a standalone novel. Told from the perspective of each family member, the story follows their intertwined threads. It has been a hard year for the Quinns: the oldest son Patrick is in prison, the youngest son Bart is missing in Afghanistan, and Kelley’s estranged wife Mitzi is back in town after running off a year ...more
Dec 26, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was more difficult to read than the first one as it seemed like everyone was determined to implode their lives! What a mess we weave when we first begin to deceive...or something like that.

If you think Ava's love life was settled at the end of Winter Street you would be wrong and even though she desperately needs to talk to her mom, Margaret, she can't catch a minute alone with her. Margaret, at least, has her love life figured out and if you don't fall for Drake in this book, I don't
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 2018, chick-lit
And so the saga continues! Winter Stroll picks up almost a year after where Winter Street left off. Although a lot has changed and the reader is given an update on each member of the Quinn family, minus Bart who is still MIA. The year was filled with a lot of tragedy but the Quinn family still has a lot to celebrate, especially the baptism of Kevin and Isabelle's new baby.

But where the Quinn's go drama follows - Mitzi shows back up on the island, the infamous Norah (Kevin's ex-wife) is back, a
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Quinns are back!

It's been one year since we left the Quinns, and in this second novel in the Winter series we head back to Nantucket to see how the gang is faring.

It is a heartwarming story full of grief, jealousy, old loves, new loves, addiction, and the importance of family.

The writing is clear and fluent. The characters are well developed, endearing, and multi-layered. And the plot is engaging and entertaining, with an ending that has just the right amount of intrigue to leave you antici
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: g-l
The Quinn Clan is back a year later!

Each family member has drama in their lives, again, just like last Christmas. We pick up where we left off in Winter Street.

This book takes place over one week-end, December 4th thru December 6th and there is a lot happening in just three days!

It's Winter Stroll week-end on Nantucket Island. We have caroling, ex-wives reappearing, a baby dedication, a black tie event, a missing son, a husband in prison, a marriage proposal and so many other bits of chaos it
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
The Quinn family are at it again. It is Friday December 4th and the beginning of the Winter Stroll, the big festival weekend on Nantucket. Winter Street Inn owner, Kelley Quinn, is writing the Inn's Christmas letter, reflecting on the past year. Lots of changes have occurred. But the drama that ensues during this weekend will make your head spin (or make you head to the eggnog bowl).
This story ended abruptly leaving the reader wanting...more.
It is the second story in the trilogy (which I found
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
The characters are not particularly likable, which I also found to be the case her last book. The end is just plain unsatisfying. Good thing it was a short book. This is not the Christmas story I was hoping for.
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Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.

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