Winter In Paradise
Join New York Times Bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand on the stunning beaches of St. John for the beginning of her thrilling new winter series-The Paradise. Welcome to Paradise, the first book in the Paradise series, has everything that readers have come to know ...more
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“But love is messy, complicated and unfair.”
A sentiment fitting for just about everyone in this angsty start to Elin Hilderbrand’s newest winter series.
For readers looking to fill the void left behind after four holiday seasons spent with the Quinn family, brace yourselves. The enormity of the betrayal and questionable decision-making here is sure to go one of two ways. The curiosity of how things could play out—*spoiler* things end on a bit of a cliffhanger—may be enough to warrant a return ...more
Elin Hilderbrand heard the silent sobbing of her devoted readers after she ended the Winter Street series and has rewarded us by creating a new trilogy series set in the Virgin Islands; specifically St John. Irene Steele, second cousin to Winter Street's Mitzi Quinn, is at 57 facing a lot of challenges. It's the end of another year, her employer wants her to retire, her husband, Russ, is away on business, her mother in law is ailing and her two grown son ...more
Elin Hilderbrand’s newest book and first in a series, Winter in Paradise, takes a break from cozy Nantucket and whisks us away to sunny St. John!
Irene Steele is the main character that has it all. We know the one- fantastic husband, kids, the job, and home. That perfect facade has cracks, though, when her children are grown and don’t need her as much, her husband is distant, and her job is pushing retirement. The cracks shatter when she receives the ...more
Set in the islands it’s a perfect read for those of us in the midst of winter. What a wonderful escape from the cold.
I typically read serious books and this was an entertaining change!
When doesn’t the beach give us pleasure...
4 out of 5 stars
Oh MY!! Ok.. my first thought is why in heck have I waited SO long to read a Elin Hilderbrand book?! No excuses! This was FANTASTIC!
I've got to go back to all her previous series and get going here! ;).
I fell in love with everything about this book. The characters are relatable, deep, emotional, and the setting is godly! haha. Hilderbrand I think you've just convinced me where I want to take my honeymoon with my new husband next year!
Irene's husba ...more
This was my first Elin Hilderbrand book. It certainly did not disappointed! It was exactly what I needed going into the holiday season: beach, love, loss, betrayal and mystery. What could be a more perfect combo?
Ireene has a great life. She has a successful husband who is away on business quite a bit but still makes time to send her flowers. She has two boys who are grown and out of the house. She has her dream house, which she just remodeled. She has great friends who she spends holiday ...more
Confession time: I have never read nor really had the desire to read anything by Elin Hildebrand. Partially because I had no clue where to even begin and partially because my “poolside” types of reads tend to be a little heavier handed on tattoed alpha men than it appears would be present in her books. Buuuuuuuuuut, much like with every end cap I have ever passed at Wal-Mart or Target, this book was errrrrrrywhere on the Instagram and ...more
Irene’s husband dies in a tragic acci ...more
Winter in Paradise is another perfect light beach read, with plenty of family drama set in the beautiful surroundings of St John's (Virgin Islands). Irene Steele has been happily married to Russ for 35 years, and they have two grown up sons together. Russ is a successful businessman who is always away 'on busines ...more
Irene Steele is celebrating New Years Eve at home alone and receives the worst news anyone can ever get— her husband, who is away on business, has died in a plane accident. When facts about the accident come to light, she realizes that her husband was lea ...more
The story begins with the news of Irene's husband of 35 years has died suddenly from a helicopter crash. This news prompts her and her two sons to go to St. John's where they learn he had another life and another family. They learn that there was another victim in the crash who was his mi ...more
On New Years Day, Irene Steele learns that her husband, Russ, has been killed in a helicopter crash. Also dead are the pilot and a local woman. Irene and her two sons, Baker and Cash go to this paradise island to learn what exactly happened and why Russ was there. They soon learn that Russ was leading a double life, with a girlfriend, Rosie, and a magnificent villa. While there, they encounter Rosie’s be ...more
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As an author, it’s not a stretch to say that books are the one true love of my life. Though there’s magic in all of them, I am most captivated by plot-driven stories that deal with the mysteries of everyday life—stories that pose the question: What if everything you know is a lie?
Irene seems to have the perfect life as a wife, mother, and magazine editor. But when her husband dies in a mysterious helicopter crash in the Caribbean, she’s left to wonder: Was everything real ...more
Elian Hilderbrand has always been one of my favorites and her newest novel is no exception ~ I absolutely loved Winter in Paradise and am already mourning the fact that I’m going to have to wait a whole year to get my hands on the next in the series!
Set at first in Iowa City, Iowa and then on the tiny Caribbean island of St. John, with family secrets and drama and a mysterious death, this book doesn’t at all read like a suspense novel. ...more
My favorite quote:
“The CIA should hire women in their fifties,” Lydia says. “We’re invisible.”
Genre: Women's Fiction
Actual Rating: 4 stars
Elin Hilderbrand has quickly become a favorite author of mine. Her books have originality, relatable characters, and tackle real life issues (for the most part). Her writing style is also my favorite. She weaves her stories though the eyes of several different characters so readers can get a glimpse of everyone and everything involved in whatever is happening. I can't recall many authors who write like this (it's real ...more
Ugh! That was not at all what I expected. ...more
For a first I found a few of her main characters more than unlikeable- the sons were a right pair of miserable twits. Childish, selfish, not very interesting, and often mean- they acted like 12 year olds (much worse than the actual 12 year old in the book). Irene was pretty bland and i ...more
Irene is living a nice cushy life until she gets word that there's been a plane crash on St. John.
However, her world is about to become darker as her husband harbored some awful secrets including a hidden life she knew nothing about.
A web of intrigue and lies awaits her arrival on this gorgeous island which in real life has just been coming together after terrible acts by mother natur ...more
A deeply moving read! The characters are confused, lost, mourning, and relatable; while the plot is a touching journey that unravels the secrets left behind by those we love most. Winter in Paradise is a beautiful and bittersweet tale about the struggles a family must endure as they try to navigate through the grief, and misleading truths that surface following the suspicious death of a loving husband and father. This is the first novel of ...more