What a strange, happy and totally distressing year!
Kelley Quinn, owner of the Winter Inn on Nantucket, is
proud of all his four children yet his heart is most
heavy with worry since his son Bart's disappearance in
Afghanistan. Kelley appreciates all the emails, calls and
letters he had received from friends and family, but there was nothing anyone
could do. Still, it is almost Christmas and life must go on. To get some
balance, Kelley decides to write a Christmas letter about
The biggest, happiest news in the past year is the birth
of the beautiful baby Genevieve Helene Quinn to his son
Kevin and his lovely girlfriend Isabelle. In fact, the
baby is going to be christened in just a few days and the
family wants to have a quiet and private ceremony.
Then out of the blue, who comes to Nantucket? Mitzi,
Kelley's ex-wife and the one who ran away with Santa
Claus, is on the island. How did she find out? What
havoc and harm will she do? What can he say to her?
Elin Hilderbrand is well known for her love and many
writings about life on her beloved Nantucket Island, and
WINTER STROLL is no exception. This Christmas story is a
sequel to Hilderbrand's WINTER STREET and the middle
novel in a planned trilogy. Hilderbrand's many fans are
sure to be happy to find out the latest on the many
characters in this story about the Quinns, yet it can be
a little confusing for new readers until more of the
Most every family, including the Queen of England, has
had to suffer some dysfunction and upsetting family
dynamics. The Quinns are suffering through it in
spades. WINTER STROLL is not your typical cheery
Christmas novel, but it is chock full of issues
to be worked on and emotions to be settled. While there
are many relationship dilemmas to be sorted, their
situations are reflective of some people's realities and
the situation of dealing with soldiers missing in action
and fathers in jail are very perceptively handled.
Writing the middle book in a trilogy can be tricky as
some dilemmas can be answered, but others need to wait
for the grand finale. As such, WINTER STROLL may be
frustrating for some readers and inspiring for others.
So, jump into WINTER STROLL or check out WINTER STREET
FIRST. The choice is yours!
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
Quinn and his family busily preparing for the holiday
season. Though the year has brought tragedy, the Quinns
much to celebrate: Kelley has reunited with his first
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
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.