A husband's secret life, a wife's new beginning: escape to the Caribbean with #1 New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand.
Irene Steele shares her idyllic life in a beautiful Iowa City Victorian house with a husband who loves her to sky-writing, sentimental extremes. But as she rings in the new year one cold and snowy night, everything she thought she knew falls to pieces with a shocking phone call: her beloved husband, away on business, has been killed in a helicopter crash. Before Irene can even process the news, she must first confront the perplexing details of her husband's death on the distant Caribbean island of St. John.
After Irene and her sons arrive at this faraway paradise, they make yet another shocking discovery: her husband had been living a secret life. As Irene untangles a web of intrigue and deceit, and as she and her sons find themselves drawn into the vibrant island culture, they have to face the truth about their family, and about their own futures.
Rich with the lush beauty of the tropics and the drama, romance, and intrigue only Elin Hilderbrand can deliver, Winter in Paradise is a truly transporting novel, and the exciting start to a new series.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Winter in Paradise is Elin Hilderbrand’s first departure from her beloved setting of Nantucket. But fear not, beach lovers. The novel unfolds in a gorgeous villa on the Caribbean island of St. John, nestled among tropical palms and blessed with outstanding views and sumptuous comforts. Imagine that you only found out about this family oasis after your husband’s sudden, mysterious death. That’s what happens to newly widowed Irene, who heads to the Virgin Islands in search of answers. The first book in Hilderbrand’s romantic mystery series blends a luxurious setting with devastating secrets and a compelling plot.
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Winter in Paradise
I loved this book. Having spent time in the Virgin Islands and on St. John, it brought back fond memories. Oh and just get over the editing. I know there were some errors, but really it was a fun read and I can’t wait for the sequels I also appreciated that the woman wasn’t 30 and had experienced life, but was still portrayed and vibrant attractive. Couldn’t put this down.
Winter in Paradise
I am really disappointed that I spent $14.99 on this book. Unlike able characters (with stupid names) unbelievable story line and poor editing makes me say don’t waste your time or money on this one or the two others that are supposed to follow. I know I won’t be reading them.
Fun read, but . . .
Much telling, not showing - that irritated me about the writing. It’s abrupt ending was a disappointment, but reckon it’s the first offering in a trilogy.