I’m not ashamed to say that Elin Hilderbrand is one of my favorite writers. In fact, on my ever-growing list of books to review, she currently takes up three of those spaces. Her books fit like a cozy blanket and always include the quaint details of the North East. In addition, you always end each book feeling like you spent hours with a good friend.
With it being the holiday season, I am like every basic female, and I am currently obsessed with all things Hallmark, holiday cheer, and cheesiness. As I have mentioned in prior reviews, this year has been draining and overall a struggle for me to find joy, so I knew finally picking up Hilderbrand’s Christmas series would do just the trick.
As Thanksgiving break got close and I knew I would be spending a few days in a winter wonderland helping my sister with her kiddos, I picked up Winter Street from the Houston Public Library two minutes from my house. It was the best decision!
Based in Nantucket, the Quinn family is the definition of dysfunctional. The patriarch of the family, Kelley Quinn, is once divorced and quickly finds himself becoming twice divorced as his current wife, Mitzi, is caught in an affair. It all comes as a huge shock, so three of his four kids (Ava, Kevin, and Patrick) gather at the family’s inn to help him through the Christmas season.
With the three adult children at home, more unfolds. Patrick finds himself on the verge of being arrested, Kevin is hoping to get engaged, and Ava may just find herself newly single. However, the whole family is consumed by one thing…their baby brother, Bart, who is stationed in Afghanistan and not responding to any messages.
Let’s just say, when I got to the last page of Hilderbrand’s Christmas tale, I put the next book in the series on hold at the library right away!