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Winter Solstice
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Winter Solstice
Winter Series, Book 4
*The USA Today Bestseller*

Raise one last glass with the Quinn Family at the Winter Street Inn.
It's been too long since the entire Quinn family has been able to celebrate the holidays under the same roof, but that's about to change. With Bart back safe and sound from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a holiday more joyous than any they've experienced in years. And Bart's safe return isn't the family's only good news: Kevin is enjoying married life with Isabelle; Patrick is getting back on his feet after paying his debt to society; Ava thinks she's finally found the love of her life; and Kelly is thrilled to see his family reunited at last. But it just wouldn't be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly. A celebration of everything we love—and some of the things we endure—about the holidays, WINTER SOLSTICE is Elin Hilderbrand at her festive best.
*The USA Today Bestseller*

Raise one last glass with the Quinn Family at the Winter Street Inn.
It's been too long since the entire Quinn family has been able to celebrate the holidays under the same roof, but that's about to change. With Bart back safe and sound from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a holiday more joyous than any they've experienced in years. And Bart's safe return isn't the family's only good news: Kevin is enjoying married life with Isabelle; Patrick is getting back on his feet after paying his debt to society; Ava thinks she's finally found the love of her life; and Kelly is thrilled to see his family reunited at last. But it just wouldn't be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly. A celebration of everything we love—and some of the things we endure—about the holidays, WINTER SOLSTICE is Elin Hilderbrand at her festive best.
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  • Elin Hilderbrand is: the mother of three three-sport athletes, an aspiring fashionista, a dedicated jogger, a world explorer, an enthusiastic foodie, and a grateful three-year breast cancer survivor. She has called Nantucket Island her home since 1994. WINTER SOLSTICE is her twentieth novel.
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  • Library Journal

    May 1, 2017

    For the first time in years, the Quinn family will all be together for the holidays, and readers will have the last chance to visit the family's Winter Street Inn on Nantucket as Hilderbrand wraps up a series that has sold 450,000 copies across formats. With a 200,000-copy first printing and a national tour.

    Copyright 2017 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Kirkus

    September 1, 2017
    Fourth in Hilderbrand's Christmas series about a family-run Nantucket inn.Changes are looming at Winter Street Inn, seemingly portending the end of this Christmas series. Innkeeper Kelley, patriarch of the Quinn family, is in hospice, dying of brain cancer. Kelley's oldest son, Patrick, is struggling to grow a hedge fund after serving time for insider trading. Due to their straitened finances, wife Jennifer, an interior decorator and former addict, hesitates to tell Patrick she lost a sizable account due to a banker client's sexual harassment. Characters from Hilderbrand's recent summer novel, The Rumor (2015), make an appearance: disgraced realtor Eddie Pancik, now out of jail, his wife, Grace, and her erstwhile lover, master landscaper Benton Coe, now returned from temporary exile in Detroit. Kelley's ex-wife, iconic anchorwoman Margaret, is regretting, with near-retirement hindsight, that she allowed his second wife, Mitzi, to raise their three children, Patrick, Kevin, and Ava. A new relationship is working out well for Ava until a visit from her boyfriend Potter's son, PJ--who's over-the-top bratty even by today's standards--threatens to upend everything. Kelley worries about what will happen to Mitzi after he's gone; she has no family except their only child, Bart, a former Marine who suffers from PTSD after two years of imprisonment in Afghanistan. Mitzi is already planning to list the inn for sale with Eddie, and judging how well Nantucket real estate has bounced back from the crash, this promises to replenish the depleted coffers of both. Hilderbrand has quickly put her witty and at times profound stamp on the Christmas genre. In this latest outing, however, the most interesting crises evaporate too soon: Bart's trauma is quickly eased by love at first sight, Jennifer spins addiction dross into reality TV gold, a little FaceTime tames PJ, etc. Perhaps these neatly tied-up plotlines are appropriate at series' end--except that the ambiguous close suggests the end may not be so near after all. Not for those who prefer tarter holiday fare.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    October 9, 2017
    Hilderbrand’s engaging 20th novel follows the Quinn family and their loved ones as patriarch Kelley Quinn succumbs to cancer. After he and his first wife, Margaret, divorced, Kelley quit his high-paying trader job and moved their three children from Manhattan to Nantucket. He later married Mitzi, with whom he ran the Winter Street Inn and had a fourth child, Bart. As a child, Kelley and Margaret’s daughter Ava clashed with her stepmother. Now that she’s grown, Ava turns to Mitzi for advice on how to deal with her boyfriend’s difficult son. Meanwhile, after Mitzi and Kelley’s Marine son, Bart, went missing as a POW in Afghanistan for two years, he returns home with PTSD. His parents find a ray of hope in 22-year-old Bart’s romantic interest in 19-year-old Allegra Pancik. Bart’s disgraced decorator sister-in-law, Jennifer, who overcame a pill addiction, ditches a high-paying client after he propositions her sexually, but her family’s precarious financial situation requires her to find another gig fast. The clan attempts to navigate their issues as Kelley’s situation worsens, and the family must find a way to come together in a time of need. Hilderbrand is an engaging storytelling who keeps the reader riveted, and her characters come alive on the page. Though she’s skilled at building up tension, problematic situations are sometimes too easily resolved (for instance, Allegra’s love seems to miraculously cure Bart of his PTSD). Readers who enjoy bittersweet family stories will be charmed.

  • PRAISE FOR WINTER STORMS: PRAISE FOR WINTER STORMS:
  • Vivian Payton, Book Reporter [Hilderbrand] expertly meshes everything together so that peace exists within each character and within the family dynamic...The queen of the romance novel is on top of her game, and she won't let you down.
  • Kathleen Gerard, Shelf Awareness Hilderbrand juggles an ensemble cast and successfully weaves together many bittersweet story threads, tying up just enough of them to keep readers anticipating another sequel.
  • Jocelyn McClurg A holiday package filled with humor, romance, and realism.
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