Winter Stroll

Winter Stroll

A Novel

Large Print - 2015
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Another Christmas on Nantucket finds Winter Street Inn owner Kelley Quinn reflecting on the past year as he writes a holiday letter to friends and family. Though the year has had its share of misfortune and worry, the Quinns have much to celebrate. Kelley, now single, at least is on better terms with his first wife Margaret, who is using her celebrity to lure customers to the inn in record numbers. Their son Kevin has a beautiful new baby, Genevieve, with the Inn's French housekeeper, Isabelle; and their daughter, Ava, is finally dating a nice guy -- her devoted colleague, Scott. Now the Quinns are looking forward to celebrating Genevieve's baptism, welcoming Isabelle to the family, and enjoying the cheer of Nantucket's traditional Christmas Stroll. But just when a peaceful family gathering seems within reach, Kelley's estranged second wife, Mitzi, shows up on the island after souring on her relationship with the inn's former Santa Claus. Soon Kelley isn't the only Quinn entertaining a surprise guest from Christmases past as lovers old and new gather beneath the mistletoe. 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
Edition: Large print edition., First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780316387729
Branch Call Number: [LP] FIC/HILDERBRAND
Characteristics: 343 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
large print.
Additional Contributors: Hilderbrand, Elin Winter Street.


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Nov 30, 2018

Just about a family with lots of mixed up relationships. Not my kind of book. Others might like it. The second book in a trilogy.

ArapahoeKati Dec 04, 2017

The second novel in the Winter Street series was, now that I can keep the characters apart, was much more engaging and interesting. Now I have to see the story through!

Nov 29, 2017

The second book of the Winter series does not disappoint and just leaves you wanting more from the Quinn family.

Jan 30, 2017

I did not realize that this was the second book in a series. While I had trouble keeping track of the relationships between characters at first, it was easy enough to settle into the book without having read the first in the series. However, I was incredibly frustrated that the book didn't have a conclusive ending. None of the myriad story threads were resolved aside from the last minute Genevieve and Isabelle arc. Further, the characters fell flat for me. They seemed like rich, petty people with rich, petty lives. While they each had token flaws, they seemed to have very little inner life outside of those flaws and their otherwise idyllic lives. This book was neither campy enough to be a satisfying soap, nor deep enough to be a provoking story. It left me wanting less, not more.

Oct 24, 2016

Winter Stroll is the second of a trilogy. I have read the other two so i knew where the characters were coming from and where they were headed. Regardless of this the book did not disappoint. The Quinn family lives are full of drama and are passionate in all that they do. While some of the scenarios may be unbelievable Hilderbrand makes them realistic. A good read to follow WInter Street and to be read before Winter Storms.

Oct 13, 2016

This is the second book in the trilogy and was easy reading. This story takes place a year after the first book and it's Christmas again on Nantucket. The Quinns are busy getting ready for the season and they are all dealing with their own problems. The drama continues. I'm looking forward to the last book.

Jan 18, 2016

Enjoyed even more than first one. Faulty characters really shine here - not one is perfect, but they are all doing their best and pull through when the going gets tough. Ditzy Mitzi is my favourite. A bit of an unresolved situation leaves you hanging and waiting for the third in this trilogy.

samdog123 Dec 19, 2015

A good soapy read for this sentimental time of year!

eringate Nov 12, 2015

The Quinn family is back with all the emotion, drama and intrigue of a Hallmark Channel holiday movie (and I mean that in the best possible way). Every character has their fair share of heartache that they must mask to make it through the annual 'Winter Stroll' which takes place on beautiful Nantucket Island during the Christmas holiday season. I read this book as quickly as I read the first and am looking forward to (hopefully) getting a satisfying ending when the third and final book in the Winter Street trilogy is presumably published next year.

Oct 26, 2015

For all of us with less than perfect lives - a great sequel to the first book.


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