The Elin Hilderbrand Winter series is without a doubt our favorite Christmas read! Set on the gorgeous Nantucket island, Kelley Quinn and his family are having a Christmas family gathering. Until things start to go wrong and utter chaos descends. As the books progress, we join with the Quinn family every Christmas and find out what’s been happening in their lives. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly.
Elin Hilderbrand Winter Series
Winter Street (Book 1)
Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket’s Winter Street Inn and proud father of four, all grown and in varying states of disarray. As Christmas approaches, Kelley is looking forward to getting the family together for quality time at the inn. But when he walks in on his Mitzi – his wife – kissing Santa Claus, utter chaos descends. And it might be up to Kelley’s ex-wife, Margaret Quinn, to save Christmas.
“A holiday package filled with humor, romance, and realism.” ― Jocelyn McClurg
Winter Stroll (Book 2)
A second Christmas on Nantucket finds Kelley Quinn reflecting on the past year as he writes a holiday letter to friends and family. Though there has been misfortune and worry, Kelley is now single and on better terms with his first wife, their son Kevin has a new baby Genevieve with the French housekeeper Isabelle, and Kelley’s daughter Ava is finally dating a nice guy. Now they look forward to Genevieve’s baptism and welcoming Isabelle into the family.
“A series only works when the characters are worth following over the long haul, and Hilderbrand is a master.” ― Kirkus
Winter Storms (Book 3)
After a year apart, Mitzi has returned to rule the roost; Patrick is about to be released from prison; Kevin has a successful new business and is finally ready to tie the knot with Isabelle; and best of all, there’s hopeful news about Bart. But Kelley has recently survived a health scare, Jennifer is addicted to drugs and Ava can’t decide between two lovers. However, Christmas is coming and it’s one holiday that brings the Quinn family together.
“[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.” ― Vivian Payton, Book Reporter
Winter Solstice (Book 4)
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. 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 Kelley is thrilled to see his family reunited at last. But of course, it wouldn’t be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly.
“The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a little family dysfunction, and Hilderbrand writes it well” – Library Journal