It’s Christmas Eve eve! My mom and I are forging ahead with our Christmas Staycation – she treated me to mani/pedis at Lacquer this morning, and we spent the rest of the day at Jester King Brewery enjoying pizza and beer (we both tried beer cheese for the first time).
A few mornings ago, I had some quiet time to myself and read Blanche’s Book Club’s latest read! Today, we’re talking about “Winter Street” by Elin Hilderbrand.
“Winter Street” is book one of a four-book series. Here is the description from Amazon:
Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket’s Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four grown children: Patrick, a hedge fund manager; Kevin, a bartender; Ava, a school teacher; and Bart, who has recently shocked everyone by joining the Marines. As Christmas approaches, Kelley looks forward to spending the holidays with his family at the inn. But when he walks in on his wife Mitzi kissing another man, utter chaos descends, and things only get more interesting when Kelley’s ex-wife, news anchor Margaret Quinn, arrives on the scene.
Before the mulled cider is gone, the delightfully dysfunctional Quinn family will survive a love triangle, an unplanned pregnancy, a federal crime, and endless rounds of Christmas caroling in this heart-warming novel about coming home for the holidays.
I have read Elin Hilerbrand’s books before and have aways enjoyed them, and this was no exception. The only difference is that this one takes place during the winter instead of her signature summer books.
I enjoyed the lightness of this book, and the humor. It touches on some serious themes, but they are fleeting – perfect for the holiday season.
The other books in this series are (in order):
I have always wanted to read a holiday themed book during the holidays, and I finally did! If you’re looking for a quick, light, festive read – this one may be it!
The next book Blanche’s Book Club will be reading is “P.S. I Still Love You” by Jenny Han.
I’ve got one more Christmas post for you guys tomorrow! I’m planning to prep some caramel-apple cinnamon rolls and a traditional stew with my mom… and then get caught up on watching ALL the Christmas movies that I still haven’t watched this year.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday and I’ll see you back here tomorrow!