Blanche’s Book Club: ‘Winter in Paradise’.

Okay, Elin Hilderbrand has found her way into my hands yet again! Her books are just the best. Last year, I started her “Winter Street” series (more on this next week), and then I saw this new series… and heard so many good things about it.

Here’s is the scoop on “Winter in Paradise” from GoodReads:

Join New York Times Bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand on the stunning beaches of St. John for the beginning of her thrilling new winter series-The Paradise. Welcome to Paradise, the first book in the Paradise series, has everything that readers have come to know and love about an Elin Hilderbrand novel, plus a healthy dose of intrigue.

Irene Steele’s idyllic life-house, husband, family-is shattered when she is woken up by a late-night phone call. Her beloved husband has been found dead, but before Irene can process this tragic news, she must confront the perplexing details of her husband’s death.

He was found on St. John island, a tropical paradise far removed from their suburban life. Leaving the cold winter behind, Irene flies down to the beautiful Caribbean beaches of St. John only to make another shocking discovery: her husband had a secret second family. As Irene investigates the mysterious circumstances of her husband’s death, she is plunged into a web of intrigue and deceit belied by the pristine white sand beaches of St. John’s. This exciting first book in the Paradise series will transport readers to a new beach locale-another world that Elin knows as well as her beloved Nantucket-and have them longing for winter.

Per usual, I had a difficult time keeping track of the characters in the first-half of the book. This is always a problem I have and I’m not sure how to fix it – ha!

But, the whole secret family is was very intriguing. There’s also a few other romances happening on the island that really drive the plot along. This is definitely more of a whodunnit style series, whereas the Winter Street series is not, so I think it’s just your preference.

However, I love reading seasonal books and this is a great series to add to your holiday reading list!

What seasonal books are you reading?

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