Blanche’s book club: ‘Winter Storms’.

I am having a lazy Sunday — a very much needed one! I spent all day Saturday baking Christmas cookies with all the classic holiday movies on in the background.

As fun as that is, baking is exhausting! I also had a horrible nightmare when I went to bed. I woke up after, took some CBD, and slept until almost 10. So, I’ve just been tending to my mind today, and have been on the couch with a blanket and Blanche 🙂

I finished one book, and am about to start reading another. But, let’s discuss the latest read from Blanche’s Book Club: “Winter Storms” by Elin Hilderbrand — it’s book 3 in her Winter Street series. Here’s the book’s description:

Some of the stormy weather of the past few seasons seems to have finally lifted for the Quinns. After a year apart, and an ill-fated affair with the Winter Street Inn’s old Santa Claus, 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, who has been captured by enemy forces in Afghanistan.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t a few dark clouds on the horizon. Kelley has recently survived a health scare; Jennifer can’t quite shake her addiction to the drugs she used as a crutch while Patrick was in jail; and Ava still can’t decide between the two lovers that she’s been juggling with limited success. However, if there’s one holiday that brings the Quinn family together to give thanks for the good times, it’s Christmas. And this year promises to be a celebration unlike any other as the Quinns prepare to host Kevin and Isabelle’s wedding at the inn.

But as the special day approaches, a historic once-in-a-century blizzard bears down on Nantucket, threatening to keep the Quinns away from the place–and the people–they love most. Before the snow clears, the Quinns will have to survive enough upheavals to send anyone running for the spiked eggnog, in this touching novel that proves that when the holidays roll around, you can always go home again.

Okay… so on GoodReads, it says this is the final installment of the series…which, it’s not! There’s a book 4, but so many things were wrapped up in this book, it makes me wonder if book number four was a money grab?

This one is my least-favorite of the series so far. I felt like it wrapped up so neatly, while the others left me on the edge of my seat. But obviously, I’m going to read book 4 so I can see how things really end!

Are you reading any seasonal books this month?

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