Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ARE YOU LISTENING? WINTER STROLL: A REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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WINTER STROLL
Read by Erin Bennett
BY ELIN HILDERBRAND

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
"Happy Holidays 2015! It has been a rough year for the Quinns, but I would like to start by saying thank you for all of the well wishes and positive missives sent our way."

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. - See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/elin-hilderbrand/winter-stroll/9781478987512/#sthash.c1RPqLBT.dpuf
"Happy Holidays 2015! It has been a rough year for the Quinns, but I would like to start by saying thank you for all of the well wishes and positive missives sent our way."

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. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elin Hilderbrand does her best writing on the beaches of Nantucket, as well as on the charming streets of Beacon Hill in Boston. She has three magical children who beg her not to sing along to the radio or dance in public. Winter Stroll is her sixteenth novel

OTHER BOOKS BY ELIN HILDERBRAND:
                   
                  
                    

PRAISE FOR ELIN HILDERBRAND: 
"The holidays wouldn't be complete without a little family dysfunction, and Hilderbrand writes it well."--(Library Journal). 

"Winter Street...[will] get you in the holiday mood."--(Kirkus Reviews).
"Like renting a cottage on Nantucket for the weekend - breezy and sad when you come to the end."--(The Boston Globe). 
"Hilderbrand has crafted another of her delectable beach reads, complete with a fairy-tale romance....Delicious."--(Booklist). 
"My favorite read of the summer."--(Georgea Kovanis, Detroit Free Press ). 
"A new Elin Hilderbrand novel has come to signify the start of summer to readers. With the idyllic island setting and her eye for details, her books make you want to plan a trip to Nantucket even before you've turned the last page."--(BookReporter.com). 
MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
Erin Hilderbrand sequel to WINTER STREET is something you will want to be sure is in your stocking this year. In this addition to the "Winter Street Series", WINTER STROLL, the Christmas spirit is alive and well on Nantucket where readers find Winter Street Inn owner Kelley Quinn and his family busily preparing for the holiday season. An update on all the family members makes WINTER STROLL an old fashioned holiday treat as readers find out what has happened in the lives of Kelley's grown children. Patrick, Bart, Ava, Kevin all are part of the characters that make Hilderbrand's novel charming as well as interesting. This is not a goodie-two-shoes family but rather one with real problems as well as real familial love. Kelley's first wife, Margaret, is there as well as second wife Mitzy...should be called "Ditsy"... who shows up with her own brand of trouble. As in all families, there are problems that must be worked through, but the narrative leads readers on a character driven stroll that has us looking forward to the next story in this series. When push comes to shove, the family bands together as a unified group and their love for each other has them facing life's challenges as one. If you missed WINTER STREET last year, visit my post HERE to read my review so you can catch up with this delightful series! 
 
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Winter Stroll sounds like a great holiday theme book. I would like to find out how the holidays work out for Quinns.
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