Genres: Women's Fiction
Publication Date: October 9, 2018
Spend the coldest days of winter on a Caribbean beach with New York Times Bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand.
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
My Review Of
Winter in Paradise
In this new series Elin Hilderbrand makes a change of scenery from Nantucket to St. Johns. I immediately became engrossed in this somewhat of a murder mystery(maybe)/family saga.
Irene learns that her husband has died an accidental death in a place that she had no idea he was or ever even visited, even worse he seems to have many secrets that Irene is astonished ( to say the least) to discover. The plot just thickens as Irene travels to St. John’s and just learns more and more about her husband who now seems like he was a stranger to her all along.
Russ has led a double life that Irene had no idea about until she travels to St. John’s and learns of Russ’s lavish lifestyle that is completely opposite from the man that she had been married to for 35 years.Not only was Russ a secretive stranger to his wife of 35 years, he was just as much a stranger to Rosie, his mistress and mother of his child.
There are about 5 or more POV’s in this books and each character has a connection to each other through Rosie. These many POV’s and different characters do not confuse us and Hildebrand weaves this story together in a seamless manner. This book is very scandalous but I have come to expect, even cherish these shocking scandals from this author.
This installment of Paradise #1 ends in a huge cliffhanger that leaves me craving for more of this story. I want to know Russ and these characters on a deeper level. Is Russ a sinister type of character, a drug lord, a crime boss?
Winter In Paradise literally left me hanging and wanting more information but I am putting this on my new favorite series list.
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