Winter Solstice (Winter #4) by Elin Hilderbrand

Winter Solstice (Winter #4)

Raise one last glass with the Quinn Family at the Winter Street Inn. It's been too long since the entire Quinn family has been able to celebrate the holidays under the same roof, but that's about to change. With Bart back safe and sound from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a holiday more joyous than any they've experienced in years. And Bart's safe return isn't the family's only good news: Kevin is enjoying married life with Isabelle; P...

Details Winter Solstice (Winter #4)

TitleWinter Solstice (Winter #4)
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
GenreFiction, Holiday, Christmas, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews Winter Solstice (Winter #4)

  • Melissa
    Grab a glass of wine, a box of tissues and settle in for what can only be described as a bittersweet goodbye to the Quinn family. Knowing this was the last time I would get to walk through the doors of the Winter Street Inn and see it decked out for the holiday season—with Mitzi’s infamous nutcracker collection on display, her obnoxious assortment of Byers' Choice carolers screaming to be rearranged and the glass jar filled with the colorful ...
  • Zoe
    Affecting, heartwarming, and romantic!Winter Solstice is a sweet, unexpected surprise that gives us one last chance to check in with the Quinns and savour their special moments, new loves, old loves, and heartbreaking losses.The prose is clean and crisp. The characters are lovable, engaging, and genuine. And the plot is a compelling tale about life, love, family, acceptance, loss, sorrow, friendship, growing up, growing old, and moving on.Winter ...
  • Susan
    Winter SolsticeElin HilderbrandWINTER SOLSTICE is the fourth and final book in the Winter series by Elin Hilderbrand. I fell in love with the Quinn family in 2012 and I've never stopped. With each book, my feelings just got stronger and stronger and that is exactly why I finished WINTER SOLSTICE with tears streaming down my face. Please, if you decide to give this series a chance, and I think everyone should read it, keep the tissues right next t...
  • Elvan
    Once more with feeling. It wouldn’t be Autumn without a stroll down Winter Street on Nantucket Island and a chance to catch up with the Quinn family at the Winter Street Inn. Winter Solstice is the fourth and final installment of the Winter Series by Elin Hilderbrand. I can’t be the only fan who was happy there were so many loose ends to tie up in Winter Storms that this trilogy was made into a quartet. If you haven’t read the first three b...
  • Debra
    This is the fourth book in the series and the last in the Winter series. Most books work as a stand alone novel when I have not read the previous ones. This one did not. I have not read the previous books in this series and I absolutely believe that if I had read those books, I would have enjoyed this book more. I can only say that if you have not read the previous books in this series, do so prior to reading this book!The winter solstice is appr...
  • Peggy Jaeger
    Hilderbrand has given her readers a truly beautiful ending to the QUinn family. What started as a Christmas story in Winter Stroll, has come full circle in WInter Solstice.ALl the Quinn regulars are in attendance plus some a few favorites from The Rumor, all blended together few final story of The Quinn family.Kelly and Mitzie are still together, although Kelly now has terminal cancer and Mitzie wants to sell the InnJenn and Paddy are finally bac...
  • Toni
    How thankful are we fans of Elin's to get a fourth book in what we thought was a Trilogy. This book nicely ties up this series with wonderful and creative stories as well invites a few new characters that I suspect may take us into the future. As Kelly is ill and Mitzi starts planning for her future, she's thinking of selling the Inn. What?! How does everyone else feel about this? Bart is finally coming out of his room and thinking about his futu...
  • Jamie
    The absolute most perfect send off to a family I've grown quite fond of since I was first introduced to them in Winter Street in 2014. 💛💛. I personally felt a kindred connection to Ava over the four novels and given that I am now a 30 year old single woman in New York, I especially appreciated the end of her journey. It was lovely to finally see Bart's perspective and see how he changed, considering we only heard about his prior life and ho...
  • Leanne
    I've enjoyed getting to know the Quinn family through the series, but this, the final book in the series, left me unsatisfied. Too many characters and competing story lines for my taste. Props though for mentioning Aurora, TC, and having a minor character named Leanne.
  • Ann
    What a satisfying conclusion to the Quinn family's story. There is lots of happy and a little sad. This is Bart's story and highlights the trials that soldiers face when returning from war. The Inn is once again bustling as the family returns for one last giant Christmas celebration. Elin Hiderbrand writes a wonderful story and the Quinns were exceptional characters.
  • Elisha (lishie)
    I didn't realize this was the end of a series. That being said, it was fine as a stand alone. Imperfect people / real people/ believable... getting second chances & redemption.
  • Jamie Holzberg / Fluff Smut & Murder
    Thank you to for the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.A trilogy that turned into a quad – Christmasy Nantuckety Fluff. Nothing of real substance – but in the author’s defense it IS a novella AND she had to whip it up pretty darn quickly so kudos for integrating a few other Nantucket characters (why hasn’t she done this before???), making me shed a tear What I loved: I...
  • Dina
    I loved this fourth book in he series. I liked how it was a double sequel to The Rumor and the Winter Street series. I really love the Quinn’s and will miss them. Thanks to Netgalley for granting me an ARC of this book. I am glad Bart found his soul mate. I also liked the other happy endings. I hate that Kelly passed away.
  • Sarah
    What a fitting end to a great Winter series! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book from NetGalley. I love Elin's books but the last couple of summer ones have left me lukewarm; the characters were incredibly unlikeable. The Winter series on the other hand, is a delight. All of the characters' stories seem to have been wrapped up in this one except for Kevin and Isabelle who seem to be a non-factor throughout. Except for Isabelle and J...
  • Jennifer
    I adore this series. I heard this is the last one, which makes me sad. Kelly does die but the family continues and the characters continue and everything is moving forward. They're all fleshed out and wonderful. Christmas in August!Popsugar 2017 Reading Challenge : a book with one of the four seasons in the titleModern Mrs. Darcy's Reading Challenge : a book you were excited to buy or borrow but haven't read yet (I love this series!)
  • Cathleen
    A beautiful end to the series.
  • S
    I would have given it 5 stars but it finished rather unfinished. Always enjoy her books though.
  • Teena in Toronto
    Patriarch Kelley Quinn is dying and Mitzi, his wife, is trying to make his last days as nice as possible. Though their children have their own lives, they are still there for their father. Kevin and Patrick are married with children. Ava has made a life for herself in New York with her boyfriend, Potter. Bart is a former marine, now recovering at home after being captured in Afghanistan. As Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, they celebrate the ...
  • Kate Olson
    While I am so sad to see this series end, WINTER SOLSTICE wrapped up the story of the Quinn Family and the Winter Street Inn perfectly. Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Hilderbrand's Winter series has been giving me warm and fuzzies since the publication of WINTER STREET in 2014, and I have eagerly awaited each subsequent title - next up was WINTER STROLL, then WINTER STORMS, and...
  • Kim
    Skin Hilderbrand is my favourite author. My one and only complaint is I wish she wrote more than one book a year. Every book she writes becomes my new favourite book.This one was fantastic. BART is home from the war, Patrick is out of prison, Ava is in love but unfortunately family patriarch Kelley is dying of brain cancer.I read this book in an afternoon and although I cried buckets I loved every second.Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for ...
  • Chris Markley
    This is the final book in the Winter Street series and it wraps up the stories of the Quinn family. Kelley Quinn, owner of Winter Street Inn has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Mitzi, Kelley's wife, is trying to figure out what to do with her future. The Quinn children are figuring out how to 'adult'. Even Margaret, Kelley's ex-wife, is making changes in her life. The confusion I had with the book was there were characters I did not recogniz...
  • Teresa
    The first book in this series started with a roller disco wife of a Nantucket innkeeper having an affair with the Santa Claus. They have only become more ridiculous and over the top, resulting in this hot mess. I am troubled to think what the fifth installment will bring us. Of course, I will be reading it because I can’t help myself. I’m like Jennifer and her Ativan, or Mitzi and her roller disco outfits: addicted.
  • Marian
    Almost a completely satisfying conclusion to the Winter series. One thing bothered me, but I don't want to ruin anything for you, and anyway you might disagree. I'm happy to hear she's going to write another series!
  • Sherry
    A trilogy with a fourth book! The Quinn family gathers for a bittersweet Christmas at the inn. Bart is back from Afghanistan, Kevin and Isabelle are happily married, Patrick is getting his life back together, Jennifer's design business is taking off, Ava is happy with Porter in New York. Eddie and Grace Pancik and their daughter, Allegra, from The Rumor also appear in this one. A totally satisfying conclusion to the Winter Street trilogy, althoug...
  • Sue
    Loved this addition to the series. I was immediately thrown back into the lives of the Quinn Family. Glad the author decided to add a fourth book to the original trilogy.
  • Kirsten
    Another Winter Book!!Kelley's brain cancer has advanced, so he has chosen to stop treatment. The disease begins taking over. As a cancer survivor, I felt these choices.I savored looking through the eyes of a terminal patient at life and priorities. I enjoyed catching up with the entire family. Living through the eyes of Bart, Eddie, Ava, Jennifer, and Margaretfrom Halloween through the Holidays. Seeing how they are dealing with new challenges, an...
  • Wit & Wonder Books
    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **One last holiday with the Quinn family. Elin Hilderbrand brings her Winter series to a close with Winter Solstice.The Winter Street Inn is decorated one last time for the holidays, at least for us the readers. This is a goodbye and a new beginning for the Quinns. Everyone is moving forward with their lives, each in their own way.Bart is back home and safe, though he seems distant. Mitzi is usin...
  • Peg
    Winter Solstice is an amazing and beautifully written novel, about living, loving, and weathering the storms that show up in life. The author draws the reader deep into the heart of the Quinn family, a healing, blended family from Nantucket. Kelly Quinn is dying from brain cancer. He is fortunate, though, to have a good relationship with his children, his current wife, Mitzi, and his ex-wife, Margaret. Although Margaret and Mitzi are cordial and ...
  • Michelle
    This book is the fourth and final book in this series. This story is more Bart, Ava and Kelley's stories.Bart returned from his two years of being held captive, this story begins with his 22nd birthday and Bart trying to figure out what he wants from life.Ava is in a committed relationship and living on her own, away from Nantucket for the first time.At this same time, poor Kelley is nearing the end of his own life. He is terminal now and, even f...