Winter in Paradise (Paradise, #1) by Elin Hilderbrand

Winter in Paradise (Paradise, #1)

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....

Details Winter in Paradise (Paradise, #1)

TitleWinter in Paradise (Paradise, #1)
Release DateOct 9th, 2018
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Mystery

Reviews Winter in Paradise (Paradise, #1)

  • Erin
    5 sun kissed take me to the beach stars Elin Hilderbrand heard the silent sobbing of her devoted readers after she ended the Winter Street series and has rewarded us by creating a new trilogy series set in the Virgin Islands; specifically St John. Irene Steele, second cousin to Winter Street's Mitzi Quinn, is at 57 facing a lot of challenges. It's the end of another year, her employer wants her to retire, her husband, Russ, is away on business,...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Wow, this is how to start a series! 🏖 🏝 🏖 🏝 🏖 Elin Hilderbrand’s newest book and first in a series, Winter in Paradise, takes a break from cozy Nantucket and whisks us away to sunny St. John! Irene Steele is the main character that has it all. We know the one- fantastic husband, kids, the job, and home. That perfect facade has cracks, though, when her children are grown and don’t need her as much, her husband is distant, and he...
  • Kendall
    Happy publication date to this book
  • Amy
    If you’re anything like me and were super sad when Hilderbrand’s last series came to an end then I’m sure you’re going to fall in love with this new series as well. Per usual the characters are immediately relatable and feel like fast friends and the setting is idyllic. It’s a departure for the author, it’s not set in Nantucket but in St. John and I’m currently trying to figure out how to talk my husband into taking me there for our...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    Elin Hildebrand signature style of writing & a Caribbean island - what is not to love?! I devoured this book in one day and loved every single page. My only regret is now I need to wait a year for book two in this amazing Paradise series! When Irene receives a middle of the night call informing her her husband has died on St. John USVI, she is baffled - what was her husband doing there?! Irene along with her two sons, Cash & Baker (who both have ...
  • Myrna
    Me reading this book...... Me having to wait for the next one in the series.... Elin,
  • Stephanie
    Last year after reading the last book in Elin Hilderbrand's "Winter Street" series I felt happy because the book was just so wonderful yet a bit heartbroken because although I love and adore my favorite queen of the summer beach read, her "Winter Street" books have always been my favorites. That is until now. Those books have huge competition for favorites after I just finished the first book in her newest series, Winter in Paradise! If the ne...
  • Elle's Book Blog
    Release Date: October 9, 2018 Genre: Women's Fiction Actual Rating: 4 starsElin Hilderbrand has quickly become a favorite author of mine. Her books have originality, relatable characters, and tackle real life issues (for the most part). Her writing style is also my favorite. She weaves her stories though the eyes of several different characters so readers can get a glimpse of everyone and everything involved in whatever is happening. I can't r...
  • Donna Hines
    Elin!!! You have done it again this time in PARADISE! I couldn't wait to be swept away and you didn't disappoint.Irene is living a nice cushy life until she gets word that there's been a plane crash on St. John.However, her world is about to become darker as her husband harbored some awful secrets including a hidden life she knew nothing about.A web of intrigue and lies awaits her arrival on this gorgeous island which in real life has just been c...
  • Haley
    My feelings about this book have truly shocked me. I absolutely loved Elin’s last Winter books so to say I was excited about this new series is an understatement. Unfortunately, for me, this story was way over the top and at times a bit boring. Irene Steele is celebrating New Years Eve at home alone and receives the worst news anyone can ever get— her husband, who is away on business, has died in a plane accident. When facts about the acciden...
  • Stephanie
    Gosh. I’m so torn on this one. I’m a big fan of this author but this one just kind of missed the mark for me. I found the love triangle part really annoying and unlikely. I mean… both brothers fell head over heels in love with this girl immediately? And am I really supposed to believe that a day trading pothead from Houston would use the words “unwashed floozy”? Honestly both brothers seem like jackasses to me.Also I feel like there was...
  • Jen
    Hilderbrand is out of Nantucket and into the Caribbean. Winter in Paradise is written in her classic style and I loved every bit of it. The characters have heart and are immediately likeable, though brothers Cash and Baker come off as little, bratty siblings though they are grown men. Actually, to be honest, that is exactly what they are. Holding grudges since college, these two will undercut each other at every chance given. Especially when it c...
  • Tooter
    4.50 Stars
  • Julie Barrett
    Winter in Paradise by Elin HilderbrandStarts out where all are stateside based. There are many and they don't appear to be connected til you read further.Wish there was a list of characters at the start-feel lost.Love the details, very descriptive of the island and the culture...Like how everyone is connected and you learn over time just how close they are. Liked being on island time and how the tourists adjust.Love hearing of the different jobs ...
  • Toni
    We start the "Winter in Paradise" series on New Year’s Day, the first day of a whole new year, laid out before us, untouched, as if each day comes in a shiny bag, to be selected one by one like candy. Irene Steele of Iowa City, Iowa starts her day in her beloved Victorian style home, all fully refurbished and redecorated, thanks to the generous income from her husband’s Russ’s job of the last thirteen years, she encouraged him to accept. Un...
  • Jennifer
    Engaging and enjoyable, Winter in Paradise introduces characters, explains relationship dynamics, sets a tone that women everywhere can appreciate, explores the harm of secrecy, and uses an epic cliffhanger to add mystery while transitioning to the next book in the series (which is unfortunately not yet released). This is a series I will be following!My favorite quote:“The CIA should hire women in their fifties,” Lydia says. “We’re invisi...
  • Robin
    Irene and her sons travel from Iowa to the Caribbean where her husband has died in a helicopter crash but what they find shakes them to their cores. This is the start of a new series with newly created characters and instead of Hilderbrand's usual Nantucket, it is set on St. John. As usual, the characters are appealing (except her sons could be a little on the annoying side) and the intrigue about her husband's death and the family dynamics kept ...
  • Christina
    4.5 Stars!!!!Ladies and gentlemen, Elin Hilderbrand has done it again. In Winter in Paradise, Hilderbrand delivers a page-turning, deliciously juicy tale chock full of lies, deceit, and passion with a side of sun, sand and refreshing cocktails. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure I was going to love this novel as much since it’s Elin’s first trip away from Nantucket Island. I LOVE Elin’s Nantucket. It’s a truly special treat to travel there ...
  • Elizabeth
    Tl;dr: Another outstanding contemporary from Elin Hilderbrand--a smashing start to a trilogy.Winter in Paradise is so good! How good is it? Well, I hate beaches, get a sunburn if I'm outside for twenty minutes on a cloudy day, and yet Ms. Hilderbrand has me convinced that I would have fun in St John's. Yep. That good Winter in Paradise has something for every fan of contemporary women's fiction-- well written, relatable characters, a bit of house...
  • Dana
    Hilderbrand's books just get better and better and better (and they were REALLY good to start, years ago). Winter in Paradise is book number one in her new series. This one, Winter in Paradise, is irresistible. I could not stop reading it, read most of it in one sitting, and then finished it up the next day. It's a mystery (though not a thriller, and there is no violence) along the lines of Anita Shreve's The Pilot's Wife. This theme has been don...
  • Emily Wilkinson
    Between 3.5 and 4 stars! I love the departure from Nantucket to St. John, a place that is near & dear to me! I enjoyed recognizing places that she went on the island (including the beloved Cannel Bay!) I liked how this started, but have mixed feelings about how it progressed, especially when it came to the far-fetched love triangle... I realize it's part of a trilogy, but I still don't think I enjoyed it as much as I've loved her other books! I a...
  • Kris Patrick
    Elin’s contempt for both Midwesterners and women without children makes my addiction to her books somewhat masochistic.
  • Corey
    One thing Elin does well is capture the spirit of a place and she did so beautifully with St. John in this book. I've been a few times and it's one of my most favorite islands and Trunk Bay is my favorite beach ever. I know, I'm such a tourist but I don't care. I love it so! I also don't mind that she chose to write St. John as it was pre 2017 hurricanes and not as it is after. Some places have gone and some are still there but the charm remains ...
  • Jen
    I was pretty disappointed in this, which surprised me- I'm usually a big fan. There were a lot of the things that we've come to expect- beautiful houses/people, obviously favourite restaurants, the love of family. For a first I found a few of her main characters more than unlikeable- the sons were a right pair of miserable twits. Childish, selfish, not very interesting, and often mean- they acted like 12 year olds (much worse than the actual 12 y...
  • Rebecca
    Thanks to the publisher, via Netgalley, for an advance e-galley for an honest review.It's not quite right to describe a book as a "pleasure" when it centers around devastating deaths and secrets, but getting the opportunity to visit a new island with Elin Hilderbrand, who has built a career writing about islands in a way that makes them feel like additional, beloved characters, is a treat. This is the kind of heartfelt, juicy, dramatic story that...
  • Debbie
    I have been interested in reading an EH book for awhile, to see what the hype is about. Definitely overrated. The story was good, the characters a little boring. Simple, fast read. The biggest drawback for me was the Author's Note at the beginning of the book. It bothered me enough that I set it aside for days before deciding to try the story. The note came across as pretty self-centered, like St. John is "her" place, it should be fixed up for he...
  • Elizabeth
    Eh, it's light and breezy with a mystery simmering under the surface but ultimately, it feels like it should have gone straight to mass market paperback and like it only works if you need something brainless. I did want something brainless at the time so it was fine, but really...lots of the characters are frustratingly uncommunicative and ridiculously prone to love at first sight.
  • Melanie
    I have only one question.... when can we expect the next book in this series?!? 😭😭