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, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Mystery, Audiobook

Reviews Winter in Paradise (Paradise, #1)

  • Melissa
    But love is messy, complicated and unfair. A sentiment fitting for just about everyone in this angsty start to Elin Hilderbrands newest winter series. For readers looking to fill the void left behind after four holiday seasons spent with the Quinn family, brace yourselves. The enormity of the betrayal and questionable decision-making here is sure to go one of two ways. The curiosity of how things could play out*spoiler* things end on a bit of a ...
  • 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 Hilderbrands 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 dont need her as much, her husband is distant, and her job ...
  • Paula
    This book is everything it should be!Set in the islands its a perfect read for those of us in the midst of winter. What a wonderful escape from the cold. I typically read serious books and this was an entertaining change!When doesnt the beach give us pleasure...4 out of 5 stars This book is everything it should be!Set in the islands it’s a perfect read for those of us in the midst of winter. What a wonderful escape from the cold. I typically ...
  • Kendall
    Happy publication date to this book
  • Meredith B. (readingwithmere)
    4 Stars!This was my first Elin Hilderbrand book. It certainly did not disappointed! It was exactly what I needed going into the holiday season: beach, love, loss, betrayal and mystery. What could be a more perfect combo?Ireene has a great life. She has a successful husband who is away on business quite a bit but still makes time to send her flowers. She has two boys who are grown and out of the house. She has her dream house, which she just remod...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: time: I have never read nor really had the desire to read anything by Elin Hildebrand. Partially because I had no clue where to even begin and partially because my poolside types of reads tend to be a little heavier handed on tattoed alpha men than it appears would be present in her books. Buuuuuuuuuut, much like with every end cap I have ever passed at Wal-Mart or Target, th...
  • Babydimps (Suzy)
    4 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐Im not an experienced Elin Hilderbrand reader, but I can say this...what a fantastic start to her latest series! I loved it!Whats inside: The island of St. John, love, loss, deception and betrayal. A Caribbean setting AND juicy drama? Im hooked. I currently have major thriller burnout going on, so this book is just what the doctor ordered. The author did such a great job of creating relatable characters and relationship scena...
  • Haley
    My feelings about this book have truly shocked me. I absolutely loved Elins 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 accident come...
  • Stephanie
    Gosh. Im so torn on this one. Im 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 a lot of telli...
  • Lisa-Books Smiles
    This book was so much fun! The characters are easily relatable and the setting is beautiful. My only complaint is that I have to wait for the second book to see what happens to these amazing characters.
  • Kat
    I devoured every word of this one. The thing I love about Elin Hildebrand novels is she always packs them with fascinating characters and then you get drama, drama, drama and the twists just keep coming! This one is set in both Iowa and the Virgin Islands. After the death of Russ, a businessman who is often away, his Iowa family discovers hes been keeping a HUGE secret down in the Virgin Islands. The characters are really great, and there are hin...
  • Kristy
    It's New Year's Eve in chilly Iowa, and Irene Steele has just enjoyed a lovely evening with a friend--her husband away on business per usual. But Irene's idyllic life is quickly shattered when she receives a phone call: her husband Russ' helicopter has crashed on St. John island, in the Virgin Islands. It was carrying him, the pilot, and a woman. Irene had no idea her husband was even in St. John. So, she heads to warmth of the Caribbean with her...
  • Amy
    If youre anything like me and were super sad when Hilderbrands last series came to an end then Im sure youre 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. Its a departure for the author, its not set in Nantucket but in St. John and Im currently trying to figure out how to talk my husband into taking me there for our tenth wedding annive...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    This book is an excellent read! I like the mentioned of Eileen Fisher and Montessori because my son attended that school and I took noticed of that brand of clothing due to its crazy high price tag. It's real and relatable how Irene's family is spread out across United States, just like my family. It's funny how small town people react when hearing the names of the islands in the Caribbean. I can imagine I feel the same way about the Virgin Islan...
  • Jamie beauty_andthebook_
    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 ...
  • Nadia
    I used to think that Elin Hilderbrand's books were not for me. And then I read my first Elin Hilderbrand novel (The Perfect Couple), only a couple of months ago and I loved it! 3.5 starsWinter in Paradise is another perfect light beach read, with plenty of family drama set in the beautiful surroundings of St John's (Virgin Islands). Irene Steele has been happily married to Russ for 35 years, and they have two grown up sons together. Russ is a suc...
  • Debbie Oliphant
    I'm a fan of this authors, and excited to read the first installment of this series. Whatcha love about her books is the detail and development of her characters. I could visualize this story unfolding in color.The story begins with the news of Irene's husband of 35 years has died suddenly from a helicopter crash. This news prompts her and her two sons to go to St. John's where they learn he had another life and another family. They learn that th...
  • 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. Were invisible. Engag...
  • Lynn
    This is a quintessential Elin Hilderbrand read in a new setting: the island of St.John, BVI. On New Years Day, Irene Steele learns that her husband, Russ, has been killed in a helicopter crash. Also dead are the pilot and a local woman. Irene and her two sons, Baker and Cash go to this paradise island to learn what exactly happened and why Russ was there. They soon learn that Russ was leading a double life, with a girlfriend, Rosie, and a magnifi...
  • mindful.librarian ☀️
    🏖 LOVED IT! Thx to @littlebrown for this free review copy 😘.Elian Hilderbrand has always been one of my favorites and her newest novel is no exception ~ I absolutely loved Winter in Paradise and am already mourning the fact that Im going to have to wait a whole year to get my hands on the next in the series!.Set at first in Iowa City, Iowa and then on the tiny Caribbean island of St. John, with family secrets and drama and a mysterious deat...
  • 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...
  • Yun
    I went into Winter in Paradise thinking that it would be the perfect beachy blend of mystery and family drama. Irene gets a phone call on New Years that her devoted husband has died from a helicopter crash while away on business. What follows is the dangling of the proverbial mystery bait, where hints abound that not everything is as it seems. And then some more bait dangling. And then the book just ends, on a cliffhanger, without anything being ...
  • 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...
  • Tammy
    Enjoyed it! And the picturesque setting of St John in the Caribbean gave me ALL those tropical sunny vibes (while hearing were due for snow this weekend).. such a sweet escape from the chill outside. Elins detailed and in depth descriptions put me right there on the beach with her characters! I absolutely adore this author so Im pretty excited to see her new Paradise series begin after the Winter series ended. Im looking forward to finding out by...
  • Zoe
    A heartbreaking, mysterious, romantic, domestic drama thats intriguing, entertaining, and downright addictive. A heartbreaking, mysterious, romantic, domestic drama that’s intriguing, entertaining, and downright addictive.
  • Melanie
    I have only one question.... when can we expect the next book in this series?!? 😭😭
  • 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...
  • Tooter
    4.50 Stars