Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Are You Familiar with the Nantucket Christmas Stroll?

The second book of the Nantucket Christmas series is Winter Stroll by Elin Hilderbrand.  I love her books and how she shares the annual traditions that take place on Nantucket.  This time she brings us back for Christmas and the Quinn’s family during the Winter Stroll.  What  how eventful could one Christmas really be?

“A second 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
. “ (Amazon)

I liked this next chapter with the Quinn family.  The book is short and will not take a long time to read.  Like most of Elin Hilderbrand’s books the characters drive the story, and keep the reader’s interest.  I will admit that I read this a little out of order, but still enjoyed it.  I am not a huge fan of Mitzi Quinn’s character and her choices, but that is a character trait of a good book. 

A great holiday read!  Catch the next chapter in the Winter In Paradise saga here.