Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Winter Street; Elin Hilderbrand


Winter Street; Elin Hilderbrand
Little Brown and Co

I typically enjoy an occasional dose of easy, breezy holiday books, especially those with great setting.  Winter Street, by Elin Hilderbrand seemed to fit the bill.  In this story, set on Nantucket Island, the Winter Street Inn is preparing to host their annual Christmas party.

Unfortunately the Inn owner Kelly Quinn has just found his second wife Mitzi kissing Santa Claus, and to make matters worst, Kelley learns it just wasn't a spirit of the holiday kiss, but that his wife and the man whose been playing Santa year after year have been carrying on for years. The rest of the Quinn family has issues as well, and for this family it looks like it will be a "Christmas to forget, rather than one to be remembered."

I had a hard time with this one and really didn't care about any of the Quinn family characters and their tales of woe. To me, the story seemed too contrived and poorly executed. Fortunately it wasn't a long story, but it was a disappointing one.
1.5/5 stars
(audio book)

7 comments:

  1. You're not the first one to say that. It makes me sad because I love Hilderbrand's books.

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  2. Oh, dear! Will skip this one...

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  3. Thanks for sharing your sincere thoughts about this book, Diane. I haven't read anything by Elin Hilderbrand yet.

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  4. That doesn't sound festive at all!

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  5. I've read a couple of summer reads by EH. This doesn't sound like a very fun Christmas read. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  6. Sounds like a downer to me, and I think I'll skip it. I saw it at Banes and Noble on Friday and almost picked it up. Glad i didn't and glad I read this. Thank you so much for your honest thoughts! :)

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  7. Thanks for your honest review - I have been wondering about this one.

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