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.