• Title: Winter Storms
  • Author: Elin Hilderbrand
  • ISBN: 9780316261173
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Winter Storms Gather under the mistletoe for one last round of caroling with the Quinn family in this heartwarming conclusion to Elin Hilderbrand s bestselling Winter Street Trilogy Some of the stormy weather of th
    Gather under the mistletoe for one last round of caroling with the Quinn family in this heartwarming conclusion to Elin Hilderbrand s bestselling Winter Street Trilogy Some of the stormy weather of the past few seasons seems to have finally lifted for the Quinns After a year apart, and an ill fated affair with the Winter Street Inn s old Santa Claus, Mitzi has returned tGather under the mistletoe for one last round of caroling with the Quinn family in this heartwarming conclusion to Elin Hilderbrand s bestselling Winter Street Trilogy Some of the stormy weather of the past few seasons seems to have finally lifted for the Quinns After a year apart, and an ill fated affair with the Winter Street Inn s old Santa Claus, Mitzi has returned to rule the roost Patrick is about to be released from prison Kevin has a successful new business and is finally ready to tie the knot with Isabelle and best of all, there s hopeful news about Bart, who has been captured by enemy forces in Afghanistan That doesn t mean there aren t a few dark clouds on the horizon Kelley has recently survived a health scare Jennifer can t quite shake her addiction to the drugs she used as a crutch while Patrick was in jail and Ava still can t decide between the two lovers that she s been juggling with limited success However, if there s one holiday that brings the Quinn family together to give thanks for the good times, it s Christmas And this year promises to be a celebration unlike any other as the Quinns prepare to host Kevin and Isabelle s wedding at the inn But as the special day approaches, a historic once in a century blizzard bears down on Nantucket, threatening to keep the Quinns away from the place and the people they love most Before the snow clears, the Quinns will have to survive enough upheavals to send anyone running for the spiked eggnog, in this touching novel that proves that when the holidays roll around, you can always go home again.

    One Reply to “Winter Storms”

    1. I have a confession to make - try not to cringe when you read what I’m about to say - I don’t like Christmas books. Of course, I love Christmas, who doesn’t? The decorating, the wrapping, the gift giving, the meaning behind it all and the serious addiction I have to the Chestnut Praline latte at Starbucks - but corny Christmas stories? Not so much. The Winter series has become the one exception to my staunch refusal to curl up with a holiday story. In fact, the Quinn family has been a part [...]

    2. I have really mixed feelings about this one.(1) It was a quick read, and I enjoyed reading it. I have liked the series and was interested in finding out how the story "ends."(2) I feel like this book left out SO much. It would just skip big parts of time.(3) Elin Hilderbrand gave herself a plug in the book and that bothered me a lot. One of the characters mentioned Hilderbrand's book 'A Beautiful Day.' I just thought that an author trying to work her own books into a plot was a bit tacky.(4) End [...]

    3. I'm really sorry this is the last one. I've truly enjoyed this trilogy. I still loved the first one the most. I remember laughing constantly. Highly recommended reads. Especially around the Christmas holidays. They'll definitely put you in the spirit.

    4. This is absolutely one of my favorite Christmas series. Elin Hilderbrand has such a beautiful way of infusing this series with the perfect touches of Christmas tradition, cold weather, the family drama that inevitably ensues when everyone gathers together for the holdiays, and heartwarming moments of joy. In this third installment, we get more closure than we have before. Couples who have struggled are finding their way and forging forward in their lives. Our sweet Ava, who always seems to be to [...]

    5. Before I get to this review, there's a couple of things I feel the need to say:1) I have nothing but the utmost respect for authors who put their works out into the world. It's incredibly hard work to "birth" a book, and then subject yourself to everyone's opinion.2) Elin Hilderbrand is a model of strength, grace, and perseverance. She faced cancer head-on, and from what she's shared publicly it seems she's on the winning side of that battle. She works hard to help others who are facing cancer, [...]

    6. Why does this series have to end?? I love these characters and I want to continue following them. I'm hoping maybe we'll at least get another novella out of it at some point. I won't give any spoilers, but there are a lot of loose ends tied up (finally!). At times, it almost felt a bit rushed -- it's definitely faster paced than the first two books in the series, but very satisfying. I will recommend that you read books 1 and 2 before starting this one. You'll be lost if you start with book 3.*T [...]

    7. All of my reviews can be found on novelgossipElin Hilderbrand is one of my auto buy authors, nothing says summertime like one of her books. A couple of years ago she came out with Winter Street followed by Winter Stroll and I was thrilled. One of my favorite beach read authors was writing a Christmas series?! Bliss. I’ve often wanted to hear about how different Nantucket is during the winter months and it sounds every bit as enchanting as I had imagined.This is the third book in a trilogy and [...]

    8. Things are looking up for the Quinn family. Mitzi and Kelley are back together, supporting one another through Kelley's health crisis and in their shared worry over Bart's capture in Afghanistan. Patrick is out of jail and Jennifer is working hard in her battle with drug addiction. Kevin is running a successful business of his own, and he and Isabelle are planning a Christmas wedding. Ava has decided to focus on herself and pursue her dreams of big city life.But life is not without it's ups and [...]

    9. Thank you Elin Hilderbrand for not ending this series the way I thought it was heading. Thank you for leaving the reader with something for the imagination and Christmas magic hope. Thank you for transporting me to the magic of Nantucket for Christmas the past few years. I enjoyed my time there immensely. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the Quinn family's lives and grow to care about the characters as if I knew them in real life. And overall, thank you for a series that I eagerly looke [...]

    10. When the author dropped the name of one of her books (as a gift at a wedding shower,) I remembering thinking, "So we have reached the apogee of the product placement." I was reading some of the reviews of this book. Like others, I have long grown weary of the name dropping involving restaurants, businesses and products of Nantucket. Do I understand why the author does it? Of course. It boosts the local economy. Live out the book! But it's annoying as hell. A serious weakness. Like other reviewer [...]

    11. More like a 3.5 but I still enjoyed it. Ms. Hilderbrand continues the saga of the Quinn family through all their dramas, and some of angst come to satisfying conclusions. I have to say that I found Ava's "men" problems a bit tedious, and Potter's name just silly (I decided to read it as Porter. That's just me.)I also had a problem with Kelley's diagnosis. My husband is a 10 year survivor of the same disease, and the way she presented the initial symptoms in Winter Stroll was just wrong. There is [...]

    12. I have loved this trilogy so much. I'm so sad that it is over and yet I feel good about knowing what happened with these characters that I have grown to love so much. In the style of the previous two books, this was a quick and easy read with moments to chuckle over mixed with the more serious parts of the plot. In a departure from the previous two books, this installment covers the entire year since the last book, where the first two books in the trilogy focus on just the holiday season. We get [...]

    13. The best part of this book is that it is a continuation of the same characters I've read about in her previous books. So I enjoyed seeing what happened to them. But otherwise it was bland and superficial (amazing how quickly Jennifer was "cured" of her drug addition) and not very captivating.

    14. I love this series and Elin is living her best life, and I died when at the wedding shower one of her own books was given as a gift.

    15. The final book in this series about the Quinn family. All the characters are back & we catch up where things left off in the 2nd book. Of the 3 books, I think I liked this one the best. Many things were tied up nicely but there were a few left unanswered threads left hanging. I know this was the final book of this series but it would be nice down the road some day to have a book about Ava or even (view spoiler)[BartThis was a fun series & a very nice read after a stressful election seaso [...]

    16. I really enjoyed the time I spent with the Quinn family. This book covers the entire year of events after the end of Winter Stroll, but the way it's done is very efficient and effective. Some may not agree, but I actually loved the way the book ended. I like to think of the Quinn family going on in their lives and wonder what the future Christmases will bring for all of them.

    17. Dull end to a dull trilogy Having just read another third entry of a trilogy it just seemed like there wasn't high hopes for the closing entry of Hilderbrand's "Winter" trilogy of books. The second book was really very much a bridge between Acts 1 and 3 so expectations were low. But it's almost Thanksgiving in the US and after reading Marie Lu's 'Young Elites' trilogy it seemed like something lighter (and holiday-related) was in order. Weddings happen. There are some happily ever after afters. [...]

    18. I have LOVED the Quinn family and have read the other 2 books in this series.I liked that although the Quinn family (like most families) has issues and faces adversity, they still keep humor. And I love their love of the Christmas holiday.I liked that the relationships between the family members were not always great, that they called each other out on things, had their fights, but through it all they love and support each other.I felt this book tied up most of the story lines, but still left so [...]

    19. I wasn't even going to read this, but I had it from the library and basically decided to hate-read it. I actually found Ava slightly less annoying this time. I felt like the purpose of this book was to give every single character a shiny happy ending and I thought that was boring. I didn't notice it in the other two books, but in this one, the writing was so undescriptive. (For example, "He did this." "She went there.") I did think it was nice that Elin name-dropped a couple of other authors in [...]

    20. I liked the story, but it's written horribly. My high school English students could do better. Choppy sentences, immature characters, predictable.I know I'm a reading snob, but it was plain awful writing.

    21. Winter StreetI enjoyed this series. Completed all three titles in a matter of days. Quick reads for the holidays! This was a solid wrap up for the storyline.

    22. I wish I looked back at my reviews of the first two entries in this series before choosing to read this one. If I had, I would never in a million years have wasted time on this useless dreck. I finished it, but only because it was relatively short. If you've followed the series, you already know the members of the Quinn family who populate this book. You also know that their lives are filled with drama and tragedy and that every day brings a new crisis. You know that your heart will not be fille [...]

    23. I loved this trilogy! The Quinn family won my heart. With this final book, each of the family members have come full circle and their stories are complete. We witnessed their heartaches and their victories as the books unfolded with the family members stepping in to who they were meant to be, both individually and the role they were to play in the family. This is a story of who makes up a family, acceptance, forgiveness and love. This wonderful family made up of Kelly, Mitzi, Margaret and Drake, [...]

    24. WHAT THE HECK? So I can't be the only person who wants to know why we invested 3 books worth into Bart being a POW, he comes home in a dramatic fashion because of the storm and Elin decides there isn't enough pages left to write about his homecoming? We get nothing? No running into Mitzi's arms? Does he know his Dad is sick? What is it like for him to come home? What does it look like when he finally sets foot in Nantucket and walks through the door of the inn? I love the Quinn's but I can not b [...]

    25. We are back for the final story on Winter Street and the Quinn Family as they are facing another year with Bart still missing in Afghanistan, Patrick getting out of jail for insider trading, Jennifer addicted to pills, Ava trying to decide which man she loves and Kelley surviving his bout with cancer. As the year passes each of the Quinn children are facing problems and coming up with solutions. With a couple of weddings in the future and the inn doing well we still need one more story for this [...]

    26. Oh Elin Hilderbrand. Your books are like porn to those who crave good food and wine, money to travel to fabulous places, etc. And the mess in your characters' lives is happily resolved (for the most part) at the end. I have enjoyed spending time with the Quinn family and I thought this was a fitting end to the story. Everyone grows up a little, learns a thing or two and family is still No. 1.

    27. I liked this one, but I think the 3 books should have been combined into a larger novel. Thankfully I was able to read back to back. Since each book ends with unresolved issues, it would be hard to wait a year for the next installment.For me the highlights of the story involved the romantic elements and the compelling family drama. The Quinn clan had a lot of ups and downs, their dysfunction was surprisingly endearing. I've forgotten how much I like "family" stories, especially when the characte [...]

    28. I just love that This series has been apart of my holidays! Well deserving of the title: 1st book of 2018🎉 Happy NY!

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