I had no idea what to expect when I chose this as my Book of the Month. I have had good things from this author, the cover is extremely appealing, and the premise sounded interesting. I devoured this in one sitting, which I very seldom do these days.
The writing flowed, and the storyline was flawless. I was riveted from the first page. I felt for Irene, her sons, and the other family as well. Although the premise is one that is common, the author did an exceptional job in telling the story! The backdrop of this makes me want to grab a good book and head to the tropics.
I loved this book. The only downside is that there is a cliffhanger, which I am not fond of. I also did not realize that the is a trilogy and now can’t wait for the second book!
A husband’s secret life, a wife’s new beginning: escape to the Caribbean with New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand.
Irene Steele shares her idyllic life in a beautiful Iowa City Victorian house with a husband who loves her to sky-writing, sentimental extremes. But as she rings in the new year one cold and snowy night, everything she thought she knew falls to pieces with a shocking phone call: her beloved husband, away on business, has been killed in a plane crash. Before Irene can even process the news, she must first confront the perplexing details of her husband’s death on the distant Caribbean island of St. John.
After Irene and her sons arrive at this faraway paradise, they make yet another shocking discovery: her husband had been living a secret life. As Irene untangles a web of intrigue and deceit, and as she and her sons find themselves drawn into the vibrant island culture, they have to face the truth about their family, and about their own futures.
Rich with the lush beauty of the tropics and the drama, romance, and intrigue only Elin Hilderbrand can deliver, Winter in Paradise is a truly transporting novel, and the exciting start to a new series.