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*The USA Today Bestseller*


Raise one last glass with the Quinn Family at the Winter Street Inn.

It's been too long since the entire Quinn family has been able to celebrate the holidays under the same roof, but that's about to change. With Bart back safe and sound from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a holiday more joyous than any they've experienced in years. And Bart's safe return isn't the family's only good news: Kevin is enjoying married life with Isabelle; Patrick is getting back on his feet after paying his debt to society; Ava thinks she's finally found the love of her life; and Kelly is thrilled to see his family reunited at last. But it just wouldn't be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly. A celebration of everything we love--and some of the things we endure--about the holidays, WINTER SOLSTICE is Elin Hilderbrand at her festive best.


Author Notes

Elin Hilderbrand grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa. Her first book, The Beach Club, was published in 2000. Her other works include The Blue Bistro, Barefoot, A Summer Affair, The Castways, The Island, Summerland, The Matchmaker, Winter Street, The Rumor, and Winter Stroll. Elin's novels, Here's to Us and Winter Storms, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

In this somber coda to the Winter Street trilogy (Winter Street, 2014; Winter Stroll, 2015; Winter Storms, 2016), Hilderbrand revisits the lives, loves, and challenges of the Quinn family at the Winter Street Inn. Set during the last three months of the year and peppered with cameo appearances from earlier books in the series, Winter Solstice gives equal weight to threads of hope and despair. Patriarch Kelley is ailing, and his wife, Mitzi, is trying to keep everything together. Kelley's grown children, Kevin, Patrick, and Ava, are living their own lives while maintaining their connection to the inn, and Kelley and Mitzi's son, returned POW Bart, struggles with PTSD. Gathering for a party on Halloween, celebrating the traditional family Thanksgiving, and returning once more on the titular winter solstice, the Quinns come together to support each other in grief and envision a hopeful future.Fans of Hilderbrand will enjoy the return to Nantucket and Winter Street, newcomers will feel right at home, and readers who appreciate a strong sense of place and interesting characters will be well satisfied.--Moroni, Alene Copyright 2018 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Hilderbrand's engaging 20th novel follows the Quinn family and their loved ones as patriarch Kelley Quinn succumbs to cancer. After he and his first wife, Margaret, divorced, Kelley quit his high-paying trader job and moved their three children from Manhattan to Nantucket. He later married Mitzi, with whom he ran the Winter Street Inn and had a fourth child, Bart. As a child, Kelley and Margaret's daughter Ava clashed with her stepmother. Now that she's grown, Ava turns to Mitzi for advice on how to deal with her boyfriend's difficult son. Meanwhile, after Mitzi and Kelley's Marine son, Bart, went missing as a POW in Afghanistan for two years, he returns home with PTSD. His parents find a ray of hope in 22-year-old Bart's romantic interest in 19-year-old Allegra Pancik. Bart's disgraced decorator sister-in-law, Jennifer, who overcame a pill addiction, ditches a high-paying client after he propositions her sexually, but her family's precarious financial situation requires her to find another gig fast. The clan attempts to navigate their issues as Kelley's situation worsens, and the family must find a way to come together in a time of need. Hilderbrand is an engaging storytelling who keeps the reader riveted, and her characters come alive on the page. Though she's skilled at building up tension, problematic situations are sometimes too easily resolved (for instance, Allegra's love seems to miraculously cure Bart of his PTSD). Readers who enjoy bittersweet family stories will be charmed. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Winter Storms was supposed to conclude the Quinn family story, but Hilderbrand has happily written a fourth installment with the Pancik family from The Rumor making appearances, too. As the Quinns gather on Nantucket at the Winter Street Inn for what may be a final reunion there, Kelly is nearing the end of his battle with brain cancer and Mitzi is considering selling the inn. Bart has returned a war hero but is struggling with depression and PTSD. Still, a chance at love gives him hope. Ava is finding success and love in New York City, while Patrick and Jennifer rebuild their lives. VERDICT Devotees of Hilderbrand's Nantucket-based family saga will find this final "Winter" novel a must-read holiday indulgence. [See Prepub Alert, 4/10/17.] © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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