Winter in Paradise

Winter in Paradise

A Novel

Large Print - 2018 | First edition, large print edition
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Irene Steele's idyllic life-house, husband, family-is shattered when she is woken up by a late-night phone call. Her beloved husband has been found dead, but before Irene can process this tragic news, she must confront the perplexing details of her husband's death. He was found on St. John island, a tropical paradise far removed from their suburban life. Leaving the cold winter behind, Irene flies down to the beautiful Caribbean beaches of St. John only to make another shocking discovery: her husband had a secret second family. As Irene investigates the mysterious circumstances of her husband's death, she is plunged into a web of intrigue and deceit belied by the pristine white sand beaches of St. John's.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2018
Edition: First edition, large print edition
Branch Call Number: FICTION HIL
Characteristics: viii, 391 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
large print
ISBN: 9780316419895
0316419893

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namiha
Dec 03, 2018

First installment of the Paradise Trilogy, so yes there is a cliffhanger. Good character development and a mystery to be solved on the Caribbean island of St. John.

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KathyAG
Nov 16, 2018

I loved this book. I couldn’t stop reading. This is book one of a trilogy. I can’t wait for book two.

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AnneCarolineDrake
Oct 21, 2018

Wow! I love, love, loved this book! I've been addicted to Elin Hilderbrand's Nantucket Island series and was looking forward to her trio of St. John, USVI novels. Winter in Paradise has wonderful characters and is a delightful blend of family drama, unconditional love, mystery and romance.

The plot sparkled for me like the beaches and waters of the Caribbean.

I can't wait to wait to read how Russell Steele made so much money.

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ColoReader
Oct 17, 2018

Disappointing read. I've enjoyed this author in the past but this was below what I have come to expect from her. I did finish it, it is a quick read but just isn't very good.

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Bookbybook
Oct 06, 2018

Ends with numerous cliffhangers and a totally unsatisfactory ending. I don't recommend it if you're looking for a satisfying read. I'm not a fan of books with numerous cliff-hangers. It seems designed so that author can sell you multiple books for one story.

I was about a third of the way through and I realized that there were more and more subplots being developed, a lot of extraneous material that seemed to be padding and nothing seemed to be heading toward getting resolved.

So, with a sinking feeling, I skipped to the end. Yep, not only did nothing get resolved but even more new plot developments were thrown in. At the end! Turns out, after I did a little research online, that you have to read two more books (which aren't yet available) to find out how everything turns out.

So, with disgust, I returned it and will never read another book by this author again.

I think it's disrespectful to readers who spend time reading a book, are enjoying it and invested in it, but are then denied a satisfying ending.

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