Winter Street by Erin Hilderbrand

What’s the story? (from Goodreads): “In bestseller Elin Hilderbrand’s first Christmas novel, a family gathers on Nantucket for a holiday filled with surprises. Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket’s Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four, all of them grown and living in varying states of disarray….Before the mulled cider is gone, the delightfully dysfunctional Quinn family will survive a love triangle, an unplanned pregnancy, a federal crime, a small house fire, many shots of whiskey, and endless rounds of Christmas caroling, in this heart-warming novel about coming home for the holidays.”

Review:  This is the perfect book to review on Christmas Day, because it is a sweet little Christmas novel.  My parents live in Newport, Rhode Island, so I could easily picture the quaint little Inn on Nantucket where this book takes place.  This book has everything you want in a Holiday read…family, drama, drinks, sex and Christmas cheer, all with a side of Irish whiskey.  Each chapter is told from the perspective of a different character which helps you to feel invested in the story from each perspective.  My one complaint is that the book just seems to stop without an ending.  This is book one of a series, so I am assuming that the second book picks up where this one leaves off, but the story line doesn’t hold my interest enough to pick up the next book.  In summary this book was short, sweet, festive and adequate.  I wouldn’t put it on my top ten list, but I wouldn’t kick it out of bed either.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars


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