Book Review: Winter Storms

79B3DCEB-3EFA-4A6F-8261-D2E5B1D5A0BDTitle: Winter Storms
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Publisher: Little, Brown
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

From Little, Brown: 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.

My Review: The Winter Series just gets better with each book and my love for the Quinn’s continues to grow. WINTER STORMS picks up in the spring and I so loved that this book takes us thru the other seasons with the beloved Quinn’s before ending on Christmas Eve. My heartstrings were tugged on more than one occasion with the news of Kelley’s health and Bart’s return to Nantucket – the whole clan is reunited!

I absolutely adore Ava and the gorgeous lineup of men at her feet as she struggles to find herself and fall in love with Mr. Right. And her mother, Margaret, the captivating CBS evening new anchor who is stunning, intelligent, and devoted to her family. I could go on and on about every character in this book because they each bring a little bit of magic to the story. The Quinn’s really are the whole package and I’m both excited and sad for the final book in this series.