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This is book number 1 in the Paradise series.

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Irene seems to have the perfect life, until her husband dies in a mysterious helicopter crash.

In the midst of her crippling grief, Irene cannot get one questions out of her head: Why was his body found on St. John, a Caribbean paradise?

As Irene digs deeper into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of her husband, she is plunged into a web of intrigue and deceit.

I was drawn from the beginning of the book to this story of heartbreak, betrayal, and the life-altering effects of being blindsided by love.

This exciting first book in the Paradise series will transport you to the Caribbean beach locale of St. John. ENJOY!


— Amy Handley


A husband's secret life, a wife's new beginning: escape to the Caribbean with #1 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 helicopter 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316419895
ISBN-10: 0316419893
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: October 9th, 2018
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Paradise