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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 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 plane 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.

About the Author

Elin Hilderbrand is: the mother of three three-sport athletes, an aspiring fashionista, a dedicated jogger, a world explorer, an enthusiastic foodie, and a grateful three-year breast cancer survivor. She has called Nantucket Island her home since 1994. Winter in Paradise is her twenty-second novel.

Praise For…


"[Hilderbrand] expertly meshes everything together so that peace exists within each character and within the family dynamic...The queen of the romance novel is on the top of her game, and she won't let you down."
Vivian Payton, Book Reporter

"[A] dishy and readable conclusion to the Winter Street trilogy, with some luxurious details adding a touch of glamour to the drama."

"A series only works when the characters are worth following over the long haul, and Hilderbrand is a master, making for a satisfying conclusion to her Christmas at the Inn story."

"Hilderbrand's trilogy reaches a well-resolved conclusion infused with a perfect mix of love, tears and joy."
Kathleen Gerard, Shelf Awareness


"Hilderbrand juggles an ensemble cast and successfully weaves together many bittersweet story threads, tying up just enough of them to keep readers anticipating another sequel."
Kathleen Gerard, Shelf Awareness


"A holiday package filled with humor, romance, and realism."
Jocelyn McClurg

"The holidays wouldn't be complete without a little family dysfunction, and Hilderbrand writes it well."
Library Journal

"Winter Street...[will] get you in the holiday mood."
Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316435512
ISBN-10: 0316435511
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: October 9th, 2018
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Paradise