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Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand []



In this somber coda to the Winter Street trilogy–Winter Street (2014), Winter Stroll (2015), and Winter Storms (2016)–Hilderbrand revisits the lives, loves, and challenges of the Quinn family at the Winter Street Inn. Set during the last three months of the year and peppered with cameo appearances from earlier books in the series, Winter Solstice gives equal weight to threads of hope and despair. Patriarch Kelley is ailing, and his wife Mitzi is trying to keep everything together. Kelley’s grown children Kevin, Patrick, and Ava are living their own lives while maintaining their connection to the Inn, and Kelley and Mitzi’s son, returned prisoner of war Bart, struggles with PTSD. Gathering for a party on Halloween, celebrating the traditional family Thanksgiving, and returning once more on the titular winter solstice, the Quinns come together to support each other in grief and envision a hopeful future.

Fans of Elin Hilderbrand will enjoy the return to Nantucket and Winter Street, newcomers will feel right at home, and readers who appreciate a strong sense of place and interesting characters will be well satisfied.

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