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Title:
Winter Street
Author:
Hilderbrand, Elin.
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Edition:
Unabridged.
Publication Information:
[New York] : Hachette Audio, 2014.
Physical Description:
6 audio discs (420 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Colin Quinn owns a Bed and Breakfast on Nantucket and is a proud father of four. As Christmas approaches, Conor and his wife Mitzi anticipate a wonderful family reunion. But when Bart, the golden child announces that he has joined the Marines and is leaving for Afghanistan two days before Christmas, Mitzi is so distressed that she confesses to having an affair with a long-time guest at the Inn. As more secrets unravel and chaos ensues, it's up to their daughter Ava to piece together the holiday.
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Title from web page.

Compact disc.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781478955016
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Audiobook on CD

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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. Patrick, the eldest, is a hedge fund manager with a guilty conscience. Kevin, a bartender, is secretly sleeping with a French housekeeper named Isabelle. Ava, a school teacher, is finally dating the perfect guy but can't get him to commit. And Bart, the youngest and only child of Kelley's second marriage to Mitzi, has recently shocked everyone by joining the Marines.

As Christmas approaches, Kelley is looking forward to getting the family together for some quality time at the inn. But when he walks in on Mitzi kissing Santa Claus (or the guy who's playing Santa at the inn's annual party), utter chaos descends. With the three older children each reeling in their own dramas and Bart unreachable in Afghanistan, it might be up to Kelley's ex-wife, nightly news anchor Margaret Quinn, to save Christmas at the Winter Street Inn.

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.

Follow the Quinn family through the entire Winter Street Series:

Winter Street Winter Stroll Winter Storms Winter Solstice



Author Notes

Elin Hilderbrand grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa. Her first book, The Beach Club, was published in 2000. Her other works include The Blue Bistro, Barefoot, A Summer Affair, The Castways, The Island, Summerland, The Matchmaker, Winter Street, The Rumor, and Winter Stroll. Elin's novels, Here's to Us and Winter Storms, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

It is the Christmas season on Nantucket, a setting that will be familiar to readers of Hilderbrand's previous books. A number of changes threaten to complicate the elaborate festivities at Winter Street Inn, which Kelley Quinn bought 19 years ago and now runs with Mitzi, his second wife. Business has been slow, and Mitzi has decamped with the man who plays the inn's Santa every year. Kelley's oldest son, Peter, is in trouble for insider trading. Second son Kevin and daughter Ava are both sorting out romantic relationships. Hovering over everyone is their anxiety about Bart, Kelley and Mitzi's son, who has joined the military and is serving in Afghanistan. Bart's absence makes even Margaret, Kelley's first wife and a successful network news anchor, feel the need to be surrounded by family, so she cancels a vacation in Hawaii and heads for Nantucket instead. Despite some serious notes, this is a generally frothy tale, and the characters' high-gloss lifestyle is part of the appeal.--Quinn, Mary Ellen Copyright 2014 Booklist


Library Journal Review

Best-selling author Hilderbrand (The Matchmaker) sets her trademark women's fiction in a Christmas setting on Nantucket Island in her 14th-and first holiday-novel. Kelley Quinn and his second wife, Mitzi, own the Winter Street Inn, where they host an annual holiday open house, but this year the party may be canceled since Kelley walked in on Mitzi kissing the guy who plays Santa Claus. When Mitzi leaves him for Santa, Kelley's adult children descend upon the inn with their own dramas. Then Kelley's ex-wife, famous news anchor Margaret Quinn, decides she should join in on the yuletide fun. After much crying, eating, drinking, and singing of Christmas carols, the Quinns find love and forgiveness. VERDICT The holidays wouldn't be complete without a little family dysfunction, and Hilderbrand writes it well. [See Prepub Alert, 4/6/14.] (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.