Winter in Paradise

Winter in Paradise

A Novel

Book - 2018
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Irene Steele's idyllic life is shattered when her beloved husband is found dead on St. John's island, a tropical paradise far removed from suburban life. Irene immediately flies down to the Caribbean, but once there, she makes another shocking discovery: her husband had a secret second family.
Publisher: New York, New York : Little, Brown and Company, ©2018.
ISBN: 9780316488952
Characteristics: viii, 310 pages ;,24 cm.

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AnneCarolineDrake
Oct 21, 2018

Wow! I love, love, loved this book! I've been addicted to Elin Hilderbrand's Nantucket Island series and was looking forward to her trio of St. John, USVI novels. Winter in Paradise has wonderful characters and is a delightful blend of family drama, unconditional love, mystery and romance.

The plot sparkled for me like the beaches and waters of the Caribbean.

I can't wait to wait to read how Russell Steele made so much money.

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ColoReader
Oct 17, 2018

Disappointing read. I've enjoyed this author in the past but this was below what I have come to expect from her. I did finish it, it is a quick read but just isn't very good.

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Bookbybook
Oct 06, 2018

Ends with numerous cliffhangers and a totally unsatisfactory ending. I don't recommend it if you're looking for a satisfying read. I'm not a fan of books with numerous cliff-hangers. It seems designed so that author can sell you multiple books for one story.

I was about a third of the way through and I realized that there were more and more subplots being developed, a lot of extraneous material that seemed to be padding and nothing seemed to be heading toward getting resolved.

So, with a sinking feeling, I skipped to the end. Yep, not only did nothing get resolved but even more new plot developments were thrown in. At the end! Turns out, after I did a little research online, that you have to read two more books (which aren't yet available) to find out how everything turns out.

So, with disgust, I returned it and will never read another book by this author again.

I think it's disrespectful to readers who spend time reading a book, are enjoying it and invested in it, but are then denied a satisfying ending.

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