Book Review: Winter Stroll

02 March 2021|

Title: Winter Stroll (Book 2 of the series)

Author: Elin Hilderbrand

Genre: Romantic Fiction

Main Characters:

  • Kelley Quinn (owner of the Nantucket Winter Street Inn)
  • Mitzi – Kelley’s second wife
  • Margaret – Kelley’s first wife
  • Patrick, Ava, and Kevin – Kelley’s children with Margaret
  • Bart – Kelley & Mitzi’s son


Another Christmas on Nantucket finds Winter Street Inn owner, Kelley Quinn reflecting on the past year as he writes a holiday letter to friends and family. Though the year has had its fair share of misfortune and worry, the Quinn’s have much to celebrate. Kelley, now single, at least is on better terms with his first wife, Margaret, who is using her celebrity status to lure customers to the inn in record numbers. Their son Kevin has a beautiful new baby, Genevieve, with the Inn’s french housekeeper, Isabelle and their daughter, Ava, is finally dating a nice guy – her devoted colleague, Scott.

Now the Quinn’s are looking forward to celebrating Genevieve’s baptism, welcoming Isabelle into the family, and enjoying the cheer of Nantucket’s traditional Christmas Stroll. But just when a peaceful family gathering seems within reach, Kelley’s estranged second wife, Mitzi, shows up on the island after souring her relationship with the inn’s former Santa Claus. Soon Kelley dint the only Quinn entertaining a surprise guest from Christmases last as lovers old and new gather beneath the mistletoe. With jealousy, passion, and eggnog consumption at an all-time high, its gong to take a whole lot more than a Christmas miracle to get the Quinns – and the inn – through the holidays intact.


Another great read, and one you cannot put down after reading the first. And you know are just going to have to keep reading all four books to follow the Christmas antics of the Quinn family. I think relate well to these books as they are so real – the Quinn family have their fair share of family drama, especially at Christmas time when everyone is together, under one roof for a long period of time – all with their own happiness, pain, heartache, business and things going on. But over and over again, the books show us how no matter the drama, we are still better together.

Have you read it? What did you think?

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