Winter in Paradise - Elin Hilderbrand

Winter in Paradise

By Elin Hilderbrand

  • Release Date: 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 2,857 Ratings


A husband's secret life, a wife's new beginning: escape to the Caribbean with #1 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 helicopter 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.

"I will just say that, 24 hours after I started this book, I purchased its sequel, What Happens in Paradise, and I did not leave either book to be enjoyed by strangers at the end of my vacation." —Elisabeth Egan, New York Times


  • Fell in Love

    By brainy bob
    Hard to put down. I’ve been introduced to Elin Hilderbrand’s books and I’m not turning back.
  • Devoured in 2 days!

    By Brandanda7113
    The way she tells the stories of all the characters in blocks and then eventually ties them all together……. Genius! I cannot wait to read more books from this author!
  • Excellent!!

    By Outcastz
    The reader did a great job narrating and the storyline left you wanting more!!! I read all 3 books in the series and I’m sad to know the storyline is finished.
  • Just ok

    By jerbehr
    Wasn’t as captivating as usual
  • Very engaging, well written

    By Kaylove0
    Finished this book in like 3 days which is fast for me. Found myself choosing to read this over watching Netflix. Very enticing story. Enjoyed it.
  • Easy & fun

    By REPbranding
    Such an easy and fun read!
  • Winter in Paradise

    By mbaouza
    Loved this book from beginning to end. I felt like I was on some tropical island while reading this delightful book. Can’t wait to read the next one.
  • Easy summer read

    By jdepell
    Elin is my favorite author for an easy summer read! Read this book in 1 day!
  • 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    By amandax345
    This book is so good! It is filled with twists and turns. Elin has done it again! Leaves me wanting more! I can’t wait for the TV show!
  • Entertaining reading

    By ChristianRiley
    I've read 5 of her books now and they are entertaining reading, not too light, not too heavy. One thing I never want to be is the mystery husband in all the ones I've read so far because he is always dead, perhaps from an airplane crash or helicopter.