Mini Review: Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand

Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand
Published: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Format: audiobook via publisher
Rating: 4/5

Gather under the mistletoe for one last round of caroling with the Quinn family in this heartwarming conclusion to Elin Hilderbrand's bestselling Winter Street Trilogy.

Some of the stormy weather of the past few seasons seems to have finally lifted for the Quinns. After a year apart, and an ill-fated affair with the Winter Street Inn's old Santa Claus, Mitzi has returned to rule the roost; Patrick is about to be released from prison; Kevin has a successful new business and is finally ready to tie the knot with Isabelle; and best of all, there's hopeful news about Bart, who has been captured by enemy forces in Afghanistan.

That doesn't mean there aren't a few dark clouds on the horizon. Kelley has recently survived a health scare; Jennifer can't quite shake her addiction to the drugs she used as a crutch while Patrick was in jail, and Ava still can't decide between the two lovers that she's been juggling with limited success. However, if there's one holiday that brings the Quinn family together to give thanks for the good times, it's Christmas. And this year promises to be a celebration unlike any other as the Quinns prepare to host Kevin and Isabelle's wedding at the inn. But as the special day approaches, a historic once-in-a-century blizzard bears down on Nantucket, threatening to keep the Quinns away from the place--and the people--they love most. Before the snow clears, the Quinns will have to survive enough upheavals to send anyone running for the spiked eggnog, in this touching novel that proves that when the holidays roll around, you can always go home again.
My Thoughts
In Winter Storms we met up again with the Quinn family as we see how their lives have been in the past year. All family members are dealing with their own problems and how they are trying to make their lives better, while each is dealing with problems they all come together as a family when they have too. While I loved this trilogy so much I felt this book was a quick read. This was more of a continuation to me, not really giving us anything new just trying up loose ends of some of the same storylines. Although I liked that I would’ve liked some new storylines, yes there was some a few more would’ve been great. All in all, I did love the wrap up of the characters and I’m sad to see this trilogy come to end, I have grown to love the Quinn family while they all have their faults I love how family always come first. Their love and commitment to one another are amazing and while they aren’t the traditional kind of family love does trump all. I’m still hoping for another story out of these characters, I would love to learn more about Bart and his story. Here’s to hoping for more of the Quinn family!

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