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Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice
Elin Hilderbrand
Little, Brown and Company 2017
Source: My Own Bookshelf
Audience: Adults, Older Teens

From Goodreads:
Raise one last glass with the Quinn Family at the Winter Street Inn. 

It's been too long since the entire Quinn family has been able to celebrate the holidays under the same roof, but that's about to change. With Bart back safe and sound from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a holiday more joyous than any they've experienced in years. And Bart's safe return isn't the family's only good news: Kevin is enjoying married life with Isabelle; Patrick is getting back on his feet after paying his debt to society; Ava thinks she's finally found the love of her life; and Kelly is thrilled to see his family reunited at last. But it just wouldn't be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly. A celebration of everything we love--and some of the things we endure--about the holidays, WINTER SOLSTICE is Elin Hilderbrand at her festive best.

Wait, I’m confused. I thought that Winter Storms was the last Quinn family book.

It’s not.

Winter Solstice COMPLETELY caught me off guard. Usually, I know about books that I’m interested in months in advance. I didn’t know about this book until it came through on hold! For someone else! Not me! The list was 10 people long and we only had two copies!

I couldn't wait that long to read a BONUS QUINN FAMILY BOOK.

So I bought it.

It was heartbreaking. Usually, the Winter books are scandalous and soapy. This was mostly sad, as Kelley suffered from his cancer through most of the book. The rest of the storylines were wrapped up far better than they were in Winter Storms, and I’m ok now with this being the last book (not that it would matter to Hilderbrand or her publisher.) I’m looking forward to rereading the Winter books (in order this time!) and to any other new books by the author.

Here’s to dreaming about being rich enough to live on Nantucket.