Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand is the final book in the Winter Street series and it wraps up the stories of the Quinn family.
Life is changing quickly for the Quinn family. Kelley Quinn, owner of Winter Street Inn has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Mitzi, Kelley’s wife, is trying to figure out what to do with her future. The Quinn children are figuring out how to ‘adult’. Patrick is out of prison and starting a new business but it is his wife Jennifer that is struggling to let go of the past and move forward. Kevin and Isabelle are married and play only a tiny part in this story. Ava has set out for New York City and is making a life. And the youngest, Bart, is back from the war and trying to get out of bed. Even Margaret, Kelley’s ex-wife, is making changes in her life. This story and in fact the series is of a family living life.
The confusion I had with the book was there were characters I did not recognize, Eddie and Allegra, but could not place with the Winter Street series. Turns out they are from a different book , The Rumour, by the author and once I figured that out the story made sense.
In the end this was a satisfying conclusion to the Winter Street series but I recommend reading the other books prior to reading this one.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an ARC for my review.