As you have probably already guessed, I absolutely love the Christmas season! However, sometimes there is nothing I look forward to more than sitting in front of my fireplace, looking to the right to admire the twinkle lights and the beautiful ornaments on the Christmas tree, sipping on some hot chocolate or boiled custard.
Between the crowds and long line at the mall, going from grocery store to grocery store in the attempt to gather all the needed ingredients for Christmas dinner, and of course fighting for a parking spot no matter where you go, sometimes it is nice to be able to sit back and relax. My top three favorite leisure activates this time of year is baking Christmas cookies, watching Christmas movies, and keeping with the theme reading Christmas books. I just finished up Winter Stroll by Elin Hilderbrand, and it is a festive and entertaining book perfect for this time of year. Unbeknown to me Winter Stroll is actually book two in a book series of three….this was one of those time I judged the book by its cover and didn’t read the description. Luckily this was a book I could dive into and did not feel lost at all.
Christmas Stroll is actually the sequel to Winter Street. In Christmas Stroll the Quinn family celebrates a very dramatic Christmas where love, loss, and an element of not knowing are all intricate parts of the story line. Christmas on Nantucket finds Kelly Quinn, the owner of Winter Street Inn, and his family busily preparing for the holiday season. Although a dramatic and tragic year the Quinns still have much to celebrate. Kelly has reconnected with his first wife, Margaret, their son, Kevin and his fiancé, Isabelle, have a new baby who will soon be baptized, and Kelly’s daughter, Ava is dating a nice guy. When Kelly’s current wife, Mitzi, show up along with the Winter Street Inn old Santa Claus, and Kevin’s ex-wife drama and romantic feuds are sure to stir things up.
Winter Stroll, by Elin Hilderbrand, is sure to capture you imagination and enable to help you relax and escape from a hectic day. A fun Christmas read for almost everyone.