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Welcome To Paradise

By Elin Hilderbrand

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The first book in New York Times Bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand's brilliant Paradise series

Warm up for summer on a Caribbean beach with New York Times Bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand.

Irene Steele's idyllic life-house, husband, family-is shattered when she is woken up by a late-night phone call. Her beloved husband has been found dead, but before Irene can process this tragic news, she must confront the perplexing details of her husband's death.

He was found on St. John island, a tropical paradise far removed from their suburban life. Leaving the cold winter behind, Irene flies down to the beautiful Caribbean beaches of St. John only to make another shocking discovery: her husband had a secret second family.

As Irene investigates the mysterious circumstances of her husband's death, she is plunged into a web of intrigue and deceit belied by the pristine white sand beaches of St. John's.

This exciting first book in the Paradise series will transport readers to a new beach setting - another world that Elin knows as well as her beloved Nantucket.

Biographical Notes

Elin Hilderbrand's favorite things about winter on Nantucket are the first snowfall of the year on Main Street, watching her three children play basketball and getting good seats for Christmas Eve mass at St. Mary's. She wishes the most joyous of holidays to all her readers and gratitude to those who followed her into a different time of the year. Winter Solstice is the fourth novel in the Winter Street series.

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