In Elin's Winter Series, we meet Kelley Quinn, owner of Nantucket's Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four grown children: Patrick, a hedge fund manager with a guilty conscience; Kevin, a bartender with a secret; Ava, a school teacher with love troubles; and Bart, who shocked the entire family by deciding to join the Marines.
In the first book, the Quinns seem ready for another idyllic Christmas—until Kelley finds his wife, Mitzi (Bart's mother) in bed with another man. And things get even more complicated when Kelley's ex-wife, Margaret, arrives on the island. What follows is a complicated tale in which secrets are revealed, traditions are broken, and a family is shattered into pieces... only to piece themselves back together, as best they can.
Oh, and while Nantucket may be a very different place in the winter—gone are the summer crowds, the days of endless sunshine, the colorful, skimpy outfits—Elin's winter series books still pair very well with wine. Eggnog is allowed, too—it is the holidays, after all.
Ready to get into Elin's winter books? Below is a list in order of publication—and don't worry: plot descriptions for each book were kept short and simple (because no one likes spoilers).