Book Review – Winter Stroll

Winter Stroll

I apologize for the additional book reviews coming in in these last weeks of the year. I’m backlogged as I’ve tried to space my posts out for a maximum of two per week, but I am also attempting to get each 2018 review posted in 2018. Sit tight. They’ll slow down again in 2019… I think.

Book 44 was my annual, no-good Christmas read. Each year, I go to the library and select a book purely because it has the “Christmas” sticker on its binding. Each year, I’m never really impressed, but it’s tradition.

Book 44:
Winter Stroll
by Elin Hilderbrand

Romance, Domestic Fiction

October 2015

Synopsis According to Mandi:
Without spoilers, Winter Stroll is about the Quinn family, their lives as they revolve around the inn they manage on Nantucket Island, and the drama one family can incur in a year as they grow up into an entangled extended family.

Favorite Quote(s):

“Some women, Ava realizes, would crumple in a pile and feel sorry for themselves, but not Jennifer. Jennifer puts on her gnome sweater.” 

-Elin Hilderbrand, Winter Stroll

Awards (based upon my brief research):
None noted.


My Overall Rating:
2 – Chick lit used to be my genre of choice, so I like a good chick lit but this one just seemed beyond cheesey at times. While I appreciated the festive themes, I really struggled with the writing style. It felt like I was reading a 14-year-old girl’s journal. For example, the author would say phrases, and then repeat those phrases just to add an exclamation point at the end. Just to add the exclamation point! This is a major pet peeve of mine as it makes the writing seem immature to me, and it probably happened once every other page. The story had potential, but the writing was lacking.