Good morning everyone and happy Monday! We have some pretty neat news to share with you all today! Elin Hilderbrand, a New York Times bestselling author, is holding a book signing today at Papaya Cafe at the Marketplace.
Elin’s most recent book, Winter in Paradise, is set in St. John and from what we hear, a good deal of the book was written while she was vacationing on the island. The book is a first in a series based on our little tropical paradise. I haven’t had the chance to read it yet, but I’ve been told that many of our favorite spots are mentioned in the book … very cool stuff! Here is the book’s description:
Irene Steele shares her idyllic life in a beautiful Iowa City Victorian house with a husband who loves her to sky-writing, sentimental extremes. But as she rings in the new year one cold and snowy night, everything she thought she knew falls to pieces with a shocking phone call: her beloved husband, away on business, has been killed in a plane crash. Before Irene can even process the news, she must first confront the perplexing details of her husband’s death on the distant Caribbean island of St. John.
After Irene and her sons arrive at this faraway paradise, they make yet another shocking discovery: her husband had been living a secret life. As Irene untangles a web of intrigue and deceit, and as she and her sons find themselves drawn into the vibrant island culture, they have to face the truth about their family, and about their own futures.
Rich with the lush beauty of the tropics and the drama, romance, and intrigue only Elin Hilderbrand can deliver, Winter in Paradise is a truly transporting novel, and the exciting start to a new series.
The book signing will take place today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Papaya Cafe& Bookstore which is on the first floor of the Marketplace right by the front entrance. Elin will sign copies of her book again next Monday, the 18th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
9 thoughts on “Elin Hilderbrand Holding Book Signings on Island”
Winter in Paradise is a fun read for anyone familiar with St. John. Not only will the reader recognize many, many of the locations, there are even familiar names. I am happy to hear that the story is going to continue in future books as I did feel like there was more to come in Irene’s and her family’s lives. Wish I could be at the signing!
After reading the story line I sure hope it is pure fiction and not autobiographical.
Love this book! Wish I were on island to have her sign my copy!
Love all her books, great summer reads!
So fun to read hat book while vacationing on St John! Wish I was there for the signing!! Can’t wait for the next book
Oh darn! I was there last week!!!! I love all of Elin’s books!
I read this before coming down! Yes, it has several of local
references! I can’t wait for the second part to come out!
I read it on our VG vacation. It’s loaded with STJ references at every turn. The perfect beach read.
Since it includes Iowa (my home) and St. John (my beloved 2nd home for this #20 yr)…I’ll recognize both areas.
I am from Iowa and work in Iowa City. she does a great job with describing the Iowa City locations too.