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- Print Length: 337 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (October 8, 2019)
- Publication Date: October 8, 2019
- Sold by: Hachette Book Group
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07NCXXJTF
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,505 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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About the Author
Elin Hilderbrand is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Nantucket series, the Winter series, and over a dozen stand-alone novels, as well as two novellas. Her book Barefoot won the 2008 Romantic Novel of the Year Award.
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Elin, shame....shame. We would keep getting your books without twisting our arms. As someone else said, a lot of this is a replay of the first and the romantic relationships aren’t as rewarding this time around. Who would consider getting serious with a moron like Mick all over again, anyway?
WHAT HAPPENS IN PARADISE, the second of Elin Hilderbrand’s series set in the Caribbean islands, kept me engaged in most of the story. Unlike most series I read, I wasn’t able to go back and read book #1. Still, I fell right back in with the characters and plot.
Few writers create multidimensional characters with sympathetic backstories as well as Hilderbrand. My favorite is family matriarch Irene, who is not without flaws.
WHAT HAPPENS IN PARADISE didn’t have a stand alone plot. Mostly the book seemed to move characters forward to what should be an interesting end of the series next year. WHAT HAPPENS IN PARADISE wouldn’t be a satisfying stand alone book.
I didn’t rate WHAT HAPPENS IN PARADISE higher because it didn’t have an ending, only cliffhangers. I didn’t feel satisfied and don’t feel like I’ll be counting the months until the series finale next year.
The book continues the story of Russell Steele and his dual lives. One life was with his wife Irene and their two sons, Cash and Baker in Iowa City. The other was on St. John with Rosie and his daughter, Maia. How he managed to keep Irene from knowing about his twelve-year affair with Rosie is amazing. She just put his being absent off on his job with Tom Crofts. On the other hand, Rosie knew from the start that he was married but continued to hope that he would leave Irene and stay on St. John with her. In the meantime, he also managed to keep everyone from knowing just what he did to make all the new money that he had.
Irene and both her sons end up back on St. John. Cash to work on the tour boat, Treasure Island, with Ayers and hopefully get her to like him as much as he likes her. Baker and his son Floyd come to the island with the intention of moving there. His wife has left him for Louise and they are moving to Cleveland so it no longer matters where he lives as long as he gets Floyd to Cleveland for his visits. He intends to marry Ayers as soon as his divorce is final if she will have him. Irene comes back to work for Huck on his fishing tours. It gives her something different to so which she loves. She hopes to come to some final closure on the death of Russ.
Now, waiting for the final book in the series will be difficult. I can hardly wait to see what happens to all of the characters. Russ certainly left a mess behind him.
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I thought Rosie was the most intriguing character in the first Paradise novel, so I was delighted that we get to see how her romance with Russ developed through her diary entries.
The Baker/Mick/Ayers triangle was also a suspenseful narrative, with twists and turns right up until the end.
I don't understand why some readers are complaining about a cliffhanger? I'm really looking forward to the next book and am even planning a trip to St John!
I still hold out hope that Elin will write about Hurricane Irma, or a fictional version. Her talent for describing scenery and weather, and for building narrative tension, would ensure that such a novel would be a phenomenal read.
Where do I go to now?
I do need directions as I am wandering around
knocking on doors within the island!