Elin Hilderbrand can transport you to beaches from Nantucket to the Caribbean. But we know that this time of year you might have to put her book down and do some holiday shopping. Elin can help with that too! Here are some of her favorite items to gift during the holidays:
NEST Holiday Candle (link)
NEST “Holiday” candle — there are a lot of good balsam fir candles out there, but this one is the BEST. Best best best. I buy a new one every holiday season.
Food52 GreenPan Frying Pans (link)
My green frying pans from Food52. I had my kitchen renovated this spring, finished July 1 and the first thing I bought were the green pans from the amazing kitchen website Food52. This website is a top five destination for me. They have the BEST kitchen products, such as these white-bottom, non-stick, beautiful frying pans in four sizes — but also the best kitchen flour-sack towels and collection of wooden spoons. I also bought a bamboo colander and a set of nesting stoneware bowls. And a Greek peppermill. And the greatest multi-colored tumblers…
Mystique Sandals (link)
You’ve seen them on my Instagram…I started wearing these sandals in 2010 or 2011 because there was one store on Nantucket that sold them. Now, I order them straight from Mystique and I have nearly thirty pairs. Because I’m usually either on the cobblestone streets of Nantucket or the steep hills of St. John, I need comfy shoes and these have added bling. Compliments galore!
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 helicopter 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.
"I will just say that, 24 hours after I started this book, I purchased its sequel, What Happens in Paradise, and I did not leave either book to be enjoyed by strangers at the end of my vacation." —Elisabeth Egan, New York Times
Spend your winter on sunlit shores in the New York Times bestselling follow-up to Winter in Paradise, as secret lives and new loves emerge under the bright Caribbean sky.
A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a helicopter crash. But that wasn't Irene's only shattering news: he'd also been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too.
Now Irene and her sons are back on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life—and death—of a man they thought they knew. Along the way, they're about to learn some surprising truths about their own lives, and their futures.
Lush with the tropical details, romance, and drama that made Winter in Paradise a national bestseller, What Happens in Paradise is another immensely satisfying page-turner from one of America's most beloved and engaging storytellers.