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What Happens in Paradise
What Happens in Paradise | Elin Hilderbrand
Secret lives and new loves emerge in the bright Caribbean sunlight, in the follow-up to national bestseller Winter in Paradise 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 plane 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 American's most beloved and engaging storytellers.
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marleed
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Mehso-so

I enjoy reading Elin Hilderbrand books even though most seldom rate above a solid B on my subjective rating scale. This was the second in the series, but I found it uneventful. Rosie‘s diary bugged me - I appreciate we got to know her this way, but it was weird her entries were written with a detail for someone other than herself. It was as though each entry should have started with ‘Dear Reader‘.

Megabooks Same re: her books. Very enjoyable Bs. 5d
marleed @Megabooks Sometimes I‘m really in the mood to read book that I know won‘t bowl me over. I think if every book gutted me, I‘d read way fewer books waiting for a time I was ready to go in. 2d
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EclecticBookLover
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Reached my goal with the tagged book! Looking forward to how many more I can squeeze in before the end of the year.

Avanders 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
aroc Jealous! 1mo
aroc Congratulations! 1mo
EclecticBookLover @aroc you can do it! 😁 1mo
aroc Ha! I'm not even close! Hoping to hit 50! 1mo
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Eva2
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Pickpick

Light, easy read.. Just what I needed today!

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Gissy
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Book 2 in this suspense/thriller story with a lot of family drama. We will know more about each character but things are getting complicated, I will say expected in this type of legal actions but sad. I was mad if some characters decisions but that was part of the family drama😜Ready for book 3 and see what will happen with these characters. Fast read, good for summer read, most action happens in Caribbean islands, you feel are there 3.8⭐️

Gissy The last 216 pages were read during #24in4 Readathon @Andrew65

July #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#2021Goal read/complete series already started.
6mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 6mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Eggs Beautiful 🐚🌊☀️ 7mo
sharread Gorgeous! ❤ 7mo
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AmyK1
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This was a quick, fluffy, entertaining read. It answered some of the questions from the first one but ended with a cliffhanger. I‘ve already got the 3rd one on hold at the library but there are several people ahead of me. 😩

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Bookwormjillk
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Pickpick

This was kind of all of the place, but a decent continuation of the series. It ended on a cliffhanger and I‘m looking forward to reading the rest.

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Thousand-Lives
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After some heavy reads, I‘m escaping to the Caribbean. 🌴😉

Mitch Sounds like a good plan! 12mo
Megabooks I really enjoyed this one. 👍🏻 12mo
Aswenson This whole series is a nice, quick palate cleanser. 12mo
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Lauren.Archer
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Pickpick

Not my favorite of her books, but very much still worth the read. I will for sure read the third book in this series.

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cwarnier
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#12booksof2020 @Andrew65
This is book two in the series. It is a continuation of Irene's discovery of her late husbands alternate life in the Caribbean. I love reading about her two boys and their love affair. I remember reading this in April, and thinking I can't wait till October to read the ending.

Andrew65 Sounds great. 13mo
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LisaLovesToRead
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Pickpick

The second of three was also fun to read. I enjoy the tropical references. Tropical vacations in wintertime are the best, even imaginary ones are great!

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Jeannineth
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This is book 2 in a 3 book series following Irene, an Iowan, who discovers her dead husband had a secret second life on St. John‘s Island. It‘s a light mystery with strong Romanic elements. Light and easy. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ your book sleeve! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Cute sleeve! 🎃 1y
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Megabooks
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Teenage Meg should have won out today! NEVER listen to your mother! 😂🤬 The story was NOT finished after book 2. *slams door for effect* 😂

Anyway, this book seems to clear up most of the personal storylines, but the illicit business deals seem to be for book 3.

Either way, I‘m glad Elin has written written a bunch of books for when I just need to tune out and not think. 👍🏻 #audiobook

Cinfhen I have book one Winter in Paradise on my #BookSpin list❣️I‘m totally grooving on Elin Hilderbrand / read 4 of her books last week!!!! 1y
Bookwormjillk I so agree about being grateful for plenty of books when you need to tune out and not think! 1y
Megabooks @Cinfhen that‘s book one in this series. I read it yesterday as well and forgot to tag you! 😱😔 (edited) 1y
Megabooks @Bookwormjillk exactly!! I wish book three were out now! 1y
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BayouGirl85
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Pickpick

OMG! The plot thickens. I need to know what is happening with the husband, the money, the sons, the wife, the mistress. My head is spinning in the best way.

#bookbananza Pick 5

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cwarnier
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OMG, I can't wait till October when the third book comes out. This is just as amazing at the Winter in Paradise. And the cliff hanger ending. What will happen to Irene, with no place to live? I knew Russ was up to no good with his job, but I didn't realize he was in this deep. What did Todd have to do with Russ' death? So many questions. left unanswered.

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cwarnier
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1. Posted on Google classroom
What us something that makes your family special?
We have special terdishens.
Aka traditions
3. Bath time. I love it!
4. Any of the above. 😍💖
#friyayintro

tjwill I love family terdishens! 😂😂 2y
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cwarnier
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#EasterExtravaganza
Goal: finish this book

Andrew65 Good luck, and great to have you with us. 😊👍 2y
shellleigh33 Did you get it finished? I finished it and can not wait till October. I need to know the ending to this story!! 2y
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Bamendo
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Pickpick

Easy read

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DebbieGrillo
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This was a fantastic sequel to Winter in Paradise. I cannot wait for the third and final book. She leaves this one on such a fantastic cliff-hanger that I cannot wait to find out what happens. Hildebrand does such a good job with her characters, that I cannot wait to find out more about their lives. It is a major plus for me that this is set in my home away from home, a place that I love.

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DebbieGrillo
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I love reading about places that I've been and I've been to Skinny Legs several times. This is a perfect description.

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swishandflick
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Pickpick

A juicy follow-up to Winter in Paradise, and I enjoyed the addition of Rosie's perspective. Makes me want to get back to the Caribbean asap, minus the sketchy business dealings, infidelity, and helicopter crashes of course. I'll definitely read the third book when it comes out!

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DebbieGrillo
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1. If I don't know anything else about it, yes.
2. What Happens in Paradise
3. Wherever
4. Snooze once, if I don't get up before my alarm goes off.
5. @kspenmoll
@4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads
#friYAYintro

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corrilouwho
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Stayed up late to finish this one. Can‘t wait for the third installment to come out in October! #botm #elinhilderbrand #favoriteauthor #sogood

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JHSiess
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GIVEAWAY
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The 2nd volume of 𝐄𝐥𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝's Paradise trilogy, 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞, reveals more about Rosie's relationship with Russ, his business dealings, & the cause of their deaths. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (𝘐𝘵'𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝟷𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘯𝘫𝘰𝘺 𝘪𝘵.)⁣

⁣Enter until midnight PST on Sun., 𝐅𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟐𝟑𝐫𝐝! (U.S. addresses.)⁣

⁣https://tinyurl.com/vgxy5z7

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AmandaS1
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Mehso-so

Not a standalone book...

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CMCurtis77
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Old book of the month I haven‘t read yet... so here goes!!

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nomadreader
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I liked this second in the trilogy much better than the first. The characters and setting are fun, but this one reads almost like a mystery. How long until the third one comes out?! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

rather_be_reading this oct i think! 2y
nomadreader @rather_be_reading Right? Too far away! Should have waited to start the trilogy when they were all out😀 2y
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Judybskt
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Pickpick

Great book! Now I have to wait until October for the next/last one!

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Judybskt
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🌿Tagged - almost finished
🌿Shown - isn‘t that lovely
🌿Not indoor but a lot outside

@rachelsbrittain
#weekendreads

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nomadreader
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When the library has the second in the trilogy available as soon as you finish the first🙋‍♀️

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Judybskt
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Getting my groove on and starting a new book. 📖

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LMJenkins
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The ending snuck up on me....I always wish her books would go on and on. I like how she tied Irene and Mitzi from the Winter Street series together! #TBRReads #WinterGames #teamNutcracker @Bookworm54 @StayCurious @Clwojick

Bookworm54 16 points :) 2y
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bookandcat
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Read this poolside this morning (with my mudslide and then later in the pool with book on the pool edge). Great follow-up to Christmas in Paradise, this is book 2 in a trilogy (which are *gasp* set in St John and NOT Nantucket). 4.5 stars, the intrigue ratchets up in this one and I found it more smoothly edited than book 1. Good #botm pick too.

Lola Just finished this and really enjoyed BUT another typo/editing error, just like in book one, that temporarily took me out of the story. Still baffled at how this happens with a big name author and big house publisher 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
bookandcat @Lola yeah I'm not sure why they are there but it wasn't as many or as distracting as the last one. Of course my mudslide also made it go down easier too 😂 2y
Lola @bookandcat 😂The Mudslide. Friend of copy editors everywhere :) 2y
bookandcat @Lola maybe that explains all of the typos in book 1 😂😂😂😂😂 2y
Lola @bookandcat 🤣🤣 2y
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LMJenkins
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A bunch of great books that I‘d put on hold through Libby app and my library all came in at once! TWO Stephen King as well.....Better get reading! #WinterGames #TeamNutcracker #TBRReads

@Bookworm54 @StayCurious @Clwojick

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JenReadsAlot
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Pickpick

2nd book in this series and I really liked it!
I tried to get a better picture but Frankie was too sleepy!

BookwormDownUnder I love her books! Reading the last of the Winter series now. 2y
JenReadsAlot @ReadingDownUnder I really enjoyed that series! 2y
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JenReadsAlot
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Next holiday read and my first peppermint mocha of the season!

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MeganAnnabell
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Pickpick

I love Elin Hilderbrand. So ready for the next book in this series.

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raising_3readers
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Just over half way through this one and can‘t put it down!!!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 2y
Eggbeater Welcome to Litsy! 🐙 2y
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Judybskt
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Awesome #200KGiveaway @Librarybelle

Congrats on the huge milestone!

Thanks for the opportunity. I‘ve been waiting for this book to come out. Can‘t wait to read it.

Librarybelle Thank you! Nice choice! 2y
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C.Perone
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Mehso-so

Yeah, the typical second book of a trilogy--a lot of detail than cliffhanger but not a whole lot of story 😕

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C.Perone
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JenReadsAlot
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#BOTM #bookmail
I really enjoy both these authors!

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rather_be_reading
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I picked What Happens in Paradise for my #octoberbotm and if i hadnt already read The Water Dancer that wouldve been my pick

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rather_be_reading
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Elin already has her next book almost ready to go!! She says coming October 2019

marleed Summer of 69 is one of 4 library books that were loaned to me yesterday. I‘m so excited! 3y
rather_be_reading @marleed its soo far down my list bt ill get to it 2y
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