Friday Face Off | Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand #fridayfaceoff #orangecountyreads

Happy Friday!

Today I’m comparing different book editions as part of the “Friday Face Off” meme. First, read the book synopsis, then scroll down to see the covers. Here’s the topic:

A Cover Featuring an Inn/Hotel

“And, though there should be a world of difference between the smile of a man and the bared fangs of a wolf, with Joss Merlyn they were one and the same.”  – Daphne du Maurier, Jamaica Inn

Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand

About The Book – In bestseller Elin Hilderbrand’s first Christmas novel, a family gathers on Nantucket for a holiday filled with surprises.

Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket’s Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four, all of them grown and living in varying states of disarray. Patrick, the eldest, is a hedge fund manager with a guilty conscience. Kevin, a bartender, is secretly sleeping with a French housekeeper named Isabelle. Ava, a school teacher, is finally dating the perfect guy but can’t get him to commit. And Bart, the youngest and only child of Kelley’s second marriage to Mitzi, has recently shocked everyone by joining the Marines.

As Christmas approaches, Kelley is looking forward to getting the family together for some quality time at the inn. But when he walks in on Mitzi kissing Santa Claus (or the guy who’s playing Santa at the inn’s annual party), utter chaos descends. With the three older children each reeling in their own dramas and Bart unreachable in Afghanistan, it might be up to Kelley’s ex-wife, nightly news anchor Margaret Quinn, to save Christmas at the Winter Street Inn.

Before the mulled cider is gone, the delightfully dysfunctional Quinn family will survive a love triangle, an unplanned pregnancy, a federal crime, a small house fire, many shots of whiskey, and endless rounds of Christmas caroling, in this heart-warming novel about coming home for the holidays.

I think I like the USA edition best, with the German edition a close second. The paperback edition is my least favorite, it seems targeted at the older readers… However I don’t get the sense of drama and hustle/bustle that the description invokes from any of them. But, they’re all certainly Christmasy!

Goodreads | Amazon

What do you think?

Tell me in the comments which one best shows the reader what the story is about.


The Friday Face-Off meme was created by Books by Proxy and is run by Lynn’s Book Blog.  Each week a theme is provided and you choose a few covers and then pick your favorite. Join in anytime!

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