What Happens in Paradise
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

What Happens in Paradise


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316435567


What Happens in Paradise Book Description :

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 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 American's most beloved and engaging storytellers.

Winter in Paradise
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Winter in Paradise


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316435505


Winter in Paradise Book Description :

A husband's secret life, a wife's new beginning: escape to the Caribbean with #1 New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand. 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.

Turtle in Paradise
Score: 3.5
From 48 Ratings

Turtle in Paradise


  • Author : Jennifer L. Holm
  • Publisher : Yearling Books
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375836909


Turtle in Paradise Book Description :

In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.

The Island
Score: 3.5
From 44 Ratings

The Island


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release Date : 2010-07-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316087926


The Island Book Description :

A summertime story only Elin Hilderbrand can tell: a family in upheaval after a cancelled wedding fill an island summer with heartache, laughter, and surprises. Birdie Cousins has thrown herself into the details of her daughter Chess's lavish wedding, from the floating dance floor in her Connecticut back yard to the color of the cocktail napkins. Like any mother of a bride-to-be, she is weathering the storms of excitement and chaos, tears and joy. But Birdie, a woman who prides herself on preparing for every possibility, could never have predicted the late-night phone call from Chess, abruptly announcing that she's cancelled her engagement. It's only the first hint of what will be a summer of upheavals and revelations. Before the dust has even begun to settle, far worse news arrives, sending Chess into a tailspin of despair. Reluctantly taking a break from the first new romance she's embarked on since the recent end of her 30-year marriage, Birdie circles the wagons and enlists the help of her younger daughter Tate and her own sister India. Soon all four are headed for beautiful, rustic Tuckernuck Island, off the coast of Nantucket, where their family has summered for generations. No phones, no television, no grocery store - a place without distractions where they can escape their troubles. But throw sisters, daughters, ex-lovers, and long-kept secrets onto a remote island, and what might sound like a peaceful getaway becomes much more. Before summer has ended, dramatic truths are uncovered, old loves are rekindled, and new loves make themselves known.

Paradise
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

Paradise


  • Author : Toni Morrison
  • Publisher : Vintage Books
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804169882


Paradise Book Description :

This story set in Ruby, Oklahoma is about an African American community.

In Paradise
Score: 3.5
From 37 Ratings

In Paradise


  • Author : Peter Matthiessen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-04-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698161764


In Paradise Book Description :

The bestselling final novel by a writer of incomparable range, power, and achievement, a three-time winner of the National Book Award. Peter Matthiessen was a literary legend, the author of more than thirty acclaimed books. In this, his final novel, he confronts the legacy of evil, and our unquenchable desire to wrest good from it. One week in late autumn of 1996, a group gathers at the site of a former death camp. They offer prayer at the crematoria and meditate in all weathers on the selection platform. They eat and sleep in the sparse quarters of the Nazi officers who, half a century before, sent more than a million Jews in this camp to their deaths. Clements Olin has joined them, in order to complete his research on the strange suicide of a survivor. As the days pass, tensions both political and personal surface among the participants, stripping away any easy pretense to resolution or healing. Caught in the grip of emotions and impulses of bewildering intensity, Olin is forced to abandon his observer’s role and to bear witness, not only to his family’s ambiguous history but to his own. Profoundly thought-provoking, In Paradise is a fitting coda to the luminous career of a writer who was “for all readers. He was for the world” (National Geographic).

Gates of Paradise
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Gates of Paradise


  • Author : V.C. Andrews
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-11-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439187760


Gates of Paradise Book Description :

Now a major Lifetime movie event, from New York Times bestselling author and literary phenomenon V.C. Andrews (Flowers in the Attic, My Sweet Audrina) comes the fourth installment in the classic story of the Casteel family saga. Stunned by tragedy, a young woman finds herself desperate and alone, and clinging to the frailest of dreams. Can Heaven’s daughter find the inner strength to survive? The car crash that killed Heaven and Logan left Annie Casteel Stonewall orphaned and crippled. Whisked off to Farthinggale Manor by the possessive Tony Tatterton, Annie pines for her lost family, but especially for Luke, her half-brother. Friend of her childhood, her fantasy prince, her loving confidante…without the warm glow of Luke’s love, she is lost in the shadows of despair. When Annie discovers Troy’s cottage hidden in Farthinggale’s woods, the mystery of her past deepens. And even as she yearns to see Luke again, her hopes and dreams are darkened by the sinister Casteel spell…treacherous, powerful, and evil.

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost


  • Author : John Milton
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-06-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623958732


Paradise Lost Book Description :

An Epic Poem on an Even Grander Scale “Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost In John Milton's Paradise Lost, the author tells the story of the fall of man, developing characters from the familiar Biblical narrative. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

This Side of Paradise
Score: 3
From 35 Ratings

This Side of Paradise


  • Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-03-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486115146


This Side of Paradise Book Description :

Definitive novel of the "Lost Generation" focuses on the coming of age of Amory Blaine, a handsome, wealthy Princeton student. Fitzgerald's first novel and an immediate, spectacular success. Note.

An Infidel in Paradise
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

An Infidel in Paradise


  • Author : S.J. Laidlaw
  • Publisher : Tundra Books
  • Release Date : 2013-02-12
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770493056


An Infidel in Paradise Book Description :

Set in Pakistan, this is the story of a teen girl living with her mother and siblings in a diplomatic compound. As if getting used to another new country and set of customs and friends isn't enough, she must cope with an increasingly tense political situation that becomes dangerous with alarming speed. Her life and those of her sister and brother depend on her resourcefulness and the unexpected help of an enigmatic Muslim classmate.