What Happens in Paradise

What Happens in Paradise

A Novel

Book - 2019
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A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband has been leading a double life on the island of St. John. Now Irene and her sons are 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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, ©2019.
ISBN: 9780316536516
Characteristics: vii, 323 pages ;,24 cm.

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writermala
Apr 10, 2021

The second book in Elin Hildebrand's Paradise trilogy does not live up to its promise. It has the same cast of characters but Ayers' tendency to keep three men - Mick, Cash, and Baker- in suspense about whom she will choose becomes rather tiresome. The FBI search adds some suspense and once again leads to a cliffhanger. I'm all set to read the final book in the trilogy.

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Beth4nn
Mar 21, 2021

Enjoyable light reading.

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bookhangover
Jul 13, 2020

This was heartwarming and romantic with a bit of mystery. It is a really lovely summer read.

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AMWayment
Jun 22, 2020

When we last met up with the Steele family they had all returned to the United States to recuperate from the shock of dealing with (a) a dead husband/father, (b) a McMansion in St. John no one knew about, (c) a love child and (d) various potential romances.

We get some new information on this book, but we are still awaiting the closure in the series finale to come next year.

This is also pretty typical book two content. These are always what I call the “filler” books. You need additional info to move the story along, but there’s not a whole lot of real action until book three. It also would not work at all as a standalone, but it was a great middle book. Bring on #3.

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SR806
Jun 06, 2020

I loved reading this book. It picked up where the first book, "Winter In Paradise", left off. I can hardly wait to read the 3rd book in this series, "Troubles In Paradise".

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Tucsonaz12
Apr 26, 2020

I can hardly wait for book #3. I enjoyed the first two & found myself totally lost on the island as I started reading.

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curd5223
Feb 25, 2020

The first book was enough to get me to read this one. What a "let down". It's just not a good story. I won't be reading the third book.

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njon38
Feb 22, 2020

Would have been a great beach read. Should have saved it for that.

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tammygfarmgirl
Feb 06, 2020

Can't wait for #3!

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June2011
Feb 05, 2020

I absolutely saw this book as a sell out and will not be reading the rest of the series hate!!

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