Penguin Bookshop Writers Series: A Conversation with Elin Hilderbrand

Spend an Evening with bestselling author

Elin Hilderbrand

and creator of How Sweet Eats 

Jessica Merchant

Talking fiction and food!

Thursday, November 12, 2020
7:00 PM ET



Join us for a very special evening with author Elin Hilderbrand as we celebrate the release of her latest book, Troubles in Paradise! Elin will be joined by food blogger Jessica Merchant to discuss Troubles in Paradise, writing, food, and everything in between. The conversation will conclude with a Q&A from the audience. This event will be held virtually via ZOOM and will last approximately an hour.

This is a ticketed event, and advance registration through EVENTBRITE is required. Tickets include a copy of Troubles in Paradise, a signed book plate, and a special recipe from Jessica! Tickets range $28-33. 


Elin Hilderbrand is a mother of three, an avid runner, reader, and traveler, and the author of twenty-three novels. She grew up outside Philadelphia, and has lived on Nantucket for more than twenty years.

ABOUT Troubles in Paradise

After uprooting her life in the States, Irene Steele has just settled in at the villa on St. John where her husband Russ had been living a double life. But a visit from the FBI shakes her foundations, and Irene once again learns just how little she knew about the man she loved.

With help from their friends, Irene and her sons set up their lives while evidence mounts that the helicopter crash that killed Russ may not have been an accident. Meanwhile, the island watches this drama unfold — including the driver of a Jeep with tinted windows who seems to be shadowing the Steele family.

As a storm gathers strength in the Atlantic, surprises are in store for the Steeles: help from a mysterious source, and a new beginning in the paradise that has become their home. At last all will be revealed about the secrets and lies that brought Irene and her sons to St. John — and the truth that transformed them all.

PRAISE FOR Troubles In Paradise

"Travel to the bright Caribbean one last time in the satisfying conclusion to the nationally bestselling Winter in Paradise trilogy by Elin Hilderbrand, “Queen of the Summer Novel.” -People



Jessica Merchant of How Sweet Eats is a full-time author, blogger, recipe developer and content creator. She is madly, outrageously, inexplicably in love with food. Bacon makes her beam. Chocolate makes her shout from the rooftops with joy. Vegetables are her biggest frenemy. (Her perfect world would include none of them.) She resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband Eddie and new little chubbalove son, Max. She's currently trying to figure out how to get anything done as a new mom, other than smooching his little cheeks all day. Jessica has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, The Today Show, Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, Glamour, Better Homes and Gardens, The Huffington Post, and Shape magazine, to name a few. In 2014, she released her first cookbook, the best-selling Seriously Delish. In her spare time, she loves reading, writing fiction, not running (ever) and practicing yoga. And margaritas. 


Troubles in Paradise Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316435581
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 6th, 2020

Event address: 
Penguin Bookshop
417 Beaver Street
Sewickley, PA 15143
Event date: 
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 7:00pm