Winter Garden

By Kristin Hannah,

Book cover of Winter Garden

Book description

From the New York Times number one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds, comes Kristin Hannah's haunting, heartbreakingly beautiful novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between past and present.

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One…

Shepherd is reader supported. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our website. (learn more)

Why read it?

1 author picked Winter Garden as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I love a good mystery and a good story within a story. This book has both. Estranged sisters, Meredith and Nina, have never been close with their mother, Anya, until they finally have a chance to understand what made her so icy. As a deathbed promise to her husband, Anya agrees to tell their daughters her story, but it is so difficult for her that she must tell it little by little and as a fairy tale. From frozen, war-torn Leningrad to modern-day Alaska, the story changes this family forever. 

For anyone who has secrets, or has someone in their…

From Kelli's list on dual timelines.

Want books like Winter Garden?

Our community of 7,000+ authors has personally recommended 10 books like Winter Garden.

Browse books like Winter Garden

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in St. Petersburg, story within a story, and World War 2?

7,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about St. Petersburg, story within a story, and World War 2.

St. Petersburg Explore 24 books about St. Petersburg
Story Within A Story Explore 14 books about story within a story
World War 2 Explore 1344 books about World War 2