The ‘Queen of the Beach Read’ has a backlist of excellent books, including the Winter Series, to keep you busy year-round. We’ve compiled a full list of Elin Hilderbrand’s novels in order of publication for you below, including her 2023 release, The Five-Star Weekend, and her upcoming 2024 release, Swan Song.
Elin Hilderbrand Books in Order Through 2024
Since the publication of her first novel in 2000, Elin has penned 28 popular novels. She’s a regular on the New York Times bestseller list, having sold more than 20 million books worldwide. Many of her books are stand-alone novels that can be read in any order, but we’ve specifically noted those that are part of a series. We’ve also included the short stories that complement her full-length novels.
Full-Length Books by Elin Hilderbrand in Order of Publication
The Beach Club
The Blue Bistro
The Love Season
A Summer Affair
Nantucket Series #1
Nantucket Series #2
See below for short story sequel, The Surfing Lesson
See below for short story prequel, The Tailgate
Winter Series #1
Winter Series #1
Here’s to Us
Winter Series #3
Winter Series #4
Paradise Series #1
Nantucket Series #3
Paradise Series #2
Summer of ’69
See below for novella sequels: Summer of ’79 and Summer of ’89
Paradise Series #3
See below for novella sequel, The Sixth Wedding
Elin Hilderbrand Nantuck Series Order
Unlike the other two book series listed above, the books in the Nantucket do not have to be read in order. Each book tells a different couple’s point of view, and each has a unique plot. While it’s enjoyable to read them in the order in which they were written, the storylines of these three books are not chronologically continuous. You can read them as stand-alones if you prefer.
Novellas & Short Stories by Elin Hilderbrand
Short story sequel to Beautiful Day
Short story prequel to The Matchmaker
Summer of ’79
Short story sequel to Summer of ’69
Short story sequel to 28 Summers
Stories from a variety of authors, including Elin Hilderbrand
Novella and short story collection
Printable Elin Hilderbrand Book List
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Do You Have to Read Elin Hilderbrand Books in Order?
For the most part, no. The majority of Elin Hilderbrand novels are stand-alone books and can be read in any order. However, we recommend reading in the order shown above for the Winter Series, Paradise Series, and Nantucket Series.
Learn Even More About Elin Hilderbrand Books
In our complete Elin Hilderbrand Author Guide, you’ll find:
- The 8 best Elin Hilderbrand books, as ranked by our readers
- A synopsis of each Elin Hilderbrand book series
- A summary of recurring characters in Elin Hilderbrand Books
- News about planned television adaptations
- A detailed biography of author Elin Hilderbrand
- An updated on Elin’s retirement plans
- A list of authors like Elin Hilderbrand along with specific book recommendations