It’s been a few years since we’ve had a good old-fashioned blizzard in my part of Michigan.

I can remember two such blizzards when I was younger.  One was the blizzard of January, 1967 when parts of Michigan received anywhere from 18 inches to over two feet.  Those who live in the ‘winter wonderland’ understand that the danger doesn’t necessarily come from the snow, but from the blowing and drifting and the resulting cold.

There was another blizzard in late January, 1978.  That one found my husband and me snowed in (even though we lived on a state highway) for four days.  When the snowplows were finally able to get through, the roads were a narrow one lane and when you drove through, it was like driving through a tunnel.

This time we’re older, wiser, and much more prepared.  We have plenty of food, and have no plans to go anywhere for at least a couple of days.

But speaking from past experience, when you’re stuck inside for days on end, you can go a little crazy.

So, my advice for those who are snowed in is — read a good book!  And if you’re looking for some good books to read, I have a few I’d like to tell you about.  🙂

My most recently published Christian novel, “The Healing Hills”, is a story of love and forgiveness and is set in the Cades Cove area of the Smoky Mountains.  It already has 25 5-star reviews and has been well received.

If you’re not into reading just romance, you might find my “True Cover” series more your cup of tea.  This is a Romantic Suspense series, with some history, cowboys, and FBI intrigue.

I’ve also written a Christian Historical romance, “The Dove and the Raven”, which takes place during the latter years of the American Revolution.  It also is filled with mystery and romance, while telling the story of the birth of our nation.

“Endless Season” is a romance that tells about a young woman’s trip to England and a surprise visit to a sheep ranch in the highlands of Scotland.  If you love ‘all things Scottish’, you’ll love this one.

And for the Contemporary Romance lovers out there, check out “The Whispering Sentinel”, my story about a woman’s surprising finds during the remodeling of her grandmother’s old house in rural Ohio.  This book has a little bit of everything in it — Romance, history, and some mystery thrown in for good measure.

You can find all my books available in both kindle and paperback at  at

So my advice to you on this cold and snowy day is to curl up under a warm quilt and read a good book!

Take care and God bless,

Ruth Kyser