Top Ten Things to Do While Snowed In
Inspired by the upcoming release of Stephanie Laurens’s novel By Winter’s Light, we took some time to reflect on our top ten things to do while snowed in this winter.
- Light candles for light and to create a romantic ambiance.
- Huddle up for warmth by a roaring fire with someone special.
- Sit in a cozy nook and read a great book by candlelight.
- Don’t let the snow keep you from having fun! Go outside and build a snowman, find a hill and go sledding, or instigate a snowball fight!
- Make traditional hot cocoa. (In a saucepan over medium-low heat combine 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar, a pinch of salt, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 cup of milk. Be sure to top it off with a dollop of whipped cream!)
- Watch the snow fall from your window. (Perhaps while sipping your hot chocolate?)
- Make a hearty home-cooked meal, and eat surrounded by friends and family.
- Spend time reminiscing about the past and looking forward to the future.
- Go for a romantic stroll outside and admire the ice and snow.
- Knit a pair of mittens—you’re going to need them!
What is your favorite thing to do while snowed in? What would you add to the list?
About By Winter’s Light:
It’s frosty December in Scotland and six Cynster families come together at snowbound Casphairn Manor to celebrate the season—and where Cynsters gather, love is never far behind.
The festive occasion brings together Daniel Crosbie, tutor to Lucifer Cynster’s sons, and Claire Meadows, widow and governess to Gabriel Cynster’s daughter. Daniel and Claire have met before and the embers of an unexpected passion smolder between them.
However, Claire, once bitten, twice shy, believes a second marriage is not in her stars. Yet Daniel is determined. Assisted by a bevy of Cynsters—innate matchmakers every one—Daniel strives to persuade Claire that trusting him with her hand and her heart is her right path to happiness.
Claire is increasingly drawn to Daniel despite her misgivings. Then catastrophe strikes, and by winter’s light, she learns that love—true love—is worth any risk, any price.