Dashing Through the Snow

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One of the best relaxation techniques I know came from a toddler. Reading my niece a bedtime story, I commented on how happy and relaxed she was. She turned to me and said, “Well don’t you like when someone reads you a story?” Since then, at least twice a year I climb in bed with my audio tape on my iPad, my mug of tea or wine (depends on the day I had – real life moment), and listen to a chapter or two. It is one of the best ways to relax.

Dashing through the Snow by Debbie Macomber is a fluffy, romantic, hilarious story- making it a perfect bedtime listen. The story focuses on two protagonists, Ashley Davison and Dashiell Sutherland. They are two strangers trying desperately to get last-minute flights out of San Francisco to Seattle at Christmas. Sadly every flight is full, and there’s only one rental car available. This leaves these two strangers in a predicament. Well, they decide to rent a car together (that’s not a spoiler- this is a romance novel, after all).The journey leads them on a tale of self-discovery while meeting a colorful cast of strangers from an abandoned puppy to delinquents and eccentric mechanics, just to name a few. These individuals are hilarious (think Dave Berry novel) and entertaining. I found myself smiling, laughing, rolling my eyes and thinking only in a romance novel. l know, what better way go to sleep than with fluff on the brain?

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6 Responses to Dashing Through the Snow

  1. I don’t usually manage more than a couple of pages of my bedtime reading 🙂

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  2. Beautiful picture! I keep meaning to try a book on tape, but I still haven’t. I need to put it on my list.

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    • msw blog says:

      Thank you. That photograph was taken a few years ago on a road trip across my local mountains. You should try an audio book. It can be pretty relaxing. The ones I have listened to are: Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple, Starry Night by Macomber and The White City by Erik Lawson (I warn you this is one you probably don’t want listen to before bed, as it is nonfiction and creepy. It would make for a good listen as you walk on the treadmill).

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  3. I think that the only problem with Debbie-Macomber-at-bedtime is that it really is hard to stop reading. But if you do get seriously sleepy, for sure you will float off to happy dreams.

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  4. msw blog says:

    I can relate to that. I received the audio tape Starry Night for Christmas and thought if I listen to a chapter or two it would put me to sleep on a red eye flight. It did not. I stayed up the whole flight rooting for Fin and Carrie… lol.

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