Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Winter Wonderland By: Diane Dean White

In 1951 WWII has ended and the economy is booming around the country. Jeb and Cora Willis are excited about a new start. Like many families, they decide to move to the city of Detroit for a factory job that will bring prosperity and a better life.

While most young women are looking for husbands, Ruth tries to further her career and concentrates on obtaining a job with her business skills at Detroit’s J. L. Hudson Department Store. She feels good about her new office position and then meets Clint…who changes everything.

Was he part of the reason for their move? During a health problem will their faith hold them together or threaten a loving relationship? Celebrate the Christmas holiday and follow Ruth in this romantic story, during Detroit’s heyday, in Winter Wonderland. 

Diane Dean White
Diane started her writing career at an early age when she asked for a typewriter for Christmas. She pounded the keys writing poetry and short stories during her school years on an old black Royal manual. It wasn't until her husband's work took them to the county seat of a southern town, she had her first column, "Yankee Viewpoint's" for a local newspaper. She covered hard news and feature stories in the area. Upon returning to their home-state of Michigan, she did stringer work, ancestral history, and donor appeal letters for non-profit organizations; while doing her favorite job ever, as a stay-at-home Mom. She is the author of Beach Walks and Carolina in the Morning. Diane was a columnist for a weekly magazine, for four years, and her stories have appeared in a number of magazines and books. Diane is the author of over three-hundred short stories. Her novel, released October 2013, On a Summer Night, is a story of suspense and romance. Her ebook, Stories From a Porch Swing, share sweet short-stories you'll enjoy from over the years. Texting Mr. Right was released September 2014, a Christian romance that takes place in Diane's home state on beautiful Lake Michigan. Just released on November 1, Winter Wonderland, a Christmas story in 1951, when the economy was booming after WWII, in Detroit, Michigan. She and hubby, Stephen, have been married for forty-two years, and they are the parents of three grown children and three grand-gals. Diane thanks the Lord daily for her loving husband, three great kids and for giving her the desires of her heart.

My Review

Winter Wonderland
By:  Diane Dean White

What a enjoyable story.  This is the first book I have read by Diana and I loved it. A wonderful Christmas romance. The story is a step back in time of 1951. As I was reading this story I kept feeling like I was in another time.  The way Clint and Ruth treated one another was with respect. I loved the Christian view on their relationship that Clint and Ruth had. This story is one with family values and  their faith in the Lord. I loved the Characters but I would say that Ruth and Clint are my favorites. I hope to see them again in the future. I love the verse that was quoted at the beginning of the book. One of my favorites.

“Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”  Psalm: 37: 4-5     King James Version

I believe this verse was perfect for this story. Also a wonderful Holiday treat at the end of the book is a special recipe. 

I was given this book by the author for my own honest opinion.


  1. Love the cover of her book! She is a prolific author for sure. Great to see her on here. Sharing!

  2. This looks sweet! I didn't realize it was a vintage story.