MARCH 20th

BOOK BLURB: Fifteen-year-old Kari Rose discovers how much trouble she and her two sisters can get into when they stay at their ancient granny's for spring break. Granny gets a wild-haired notion at three in the morning, and she’s leaving with or without them. Kari makes the decision to take her sisters and ride with Granny in her old Cadillac on a five-hundred-mile-long trip north to visit family. Miles down the road, this harmless act finds Granny no longer able to drive, and Kari must take the wheel. Soon after, the four travelers are caught in a freeway-closing-down snowstorm which brings everyone and everything to a standstill. 

A second blizzard with catastrophic impact is about to descend upon them, and Kari must determine the best way to find shelter and beat the storm. Will Kari trust her gut instincts and rely upon a complete stranger to lead them to safety?

ABOUT AUTHOR: Jean Ann Williams is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She has contributed articles on suicide loss at, and currently for Putting on the New blog, and her own Love Truth blog. Jean Ann and her husband live on one acre in Southern Oregon where they raise a garden, fruit orchard, goats, and chickens. Her favorite hobbies are hiking through the woods, practicing archery with her bow, and big game hunting. Their two remaining children have blessed them with thirteen grandchildren, their baker’s dozen. To contact Jean Ann, please visit her website at or her



1. Can you describe a memorable road you took as a kid? If so, What made it memorable?

2. What made your road trips fun?

3. How were road trips different when you got older? What did you enjoy about them as an adult?

4. Have you gone on road trips with your family? How is it different/the same now that you have your own family?


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Hi Jean,

As a child I would go on special little road trips with just my Dad every year when the new cars came out.  We would go to the car dealer and pick out a car together and take off for the day exploring back roads and sometimes even getting lost.  We met many new friends that way, but most of all we just talked about God, and anything else that life was throwing our way.  My Dad never bought a single car as we could not afford it but the dealer always let my Dad borrow a car for the day every year anyway.  This is something that dealerships no longer do as they now ride along giving their sales pitch.  

Thank you Jean for this opportunity to win a copy of your beautiful sounding story.  I remember spending time with my Grandmother who snuck out prior to the crack of dawn going to the Jewish bakery on the corner with her trusty flashlight every morning.  The baker always let her in the back door to get her desired goodies for the day.  When friends came calling she would sprinkle some flour on her apron and sometimes even in her hair depending upon what she was serving and bring the treats warm from her oven as if she baked them herself.  I am not sure if she had anyone fooled but everyone always treated her with kindness.  After she had her first stroke the baker came by every morning prior to opening his shop and brought her her favorites and would not accept payment.

Many Blessings,


Ah, Adriann, what great memories of your dad and grandmother! I laughed out loud at your grandmother's antics! It made me want to know her. :) Thank you for participating in the drawing for the month of March. There's something about spring. It lifts our spirits as we see more of the blue skies!

I look forward to another give-away drawing! Happy spring!


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