Winter. Here in the Northwest we're having a bitterly cold snap and it made me think of the contrast between winter in Winter of Change and An Ordinary Girl. In the first it feels grey and lowering and dark and frigid. In the second, it feels like a pleasure to be snowed in and eat porridge by a fire and dig a path to the hen house.
It's much easier to feel happy about winter when it is new and there is Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year's to prepare for but once those are out of the way and you've got all of January, February and March ahead of you it feels rather daunting.
So, I have no question really but just noticed how differently Betty handled the subject of the same season in two different (so different) stories. Discuss.