Thank you for stopping by I’m delighted to be sharing my review for Five Ladies Go Skiing as part of the blog tour today. First of all though let’s take a look at the description for the book…
A delightful new novel of love and friendship from Karen Aldous…
Ginny is alone now after losing her husband, so her friends (her F.L.O.W.E.R.S) decide with his first memorial imminent, learning to ski in the Swiss Alps would be a great distraction for her. What Ginny’s friends fail to add into the equation however, is their own distractions! The baggage they carry with them not only threatens their skiing but scales mountainous emotions throughout the trip. The questions then are…can their friendships survive, and can Ginny ever trust enough to love again?
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This book had such a brilliant group of friends although I have to admit that at first I was a little bit worried about trying to follow so many characters. However they all have their individual personalities and that helped me no end in being able to understand each character. After a few chapters it was like catching up with old friends!
All of the five friends have a few secrets that inevitably surface and create a little bit of drama along the way. With the possibility of new beginnings and other realisations being made on this skiiing trip. It definitely makes this trip very interesting!
The setting was lovely and I could easily picture it as Karen Aldous described the area they were visiting. It also brought this group of friends together but in a place where they were maybe slightly out of their depth well apart from one who was used to skiiing. The pacing was good for the most part and gave me time to get to know the characters seeing how they complimented each other.
A wonderful story about friendship, love and even new beginnings!
With thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources and the author for my copy.
Karen Aldous enjoys village life on the edge of the north-downs in Kent with easy access to the buzz of London. Not only does she love the passive pleasures of reading and writing, she also craves the more active pursuits with her family and friends such as walking, cycling and skiing especially when they involve food and wine!
Much of Karen’s inspiration comes from her travels and meeting people. The UK, France, Greece, Switzerland, Italy and parts of the USA and Asia are just some you will experience in her books to date. However, wherever she goes, new characters emerge in ‘Karen’s World’ screaming at her to tell their stories; past or present. She loves to write about strong independent women who can direct their own lives – but struggle to control them! And, of course there’s always a gorgeous hunk or two!
See more… http://www.karenaldous.co.uk/about-me/
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