Five Ladies Go Skiing by Karen Aldous ** Blog Tour Review and Giveaway **
Today we have Karen Aldous' latest novel, Five Ladies Go Skiing on Books, Life and Everything. Set in Switzerland, we join five friends holidaying over the Christmas period. There is also the chance to win one of 5 paperback copies of Five Ladies Go Skiing (UK only). Details on how to enter this Giveaway are at the foot of this post.
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?
This is a story full of friendship and emotional highlights as one of the party, Ginny, tries to come to terms with losing her husband the previous year. Each of the five friends have their own back stories and personality but together, they form a united group. At the beginning, you get to meet each of them and see what is going on in their own lives. Then, the story is told primarily through the eyes of three of the group, so your interest never flags: Ginny, Kim and Cathy. Each of the friends has something to offer the group and their own issues.
All the women are all at an interesting stage of their lives as they approach their sixties. It is great to read a story which is full of their friendship, understanding and hope for the future. I particularly enjoyed seeing the ladies through each other's eyes. With fabulous scenery, there are some lovely, sparkling festive touches. It is an entertaining read, just right for the holiday period.
In short: Five fabulous ladies and a wonderful festive setting.
About the Author
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!
Thanks to Karen Aldous, HQ Digital and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.
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Giveaway (UK 0nly)
To win 1 of 5 x Paperback copies of Five Ladies Go Skiing (UK Only) just follow the link below and good luck!
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