Review: Five Ladies Go Skiing
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?
I’m laid up with the cold of death so this review will be short and sweet. I spent 5 minutes today trying to remember the name of the grocery store near our house. Illness does bad things for my intelligence.
This novel was a lovely companion to my bed rest. The characters are lovely. I really enjoyed seeing women be loved and sexual at an older age - without the book being about some cougarriffic experience of bedding a dude in his 20s. The author portrayed long-term marriages that still had spark and some that were less sparky but still loving. The story also held plenty of humor and fun as a trip skiing with your best friends should.
I did find the multiple POV distracting. This story belonged to Ginny. Her voice was strong and her story had emotional depth. I was frustrated when I’d pivot into someone else’s head when I wanted to stay with Ginny.
But it’s still a lovely, light read that shows older women as remaining the dynamic, interesting and worthy women of their youth. We need more stories like this.
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Author Bio –
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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