Five Ladies Go Skiing – 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?



My review

I love the cover. You might think you are in for a playfull story and you are, but it’s about so much more.

Grieve, lies, betrayal are all ingredients in this book but there is also a lot of laughter, love and friendship in the mxiture.

In the beginning the story was a bit confusing, because a lot of information about the ladies was thrown your way, but little by little you get to know them and you become familar with their families and issues.

The main goal is to help Ginny becoming the person she used to be and by doing this the girls start seeing their own lives in a different way as well.

Will this trip cement their relationships even more or will they fall apart?

I liked the story, but I struggled with it as well. I had the feeling that there was an overload of details sometimes that made you lose the essence a bit. What I found refeshing was the fact that the story was about ladies a bit older than those you normally find in feel good books.

Thank you, Karen Aldous and RachelsRandomResources.


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! See more…

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