Five Ladies Go Skiing by Karen Aldous Blog Tour

Five Ladies Go Ski-ing Book Cover


Title: Five Ladies Go Skiing

Author: Karen Aldous

Publisher: HQ Digital

Genre: Women’s Fiction

My Rating: 5 out of 5



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?


My Review

I knew straight away that I would love this book. I loved how we were introduced to each character and what was going on in  their lives within the first chapter – I felt like I knew each character in the story really well. I particularly liked and was drawn to the character of Ginny, as only very recently losing my Dad, I understood her grief – it felt a very familiar feeling to me.

As the story develops, we discover that each of the FLOWERS – as the ladies refer to themselves – has their own issues they are dealing with, and the skiing trip proves to be a very emotional journey for all of the ladies, but with friendship and love ever close, each one of them faces up to the challenges life has dealt them, and realises that life really is for living.

I really enjoyed this story, I loved all the characters and getting to know each of them. I especially loved the character of Ginny and following her journey through dealing with grief and the challenges that she faced. It made me cry as this is the journey I am facing after losing my Dad just a few weeks ago. Five Ladies Go Skiing is such a heart-warming read, full of love and friendship, and reminders that life is amazing, and just perfect for this time of the year – a well-deserved 5 out of 5 from me.


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