Thursday, 3 May 2018

Gone Viking - by Helen Russell

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The blurb: 

Be bold. Be brave. Be Viking...

The uplifting, laugh out loud debut novel from the bestselling author of THE YEAR OF LIVING DANISHLY

Frazzled mum Alice Ray likes to think she’s on top everything – she has FOUR bags-for-life in the boot of her car for heaven's sake. But after spectacularly embarrassing herself at work, she finally gives in to her sister’s pleas to take a much needed break.

But this is not the luxury spa holiday Alice hoped for – instead, she finds herself in Denmark, in the middle of nowhere, on a ‘How to be a Viking’ getaway.

Can the two sisters finally learn to get along or will learning to embrace their inner warrior just make them better at fighting?

Two sisters. One Scandi holiday they'll never forget...

GONE VIKING is a laugh out loud debut novel perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella's Surprise Me

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review* 

Two sisters, who couldn’t be any different from each other. Alice is busy with her job, family and life in general. Melissa, however, loves animals and leads a very diverse lifestyle. It’s her, who suggests a spa holiday for the two of them. 

The two women find themselves in Denmark, on a “How to be a Viking” getaway. Alice finally needs to learn to let go and it’s the chance for the siblings to finally put away all their problems and differences.

There are a lot of characters and all of them have a story to tell. I felt it was a bit too much at times. The book is full of hilarious moments and that made the storyline very authentic. 

I also learned a lot about the Viking culture, which was very interesting. There are sad and thought provoking parts as well, which gives the book a great mixture and makes the plot exciting. 

This book is an uplifting, easy and fun read, perfect to relax!


Helen Russel on Twitter: @MsHelenRussell
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