Lets just start off with a definition of “off-piste” because I’ll admit I had no idea what the title of this book (novella really) was referring to.
Google to the rescue!
away from prepared ski runs.“challenging expanses of off-piste skiing”
so as to deviate from what is conventional, usual, or expected.“on this occasion I went off-piste and booked in at The Griffin, a place none of us had ever visited before.”
I know there are people out there who always want their books to be really realistic and not all convenient with enough happily ever afters to go around.
I’m totally not that person.
I like happy endings, I like Christmas, I like this book (err- novella).
Actually, I love Christmas but it is also the part of the year that we spend lots of time with our family. Time where you look around and think that they are all crazy and you wonder how anything, much less everything is going to work out. (Sorry family.)
But then! Then, you read a book like this fine novella and think- “Well, her daughter is dating her best friend’s previous lover and father of her baby and they are all going on a fancy schmancy Christmas skiing trip in Italy together, even though she hates skiing and it all works out for them,” my totally normal family will be fine.
Would I recommend it? It’s goofy and funny and crazy and scandalous and *spoiler alert* ends happily. While I know there are scrooges out there who don’t approve of such things, I thought it was an excellent quick (Did I mention it was a novella? You can totally fit in in your reading schedule this month!) Christmas read!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I discovered this book because I’m a proud member of Rosie’s Book Review Team!