Alice Ray doesn’t have time to sit and relax. She has a full-time job as a dentist, two young children, and a husband who spends his days watching news on TV, while she cleans, cook, and takes the children to school. With a house full of animals and no wi-fi, her sister Melissa couldn’t be more different, but when she proposes a week away in a spa, Alice can’t say no. But the spa turns out to be a getaway in Denmark on how to be a Viking, learning to build boats, use swords, and become a warrior, together with two other women. For Alice this is also a chance to let herself go, improve her relationship with her sister, and face the fact that she is in an unhappy marriage.
This book is hilarious, the characters are hilarious, and the situations they get themselves in are hilarious. I laughed out loud from start to finish, although there are also a few moving moments. The characters are engaging and realistic, each of them with a different story to tell. An uplifting, very well-written, and witty novel with the perfect ending to a great story! (NP)