An alternate cover edition can be found here.Everybody has something to hideJude Winters is confident in one thing she has no idea how to run a ski school But a missing husband and mounting bills mean she s going to have to find out fast The hard way.Mike Cole has skied nearly everywhere in the world Now it s time to tick Scotland off his list, before he kicks the snoAn alternate cover edition can be found here.Everybody has something to hideJude Winters is confident in one thing she has no idea how to run a ski school But a missing husband and mounting bills mean she s going to have to find out fast The hard way.Mike Cole has skied nearly everywhere in the world Now it s time to tick Scotland off his list, before he kicks the snow from his boots and carries on with his Kiwi version of walkabout.But things aren t always what they seem And even wanderlust can sometimes be sated Winter Arrives is the first novella from the Secrets in the Snow series about a Scottish snowsports school Episodes 2 5 and 3 short stories are also available The series will complete in 2015 with Episode 6.
Winter Arrives An alternate cover edition can be found here Everybody has something to hideJude Winters is confident in one thing she has no idea how to run a ski school But a missing husband and mounting bills mean
Winter has a double meaning the winter season arrives for a woman whose family runs a ski school in Scotland, and she needs to get organised We also see a winter of the heart, as her husband is away working in New Zealand, unaccountably failing to pay into the bank account and seldom in touch with his wife and young teen daughter Creditably our heroine Jude, a graphic artist, decides to take on the work of running the ski school, although she isn t very confident nor used to business decisions.A [...]
I picked this book up for a language arts assignment, and it ended up turning out to be than just an assignment I really enjoyed reading this book, and I am excited to read of the White Cairns Ski School books As I was looking for a fiction novel about skiing, I realized how few books there are on skiing So, when I found this one, I was very happy.Although it was a quick read, I felt as though I wanted to keep reading, and I couldn t put it down For a new author, Marshall did an excellent job [...]
So, having a serendipitous meeting with the author on line, I wanted to read some of her work.Despite the fact that I m not a fan of novellas, and this wouldn t be the type of story I d usually read, and don t ski this is not boding well for a good review, but stick with me I rather enjoyed it Whilst I would agree with an earlier review about the odd sentence being too long, I really got involved I want to see how the characters develop am still not sure how I feel about Jude, putting aside the [...]
Winter Arrives by Roz Marshall is the first installment about a ski school in Scotland When Jude s husband decides to ditch her for the winter just as skiing season is starting, she barely keeps from panicking Jude has next to no experience managing a ski resort and needs help Jude needs a manager who actually knows what they re doing, and five instructors by next Tuesday Luckily, Mike, a wandering ski instructor, is willing to help out.Even though Mike planned to stay for only a few weeks to s [...]
Dickens did it Stephen King has done it So I understand that the serial, an episodic series with the full story released a small chunk at a time has a long history and is making a comeback, at least in part because the economics of the ebook market make it viable than with paper books.I m not a fan of the serial for a few reasons One is a tendency for cliffhanging endings Thankfully, that s not the case with Winter Arrives Another complaint I have is that although each episode tends to have a s [...]
Winter Arrives is the first part of a series of books that make up Roz s White Cairns Ski School collection The story is about Jude, who is left to run her ski school on her own for the first time This annoyed me There s supposed bombshells dropped left and right you re never really told what happens , Jude has a bit of a sniffle and whine about things and then surprise surprise something or someone appears to fix it I hate that Jude appears to be so dependent on her husband and while he s away [...]
Roz Marshall s debut work is the first in a series about White Cairns Ski School, set in the fictional village of White Cairns in the wintery wilds of Scotland.Within the pages I was taken back to my childhood where we would go on skiing holidays to Avie in Scotland I say that because personally I was of a sledging age, my dad was unable to even stand on skiis and my mum able to do little than stand upright I feel they might have benefited from an encounter with the characters in this book It w [...]
This is an intriguing episode in what I assume will be an ongoing series, with each subsequent novella centring on different characters involved in the White Cairns Ski School I have to be honest and say that I found central character extremely irritating until the final 10% of the story, when I started to develop some sympathy for her whether that s misplaced or notwell I guess I ll have to read the next instalment to find out All in all a nice little read not sure that the technical detail on [...]
Jude s husband runs a ski school and is delayed in returning home It s up to her to get things up and going I m a homemaker, too, and the thought of going into unknown territory to keep things going would scare me to death Jude didn t let fear stop her she plunged in and went for it What I really enjoyed about this novella is the way that it sets things up The reader is introduced to the key characters and gets to know a little bit about each one I felt that this was the perfect setup for the fu [...]
I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.Having read A Dream for Hogmanay , one of the series short stories, I was very eager to read the series from the beginning and see how things had developed up to that point Winter Arrives certainly did not disappoint In terms of the story line, not too much happens in this episode but it nicely introduces the main characters and creates an outline of the bigger picture that makes you eager to know what happens next.I thoroughl [...]
Jude and her husband own a ski school Only problem, her husband is m.i.a And she has never had to run the whole school before This is a short story that gives you enough plot to want , but not feel left out You also are given enough to grow attatched to the characters I was suprised how much I enjoyed this short story, I usually find them too abrupt for my taste I know absolutely nothing about skiing and still found the book to be highly enjoyable WaAR
Lets just say what Roz Marshall has created with White Cairns Ski School and her characters is not only engaging but welcoming Each episode invites you to get to know the characters better I don t know who I like best I can see this as a TV show or Hallmark mini series I received 1 3 as a gift and can t wait to read the rest LOVE, LOVE LOVE
I received a copy of Winter Arrives by Roz Marshall in exchange for an honest review.Note this review contains spoilers What would you do if you got up one morning and the house was cold because there was no fuel for the heater and you find the bank account is overdrawn What would you do if your husband was still in Australia working instead of in Scotland where he is supposed to be opening up the ski school that has been in your family for 30 years That s what Jude Winters is facing at the begi [...]
Jude Winter s husband is missing, the bills are mounting, He took a job away and has put no money in the account The new Ski season is about to begin, of course we need snow first but Jude s husband runs the school Can Jude step up and run it, probably not She wakes with no heat and no oil delivery at her home, she retreats to the Ski Schools office to find where the money might be going One of the ski instructors from last season and the main safety officer to stop in to get the new season info [...]
4 starsI purchased Winter Arrives by Roz Marshall in November 2016 and this review was given freely.This is a complex first installment to the Secrets in the snow series providing us with the introduction to the seasons ski and snowboarding instructors as well as the financial and personal problems involving the Winters Ski School owner Jude IA handy list of characters is available at the end of the book but I would have rather had it first to help learn the characters prior to reading the story [...]
Left to tun a ski school she has little idea how to do, Jude Winters assembles a ragtag group of young instructors who face hitting the slopes while they deal with their own secrets and insecurities This novella sets up the players in this serialized story set on the slopes Anyone who loves romance and fans of skiing and snowboarding will love this story Can t wait to read .I received a free copy from the author.
A children s book illustrator struggles to keep her family s ski school on track when her husband goes to New Zealand for the season I enjoyed this book Nice, realistic characters, with an initial story, and plenty of scope to build upon it Well done Roz, can t wait to read the next book.I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
I m hooked and want to find out about all of these characters I have some guesses about how things will play out in the rest of the series and need to see if it goes as expected Oh, and I kind of want to learn how to snow ski now too What color of cast should I choose
SKI school with no instructors and no help Woman thrown in the mess with no money also Waiting for the snow, getting help, training to open and figuring out how to pay the bills A good easy read, good interactions with characters.
CUTE READ A short, easy to follow, fast paced, heart warming read Good Job Roz.
This was my first Roz Marshall book and I really enjoyed it I loved the characters and the White Cairns Ski School and this was a good quick read I m looking forward to reading
Jude s husband Alan is somewhere in New Zealand while he should have been in Scotland for the start of the ski season Jude is an illustrator and besides doing her own work she now also has to run his business There s no money left, so she doesn t have a choice Therefore she hires Mike, an experienced skier who can help her find the right instructors and get the business up and running again.Winter Arrives is novella one of Secrets in the Snow In this first part of the series the main characters [...]
Winter Arrives by Roz MarshallBook starts out with Jude Winters who s in charge of the ski school along with her kids and has no idea how to do any of it all by herself She needs oil and has no money and they want to be paid for previous deliveries first.Allan, her husband is in New Zealand depositing money into their account but somethings not rightMike is applying for a position at the ski school for a month as he likes to move around each month trying new locations.Like that the book is in Sc [...]
I m never very sure of the etiquette for leaving a review of your own book, but I thought I d like to say to any readers I hope you enjoyed Winter Arrives Whilst it s an introductory episode to the full series, sets up some of the later stories and lets you meet most of the main characters, it also has a plot arc of its own, and so can be read as a stand alone story.Thank you for choosing to read it and if you like it, it would help immensely if you could spread the word
I m never very sure of the etiquette for leaving a review of your own book, but I thought I d like to say to any readers I hope you enjoyed Winter Arrives.Whilst it s an introductory episode to the full series, sets up some of the later stories and lets you meet most of the main characters, it also has a plot arc of its own, and so can be read as a stand alone story.Thank you for choosing to read it and if you like it, it would help immensely if you could spread the word
Couldn t finish it
Short, but interestingYou just get started and realize this is written in segments This is only the beginning so be prepared Short, quick read, but a good beginning.
GreatThis is a wonderful beginning to a story that makes feel for all those ski instructors Great storyline Good read.