From the New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project comes a story of taking chances and learning to love again as two people, one mourning her husband and the other recovering from divorce, cross paths on the centuries-old Camino pilgrimage from France to Spain.The Chemin will change you. It changes everyoneThe Chemin, also known as the Camino de Santiago, is a centuries-old pilgrim route that ends in Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. Every year, thousands of walkerssome devout, many notfollow the route that wends through quaint small villages and along busy highways alike, a journey unlike any other.Zoe, an artist from California whos still reeling from her husbands sudden death, has impulsively decided to walk the Camino, hoping to find solace and direction. Martin, an engineer from England, is road-testing a cart of his own designand recovering from a messy divorce. They begin in the same French town, each uncertain of what the future holds. Zoe has anticipated ...
|Title||:||Two Steps Forward|
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Two Steps Forward Reviews
When I first started this book I found it a little slow and a little too full of details about walking, finding accommodation and what they had for breakfast. But it surely did not stay like that!
As Martin and Zoe take their first tentative steps along the walking trail they also begin a romance which is by turns funny and sad, and full of misunderstandings. The cover picture says it all. There is Zoe on one stretch of the path and Martin with his little cart on a whole separate section. Occasi ...more
This was an entertaining read and reignited my interest in walking the Camino. I enjoyed following Martin and Zoe on their journey to Santiago. It was filled with many wonderful characters just like you would expect to meet on the walk. Both authors personal experience with The Way is quite evident with the attention to detail and the descriptions of the many villages and accomodation places visited along the way. As well as the wonderful friendships that can develop. The Camino has a way of bri ...more
It was a treat to read this book! As I progressed more deeply in my reading, I became increasingly enthralled. I had heard of the Camino or the Way, a centuries old pilgrimage traversing much of France and Spain, but the narrative by these authors did much to familiarize me with the routes and the myriad reasons of people to undertake these treks. Whether one is a pelerin , a peregrino , or a pilgrim, the reasons for the walk varied widely. It seemed that the religious pilgrimage was r ...more
In YA is coming of age echt een genre, maar in 'volwassen' romans kom je het niet vaak tegen dat karaktergroei het hoofdonderwerp van een boek is. Maar in deze wel.
En het is zeker een goed er sterk boek. Ik vind het ook mooi hoe de verhaallijnen van de personages zich ontwikkelen. Maar toch 3*.
De schrijfstijl sprak me niet heel erg aan, hoewel het wel vlot weglas. En de hoeveelheid negativiteit en drama en gedoe tijdens de wandeltocht ook niet echt.
Al met al heb ik veel YA gelezen met een beter ...more
I wanted to really love this book and although I did enjoy it, it just didn't reach that height.
I've read a few books about travels on the Camino Trail (not all non fiction) and maybe I was expecting more of the same.
If your looking for a book where people lost in life find their way while on the trail, then this is a good one.
If your looking for a book more about the trail and it's trials and tribulations then this may fall short.
Thank you to Text Publishing and Goodreads for a co ...more
Het lopen van de Camino(eventueel een gedeelte ervan) staat op mijn Bucketlist. Ik heb genoten van de wandeling en de 'struggles' die Zoë en Martin moesten doorstaan...aanrader!!
A charming romantic comedy set on the Camino Trail, Two Steps Forward is told in alternating chapters between the voices of Martin, an engineer from Yorkshire, and Zoe, an artist from California. Both are struggling with hurt and bereavement in their lives. Martin is in the midst of a messy divorce, and trying to rebuild his relationship with his teenage daughter. Zoe’s husband has recently died, leaving her exhausted in mind and body, and not sure how to go on in her life alone.
The couple firs ...more