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
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
Fun book. Couldn't put it down. Great characters with real life complexities to make the story believable and interesting. Will make a great movie.
I only read this because it was chosen for my book club and I can’t stand it when people don’t finish my choices.
This book is so awful. Zoe the smarmy vegetarian walks the Camino with Martin the bore. A series of misunderstandings and miscommunication means hilarity ensues. No it doesn’t, it’s just predictable blah blah blah. From the description of the blisters I’m sure the authors read Cheryl Strayed’s brilliant memoir Wild. I’m fascinated by the Camino but this book would have you believe th ...more
I debated whether or not to add this book to my Travel shelf because it shouldn't really fit; it's fiction. But the authors explain in their Authors' Note that they were very careful about being accurate with routes, timings and locations, and taking only occasional liberties with accommodation and restaurants, based on their own experiences of walking the Chemin/Camino twice in 4 years. It's just the characters that are fictional. I was convinced, so there it sits.
Martin and Zoe are strangers, ...more
The premise of this book has tons of promise but the execution is weak, to say the least. There are two POVs, but it felt like the same character. If I forgot to look at the chapter heading, I almost wouldn't have known which character was talking, there was no distinct voice for each. The character development is, again, weak.
The plot was so scattered I felt like I was reading a rough draft, or an outline of an idea... it was wildly underdeveloped. I couldn't decide if it was poor writing or e ...more
‘Simsion and Australian psychiatrist Buist have written an insightful study of loss, grief, and the possibility of romance after.’
‘This is the sort of book that you can easily imagine being filmed, with strong set pieces, gorgeous scenery, and lots of heart and humour.’
‘The leisurely paced novel explores themes of forgiveness and self-discovery with gentle humour…A feel-good, mature romance that explores what we need to let go of to move forward.’
‘I en ...more
Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist.
Enjoyable fictional account about a man and a woman’s trek on the Camino, starting in France and on into Spain. Told from each of their points of view, you’ll find this part travelogue and part romance. Some hikers are on a spiritual journey and some are avoiding their spiritual journeys whilst others learn what love really is. Truly inspiring change, resolution and growth for many of the characters while sharing a realistic view of traversing ...more
This collaboration between Australian writing powerhouse couple, Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist, is a satisfying page-turning romantic comedy, with an accurate and fascinating travel diary side-story.
Graeme and Anne have walked sections of the Camino on more than one occasion, and it shows in the detailed and intimate descriptions of the trail itself and the towns and villages encountered along the way.
The central characters, Martin and Zoe, will draw the reader along as a passenger on their indi ...more