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 the physical difficulties of her trek, but she is less prepared for other challenges, as strangers and circumstances force her to confront not just recent loss, but long-held beliefs. For Martin, the pilgrimage is a test of his skills and endurance but also, as he and Zoe grow closer, of his willingness to trust othersand himselfagain.Smart and funny, insightful and romantic, Two Steps Forward reveals that the most important journeys we make arent measured in miles, but in the strength, wisdom, and love found along the way. Fans of The Rosie Project will recognize Graeme Simsions uniquely quirky and charming writing style....
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Two Steps Forward Reviews
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
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Two Steps Forward follows two different middle-aged people, Zoe and Martin, as they embark upon the historic pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago. Both characters have a lot to think about, and they end up meeting each other, and other people along the way to help them on their journey, as well as gaining experiences that could never be replaced.
I actually ended up feeling a bit disappointed and overwh ...more
Every year, thousands of walkers follow a centuries old pilgrim route from France to Spain. The Chemin, also known as the Camino de Santiago, is walked by people who are hoping to experience the life changing effects that the journey is well known to bring to people who complete it. Zoe has come to France still reeling from her husband's sudden death. Martin is recovering from a messy divorce. They both set off the pilgrimage alone but seem to keep bumping into one another while staying in the s ...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 have heard about the Camino walk because a friend's husband walked much of it, I heard an interview about it on the radio by another person who walked it, so when Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist presented itself, I opened it and started reading with interest. I have no desire to walk it myself but I was very happy to vicariously experience it this way.
It is described in acknowledgements at the end of the book as a mature-age love story, and it is, but so much more. It is abo ...more
Two Steps Forward by husband and wife team Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist was an uplifting and thoroughly enjoyable novel. Though completely different from Simsion's "Rosie" series it contained a number of my favourite elements. For example the writing was engaging so that once started I didn't want to stop reading, the characters were likeable, the story well executed and the setting interesting. Having walked the Chemin/Camino themselves - from Cluny in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain ...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