Two Steps Forward

Two Steps Forward

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 everyone?? The Chemin, also known as the Camino de Santiago, i From the New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project comes a story of taking chances and learnin...

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Title:Two Steps Forward
Author:Graeme Simsion
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Two Steps Forward
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Two Steps Forward Reviews

  • ☮Karen
    Aug 13, 2018
    DNF at 33%, about 30 days into their journey. Other reviews say this is a slow starter and the story will pick up, but I'm losing patience waiting for that to happen. So far it seems obsessed with where the people walking this trail are going to sleep and what they're going to eat, ove...
  • Maya Panika
    Mar 20, 2018
    A British man and an American woman walk the Camino?almost by accident. Both have their own reasons for undertaking the walk. Martin wants to test and sell a cart he has developed, and escape his failed marriage. Zoe is recently, suddenly, widowed and doesn?t know how to move on wi...
  • Claire
    Jun 10, 2018
    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing this ebook for review*** 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 ...
  • Barbara
    Oct 18, 2018
    4.5 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 ...
  • Jennifer
    May 01, 2018
    I was first on the list at my local library for Two Steps Forward, as I have been eagerly awaiting any new work with Graeme Simsion's name attached. I was obviously overly excited because Two Steps Forward did very little for me. The parts I did enjoy and warranted all the stars was me...
  • Lance Greenfield
    Apr 08, 2019
    This is the story of two people following the ancient pilgrimage route from south west France, over the Pyrenees and across northern Spain. The Camino Trail, also known as the Chemin de Santiago is an arduous walk which is well supported by the population along the way. To say that som...
  • Kathryn
    Apr 29, 2018
    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 hav...
  • Kate Forsyth
    May 13, 2018
    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 ...
  • Lise
    Jul 08, 2018
    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 i...
  • Jonetta
    Jul 16, 2018
    Zoe, an artist from California, and Martin, an engineer from England, find themselves on The Chemin, also known as the Camino de Santiago. It?s a centuries-old pilgrim route that ends in Santiago in northwest Spain. They plan to join other walkers following the route, each having the...
  • Liz Leiby
    Jun 17, 2018
    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....
  • Marianne
    Sep 21, 2017
    Two Steps Forward is a novel written by Australian husband and wife author team, Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist. When Zoe and Martin arrive in France, neither of them does so with the Camino de Santiago in mind. Engineer, Dr Martin Eden has just gone through an acrimonious divorce, givi...
  • Lisa
    Feb 18, 2018
    [3.5 stars] I like the idea of going on a walking "pilgrimage" to work through life's problems. ("The Unlikely Pilgramage of Harold Frye" and "Wild" are two favorites of mine) This is the premise of Two Steps Forward. Zoe and Martin, both middle aged, are separately walking "The Chemin...
  • Elaine
    Feb 23, 2018
    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 ...
  • Sharon Jarvis
    Sep 09, 2017
    I have to say that this was a great book! Loved it. Read it in one day - I just couldn't put it down. While this is a fiction story the authors share with us that they undertook the Chemin/Camino from Cluny to Santiago de Compostela in 2011 - 87 days and 2038 kms and the Cluny to St...
  • Phrynne
    Jun 28, 2017
    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 ...
  • Kat
    Jun 27, 2017
    As good as the Rosie Project, this collaborative husband/wife writing team effort is just as easy to recommend. Told in alternating chapters, we follow Martin (recently divorced Brit) & Zoe (recently widowed American) as they traverse part of the Camino trail from France to Spai...
  • Andrea
    Sep 22, 2017
    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 acco...
  • Producervan in Cornville, AZ from New Orleans & L.A.
    Mar 21, 2018
    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 sp...
  • Text Publishing
    Jun 27, 2017
    ?Simsion and Australian psychiatrist Buist have written an insightful study of loss, grief, and the possibility of romance after.? Library Journal ?This is the sort of book that you can easily imagine being filmed, with strong set pieces, gorgeous scenery, and lots of heart...
  • Kate ☀️ Olson
    May 28, 2018
    What a beautiful story! I have loved everything Simsion has written, and while this book is quite different than his other work, it is just as wonderful. It is a quiet and contemplative story of perseverance, testing the limits of both the physical and mental self, family, and overcomi...
  • Paige
    May 16, 2018
    This book started a bit slow. It picked up but I didn?t fall in love with the characters like I did the Rosie books. ...
  • Love Fool
    Jul 24, 2019
    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 boo...
  • Karen Carter
    Mar 21, 2018
    I love the title of this book, it is just perfect and encapsulates the essence of the book in both its literal and metaphorical sense. For both Martin and Zoe life has taken an unexpected change for the worse and they have taken to the Camino walk to try and re-find themselves and em...
  • Amy Jasper
    Aug 16, 2017
    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 i...
  • Sharon Metcalf
    Apr 16, 2018
    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 ...
  • Katie B
    Mar 28, 2018
    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. Zo...
  • Wendy
    Jun 25, 2018
    I read this because it was a Book Club selection by someone in my club that obviously hates me. I gave this 1 star but would give it 0 if I could. This is badly written. It is pedestrian, predictable and plodding (puns intended). I was NOT impressed with Simsion's ROSIE PROJECT an...
  • Gretchen
    Jul 08, 2019
    Beautifully written diary of two travelers whose paths cross repeatedly. A love story and a journey to finding oneself. Inspiring! I want to walk the Camino to Santiago de Compostella myself now! ...
  • marlin1
    Sep 10, 2017
    **3.5 stars** 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 li...