Just The Two of Us by Georgie Capron
Author: Georgie Capron
Pages: 311 pages
Release date: 1st February 2016
Publisher: Aria Fiction
Lucy is the wrong side of thirty and tormented daily by the idyllic family pictures cluttering up her Facebook newsfeed. All of her friends seem to be getting married and having babies, and yet here she is, resolutely single, and no prospect of creating the perfect family she’s always dreamt of. How she longs for it to be her turn.
But finding love is complicated, and as time passes she wonders if there might just be another way to make her dreams come true. Is she brave enough to go it alone, or is the fantasy of ‘baby makes three’ just too precious to give up on?
Funny, warm, and a story for our time, Just the Two of Us will make you laugh and cry, and remind you never to give up on love.
I kindly received Just The Two Of Us in exchange of an honest review by the publisher via NetGalley.
When the cover has been reveaveld for Georgie Capron’s debut novel and it was up on NetGalley, of course I couldn’t say no! I was even happier when I was asked to be part of the Blog Tour tour. I am happy to share my review with you today. If ever a cover perfectly epitomizes its book, Just The Two of Us would be the one. The cover is absolutely stunning and the novel is too. Georgie Capron’s great writing and the intriguing format the story is told in really did make this a special kind of novel.
At the beginning, we’re introduced to Lucy, whos biological clock is ticking loudly! Lucy is in her in mid thirties and her dearest wish is to be a mother but after another releationship as been broken into pieces, she starts to wonder if she really needs a man on her side to make that happen. She chooses to go through fertility treatments to become pregnant through insemination before it’s too late! Does this road leads to her happy end? What happend when life has other plans for her and she meets „The One“?
I found Just The Two of US to be an well accomplished debut by Georgie Capron. The beginning was great. I loved to get to know Lucy, her friends and family. About a third of the way through, it dragged a bit for me. I thought it was a bit too much of the same in Lucy’s life and I couldn’t connect to to Lucy has much as I liked to. I can’t relate to that desperate wish to have a baby. In some ways I do understand her and her situation but I thought it was a bit too much at times. Lucy was so affected by her wish she couldn’t think straight. It was a bít frustrating from time to time but appart from that, Lucy was a loveable character. The last 100 pages were so much better and thrilling. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough! It turned out much more emotional and just the perfect ending. For me, Just The Two of Us was just the perfect tonic I needed to enable me to forget about my own life for a few hours and enjoy this entertaining tale from Georgie Capron.
Just The Two iof Us, is a grown up emotional book about life, love, dreams, fate, and complications— mixed with humor and honesty. I’m looking forward to more books by Georgie Capron.
Georgie lives in South West London with her husband. She works as a primary school teacher, and writes during the holidays. She studied Italian and History of Art at the University of Edinburgh, and loves travelling, yoga and all sorts of arts and crafts. Just the Two of Us is her first novel.