#BlogTour! #Review of Just the Two of Us by Georgie Capron (@GeorgieCapron) @Aria_Fiction

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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.

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?

What does TWG think?

Absolutely delighted to be today’s stop on Georgie Capron’s blog tour for, Just the Two of Us, which was published 1st February by Aria Fiction. I really hope I can the storyline justice with my review. Enjoy!

You should know by now that I am pretty much a cover jam tart, as I use them instead of the blurb to decide whether I will read the book or not. ‘Just the Two of Us’ was no exception. However, I have since read the blurb and kudos’ to the blurb writer for not giving too much away! So refreshing to have a blurb that doesn’t hint at things before you’ve even had a chance to read the novel. Any who, I’m dithering, apologies. Now, seeing as I have just told you I pretty much judge a book by its cover (sorry!), it will probably be a surprise when I tell you NOT to judge THIS book by it’s cover. Why? The cover is beautiful, as is the storyline, but to look at the cover AFTER you’ve read the novel, you wouldn’t think that the two are related as it were. Does that make sense? No? Okay, let me explain…

The book cover is eye-catching yet beautifully simplistic; on the other hand, the storyline is anything BUT simplistic, yet it is beautiful. Expect the unexpected.

All Lucy wants, is to feel loved and have the opportunity to love a child of her own. It really isn’t that much to ask, is it? She thought she had found her mr right, her soul mate, but life seemed to have different ideas for Lucy’s love life. One thing that hadn’t changed was Lucy’s urge to have a baby, she couldn’t imagine life without being a mother and she was determined to make that happen.

In regards to Lucy’s baby dilemma, I was able to relate to Lucy in a lot of ways. I’ve read some of the reviews for this novel and how a couple of them have stated that they cannot fathom wanting a baby to the point of being ‘obsessed’. I am actually going to defend Lucy here (yes, I know she isn’t real, but hey), and say that if you haven’t been in the position of wondering if you’ll ever have children due to health reasons, life style reasons etc, let me tell you, it’s a horrible feeling. You want something SO bad, so bad it hurts and you get emotional at the possibility of it never happening. Those feelings aren’t something which you can rectify by popping out to your local Tesco; it isn’t a sugar craving. Due to all of that, I felt unbelievably of the fact that Georgie Capron championed single mothers at one point, sticking up for them instead of joining the masses of people who say ‘children need two parents’. As a single mum myself, that made me well up and I truly thank you for showing us single mummy’s in a positive light.

I was absolutely glued to Lucy’s life and the hurdles she overcame with her choices and her family. It was refreshing to read a book that did its own thing and owned a controversial storyline as the norm. Like most books I read, I have favourite characters as well as not so favourite ones, so I was surprised to only dislike one person in this novel! On a positive character note, three characters stood out for me in multiple ways and they were fabulous to read about. I won’t say who as I don’t want to give anything away or sway your views!

The last part of Georgie Capron’s novel gave me goosebumps and all of my reactions were on high alert. I had no idea what was going to happen and as stupid as this sounds, I was actually concerned as I had invested a lot of my emotions into the storyline without even realising it.

‘Just the Two of Us’ is a beautifully written, thought-provoking read, that highlights the underlying strength of a mother’s unconditional love. Full of laughter, tears and uncertainty, Just the Two of Us will leave your heart glowing and your soul hugged. Georgie Capron has truly blown me away with her debut novel and I cannot wait to see what she comes up with next.

Thank you Aria/Netgalley.

Buy: Amazon | Kobo | iBooks | Google Play

About the author.

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.

Author Links:

Facebook: @georgiecapron
Twitter: @GeorgieCapron

Make sure you don’t miss any of the other stops on the blog tour!

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*NOT TO BE MISSED*. Evie from ‘Goodbye Ruby Tuesday’ by A.L.Michael stops by for a chat, and an EXCLUSIVE!

Important question time. How many of you have read A.L.Michael’s ‘Goodbye Ruby Tuesday’? If you haven’t, why not?! At the start of May I blogged about the book and its main ladies Chelsea, Evie and Mollie.
If you need a recap: Goodbye Ruby Tuesday by A.L.Michael. Book Tour!
For those that have already read the book, wasn’t it FABULOUS?  Lucky for us, it is part of a series and the second book ‘Nice Day For A White Wedding’ is out next month! I know, I know, I’m jumping up and down right now too (no really, I am). So excited!

Tonight on the blog, I have something very special for you. I spoke with A.L.Michael and asked her if one of her characters from the book would stop by for a good ol’ girly chinwag, and of course she said yes (she doesn’t say no to me y’know 😉 ).

Shall I stop talking at you and get on with it? Lets give Evie  from ‘Goodbye Ruby Tuesday’ a very warm welcome to The Writing Garnet!

TWG: Good evening Evie! Thank you for stopping by for a chat! I know you have recently lost Ruby, how are you coping now? 
Hiya. Well, we lost touch a while ago, but it’s ridiculous to think she’s not here, not somewhere in London singing and performing and living this crazy, ridiculous life. She was always so full of life, it’s weird to think she’s not here. But I feel better knowing we’re doing what she would have wanted.
TWG: When we caught up with you last you couldn’t seem to fathom why you all broke contact for years and lost touch, do you have any idea as to who or what caused that?
It wasn’t on purpose, we always meant to catch up and get together again. I think…well, I thought fame would change her. It’s hard to watch this amazing, talented performer on stage and think she’d actually be interested in seeing a friend she knew for a couple of years when she was a teenager. I was scared of being rejected, I guess.
TWG: I understand that your dad was a pain in the neck when you were growing up, do you think he really did care about you?
Or was your mum too blind to the situations when you were a child? That must have been difficult! Especially with your painting getting sold!
That man isn’t capable of love, or caring about anyone but himself. My mum…she’s blinded by love. I always swore I would never be like that, never become a doormat. 
TWG: What were your thoughts when you found out that Ruby had left you a house in Camden Square? Was that a surprise to you given the circumstances?
I don’t think I could imagine something more strange. It was amazing to think she remembered our dream, that she still wanted that for us, it was a way of telling us she still knew us, and I’ll cherish that.
TWG: Chelsea didn’t seem too excited about your plans, I know Mollie had to think of little Esme (say hi to her for me!) but she didn’t really have much to lose did she? Unless there is something she isn’t telling us?
Chelsea has a lot more to lose, she went to a big posh university, she created a whole new person – I’m just glad the Chels we knew is still in there! She just spent so long trying to wipe away any signs of our past, anything that happened on the estate, some of the things she saw, the way she was…I get why it’s been harder for her. She’s got secrets, she’s got her own story to tell.
TWG: I felt sorry for you, you took all of the pressure of the house, just so people would change their opinion of you. Why? I got the impression you were quite fiery when you were growing up, what else happened?
I was always a pain in the arse, no surprises there! I’m the one who makes things happen, I always have been. When the others can’t do things, or are too scared to do something, I try to make it easy. And maybe, there’s something about feeling like a failure. I didn’t want that life, that little life in Badgeley that everyone else had. I could see Mollie falling into it, and I didn’t want Esme to grow up like we did, with no hope of anything better.
TWG: Sorry for the personal question, why are you so guarded with males? Didn’t you want to find your Prince Charming?
Fairytales are for kids. That all enduring, endless, crazy love, it’s dangerous stuff. You’re vulnerable, and you can get hurt, and you just end up making terrible decisions. Just like my mum. I didn’t ever want to be like that. So I picked safe people, who’d never make me feel anything too dangerous.
TWG: If someone came to you for advice about dreams and not knowing whether they should just ‘go for it’, what advice would you give them? I would say Esme but she seems to be good at giving you advice!
Of course they should go for it! Always go for it. Life is so short, and shitty stuff happens. Grab joy while you can. Don’t waste a minute being miserable.

Okay, I did say that there was going to be an exclusive in this blog. I must say, I’m very excited about this too. Cor, highly excitable tonight eh! A bit like one of my Twitter followers who is super excited for this blog post! (Hi Clair 😉 ). When I was having a chat with Evie, I asked if she could tell us, well, ‘me’, any secrets or gossip. Here, exclusively for The Writing Garnet, is what she had to say…..

TWG: Between you and me, what secrets can you tell me about the other two ladies? Do you have any juicy gossip?
I can tell you that the lovely Kit has talked to me about Chelsea, he might have shown me a very beautiful ring he wants to give her! And Mollie has to keep her promise to start dating, it’s been long enough, don’t you think? Not that I’m being bossy, obviously!

Thank you Evie for stopping by, and thank you to A.L.Michael for arranging it! Now, if you have read this giggle fest already, PLEASE leave a review on Amazon & Goodreads as they’re vital for authors. Doesn’t have to be an essay, but constructive as these books are their babies! Words multiply….obviously!!!

The next book in the series is available to pre-order right NOW! To do so, click HERE.
If you’re wanting to buy the first one, Goodbye Ruby Tuesday, then I would highly suggest you do so ASAP aka now, as it’s currently 99p. There is no guarantee as to how long the book will stay that price, so do not miss out on all the excitement! Buy ‘Goodbye Ruby Tuesday’.