A couple on the brink of divorce after 35 years of marriage gets a second chance to rediscover their love now that a pandemic lockdown has forced them to spend more time together. Julie and Michael Marshall have stayed together through thick and thin, through better and worse -- and, for the last few years, it has mostly been worse. As their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary approaches, Julie realizes something: she doesn't want to pretend anymore. Divorce papers at the ready, she's just about to have The Talk with Michael when everything changes. Lockdown begins and Julie and Michael face the greatest terror they can imagine: uninterrupted time with each other. But, when stripped of all distraction and forced to meet eyes across the dinner table, could it be that Julie and Michael might find a way back to where they first began?
About the Author
Jo Wilde wanted to be an author from the moment she could pick up a pen and was writing boarding-school novels by the age of nine. She studied English literature at Cambridge University, but made the early mistake of thinking she ought to get a 'proper job', rather than write, and went into Factory Planning -- a career that gave her some wonderful experiences, amazing friends and even a husband, but didn't offer much creative scope. When Jo had children she began writing in the brief gaps provided by sleeps, playschools and obliging grandparents, and she published short stories and serials in all the women's magazines. Jo has now published a range of fiction novels, including historical novels as Joanna Courtney and contemporary fiction as Anna Stuart.
This emotional second-chance tale promises both tears and smiles.—Publishers Weekly
"Exactly the sort of witty, insightful and heart-warming book for these solitary times."—Culture Fly
"A hilarious and uplifting story about what happens after 'happy ever after'."—Chat Magazine
"A brilliantly warm story for our times."—People's Friend
"This book transcends the story of the recent pandemic to become the heartbreaking story of two warm, lovely people who have forgotten how to communicate . . . A gentle, touching story that's very pertinent to our times."—NFOP Magazine
"If you like emotionally intelligent books with a dash of reality, don't miss Just the Two of Us. It hooked me from the start."—Sue Moorcroft, author of Summer on a Sunny Island