Review of The Distance Between Us by Ginger Book Geek
I hadn’t come across Georgie Capron and her books before but if there’s one thing I like doing it’s discovering new authors and new books, so I picked up ‘The Distance Between Us’ and dived straight in. I am so glad that I did. I absolutely flipping well loved reading it but more about that in a bit.
I think a lot of women (& some men) can identify with Tasha. Tasha has given up her independence and her role as GP to concentrate on bringing up her and her husband’s children. Tasha and Charlie were madly in love when they got married and I think that they have just got too comfortable with each other. Their focus has been on their children and they haven’t been making enough time for each other or going out as a couple. Tasha and Charlie still share the same bed but there doesn’t seem to be any intimacy there. Tasha is a bit like a juggler trying to keep all the balls in the air and not drop one because they don’t want to be considered to be a failure. This has drained Tasha somewhat mentally, physically and emotionally although Charlie doesn’t seem to have noticed that anything is wrong. Tasha also feels that her marriage is slipping away from her and she misses the independence that she had when she worked. Back then she was Tasha- wife & GP but now she is Tasha- Charlie’s wife and mother to three children. She knows that to get her marriage back on track they both need to put a lot of effort in. At the same time a handsome hunk of a man called Javier has moved in across the road. He & Tasha eventually begin to chat and it soon emerges that they have a fair bit in common- not least their chosen careers. Javier is a doctor in the local Accident & Emergency department and Tasha was a GP. Javier pays her some attention and she is very flattered. Does this attention lead to something more intense? Will Tasha live to regret the decisions she has made? Well for the answers to those questions and more you are just going to have to read the book for yourselves to find out as I am not going to tell you.
This was certainly a family drama and then some. There were generous doses of love, life, drama, loss, hope, despair with a dose of romance to boot. I was hooked on ‘The Distance Between Us’ from the moment I picked up the book and began to read. Georgie Capron is very good at getting to the heart of family life and to accurately reflect what happens in families the length and breadth of the country. She has created extremely realistic and believable characters and although I didn’t exactly class the characters as friends, I could certainly see where they were coming from as regards their feelings and emotions. The book is beautifully and sensitively written and had me hooked from the start. I binge read this book over a couple of reading sessions because I couldn’t bear to tear myself away from the book. I liked being the fly on the wall so to speak and witnessing events as they happened. I got so into the story that I began interacting with the book and shouting out random bits of advice to the different characters. I know it’s a work of fiction but if I get into the story then I start interacting with the book and living the story. Reading this book was a bit of a rollercoaster ride through a whole range of different emotions. Everything that the characters went through I went through and everything they felt, I felt.
In conclusion, I really loved reading ‘The Distance Between Us’ and I definitely recommend this book to other readers. I will definitely be looking out for Georgie’s other books and I can’t wait to read them. I can’t wait to read what comes next from this author. Here’s hoping that we don’t have too long to wait. The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a well deserved 5* out of 5*.