A touching and inspiring tale of the Texan pioneering spirit, English eccentricity, and two women old enough to know better
When Susie Kelly decides, on a whim, to trek alone across France from La Rochelle to Lake Geneva, she entrusts her French farmhouse full of assorted animals to a total stranger from San Antonio, Texas. For each of them it will be a life-changing experience. Both will find their resourcefulness and ingenuity tested to the limit as, in their own ways, they explore and enjoy the culture, cuisine and people of Europe’s most fascinating country.
While Texan Jennifer Shields copes heroically with lost dogs, erratic electricity, old men hiding in bushes, and a language she cannot speak, Susie doggedly tramps 500 miles over unknown terrain, frequently lost and either too hot or too cold.
Armchair travelers will enjoy this tale of laughter and tears following the adventures of two women old enough to know better.
“A book to inspire” GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
Blackbirdebooks Book Of The Month - November 2011
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Interviews: Susie is an energetic, inspiring author in her 60s. She's as entertaining in person as she is in print and would make a lively guest on any talk show. She lives in the wilds of SW France but is available for phone/online interviews and guest blog spots.
Susie Kelly's Website: French Footprints
88,000 words. First published in UK, 2003 by Transworld. This edition published UK, USA, France, Germany, November 2011 by blackbirdebooks.
More about blackbirdebooks: blackbirdebooks is a dynamic new ebook and POD publishing start-up created by British author Stephanie Zia. Best Foot Forward is our first successful acquisition of digital rights from a major publisher. Originally published in the UK by Random House, Best Foot Forward became a UK bestseller, selling tens of thousands of copies. This is the first time it's been published in the US where, we feel, American readers will not only enjoy Susie's story but will love the amazing Texan Jennifer Shields' role in the tale.
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