'I was worn out just reading this book - girl you have some courage and I salute you. I defy anyone not to love this book and all her others.' Twiggy Amazon UK
'This book is truly a jewel not to be missed.' Jesse, US Amazon
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.
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 is a life-changing experience. Both 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.
“A book to inspire” Good Housekeeping Magazine
'I expected to learn, but not to laugh so much. What a great sense of humor Susie has! It makes her writing so endearing! She's down to earth, kind-hearted and insightful. You feel as though you are walking with her.'
M D Johns Amazon US
'An incredible journey which provided this reader at least with a sense of having travelled with the author through her struggles. The book is fantastic value and would make a great addition to any Kindle.' A Common Reader, UK Amazon Vine Voice Top 50 reviewer
'Susie is an excellent author, descriptive, informative, and able to paint a picture with words that makes me feel like I am beside her on her journey. Perfect for the Francophile, the armchair adventurer, and the lover of good literature for this is surely literature.' US Amazon Vine Voice Rev.
A touching and inspiring true story of the Texan pioneering spirit, English eccentricity, and two women old enough to know better. Travel writing at its very best by one of the UK's top travel authors. If you love France, if you love humorous travel writing, if you love Bill Bryson, then this book is for you.