Best Foot Forward

  • by Susie Kelly
  • Narrated by Anne Day-Jones
  • 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
While Susie doggedly tramps 500 miles over unknown terrain, frequently lost and either too hot or too cold, Texan Jennifer Shields copes heroically with lost dogs, erratic electricity, old men hiding in bushes, and a language she cannot speak.
This touching, true story of the Texan pioneering spirit, English eccentricity, and two women old enough to know better will appeal to all baby boomer travel adventurers whether out on the road, or settled comfortably for the ride in their fireside chair.

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What the Critics Say

"A book to inspire." (Good Housekeeping Magazine)
"This is one of the best travel books I have read to date. I thoroughly enjoyed reading every drop of it." (Bas Bleu, US Amazon Vine Voice)
"Susie is ... 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..." (US Amazon Vine Voice)

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Enchanting personal narrative

If you've ever considered an extraordinary personal journey or admired someone who has more courage and set off on a trek you would not consider, then you will enjoy this tale of a brave and cheerful 51 year old Englishwoman.

I am in awe of Susie and enjoyed this book much more than I imagined I would when selecting it.
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- Jennifer S. Leblanc

Easy listen

Enjoyed listening to this journey as I commuted my car back-and-forth from home and work. A nice escape for me.
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- Deborah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-24-2014
  • Publisher: Blackbird Digital Books