Book reviews welcome

Hello Everyone

In case you hadn't heard, I just published Follow My Heart: Risking it all for a life in France. I'm looking for book reviews; ideally posted on Goodreads, Amazon and Smashwords. I'm sure you know how hard it is for readers to find indie books so maybe you can help. Here's an overview...

A series of negative events forces Frances to refocus on what she wants from life. Despite the risks, she sets off with hope in her heart to make a new life in France. What she finds is much more than she imagined. Changing a life to this extent means there is no going back to a former life. Even her birthplace is irrevocably changed forever.

This book outlines how to dismantle a life in New Zealand and begin a new one at the other end of the earth. It's a story of hardships, loss, naivety, a search for love and belonging, with hope gluing it all together. Sometimes dark, sometimes hilarious, it's an honest and intimate insight into the realities and consequences of following your dream. It includes information on moving to France if you are not an EU citizen, negotiating French administrative processes, surviving French men and exploring one of the most fascinating countries in the world.


Frances Lawson was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1955. She is a direct descendent of the Libeau family, one of the original French families who left Rochefort, France in 1840 to found a colony in Akaroa, New Zealand.

Originally a teacher, she spent years in the commercial and local government sectors before moving to France in 2010. A past contributor to New Zealand Geographic, she is author of the popular blog To the Ends of the Earth., visit the book site +33 6 71 44 94 32, Twitter: parisnewbie or

Available on as paperback & kindle,

or Smashwords

Any of you interested in reading this book can receive a free copy to review in either pdf, paperback, mobi or epub formats. Contact me on for more info.

Hoping to hear from some of you and thanks for your support. Frances

I sent you an e-mail message earlier Frances, I hope you received it. Paperback would be great. Thanks, Eamon.

Hi Eamon

Let me know what format you'd like me to send the book in. Thanks for agreeing to review this for me. Hopefully there will be others too.

Hi Frances,

The very best of luck with the book. It sounds like we have much in common. I have also written a book, which is due to be released on June 23 (see: The next few weeks are little hectic because of this but after that I will have a go at reviewing your book. I'm looking forward to it. Best regards, Eamon O'Hara (Twitter: eamonrohara).