Book Of The Day – The Promise of Provence

by Ron on April 11, 2014

Today’s Book of the Day is a Women’s Fiction novel by bestselling author Patricia Sands and it’s 40% off for a short time. The Promise of Provence has a 4.3 star rating and is on sale for only $2.99 – save $2!

“One has to love a book that touches every emotion! I cried, I laughed and I got lost in all the descriptive locations. A great read!”
Jayne – Amazon Reviewer



The Promise of Provence
by Patricia Sands
Rating: 4.3 Stars
Genre: Womens Fiction
Price: $2.99 save $2

 

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Surprise, shock, and a shift in her comfortable life tumble into Katherine Price’s world when least expected. The future she has imagined suddenly vanishes, leaving little to focus upon beyond her career and the caregiving her elderly widowed mother might require.

Fate has other plans.

June in Provence is full of promise when Katherine arrives from Canada, eager to feel renewed by her surroundings. Endless rows of lavender prepare to burst into pink and purple blooms. Fields of sunflowers flow in golden waves among vineyards and olive groves. Ancient hilltop villages beckon. It’s the postcard setting she envisioned, but is that all she needs?

After a year of heartbreak, Katherine has impulsively agreed to a home exchange in the south of France. Colorful locals, a yellow lab named Picasso, and the inspiring beauty of the countryside breathe new life into her days.

Seeking to shed the pain of betrayal and loss, she struggles to recapture her joie de vivre and searches for the answer to a haunting question: is it too late to begin again?

As Katherine explores the romantic cobblestone lanes of medieval towns, discovers the intoxicating pleasures of Paris and savors the sun-kissed Côte d’Azur, she begins redefining the possibilities in her life.

An enduring story of hope and change in life’s later years is woven through the author’s love-letter to France. Like a well-travelled friend, Patricia Sands invites readers into a world she loves and entices them to linger.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

What a wonderful way to relax & get lost in the beautiful world of Provence. Patricia does a stellar job of making you feel you are right there with her characters. It’s a story line so many of us could relate to on some level. Bravo!!

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This is a beautifully described story of sadness, the passion to overcome some of life’s hardest battles, death, divorce, one’s own ability to rise above all of these things and make something better of your life. The Author has a wonderful talent for describing in a way that you can taste, see and feel what is being described.

*******

Beautifully worded and expressed in such details how Katherine’ journey brings her to Povince. Patricia is a gifted writer and provides accurate details. Reading this book motivated me to book my trip to France.

*******

The author has captured the wonderful flavors, textures, colors, details of daily French life exactly as I want to recall and rediscover them. “The Promise of Provence” is engaging and happily optimistic and a true inspiration to the many of us who “start over” well into our senior decades. The reader will enjoy the family, friendships, loves and understanding which bloom in these pages. Oui!

*******

I highly recommend this book. Patricia Sands paints a beautiful picture of the landscape and culture of France while the main character, Katherine, discover what life is like after a marriage of 22 years dissolves. Thank you Patricia for a wonderful escape and I look forward to your next novel.

Get The Promise of Provence here: The Promise of Provence

About The Author

Patricia Sands lives in Toronto Canada most of the time, Florida some of the time, and the south of France whenever possible. With a happily blended family of seven adult children and, at last count, six grandchildren, life is full and time is short. Beginning with her first Kodak Brownie camera at the age of six, she has told stories all of her life through photography.
Patricia is the author of the award-winning novel, The Bridge Club and her most recent release, The Promise of Provence, a Finalist in 2013 USA Best Books Awards (Women’s Lit). The latter is an Amazon best-seller that was also featured on the Movers & Shakers Digital list.
Thanks to reader demand, a sequel to The Promise of Provence in in the works and slated for publication this summer. Planning and plotting are also under way for a series to be developed based on the main characters.

Put your feet up and be carried away to the south of France in this delightful novel. In fact, a women’s tour of the south of France was developed based on this novel and Patricia will lead two groups of 14 women on these tours in June 2014. All the info is on her blog.

Sands’ stories celebrate the rewarding friendships of women and examine the challenges life often throws in our paths. As she says, “I live by the philosophy that it’s never too late to begin something new, to seize each day and be a possibilitarian! As the saying goes, just do it!”

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Patricia Sands and ENT appreciate it.

 

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1 Patricia Sands April 11, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Thanks to ENT for featuring The Promise of Provence today! I love your website and the great reading opportunities you offer your subscribers!

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