Book Of The Day – The Promise of Provence

by Greg on June 26, 2013

Today’s Book of the Day is a Contemporary Fiction novel by Patricia Sands – and it is 25% off for a limited time. The Promise of Provence has a great 4.4 star rating and is on sale for only $2.99 – save $1!

“What a wonderful way to relax and 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!!” M.J.S. – Amazon Reviewer

The Promise of Provence
by Patricia Sands
Rating: 4.4 Stars
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Price: $2.99 save $1


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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:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author gave a real insight into a woman’s journey after a dramatic change in her life. It shows how we need to get to know ourselves and never be afraid to adventure into the unknown sometimes traveling by ourselves because the gifts we receive can be very rewarding. Look forward to Patricia’s next book.


The Author has a wonderful talent for describing in a way that you can taste, see and feel what is being described. A big part of this book is set in the beautiful area South of France…a wonderfully written love story that includes food, cheese making and friendships… A really good read from start to finish.


Do judge Promise of Provence by its cover because the story will deliver what the cover promises: travel, romance and a place to call home. Easy to read, well-paced, and filled with captivating descriptions of love, life, and culture in Southern France, this novel is a page-turner. Enjoy it!


“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!


An engaging tale of change, hope, friendship and love at a time when most of us think our lives are settled, it gives the reader much food for thought while we go along on this journey.

Get The Promise of Provence here: The Promise of Provence

About The Author

Family, writing and travel are my passions … okay, and chocolate … and I’m seldom without a camera. Toronto, Canada is home for me most of the time, Florida some of the time, and the south of France whenever possible. There are benefits to getting older!

Beginning with my first Kodak Brownie camera at the age of six, it seems I have told stories all of my life through photography. With our happily blended family of seven adult children and, at last count, six grandchildren, life is full and time is short.

Becoming an author in my … gasp … 60’s … (I’m too young to be this old!) was not on my agenda. But here I certainly am and writing is what I will continue to do. My debut novel, The Bridge Club, was published through iUniverse in August 2010 and my second novel, The Promise Of Provence, was released in April, 2013. Readers are asking when the next book will be out so I’m back at the drawing board!

My stories celebrate the rewarding friendships and bonds women share and examine the challenges life often throws in our paths.

One of the great pleasures of being published is being asked to speak with women’s groups on the subjects of writing and self-publishing as well as the importance of valuing our personal stories. At other events (as one half of Sommers & Sands) along with my speaking partner, author Susan Sommers, through keynotes, workshops and conferences, audiences are encouraged to embrace change and see challenges as opportunities.

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 June 27, 2013 at 3:30 am

p.s. Greg – thanks for another fab promo. Here are my stats so far – can’t complain!
#595 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#69 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women’s Fiction
#74 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Women’s Fiction > Contemporary Women

2 Patricia Sands June 27, 2013 at 3:27 am

p.s. What a coincidence to see the Stratford Festival advertising here! We just went there yesterday for yet another fantastic performance.

3 Linn B Halton June 26, 2013 at 3:15 am

What wonderful reviews! Congratulations to author Patricia Sands – this is a MUST read.

4 Patricia Sands June 26, 2013 at 3:09 am

It’s always a pleasure to be on ENT. Such a great resource for readers! Thanks for all you do!

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