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Patricia Sands

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May 17-26


I Promise You This

I Promise You This

(women’s fiction)

 Release date: May 17, 2016
at Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1503935723
365 pages

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Suddenly single after twenty-two years of marriage, the calm of Katherine Price’s midlife has turned upside down. Seeking to find her true self, she took a chance on starting over. A year later, she is certain of this: she’s in love with Philippe and adores his idyllic French homeland, where he wants her to live with him.

But all that feels like a fantasy far removed from Toronto, where she’s helping her friend Molly, hospitalized after a life-threatening accident. Staying in her childhood home full of memories, Katherine wonders: Is she really ready to leave everything behind for an unknown life abroad? And if all her happiness lies with Philippe, will it last? Can she trust in love again?

Searching her heart, Katherine finds the pull of the familiar is stronger than she thought. An unexpected meeting with her ex, the first time since his cruel departure, and a stunning declaration of love from an old flame spur her introspection.

With sunlit backdrops and plot twists as breathtaking as the beaches of Côte d’Azur, author Patricia Sands brings her trilogy about second chances to a provocative and satisfying close that proves that a new life just might be possible—if you’re willing to let your heart lead you home.

NB for reviewers: works fine as a standalone
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I Promise You This Patricia SandsA confessed travel-addict,
best-selling author
Patricia Sands lives in Toronto, Canada,
when she isn’t somewhere else,
and calls the south of France her second home.
I Promise You This,
is Book 3 in her award-winning Love in Provence series.
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The French Village Diaries

As with the other books in the series it is the colours and scents of Provence that stand out for me when reading it and really take you there. Patricia’s obvious love for the area is present in every page.
If you are looking for a virtual holiday in Provence, this series of books will give you the perfect escape along with a warm, feel-good feeling too.

The Fictional 100

Like the other books in this series, readers hungry for glimpses of daily life in Provence will find much to savor in I Promise You This: meals described in loving detail, the produce of farm and field, the natural beauty of the region, and the excitement of towns and cities. This book can be read on its own, as the author unobtrusively weaves the necessary information from the earlier books into her story. But reading the earlier books does repay the effort to follow the whole arc of this involving series.

I am, Indeed

Soft and warm, this story is easy to follow and full of characters that appear real and present in the room as you read. To gain the best perspective, this is a series that is best read in order – and that will be no great sacrifice. A wonderful summer read that will have you transported to worlds and places far away.

An Accidental Blog

I enjoyed this novel because it felt like visiting old friends and getting caught up in the bliss and culture that makes living in France so enjoyable. The food, the markets, the friends. Sands writes about all of them in great detail, transporting readers to the South of France. Her characters are realistic and feel like people I would like to share a meal with, luckily, since I do get to join them for some fabulous meals.

Libri Amori Miei

It’s an extraordinary romance about the second chance in life and the difficulties and fears to pursue happiness. Breathtaking landscapes, great characters, brilliant dialogue and a strong plot: this book is a real treat.

Book And Ink

I found the story to be nothing short of beautiful. With a pacing which was consistent and enough twists thrown in, this book was indeed a pleasurable read. The narration and the setting would be the highlight of the book. The writer had literally brought alive the sights, scenes and food of France!

Books & Java

What is there not to love? Great characters, tragedy, love, surprises along the way, and making tough decisions in the face of tragedy.
I would consider this book a light, sweet, but engaging love story that definitely has me looking forward to reading the first two in the series.

Walkie Talkie Book Club

Patricia’s books read like travel guides with some plot thrown in. The descriptions of the locales and the food and the people make it feel as though you’re there!


I liked the fact that the main character was more my age because it gave me a sense of there’s still a chance for me and to go for my dreams. I’m looking forward to reading the first 2 books. It was definitely a feel good story.

Faith, Hope And CherryTea

Kudos to Canadian author, Patricia Sands, for including home territory in her trilogy. Good descriptions of winter life at home in Canada and Cote d’Azur French Riviera coastal life of France add to the idyllic picturesque settings.

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