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The author of
The Promise of Provence,
and
I Promise You This,
presented on France Book Tours,
is back!

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Patricia Sands

on Tour

October 2-13

with

Drawing Lessons

Drawing Lessons

(women’s fiction)

 Release date: October 1, 2017
at Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1542045872
352 pages

Author’s page | Goodreads

SYNOPSIS

The author of the Love in Provence series returns to the South of France with a poignant portrait of a woman who must learn how to create a new life for herself…

Sixty-two-year-old Arianna arrives in the South of France for a two-week artists’ workshop full of anticipation but burdened by guilt. Back home in Toronto, she has been living with the devastating diagnosis of her husband’s dementia and the heartbreak of watching the man she has loved for decades slip away before her eyes. What does her future hold without Ben? Before her is a blank canvas.

Encouraged by her family to take some time for herself, she has traveled to Arles to set up her easel in the same fields of poppies and sunflowers that inspired Van Gogh. Gradually, she rediscovers the inner artist she abandoned long ago. Drawing strength from the warm companionship and gentle wisdom of her fellow artists at the retreat—as well as the vitality of guest lecturer Jacques de Villeneuve, an artist and a cowboy—Arianna searches her heart for permission to embrace the life in front of her and, like the sunflowers, once again face the light.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I Promise You This Patricia SandsPatricia Sands
lives in Toronto,
but her heart’s other home is the South of France.
An avid traveler, she spends part of each year
on the Côte d’Azur
and occasionally leads groups of women
on tours of the Riviera and Provence.
Her award-winning 2010 debut novel, The Bridge Club,
is a book-group favorite,
and The Promise of Provence, which launched her three-part Love in Provence series
(followed by Promises to Keep and I Promise You This),
was a finalist for a 2013 USA Best Book Award
and a 2014 National Indie Excellence Award,
was an Amazon Hot New Release in April 2013,
and was a 2015 nominee for a #RBRT Golden Rose award in the category of romance.
Sands also contributes to such Francophile websites as The Good Life France
and Perfectly Provence, and she appears as a public speaker for women’s groups.

Find Patricia on Facebook,
on Twitter
on Instagram
at her Amazon Author Page
or her website

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Buy the book on  Amazon.com

VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE

Monday, October 2
Review by Shree

Tuesday, October 3
Review + Giveaway at An Accidental Blog

Wednesday, October 4
Review + Giveaway at The French Village Diaries

Thursday, October 5
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Locks, Hooks and Books

Friday, October 6
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at I am, Indeed

 Monday, October 9
Review by Grass Monster

Tuesday, October 10
Review at Shelf Rider

Wednesday, October 11
Review + Giveaway at Musings of a Writer & Unabashed Francophile

Thursday, October 12
Review by Andrea

Friday, October 13
Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway at Words And Peace


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Global giveaway open to all
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