Like me, Patricia Sands is a woman who loves France, and her books always take me there. Her latest book is the third in a series about a Canadian woman who visits France after her divorce and her mother's death. Kat falls in love with France, and a Frenchman, and ends up moving there.
This novel begins with Kat hurrying back to Toronto after a friend is hurt in an accident and while there, she has doubts about leaving her old life behind. In the second half of the book, she returns to France and we get to revel in the beauty of the scenery, the food and the lifestyle in Antibes, France.
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.
I would recommend reading the previous two books before this one. I read the first one, but it had been years, and I had no idea who Molly, the injured friend, was until I got 10% into the book. A stronger conflict would have improved the novel for me too.
I Promise You This
Release date: May 17, 2016
at Lake Union Publishing
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A confessed travel-addict,
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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thanks for your nice view on the book
Paulita, many thanks for taking the time to read and review I Promise You This. I wish you the best of luck as you follow your dream to move to France next year. How exciting!
Emma, I always enjoy reading books set in France.
Patricia, how lovely to see France through your characters' eyes.
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