Reviews

What people are saying!

I hope you know that every single review posted on your chosen sales site and Goodreads (if you are a member) is most appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to write one!

From time to time, I’ll post a selection of reviews here from the various sales outlets or from personal emails sent to me. The largest selection of reviews for each book can be found on the Amazon.com site.

The Bridge Club ~ For more than 100 reviews of The Bridge Club, visit Amazon .

 If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to really have true friends who are there for you thru thick and thin, who make you laugh and at the same time infuriate you yet who always have your back, then this is the book for you. If you want to exhale squeals of laughter, or silently sob at heart wrenching challenges, then this is the book for you. If you want to be transported into the fascinating lives of characters who you now desperately want to meet, then this is the book for you.

Good books stimulate, inspire and provoke a plethora of emotions. The Bridge Club does that in spades. So many emotions were aroused as I read it…joy, sadness, curiousity, doubt, anger, jealousy, empathy..I could go on but I won’t as I don’t want to give it all away. All I can say is, buy it, read it, and pass it on to your friends, your sisters, your daughters for you will be moved to recreate this most enriching circle of friendship.

–       Janice C. (Amazon)

Reading Patricia Sand’s The Bridge Club feels a little like taking a long road trip with a friend, she drives as we listen to her narrate this story of eight female characters, a condensed version of their lives, her voice like the gentle thrum of the engine, lulling us at times into a companionable silence, we listen and observe the passing landscape of years, immersing into these lives as if they were our own.

–       Claire McAlpine (Amazon)

This was a wonderful book. The Bridge Club, a novel by Patricia Sands, is one of those books that you treasure while you’re reading it and can’t wait to share with friends. The lovely story of a forty year friendship among eight women is beautifully written and touches the heart. The problems these women face over the years cover so many issues that women of today are dealing with. Lots of laughs, lots of tears and a book to be remembered long after the ending is reached.

–       Karla Darcy (Goodreads)

Intricate, emotional, unforgettable saga of eight friends who’ve been meeting over the years. Unforgettable meetings which allow them (and us, the readers) to focus on the “big” moments in their lives, share their doubts and enthusiasms, help each other until the last chapter that reserves a real surprise. Don’t miss it!

–       Claude Nougat (Goodreads)

 

The Promise Of Provence~to read more than 600 reviews, click on Amazon.

C’est magnifique!! The Promise of Provence stole my heart…

–       Shannon (Goodreads)

 

This novel is written with a passion for France, it’s people and it’s sights and flavours. I felt like I was actually travelling far and wide with Katherine, although I have never been to France. The poetic descriptions of the landscapes, the villages, the attractions and the cuisine were so romantic. In amongst this journey are some gritty relationship issues for some of the characters.

A love affair with France.

5 out of 5 for me! I loved it! (Read the whole review here.)

Dizzycs Little Book Blog 

 

Great women’s story
Let’s hear it for strong women. For women who, finding their lives unexpectedly shattered, can find themselves again and go on to even better lives of enjoyment. Being middle aged does not mean that your life is over nor that you won’t find new love when the old one disappears. This is a great feel-good book, and especially for those who’ve known loss and despair. It is not maudlin nor silly, but revitalizing and reconfirming. Well worth the read even if your life is perfectly happy and your relationships great. Loved it.

–      Maggie (Amazon)

 

A very good book. I too have a bit of a love affair with France, and this book was a delightful indulgence.

–       Alyssa (Goodreads)

 

One has to love a book that touches every emotion! I cried, I laughed and I got lost in all the descriptive Locations and felt like I was reading my own story. A great read!

–       Jayne (Amazon)

 

I am left with a feeling of joy, contentment and happiness as each chapter of this book warmed my heart. A book of life, the challenges and rewards that follow, the characters became special to me and I yearn to read more of them.

–       Sweettalk (Amazon)

 

PROMISES TO KEEP ~to read more reviews, visit Amazon

5.0 out of 5 stars

I was eagerly waiting for this book to be published and it proved to be worth waiting for. The descriptions of the Christmas activities enjoyed by Katherine and Philippe had me almost wishing Christmas was here – despite the fact that here in Victoria we have had a fantastic summer.. The book had me gripped right from the first page.

If I could voice a complaint – it would be the mention of such wonderful food had me indulging myself.

I can’t wait to read more about Katherine, Philippe and the other great characters Patricia has created. Do yourself a favour and read both of her books based in the south of France. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

–         Anne L. (Amazon)

 

Patricia Sands just keeps getting better and better! I loved this book. Katherine definitely has yet another defining moment which changes the path of her life. This story has intrigue and mystery and Patricia has again brought the locale, food and characters, new and old, to life with her awesome descriptive writing. I’m already thinking of book three in the Love in Provence series. Five stars for sure!!

–          Gail Johnston (Amazon)

 

5*  If you enjoy romance with a twist of drama and a taste of France, I’m sure you will love this book.
By FrenchVillageDiaries “Enjoying the quiet life in rural France”

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Janet Mears says:

    Your books are wonderful. I feel as if I am in Provence…your stories are the only way I can visit. Your writing is so descriptive and your characters so well developed. Please keep writing about Katherine and Phillippe. Thank you for hours of reading enjoyment.

    • Thank you for your kind words, Janet. I love knowing that you feel you are visiting France. I plan to keep writing books set in France for a very long time and will definitely return to Katherine and Philippe. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.
      Bonne lecteur!

  2. Colleen Milley says:

    I have just discovered your wonderful novels.I read them on my IPad via Kindle…the added advantage to this being when my ignorance flares I flip to the internet and do reasearch then back I go to your delightful story telling.Not often one can be entertained and educated so efficiently.
    Perhaps it is my age or the setting of your narrative I so identify with…or my cherished cousin that recommended your work…whatever the reason I can’t remember when I have enjoyed a read more. Sending Best Wishes and gratitude.
    Colleen

    • Patricia Sands says:

      Hello Colleen ~ Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments with me. I love hearing from readers and am so pleased you are enjoying the Provence stories. Please thank you cousin for me too! Word of mouth is absolutely the best way to share books. You might enjoy receiving my monthly newsletter. I always have book giveaways in it and photos from France (I can’t resist!). There’s a link on my blog page to subscribe. If you feel so inclined, you could simply copy your comment to me and post it as a review on Amazon. It would make a great one! No worries if you are not comfortable with that. Please know how much I appreciate hearing from you. Happy reading! Bonne lecteur!

      • Colleen Milley says:

        I will be happy to post a review on Amazon.
        I am about to begin the third novel…I always hate saying goodbye to characters I feel I know…so happy I don’t have to do that just yet.
        I must say dear Molly with her delightful use of the Fbomb..who knew there were so many ways to incorporate the word…has given me more than few laugh out loud moments
        It is not a word I use often but the older I get I have come to appreciate the satisfaction of a well placed ,well used ,F bomb ( my Mother would be so proud)
        Once again thank you and I will certainly look forward to your future work.
        Regards Colleen

        • Thanks for your further comments, Colleen. I’m always a little nervous that Molly might offend some readers but her use of language just seemed right for her character. You gave me a laugh out loud moment with your remarks here.
          Mille mercis!

  3. Thank you so much for your Provence books – I have loved reading them and feel I have come to know Kat, Phillips and their family and friends. I too have suffered a husband leaving for somebody younger so really understood how Kat felt. I haven’t found a Phillips yet but who knows? Pat Allen, Southampton, England.

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