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 the Côte d’Azur, author Patricia Sands brings her trilogy about second chances to a provocative and satisfying close that proves a new life just might be possible—if you’re willing to let your heart lead you home.
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5* “I Promise You This,” is the third and final book in Patricia Sand’s Love in Provenance series. In this final episode, Katherine is caught between her love of Provenance, and Philippe, and those she loves and feels obligated to in Toronto. Her roots have grown deep in Provenance, connecting her to those whose first shared the uniqueness of their homeland with her. Her relationship with Philippe is strong and deep and everyday she feels more deeply bound to France. When tragedy strikes and Katherine returns to Toronto, she finds that Provenance dims as she deals with the issues at hand. Is her love for Philippe just part of a dream? Can she really give up everything she has known as home to surrender to another country? This book is heat-wrenching in places and really captures the personal struggles involved in life choices. Sands does an amazing job of bringing this series to a tender and unique closure. I highly recommend this entire series for personal pleasure or as a gift for a fellow book lover!Robin O. Harris
5* In this third novel of the Provence series, Kat and Phillippe continue their romance. We are swept along with Kat’s emotions as she questions her decision to move from Canada to France on a more permanent basis. What is she leaving behind? Will she miss home and wish she had not made a commitment to Phillippe? Does she know him well enough? Does she deserve this seemingly perfect relationship? As the story develops, it is obvious to the reader that the author must have a very good knowledge of rural France. She paints an idyllic picture of the setting in Provence that rings true and believable. It’s a feel-good story giving hope to people who have lost out in previous relationships.Anneli
5* I’m not a romance novel reader, but I thoroughly enjoyed this series. Admittedly, I love France, and I loved Patricia’s description of the French countryside, the many beautiful villages, and the love of life of the French people. The expensive lifestyle and the ability to go anywhere and do anything with no concern for what it might cost seemed a bit unrealistic. Everything just seemed to happen with no mention of what it cost. I won’t give it away, but I loved the ending as well. It left me hoping that the saga would continue!Keith