A sizzling heat wave is only part of the drama unfolding on the sun-drenched Côte d’Azur …When Kat and Philippe settle into a new season as innkeepers at the Villa des Violettes, extraordinary stories are revealed by guests. Ancestry, intrigue, and lessons in friendship are part of the narrative. As summer draws to a close, an urgent call sends Kat and Philippe back to Sainte-Mathilde where the family gathers to support each other in an emergency situation. From the splendor of the lavender season through to the changing landscape of autumn and the festivities of the grape harvest, the Love in Provence characters face challenges, make memories and attempt to maintain their usual joie de vivre!
I felt the power of friendship and love pour out onto the pages of “Lavender, Love, & Loss at Villa des Violettes”.Annie McDonnell
Once again, Patricia Sands captured the essence of France beautifully. Each page like a photograph; only you could smell or taste it! I was taken away!
Her writing is truly delectable.
It is always a gift to sit down and visit with Kat and Philippe.
I was so delighted each time an old friend from another story stopped by, but just as tickled to meet new ones!
I was truly touched when three friends from Canada visited Villa des Violettes. I trust you will all find a piece of you among their B&B guests or interwoven into Kat’s other friends or family tales.
I will never smell or look at lavender the same.
I am thinking of a lot of my loved ones by this story.
I have been truly touched and moved. I trust you will be, too.
Another well-written book by Patricia Sands. It is so enjoyable to meet up again with Kat and Philippe and their friends I’ve come to think of as my friends also. The author’s way of describing her characters and the scenery makes them come to life! The B & B is now open, but Kat is not too busy to get to know some of their guests and the reasons they are visiting in the south of France. This is the third book in the Villa des Violettes series, but could be read as a stand-alone book. But why not start with the first book in the Love in Provence series and get to know the story of how Kat came to meet Philippe and the progress of their lives together. After you read the first book, you will likely be hooked and no doubt feel the need to read all of the books.Auntie Carol