Friday, 20 May 2016

I Promise You This by Patricia Sands (Book 3 in the Love in Provence series)

Reviewer: Liza Perrat, author of Spirit of Lost Angels, Wolfsangel and Blood Rose Angel

What we thought: The third in Patricia Sands’ France-based Love in Provence series, I Promise You This follows on from Book 2: Promises to Keep, where the heroine, Katherine, leaves behind painful memories of her failed marriage in Canada to go to France to begin a new life with her French love, Philippe.

I Promise You This begins where book 2 ends, with Katherine returning to Canada to help her friend Molly, after a serious accident.

But her hometown evokes memories of all that Katherine left behind, and after a meeting with her ex-husband and a declaration of love from an old flame, Katherine asks herself if she’s truly ready to abandon all of this for an unknown new life in a foreign country, with Philippe. And if she does take the plunge, is this new love just a quirk of lust, or is it everlasting? After the disaster of her marriage, is she able to trust in love again?

Once back in France, amidst the stunning countryside of Provence, the smells of the flowers and trees, the succulent food and wine, we continue to follow Philippe and Katherine on their voyage of new love. Some plot twists involving other members of Philippe’s family add to the surprise and suspense of the story.

The author’s love of this part of France is evident through her breathtaking descriptions of the countryside, the villages, the gastronomic food and wine, which she deftly brings to life.

I Promise You This brings the Love in Provence trilogy to a satisfying close, leaving us with joy and the hope that a new life is possible, if we’re game to take the risk.

Highly recommended to readers of contemporary romance, women’s fiction and francophiles.

You’ll like this if you enjoy: contemporary romances set amidst stunning countryside and succulent food feasts of France. The Promise of Provence (Love in Provence book 1) and Promises to Keep (Love in Provence book 2).

Avoid if you don’t like: love stories, women’s fiction.

Ideal accompaniments: Cool class of Viré-Clessé (my personal fave!), ripe and smelly cheese served on a crusty baguette.

Genre: Women's Fiction/Contemporary Romance

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