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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Promises to Keep...Review

 About the books:
The painful memories from her life back in Toronto will never be distant enough, but Katherine Price finds peace under the autumn sky in the South of France…and a deepening, dizzying love with Philippe. Together, they savor the delicacies and splendor of life, toasting to a future filled with happiness and hope—a life far away from the heartache they both knew so well.

But during a trip to the charming village of Entrevaux, a strange note turns into a dangerous car chase. Philippe reveals he has a troubling secret—and the couple’s new life together threatens to crumble before it can begin. Now that Katherine has everything she’s ever wanted, is she about to lose it all?

Promises to Keep is the heartfelt second addition to award-winning author Patricia Sands’s Love in Provence trilogy—and a stirring reminder that it’s never too late to be joyfully surprised by love, life, or even yourself.

I loved Kat's story in A Promise of Provence and was anxious to learn more about her story after she stays in France with Philippe. And like the first novel, this one is rich with vivid description of scents and sights and food. I haven't visited southern France, but I sure want to. And unlike A Promise of Provence, this one has more adventure and intrigue as Kat tries to learn what Philippe's secrets are.

My disappointment in this story is the abrupt ending. The first one ended in an appropriate place, logical, but leaving you wanting more.  This one just ended, abruptly and unresolved. Now, I understand why the author might have done this, but one of my biggest pet peeves is when I have to get the sequel simply to finish the story. There were two plots here and at least one of them could have been resolved without leaving the reader completely hanging. I will look for the third installment in this trilogy, but I don't like having to buy an additional book just to finish the story. I wish that authors would instead create a story that resonates with me and leaves me wanting more.

Thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Patricia Sands here. You can purchase your own copy here.

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3/5 Stars

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