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Monday, April 18, 2016

I Promise You This...Review

About the book:
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 Antibes, author Patricia Sands brings her trilogy about second chances to a provocative and satisfying close that proves that a new life just might be possible—if you’re willing to let your heart lead you home.

This is the final book in the Love in Provence series. The story picks up immediately where the second one, Promises to Keep leaves off. Kat has returned to Toronto because her best friend was in an accident. While there, she begins to question her decision to move to Provence, but quickly realizes she is in love with Philippe and wishes to spend her life with him in France. The story meanders its way to that conclusion and, like the previous books, this one is filled with colorful, sharp descriptions of food and sights.

I am frustrated with this novel because unless I missed something, and it would have been difficult to miss, there is a plot point that was never adequately answered. If I knew there was another book, I could let it go, given the propensity this author has for abrupt endings, but that is not the case here.

So, even with the plot question, this is a pleasant read with a satisfying conclusion because it is the end of a series. I have always wanted to visit Provence and I have enjoyed the vividly painted pictures described in these books.

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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