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Publisher's Summary

On the evening of her twenty-second wedding anniversary, Katherine Price can't wait to celebrate. But instead of receiving an anniversary card from her husband, she finds a note asking for a divorce.

Fifty-five and suddenly alone, Katherine begins the daunting task of starting over. She has her friends, her aging mother, and her career to occupy her, but the future seems to hold little promise - until, after a winter of heartbreak, Katherine is persuaded to try a home exchange holiday in the South of France.

In Provence, bright fields of flowers bloom below medieval hilltop villages with winding cobblestone streets. Charmed by the picturesque countryside, the breathtaking Côte d'Azur, and the enchantment-filled boulevards of Paris, Katherine feels life opening up once again. Lavender perfumes the air, and chance encounters hint at romance and passion. But memories of heartbreak and betrayal linger - and her former life waits for her back home. Can she find the courage to begin again?

©2013 Patricia Sands (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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This was the perfect book to start the series. OMG, the description of the settings in the south of France was amazing. I felt like I was visiting each place with so many memories and happiness.

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I liked this audio recording. Her descriptions of France 🇫🇷 were great. You really felt like you were there. I didn't realize that it was a series. And that the epilogue was a teaser for the 2nd book.
About a woman that has been married for 22 years and her husband leaves her a note on their 22nd anniversary that he wants a divorce because he has fallen in love with someone else and she is pregnant. The woman is devastated, she is about 55. She decides to do a house share and goes to Provence.
She lost the ½ ⭐ because of the teaser. Most series don't have and don't need a teaser. Annoyed me.

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Perfect escape

I loved this book! The vivid imagery created with Patricia’s words transported me to the south of France. Planning my vacation now

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French pronunciation is awful!

The story was certainly not surprising or deep, but it was cute and what i expected, with romantic descriptions of France. I liked that the protagonist was older. The narration was disappointing, though. While I didn’t care for her voice much and didn’t really connect to the book through it, it was the unbelievably bad French pronunciation that did me in.

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Emotional Dealings with Divorce

The hardship and pain when you find out your husband has another and she is pregnant. it walks you through the pain, the hurt, the growth and changes that take place. How you find yourself and grow with a new love. I highly recommend this book.

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Sweetly good

If you love the South of France and you’re looking for a sweet romance, you’ll enjoy this one.

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Lovely story. Terrible accents

The story was delightful. Nicely developed characters and beautiful descriptions. The reader should stick to English only. Her French accent was terrible and she mispronounced many words. Her Australian accent was so bad I almost stopped listening.

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I can't remember enjoying a book, but feeling it went on and on? It seemed as if she went through a crises, it was settled, and then we went through another and, then something new popped up.
I did enjoy the story, and the characters were fully fleshed out. What happened and how she met and grew and solved her problems were interesting. The description of the travels was enjoyable. I bought the next book. lol well see if I still feel the same.

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The Promise of Provence

Patricia Sands tells a beautiful story of the love of family across generations. She effectively portrays the challenges of learning to trust loving again after mending wounded hearts.