Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Review: The Promise of Provence

About the Book:
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?

My Comments:
Holly over at Two Kids and Tired recommended this book so I gave it a try.  Like Holly, I like the fact that the heroine is close to my age.  I agree that Patricia Sands paints vivid pictures with words so that the reader can see everything from the goat on the side of the road to the flowers in the vase.  Unlike Holly, I didn't love all that description and kept wanting Sands to get on with the story. I gave up half way through.  Grade:  C (a story that I didn't care for (far too much description for my taste) but which you might like.)

Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy via NetGalley.

1 comment:

  1. I love the cover but I'm not sure I would pick this to read. I might like the description but would want the story to move along. Emotional themes are not my fav genre. Thanks for sharing.


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