Friday, January 31, 2020

Lavender, Loss & Love at the Villa des Violettes by Patricia Sands ~ My Thoughts #LavenderLossAndLoveAtTheVillaDesViolettes

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Lavender, Loss & Love at the Villa des Violettes by Patricia Sands
Series: Villa des Violettes Book #3
220 Pages
Published January 24th 2020

A sizzling heat wave is only part of the drama unfolding on the sun-drenched Côte d’Azur ...

When Kat and Philippe settle into a new season as innkeepers at the Villa des Violettes, extraordinary stories are revealed by guests. Ancestry, intrigue, and lessons in friendship are part of the narrative. As summer draws to a close, an urgent call sends Kat and Philippe back to Sainte-Mathilde where the family gathers to support each other in an emergency situation.

From the splendor of the lavender season through to the changing landscape of autumn and the festivities of the grape harvest, the Love in Provence characters face challenges, make memories and attempt to maintain their usual joie de vivre!


My thoughts about Lavender, Loss & Love at the Villa des Violettes ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—"Kat leaned her cheek against the cool window of the rail car as the train carried her back to Antibes.

I love my visits to the Villa des Violettes and being able to reconnect once again with Kat and Philippe. The newest installment of this amazing series once again swept me off my feet and landed me in the beautiful country of France.

There is plenty of drama this time around but also great friendships and family togetherness. There is so much love and support within this community and I really felt like I was a part of it. From the beautiful tour of the lavender fields, a relaxing cruise with good friends, and the gracious hospitality of Villa owners, this story felt like a vacation for me. It was a wonderful way to spend my time as I totally became immersed in the land, the culture, and the connections.

Take a trip to the Villa des Violettes. I know you will enjoy your time there as much as I did. 

I received Lavender, Loss & Love at the Villa des Violettes from the author and this is my honest opinion of the book. 

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Read my thoughts about book #1 HERE and book #2 HERE


Bestselling author Patricia Sands lives in Toronto, Canada, when she isn't somewhere else, and calls the south of France her second home. An admitted travel fanatic, she can pack a bag in a flash and be ready to go anywhere … particularly the south of France. With a focus on travel, women’s issues and aging, her stories celebrate the feminine spirit and the power of friendship.

Her award-winning 2010 debut novel, The Bridge Club, is a book-group favorite, and The Promise of Provence, which launched her three-part Love in Provence series (followed by Promises to Keep and I Promise You This), was a finalist for a 2013 USA Best Book Award and a 2014 National Indie Excellence Award, an Amazon Hot New Release in April 2013, and a 2015 nominee for a #RBRT Golden Rose award in the category of romance. Sands also contributes to such Francophile websites as The Good Life France and Perfectly Provence and appears as a public speaker for women's groups.

Her fifth novel, Drawing Lessons, was released by Lake Union Publishing on October 1, 2017. Her latest release, A Season of Surprises is Book #2 of the Villa de Violettes series. The First Noel at the Villa de Violettes (Book #1) was released November 10, 2018. Patricia is now hard at work on Book #3 of this series.

Find out more at Patricia’s Facebook Author Page, Amazon Author Page or her website. There are links to her books, social media, and a monthly newsletter that has special giveaways, photography from France, and sneak peeks at her next book. She loves hearing from readers. ~ Goodreads

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  1. I've never heard of this author. I love that the books have a flower theme!

  2. The author is not very famous, but the content she wrote is still very good,By the way,I like custom mugs


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