Patricia Sands: The French Connection150626-432-Edit-sm-CarmenBlike-R3

Family, writing, and travel, particularly to the south of France, are my passions … okay, and chocolate … and I’m seldom without a camera. I received a Kodak Brownie camera at the age of six and have told stories through photography ever since. It’s a labour of love.

When I’m not somewhere else, the beautiful city of Toronto, Canada, is home. I feel fortunate to spend part of each winter in southeast Florida and in summer you will find me in the south of France researching my next novel. Life is good.

For the most part, I write women’s contemporary fiction with a focus on the years after our families are grown, as I explore the possibilities that may present themselves. I find it satisfying to celebrate the rewarding friendships of women and to examine the challenges life often throws in our paths.

However, with travel a serious passion of mine, I also have written  articles for the fabulous Bonjour Paris website, French Connections and The Good Life France, and two anthologies. Further information may be found on my website. I like to make the settings of my novels important to the story as a whole and my readers have let me know they enjoy that aspect.

Most Fridays, you can find me rhapsodizing about France on my blog in words and photography.

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Catching Up With Patricia

tbc2_compressedSpeaking of readers, I want to shout out here that there is no greater reward for authors than to receive feedback from readers. We love to hear from you!

My award-winning debut novel, The Bridge Club, was published in 2010 through iUniverse. I later released another edition on Kindle Direct Publishing which required a different cover but I assure you they are the same story. Besides the Amazon.com link above, The Bridge Club is also on Amazon in the UK and Canada. Barnes & Noble in the U.S. and Chapters/Indigo in Canada too!

 

“Ms. Sands, the author, a Canadian who obviously loves her big city as well as country splendor, writes with grace and care about the native beauty her protagonists have grown up with. We come to know and feel the happiness and the vicissitudes of the women. This is a book which should be enjoyed among friends; it is an enriching story.”– R. Weiss, Amazon reviewer, “Bookmania”

TPOP_smThe Promise of Provence was an Amazon Hot New Release in April 2013. As well as a compelling story about a woman named Katherine Price ‘coming of age’ in her fifties, it’s also my love letter to France.  Winner of a Finalist Award for the 2013 USA Best Books in  Womens Fiction and a Finalist Award for Literary Fiction, 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards.

Click right here to read some of the more than 100 reviews on Amazon.com.

Now available on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.ukAmazon.co.fr as well as Nook, Kobo, and iTunes, in both ebook and print or pop into your favourite local bookstore and ask them to order it for you! We do love to support our bookstores!

PTK_final_lg“Be prepared to fall in love with Provence! This is a story that will draw you in with its vibrancy in setting and characters. A must read for any woman with a desire for romance and travel.”–Steena Holmes, author of Amazon bestseller Finding Emma

“Everyone has a story” is the tagline on my website which I invite you to visit by clicking right here. I love having visitors and hearing their stories so don’t be shy about sharing yours!

I can also be followed on Twitter and Facebook. Let’s talk! Is there a favourite town or country you like to visit? What was your most memorable trip?  Perhaps I can entice you to join me as I lead  women’s 12-day tours to the south of France in June 2015. It’s going to be magnifique and you can click right here for all the information. On y va!

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Author: Patricia Sands
The Bridge Club

The Bridge Club

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Genre: Contemporary
Everything is put into perspective and the strength of their friendship is truly tested when one of these women faces a life-altering decision. Her choice profoundly affects all members of the group, pushing the limits of their beliefs and values. The unique alliance they share is confronted with a crisis none of them might have imagined. More info →
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The Promise of Provence (Love In Provence #1)

The Promise of Provence (Love In Provence #1)

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Series: Love In Provence, Book 1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Surprise, shock, and a shift in her comfortable life tumble into Katherine Price’s world when least expected. The future she has imagined suddenly vanishes, leaving little to focus upon beyond her career and the caregiving her elderly widowed mother might require. Fate has other plans. More info →
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Promises To Keep (Love In Provence #2)

Promises To Keep (Love In Provence #2)

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Series: Love In Provence, Book 2
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Falling in love with the south of France was no surprise to Katherine. Choosing to walk away from her past and start over was completely unexpected. A new country, a new lover, and the promise of a bright future beginning in mid-life … who knew? More info →
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I Promise You This (Love In Provence #3)

I Promise You This (Love In Provence #3)

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Series: Love In Provence, Book 3
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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. More info →
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