New Patricia Sands Book A Season of Surprises at Villa des Violettes
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New Patricia Sands Book: A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes

Just Published It was a pleasure to read an advance copy of A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes, the latest book by Patricia Sands. This novella is the second in a series about Katherine (Kat) and Philippe’s new home (Villa des Violettes), and soon to be Bed …

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First Noël Patricia Sands
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Holiday Reading The First Noël by Patricia Sands

Published at the end of November, The First Noël at the Villa des Violettes is the first novella in a three-part series by Patricia Sands. The First Noël with its holiday theme is a chance to reconnect with the characters from the Love in Provence series or dive into the story …

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Christmas in Provence New Book by Author Patricia Sands

Book Review: The First Noël Kat, Philippe and the gang from the “Love in Provence” three-book series are back, in a delightful new novella from Patricia Sands, The First Noël at the Villa des Violettes. Kat and Philippe are looking forward to their first Christmas together at the villa, and …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Author Patricia Sands Has a Fatal Attraction to Provence

One of my summer highlights is the chance to catch up with author Patricia Sands during her annual visit to Provence. Sands is a remarkable person. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, photographer and a possiblitarian. Yes, for Patricia Sands, it is possible to achieve anything in life if …

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Book Review Drawing Lessons
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Book Review Drawing Lessons by Patricia Sands a Journey in Provence

Lunch with a girlfriend is always a treat, but the chance to visit with Patricia Sands twice during her stay in Provence was a gift. On the first occasion, we met at Cuisine de Comptoir, in Arles, a down-to-earth restaurant that serves tartines (open face sandwiches) on pain Poilâne (a …

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Author Patricia Sands Stories
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Books Patricia Sands Love in Provence Series

Patricia Sands is one of those people you cannot get enough of, she is warm, open and always ready for discovery. Bitten by the European travel bug at age 21, Sands spent a year backpacking and exploring local cultures, many miles away from her home in Toronto. Through life’s twists …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Discover Provence with Author Patricia Sands

Now that you have read about Patricia Sands’ books and her Womens Travel Network tour in Provence. We asked her share her Perfectly Provence – Where the local’s go. #Discover The authenticity of the old town of Antibes: a vieille ville on the coast between Nice and Cannes, in a …

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#Provence Patricia Sands Author @patricia_sands #Sunflowers
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Patricia Sands Reveals The Promise of Provence

It all started with a backpacking trip to France in 1967. Patricia Sands spent her 21st year travelling and working in Europe, taking in the sights with her peers. After those 12-months, she was hooked on travel and unaware of the promises that Provence held in her future. Life moved …

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The Bridge Club Book
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The Bridge Club a Book that Celebrates Friendship

My BFF Patricia Sands just published the re-release of her novel, The Bridge Club. The book is a celebration of friendship shared with eight women over a half-century… and counting. Celebrating Friendship Patricia and I met in Uzès five years ago at the instigation of our mutual friend, Carolyne Kauser …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottEssentials: Quick Guides to Provence

Lavender in Provence Understanding the Essentials

Essential Lavender The lavender industry in Provence is a significant economic driver impacting agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, and retail. There are 2,000 producers and roughly 25,000 people employed in the industry. The main growing areas are the four (4) departments the Drôme, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Vaucluse, with some small production in the …

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