Book Review: I Promise You This
Last summer, I had the pleasure of meeting Patricia Sands in person. We met for coffee on a terrace that faced the Promenade des Anglais, in Nice. In reality, the patio may face that direction not that we could see the beach from our table, or over two lanes of traffic. Oh well, it did not matter, our goal was to meet in the flesh and not via Twitter’s 140 character limitations. Patricia Sands is an inspiring lady, who calls herself a Possibilitarian you can read her full story here.
Sands has travelled to Provence many times; she has led guided tours and done much of the research for her books in situ. That becomes apparent when you read her novels, fiction maybe, but she has her facts straight. In a recent post for Perfectly Provence Patricia Sands wrote Is Provence Calling You?
I think it is calling her…
After diving into Patricia Sand’s first two books, I was not sure what to expect with I Promise You This. Sands had built up the suspension at the end of Promises to Keep to the point that I just had to find out what happened to the characters next. Reading the latest Patricia Sands novel I was enthralled, there were moments when I was close to tears, followed shortly by belly laughter. Along the way, I got a refresher course on some French geography, learned a thing or two about cheeses, remembered some familiar spots in Toronto and reflected on the meaning of friendship. I Promise You This pulls you deeper into the lives of the characters introduced in Sands’ first two books.
I Promise You This invites you, no, it gives you permission to step away from sometimes daunting realities of life and indulge in what could be possible.
Here is the full list of Patricia’s books.