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Patricia Sands

Patricia Sands lives in Toronto, Canada, when she isn’t somewhere else.  An admitted travel fanatic, she can pack a bag in a flash and be ready to go anywhere … particularly the south of France, for her annual visit.

As of January, 2015, along with being a proud indie author, Patricia is also delighted to be under contract with Lake Union Publishing for her Love In Provence series. This is the women’s fiction arm of Amazon Publishing.

With a focus on her love of the south of France, women’s issues and ageing, her stories celebrate the feminine spirit and the power of friendship. Encouraging women of all ages to stare down the fear factor and embrace change, Patricia has heard from readers (men too!) ages 20 to 83.

Her award-winning debut novel The Bridge Club was published in 2010 and the audiobook, read by Patricia, is available now.

Her second novel, The Promise of Provence received a 2014 National Indie Excellence Finalist Award in Literary Fiction.  An Amazon Hot New Release in April 2013, The Promise of Provence was also a USA Best Book 2013 Finalist ~ Women’s Fiction. On Patricia’s stay in France in September 2013, Heidi’s English Bookshop in Antibes hosted a book signing attended by readers from six countries. Although Heidi’s has closed, the Antibes Book Shop on Rue Georges Clemenceau continues the tradition and Patricia’s novels can be found there.

The Promise of Provence, Promises To Keep, and I Promise You This, comprise the three books of the Love in Provence trilogy.

Patricia’s fifth novel, Drawing Lessons, was released to great acclaim on  October 1, 2017.

Patricia has led three 10-day tours of the French Riviera and the countryside of Provence based on the Love in Provence trilogy. The most recent tour (12 days, 16 women) was in June 2017.  If you would like to go with her and a small group of women, just send her an email at It’s the perfect trip for women traveling on their own or with good friends. You can see photos of the trips on the Travel page here.

Find out more at Patricia’s Facebook Author Page, Amazon Author Page, Goodreads, Instagram or her blog where you will find links to her books, social media, and monthly newsletter. She loves hearing from readers, so don’t hesitate to email her.

Her newsletter, sent once a month, contains special giveaways as well as her photography and information about the south of France, her home away from home. Just click on the sign-up link in the column, on the right, on this page.

Genres: General Fiction
   The Bridge Club (2010)
   Drawing Lessons (2017)
   The Secrets We Hide (2022)
   I Looked Away (2015) (with others)
Series contributed to
Sail Away
   1. Welcome Aboard (2022) (with others)
   8. Lost at Sea (2023)
Patricia Sands recommends
Let's Pretend This Will Work (2024)
Maddie Dawson
"A quest for love with unimagined speed bumps and detours, Dawson's stellar writing turns a messy journey into something magnificent."
The Emerald Necklace (2023)
Linda Rosen
"Rosen gifts us a compelling, nostalgic and immersive story."
My Secret to Keep (2022)
Barbara Conrey
"Exquisite writing that goes directly to the heart of an emotionally complex story in need of telling."

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