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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.

   I Looked Away (2015) (with Mandy Baggot, Lori Connelly, Eve Devon, Elise Forier Edie, Jennifer Faye, Aileen Harkwood, Jane Lark, Kari Lemor, Bella Osborne and Elsa Winckler)
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I Wish You Happy (2017)
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The Memory of Butterflies (2017)
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The Art of Inheriting Secrets (2018)
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"O’Neal’s clever title begins an intriguing journey for readers that unfolds layer by surprising layer. Her respected masterful storytelling blends mystery, art, romance, and mayhem in a quaint English village and breathtaking countryside. Brilliant!"
Nell and Lady (2018)
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"Ashley Farley takes readers into the home of a privileged white family in Charleston, South Carolina, through three generations. She delivers a touching message about family, friendship, and forgiveness woven through issues of race, secrecy, and changing values. Farley’s depictions are so authentic I could taste the cheese biscuits and sweet tea!"
The Beantown Girls (2019)
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"From the beginning of this inspiring novel, the reader is swept into a riveting story that combines the realities of WWII with the bond of true friendship and dedication to the highest cause, told from the little-known perspective of Red Cross Clubmobile Girls. Jane Healey’s extensive research and fine storytelling skills offer a page-turner that goes straight to the heart. Historical fiction at its best!"
The Unbreakables (2019)
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"The Unbreakables offers a compelling midlife coming of age story that takes readers from a Chicago suburb to Paris and on to the enticing south of France. Lisa Barr’s exceptional contemporary storytelling delivers unforgettable characters, surprising twists and a passionate tale of self-discovery and forgiveness that will resonate long after the last page is turned."
The Good Stranger (2020)
(Kate Bradley Mystery, book 3)
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"Once again, Dete Meserve hits it out of the park with a story of kindness that inspires all us to do better. Reporter Kate Bradley is on the job again as she unravels the complex mysteries that may lead to tracking down the person or people responsible for turning NYC upside down. As balloons, flowers, and gift cards begin to show up all through the city, the negative reactions of people fighting over the gift cards are picked up by the news media and threaten to spoil the intended goodness. Kate is undaunted in her pursuit of the truth. Intrigue, surprising twists, and more than one sweet love story make this a compelling read! It’s a story the world needs now."
Dignity and Grace (2020)
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"Alison Ragsdale mines the depths of love and forgiveness in this poignant story that leads readers on a journey of reflection and the true meaning of family. The rugged beauty of Scotland provides a splendid backdrop."
Crazy To Leave You (2022)
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