My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A 4 star rating from me means: I liked this book.
I liked the fact that I'm reading about a 55 year old lady that has circumstances thrown upon her, life changing events in the middle of your life. I am that age now. I could relate to the anguish, troubles and emotions that she went through when her marriage broke up. My marriage hasn't, been married for 30+ years, I mean in the age, mature bracket.
However, like in any age we can be irrational.
Looking after her Mother she became her carer, so a totally different life change.
The wide sweep of Paris was informative to me as I've never been. The second half of the book was what did it for me, as it paced up a bit more which meant I didn't want to leave the book until I'd finished it.
I would class this personally as a nice summer read.
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.
June in Provence is full of promise when Katherine arrives from Canada, eager to feel renewed by her surroundings. Endless rows of lavender prepare to burst into pink and purple blooms. Fields of sunflowers flow in golden waves among vineyards and olive groves. Ancient hilltop villages beckon. It’s the postcard setting she envisioned, but is that all she needs?
After a year of heartbreak, Katherine has impulsively agreed to a home exchange in the south of France. Colorful locals, a yellow lab named Picasso, and the inspiring beauty of the countryside breathe new life into her days.
Seeking to shed the pain of betrayal and loss, she struggles to recapture her joie de vivre and searches for the answer to a haunting question: is it too late to begin again?
As Katherine explores the romantic cobblestone lanes of medieval towns, discovers the intoxicating pleasures of Paris and savours the sun-kissed Côte d'Azur, she begins redefining the possibilities in her life.
An enduring story of hope and change in life’s later years is woven through the author’s love-letter to France. Like a well-travelled friend, Patricia Sands invites readers into a world she loves and entices them to linger.
"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
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