The Promise of Provence

Author: Patricia Sands
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 1503945642
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Fiction

On the evening of her twenty-second wedding anniversary, Katherine Price can't wait to celebrate. But instead of receiving an anniversary card from her husband, she finds a note asking for a divorce. Fifty-five and suddenly alone, Katherine begins the daunting task of starting over. She has her friends, her aging mother, and her career to occupy her, but the future seems to hold little promise--until, after a winter of heartbreak, Katherine is persuaded to try a home exchange holiday in the South of France. In Provence, bright fields of flowers bloom below medieval hilltop villages with winding cobblestone streets. Charmed by the picturesque countryside, the breathtaking Côte d'Azur, and the enchantment-filled boulevards of Paris, Katherine feels life opening up once again. Lavender perfumes the air, and chance encounters hint at romance and passion. But memories of heartbreak and betrayal linger--and her former life waits for her back home. Can she find the courage to begin again?

I Promise You This

Author: Patricia Sands
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 1503935728
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre:

Suddenly single after twenty-two years of marriage, the calm of Katherine Price's midlife has turned upside down. Seeking to find her true self, she took a chance on starting over. A year later, she is certain of this: she's in love with Philippe and adores his idyllic French homeland, where he wants her to live with him. But all that feels like a fantasy far removed from Toronto, where she's helping her friend Molly, hospitalized after a life-threatening accident. Staying in her childhood home full of memories, Katherine wonders: Is she really ready to leave everything behind for an unknown life abroad? And if all her happiness lies with Philippe, will it last? Can she trust in love again? Searching her heart, Katherine finds the pull of the familiar is stronger than she thought. An unexpected meeting with her ex, the first time since his cruel departure, and a stunning declaration of love from an old flame spur her introspection. With sunlit backdrops and plot twists as breathtaking as the beaches of Antibes, author Patricia Sands brings her trilogy about second chances to a provocative and satisfying close that proves that a new life just might be possible--if you're willing to let your heart lead you home.

The Bridge Club

Author: Patricia Sands
Publisher:
ISBN: 0991931343
Release Date: 2015-09-29
Genre: Bridge (Game)

How far would you go to help a close friend? Is there a place where you might draw the line and simply have to say no? Eight women. Four decades of friendship. One unimaginable request. Where can you find a story about friendship, laughter and the good things in life that also touches on alcoholism, infidelity, porn addiction, illness and grief? For many women, it's often within their own circle of friends. Whether your BFFs are in their twenties or are seniors, everyone has a story. The Bridge Club reminds us of the complexities of women's friendships through an entertaining and often moving tale of eight women whose lives intersect once a month initially to play the game of bridge. What began as one night turns into four decades that span the segments of a woman's journey from youthful optimism to embracing the challenges and opportunities presented in life's later years. Based loosely on the author's own bridge club, the story weaves the reader through a maze of life's inevitable scenarios. This is a novel for anyone who values friendship. Not simply the "Hi, how are you?" type of friendship but rather the kind that weathers all sorts of storms, unselfishly celebrates triumphs, and hums along year after year with never an unkind word. It does exist. If you have such a friendship in your life you will relate to the women in The Bridge Club. If you don't, perhaps the story will inspire you to search for it. Throughout the story each of the characters faces challenges and change in her life. The Bridge Club emphasizes how honest and loyal friendship helped to enable these changes and how these women empowered and learned from each other in the process. Through laughter, tears, and everything in between the story meets life head on and affirms that building a strong foundation of friendship is a priceless asset.

Drawing Lessons

Author: Patricia Sands
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 1542045878
Release Date: 2017-10
Genre: Fiction

The author of the Love in Provence series returns to the South of France with a poignant portrait of a woman who must learn how to create a new life for herself... Sixty-two-year-old Arianna arrives in the South of France for a two-week artists' workshop full of anticipation but burdened by guilt. Back home in Toronto, she has been living with the devastating diagnosis of her husband's dementia and the heartbreak of watching the man she has loved for decades slip away before her eyes. What does her future hold without Ben? Before her is a blank canvas. Encouraged by her family to take some time for herself, she has traveled to Arles to set up her easel in the same fields of poppies and sunflowers that inspired Van Gogh. Gradually, she rediscovers the inner artist she abandoned long ago. Drawing strength from the warm companionship and gentle wisdom of her fellow artists at the retreat--as well as the vitality of guest lecturer Jacques de Villeneuve, an artist and a cowboy--Arianna searches her heart for permission to embrace the life in front of her and, like the sunflowers, once again face the light.

Promises to Keep

Author: Patricia Sands
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 1503947335
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Fiction

The painful memories from her life back in Toronto will never be distant enough, but Katherine Price finds peace under the autumn sky in the South of France...and a deepening, dizzying love with Philippe. Together, they savor the delicacies and splendor of life, toasting to a future filled with happiness and hope--a life far away from the heartache they both knew so well. But during a trip to the charming village of Entrevaux, a strange note turns into a dangerous car chase. Philippe reveals he has a troubling secret--and the couple's new life together threatens to crumble before it can begin. Now that Katherine has everything she's ever wanted, is she about to lose it all? Promises to Keep is the heartfelt second addition to award-winning author Patricia Sands's Love in Provence trilogy--and a stirring reminder that it's never too late to be joyfully surprised by love, life, or even yourself.

Escape to Provence

Author: Maureen Emerson
Publisher: Escape to Provence
ISBN: 0955832101
Release Date: 2008-05
Genre: Authors, English


Air bird in the Water

Author: Mildred Davis Harding
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 0838636489
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"In this book, author Mildred Davis Harding rescues from undeserved neglect Pearl Craigie, the American-born English author "John Oliver Hobbes" (1867-1906) and her works." "Harding traces Craigie's crowded external and inner life and her connections with such important people as George Moore, Lord and Lady Curzon, and Jennie Churchill, and with literature, journalism, theater, politics, and religion at the turn of the century. The author also analyzes and evaluates Hobbes's numerous works (novels, short stories, plays, lectures, journalistic essays), linking Craigie's life with her work."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

A Literary Friendship

Author: Caroline Gordon
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 1572330465
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"Brita Lindberg-Seyersted's introduction provides a biographical and historical context for the correspondence, and her annotations to the letters identify the many literary personages and allusions they include."--BOOK JACKET.

Next Generation

Author: Debbie Owen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9788483238301
Release Date: 2012-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Next Generation is a two-level course for Bachillerato, combining complete preparation for the Pruebas de Accesso a la Universidad (PAU) exams with material that helps learners improve their English language skills for life. Teacher's Resource Book 2 combines comprehensive teaching notes for the six units of the Student's Book with photocopiable worksheets providing extra practice of vocabulary, grammar, writing and phrasal verbs, as well as tests, mock PAU exams and answer keys to the Workbook and all photocopiable activities. It also comes with the Class Audio CDs.

Promise at Dawn

Author: Romain Gary
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811222235
Release Date: 2017-10-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A classic of modern French literature, the thrilling real-life story of the military hero, ambassador, ladies man, writer, and loving son I grew up longing for the day when I could tear down the veil of darkness and absurdity concealing the true face of the universe and discover at last a smile of kindness and wisdom; I grew up in the certitude that one day I should help my fellow men to wrest the world from our enemies and give back the earth to those who ennoble it with their courage and warm it with their love. Promise at Dawn begins as the story of a mother’s sacrifice: alone and poor, she fights fiercely to give her son the very best. Romain Gary chronicles his childhood in Russia, Poland, and on the French Riveria; he recounts his adventurous life as a young man fighting for France in World War II. But above all he tells the story of the love for his mother that was his very life—their secret and private planet, their wonderland “born out of a mother’s murmur into a child’s ear, a promise whispered at dawn of future triumphs and greatness, of justice and love.”