Publisher: Lake Union
Genre: Women’s 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.
Promises to Keep is the second book in a series, I reviewed the first book earlier this month, The Promise of Provence and adored it! Book two was just as delightful and I have a giveaway to win a copy of the first book, there’s a Rafflecopter at the end of this post.
This begins right where things left off in the first book, Kat is still in France and trying to settle into her new life with Philippe. She is so changed from the woman she was in the first book, she’s much more calm, centered and sure of herself and I really enjoyed seeing her in her happy place. Andrea and Molly are back as well, albeit briefly mostly through phone calls with Kat, but it was still nice to get a peek at what they were up too.
One of my favorite things about the first book was the combination of the gorgeous setting and the mouthwatering descriptions of the food and Sands still captured both in book two. It was also nice to see how things were progressing for Kat and Philippe after their fairytale beginning when real life sets in. They’re very much in love and both of them desperately want to make things work, but they face some obstacles along the way.
This book was much more mysterious than the first, there were secrets and some family history and drama that I really appreciated and I loved learning more about Philippe’s history and the culture of such a fascinating place. It ended on a HUGE cliffhanger and I’m so happy that I’m starting the third book soon, I’m dying to know what happens next! Again, this is a perfect summer read and one that I devoured.
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the author for my review copy.
About the Author:
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.