Spotlight and giveaway: A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes

Patricia Sands

on Spotlight Tour

July 24-August 6


A Season of SurprisesA Season of Surprises
at the Villa des Violettes
(Book 2)

(women’s fiction/travel fiction)

Release date: June 18, 2019
Amazon Digital Services LLC

228 pages

Author’s page | Goodreads



The Love in Provence characters are celebrating a glorious spring on the Côte d’Azur. There are sweet-smelling blossoms, buds bursting into bloom, explosions of golden mimosa, dazzling sunshine, a shimmering sea… and a worrying disappearance! A hidden past is uncovered and shocking truths are revealed. But life goes on. Kat and Philippe welcome their first B&B guests to the Villa and continue to be busy with other demands, all the while keeping hope alive as police search for their friend. A special request from Simone and an unexpected appearance turn a planned motorcycle trip in Corsica into so much more. Springtime at the Villa des Violettes is filled with secrets and surprises.


I Promise You This Patricia SandsPatricia Sands
lives in Toronto,
but her heart’s other home is the South of France.
An avid traveler, she spends part of each year on the Cote d’Azur
and once a year leads a women- only tour of the Riviera and Provence.
Her award-winning 2010 debut novel, The Bridge Club,
is a book club favorite.
The Promise of Provence,
which launched her three-part Love in Provence series
was a finalist for a 2013 USA Best Book Award and a 2014 National Indie Excellence Award,
an Amazon Hot New Release in April 2013,
and a 2015 nominee for a #RBRT Golden Rose award in the category of romance.
Drawing Lessons, Sands’ fifth novel, also set in the south of France,
was released by Lake Union Publishing on October 1, 2017.
Book Two in her new mini-series, A Season of Surprises at The Villa des Violettes, releases June, 2019.
Patricia also contributes to such Francophile websites as The Good Life France and Perfectly Provence.

Connect with Patricia on Facebook,
on Twitter, on Instagram,
or on her website,
where there are links to her books, social media, and the women’s tour she leads each summer in Provence, based on her novels.
Sign up for her monthly newsletter that has special giveaways and sneak peeks at her next book. She would love to hear from you.

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You can enter the global giveaway here
or on any other book blogs participating in this tour.
Be sure to follow each participant on Twitter/Facebook,
they are listed in the entry form below


Visit each blogger on the tour:
tweeting about the giveaway everyday
of the Tour will give you 5 extra entries each time!
[just follow the directions on the entry-form]

Global giveaway open to all residents
2 winners



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5 thoughts on “Spotlight and giveaway: A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes

  1. Pingback: Patricia Sands on spotlight tour: A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes | France Book Tours

  2. I’d love to live in a house with wisteria trailing over the doorway. But if I can’t have the house then maybe staying in a B&B like the one in the cover would be a good second best


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