Not just one, but TWO promises …


“Over time and distance, the equal rights of women have progressed. We celebrate the achievements of women while remaining vigilant and tenacious for further sustainable change. There is global momentum for championing women’s equality.”

Here’s the first promise: To help accomplish this simple task today … right now … I promise that as many people as I can reach and those who visit here today … men or women … will  “Like” the International Women’s Day Facebook Page. Click right here and then hang around there for a while following up on some of the extraordinary links. Be that woman or that man. Then pass the message on. Do it for our girls. Do it for their future. Do it. Thanks!


If it’s Friday, it must be France …

Now for the second promise … well … forgive me …  I guess that’s kind of a corny segue … but I’m excited to share this with you for the first time. I feel it’s an appropriate day to talk about this promise because my next novel is a woman’s story and it’s about hope and change which is something we should encourage in each other all the time. N’est-ce pas? It’s also partially set in …  where else would you expect from me … the south of France.

Drum roll please ~~~~~~TA DAAAAAAAAAA ~~~~~~~ the cover of my next novel!


I’m also absolutely delighted to have my new novel featured on my friend Bette Lee Crosby’s blog today as part of her March Treasure Hunt. She lets a few details about the story slip, so be sure to bette-insert-2drop over there! You can sign up for the great giveaway she has going too. Do take a look at the fabulous collection of novels Bette has written with that inviting, humorous and touching Southern voice of hers, and decide which one you want to read first. I have loved every one of them.

To add to the celebrations of this special day, I am going to give away two free ebooks of The Promise of Provence as soon as it is available around April 1st. If you don’t mind waiting until the end of April, I will also give away one signed print copy. Click right here to leave your e-mail address – sorry about the Captcha – but you know that just means spammers won’t get in to spoil the contest for you! You can tell me in the comment box there if you want an e-book or print. We will do the draw on March 31.Thanks!

I’m excited about the upcoming launch of this novel and I hope you are too.  Take a minute and let me know if you did something special for International Women’s Day  … besides liking their Facebook Page, of course!

Published by patriciasands

Patricia Sands lives in Toronto, Canada when she isn't somewhere else, particularly the south of France. With a happily blended family of seven adult children and, at last count, six grandchildren, life is full and time is short. Beginning with her first Kodak Brownie camera at the age of six, she has told stories all of her life through photography. Much to her surprise a few years ago, she began to write and has now published three novels, including two that are part of a six-book series set in the south of France. Love France? Love her work! Check out her website She is particularly drawn to the rewarding friendships of women and the challenges many embrace once their families are grown. "It's never too late to begin something new," she enthuses. "As the saying goes, just do it!"

42 thoughts on “Not just one, but TWO promises …

      1. I’m glad to hear things are moving along with your recovery. Thanks for using your valuable time to drop by and for your kind words. Would you like me to send you an ARC copy of The Promise of Provence to read while you recuperate?

      2. Oh, yes – I’d love it – I received word just this week that I’ll remain a left hand typist for at least three more months. I’m trying to keep chin up but sometimes it’s not so easy. The nerves moved in my arm are being uncooperative when it comes to rapid healing.

        My address is: 2715 Makenzie Drive, Conway, AR 72034, USA

        I so miss my keyboard time and my mind is a buzz with book reviews I want to post, etc.

    1. Thanks, Amber! I’ve been following your great launch too – so happy to see how well it went. I am still hoping to get to meet you in Orlando some time between April 12 and 18. I will let you know details as soon as I know.

    1. Thanks, Angela! I’m pleased with it. I had a local artist in Toronto do a water colour and then Carrie Spencer, tech goddess that she is, formatted it to the book cover.

    1. Thanks, Tameri! We have a few weeks before release but it feels more like a reality now. And BTW … I am counting the days to Atlanta and ‘FaceTime’ with you!!!!

    1. Thanks, Anneli! I was very happy with it too. I had an artist do a water colour for me and then we formatted it to a cover. You have book coming out soon too, right? Come and visit on my blog!

  1. How exciting! I love the book cover. Congratulations on the new release and best of luck with sales.

    And – happy international women’s day!

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    1. Thanks, Patricia – rightbackatcha! Wouldn’t it be nice if future generations of girls can grow up in an atmosphere of equality and respect all over the planet? We have to keep working at it!

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Linn. Lucky you – June in France! I have to wait until September.

    1. Thanks, Sue. You will probably recognize a few places in the story. I always envy you folks over on that side of the Atlantic. It’s so easy for you to pop over to France! Ooops – I think I may be whining!

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