The First Noël at the Villa des Violettes

The First Noël at the Villa des Violettes

Patricia Sands / May 22, 2019

The First No l at the Villa des Violettes THE LOVE IN PROVENCE CHARACTERS ARE BACK Everything was going so well in Kat and Philippe s life together Then suddenly it wasn t Roman ruins delayed the work on the Villa des Violettes The Russian dr

  • Title: The First Noël at the Villa des Violettes
  • Author: Patricia Sands
  • ISBN: 1731202296
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Paperback
  • THE LOVE IN PROVENCE CHARACTERS ARE BACK Everything was going so well in Kat and Philippe s life together Then suddenly it wasn t Roman ruins delayed the work on the Villa des Violettes The Russian drug gang might be back in the neighbourhood On top of that, Kat had worked herself into what Molly classified as a full blown Christmas conundrum Kat wanted the holi THE LOVE IN PROVENCE CHARACTERS ARE BACK Everything was going so well in Kat and Philippe s life together Then suddenly it wasn t Roman ruins delayed the work on the Villa des Violettes The Russian drug gang might be back in the neighbourhood On top of that, Kat had worked herself into what Molly classified as a full blown Christmas conundrum Kat wanted the holidays to work perfectly as she blended a Canadian Christmas with a Proven al F te de No l for the first time in their new home Now she d lost her confidence and, with it, the holiday spirit Philippe hoped a weekend trip to the famous Christmas markets of Strasbourg would solve everything As it happened, things were about to get worse Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 240 pages Published December 6th 2018 by Independently published More Details ISBN 1731202296 ISBN13 9781731202291 Edition Language English Other Editions 1 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The First No l at the Villa des Violettes, please sign up

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views are described in such detail, the smells so descriptive, you will be transported I do enjoy the language, I found myself reading aloud just to feel the lovely role of the tongue and seductive sound of the language Kat struggles with her first presentation of la fete du Noel She wants to incorporate her Canadian, Hungarian history with French tradition The food, described so lovingly, brought me back to my roots Especially the fish dishes served by my family traditionally served on Christmas eve Then to midnight mass Then feasting again on Christmas day I removed my youth through this Christmas novel If course as we meet her friends, and deal with mystery, there are some anxious moments But all is well in France and as the French say, whatever will be, will be A glorious and happy Christmas novel Thankyou Patricia Sands A triumph Also, look online for the French Christmas villages and many old carousels flag 72 likesLike see review View all 81 comments Nov 17, 2018 Bambi Rathman rated it it was amazing review of another edition I just took the most wonderful virtual Christmas holiday to the south of France in the pages of this book Philippe and Kat are such wonderful characters and spending the First Noel at the Villes des Violettes is an adventure Patricia Sands has written in these pages the essence of Antibes, France and the surrounding countryside I felt like I was experiencing the sights, smells, sounds and camaraderie of the people and places The luscious cuisine made my mouth water so many times The story I just took the most wonderful virtual Christmas holiday to the south of France in the pages of this book Philippe and Kat are such wonderful characters and spending the First Noel at the Villes des Violettes is an adventure Patricia Sands has written in these pages the essence of Antibes, France and the surrounding countryside I felt like I was experiencing the sights, smells, sounds and camaraderie of the people and places The luscious cuisine made my mouth water so many times The story contains so many aspects and had me turning the pages to enjoy as much of this visit as possible Kat s anxiety of combining Christmas traditions from her childhood, to blending Philippe s into the mix and adding their own, new traditions, was just the beginning of the story There is mystery, suspense, puppy and kitty antics, love, romance and even a weekend trip to Strasbourg to experience the Christkindelsmariks The folk lore and traditions Ms Sands writes into the story are fascinating, too I had so much fun going on this Christmas vacation and spending the holiday with the lovely characters in this book Simone is a very wise and wonderful mother figure for Kat and helps her find balance and perspective in many ways I loved the chocolate labs, Rocco and Cocoand their kitty sister, Belle, too Ms Sands brings such a wonderful message of how just being together with family, friends and even your fur babies is what s important I loved this book and truly feel like I spent a holiday in the south of France with friends and family enjoying the traditions old and new This book is a sure way to usher in the Christmas spirit and get you in the holiday mood I want to say merci to Patricia Sands for the privilege of reading this wonderful book and including me in this Joyeux Noel Another wonderful 5 plus stars book by Patricia Sands flag 10 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 16, 2018 Laurie rated it it was amazing review of another edition I wanted to take a holiday vacation I opened the pages of this beautiful book and was flown to France to spend the Christmas season at the Villa Des Violattes with Kat, Phillippe, Rocco, Coco and their friends.The food, decorations and love was abounding.I went to town with Kat and peeked in the markets and cafe s.The wonderful descriptions Patricia Sands put in to each page gave me the feeling that I was enjoying all of the different cheeses, dishes prepared, and of course, the champagne I coul I wanted to take a holiday vacation I opened the pages of this beautiful book and was flown to France to spend the Christmas season at the Villa Des Violattes with Kat, Phillippe, Rocco, Coco and their friends.The food, decorations and love was abounding.I went to town with Kat and peeked in the markets and cafe s.The wonderful descriptions Patricia Sands put in to each page gave me the feeling that I was enjoying all of the different cheeses, dishes prepared, and of course, the champagne I could smell the pine coming from the boughs.Everyone wants the perfect Christmas with old and new memories.Kat is no exception She misses her home in Canada, the traditions and her parents, but wants to intertwine old and new customs into her new villa and family.Can she get over this fear that she won t be able to fulfill her dream There are many new friends to help Kat and Phillippe celebrate One person in particular that I adore is an elderly, wise woman named Simone She reminds Kat of her own mother Simone has an insight that will be needed to help with an unexpected emergency She hopes to make Kat understand that Home is truly where the heart is.This is just the sweetest story You can t help, but want to start decorating for your own holiday Joyeux Noel flag 6 likesLike see review Nov 19, 2018 Linda rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves rcbc tbr I have not been disappointed in the books I ve read by Patricia Sands yet and this is no exception I throughly enjoyed it from start to beautiful finish I am not usually into holiday books but lately have read a couple and enjoyed them so much This one kept me turning the pages wanting Wanting to know what was coming next The characters are so likable and real The story is one that will stay with me It had something for everyone and I love when books do that I loved the puppies and I have not been disappointed in the books I ve read by Patricia Sands yet and this is no exception I throughly enjoyed it from start to beautiful finish I am not usually into holiday books but lately have read a couple and enjoyed them so much This one kept me turning the pages wanting Wanting to know what was coming next The characters are so likable and real The story is one that will stay with me It had something for everyone and I love when books do that I loved the puppies and the cat I love animals and when they are in a good book that makes it even better.I have to thank Ms Patricia Sands for the ARC copy of this in exchange for my honest review It was one that I consider a must read A 5 star book for sure I always look forward to by Ms Sands Add this to your reading list and enjoy I know I did flag 5 likesLike see review Nov 24, 2018 Susan The Book Bag rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves books read in 2018, 2018 reviews There is so much to love about this book First of all that cover Isn t it just amazing Then the fact that it s a Christmas book will always put it at the top of my reading list The First No l transports the reader to France during the holidays How enchanting I fell in love with Katherine when I read book one in the Provence series When I saw that this book was coming out, I binge read the other two books in the series so I could catch up with the lives of Kat and Philippe Everything sh There is so much to love about this book First of all that cover Isn t it just amazing Then the fact that it s a Christmas book will always put it at the top of my reading list The First No l transports the reader to France during the holidays How enchanting I fell in love with Katherine when I read book one in the Provence series When I saw that this book was coming out, I binge read the other two books in the series so I could catch up with the lives of Kat and Philippe Everything should be perfect for this delightful couple as they embark on their new lives together but Kat struggles to find the Christmas spirit She just wants to make this a memorable first No l in their new home The First No l at the Villa des Violettes is filled with interesting characters, beautiful scenery, delicious foods, wonderful traditions, friendships, and lots of love I loved every minute of it Book Two in the Villa des Violettes series is coming May 2019 Whoo hoo I can t wait flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 23, 2018 Jane Healey rated it it was amazing review of another edition Patricia Sands FIRST NOEL AT THE VILLA DES VIOLETTES is the best kind of escapist fiction a delightful story with a gorgeous south of France setting This charming Christmas novella features Kat, Phillippe and other characters from her beloved Love in Provence series Newly married Kat struggles with anxiety about her first Christmas in a new country, the renovation of her and Phillippe s villa, as well as worries about previous troubles with the Russian mafia in the area that may be resurfaci Patricia Sands FIRST NOEL AT THE VILLA DES VIOLETTES is the best kind of escapist fiction a delightful story with a gorgeous south of France setting This charming Christmas novella features Kat, Phillippe and other characters from her beloved Love in Provence series Newly married Kat struggles with anxiety about her first Christmas in a new country, the renovation of her and Phillippe s villa, as well as worries about previous troubles with the Russian mafia in the area that may be resurfacing FIRST NOEL is a perfect blend of well drawn characters, multi faceted drama and gorgeously detailed descriptions of the food and character of this breathtaking part of the world I highly recommend it as a great holiday read for any time of the year flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 15, 2018 Carla Suto rated it it was amazing review of another edition THE FIRST NO L AT THE VILLA DES VIOLETTES by Patricia Sands is a heart warming continuation of her beloved LOVE IN PROVENCE series, just in time for Kat and Philippe s first Christmas at the Villa des Violettes Kat wants it to be the perfect holiday celebration, blending her parents Old World traditions, Canadian Christmas and the Proven al F te de No l of her new home, but figuring out how to do so is overwhelming her and dampening her Christmas spirit The story draws the reader straight int THE FIRST NO L AT THE VILLA DES VIOLETTES by Patricia Sands is a heart warming continuation of her beloved LOVE IN PROVENCE series, just in time for Kat and Philippe s first Christmas at the Villa des Violettes Kat wants it to be the perfect holiday celebration, blending her parents Old World traditions, Canadian Christmas and the Proven al F te de No l of her new home, but figuring out how to do so is overwhelming her and dampening her Christmas spirit The story draws the reader straight into the lives and hearts of the characters, old and new, and into the festive setting As with all of Patricia Sands books, I felt like I was right there in the South of France with all of the charming characters The author brings the gorgeous surroundings to life with her vivid and sensory descriptions of the scenery, food and customs of Antibes, as well as the excitement of the Christmas market in Strasbourg The story has the perfect blend of romance, friendship and intrigue and it kept me engaged from beginning to end I highly recommend this wonderful story and I can t wait to see what comes next in this delightful series flag 5 likesLike see review Nov 16, 2018 Jeanne Maliner rated it it was amazing review of another edition Wow Patricia Sands has developed her characters, Kat, Phillipe, and Simone to the next level They are delightful and so alive This is not just a Christmas novella It has a fantastic plot filled with intrigue, romance, well developed, friendships, kindness and a general good read Even the pups are enjoyable The setting is described to the point that the reader feels like they are travelling in France in reality When shopping in the markets, one can feel the excitement and hear the noise I Wow Patricia Sands has developed her characters, Kat, Phillipe, and Simone to the next level They are delightful and so alive This is not just a Christmas novella It has a fantastic plot filled with intrigue, romance, well developed, friendships, kindness and a general good read Even the pups are enjoyable The setting is described to the point that the reader feels like they are travelling in France in reality When shopping in the markets, one can feel the excitement and hear the noise I suggest that everyone read this and become a die hard fan of Ms Sands flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 30, 2018 Denise rated it it was amazing review of another edition The beloved characters of The Promise of Provence series continues with this lovely story The First Noel Villa des Violettes.Patricia Sands has captivated the reader yet again with her flawless ease of storytelling The scene is set as Christmastime Noel in the South of France approaches and with that, the sights and sounds of the French countryside and a holiday season you will thoroughly enjoy being a part of.Our favorite characters return with their uniquely charming personalities, they re l The beloved characters of The Promise of Provence series continues with this lovely story The First Noel Villa des Violettes.Patricia Sands has captivated the reader yet again with her flawless ease of storytelling The scene is set as Christmastime Noel in the South of France approaches and with that, the sights and sounds of the French countryside and a holiday season you will thoroughly enjoy being a part of.Our favorite characters return with their uniquely charming personalities, they re love of family and friends, their joy and love of French Cuisine, as well as their endearment to the festivities rich in tradition amongst the stunningly descriptive backdrop of an old world community we ve all come to know and love as Antibes Patricia blends a delightful story of romance, intrigue, and heartwarming tidbits that not only keep you engaged but deeply enriched by its presentation.I thank Patricia for this engaging narrative along with the gifting of this ARC in order that I may read and review.Tres Bon Novels N Latte Book BlogNovels Latte Book Club flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 19, 2018 Keith Sickle rated it it was amazing review of another edition Kat, Philippe and the gang from the Love in Provence series are back This Christmas novella has twists and turns and heart stopping moments that will keep you engrossed till the end And the final scenes of a multicultural and blended family Christmas will warm your heart.Patricia Sands is a master at bringing the sights, sounds, smells and flavors of Provence to life in her books As a reader you feel like you are with Kat and Philippe in the coastal city of Antibes where they live, with its na Kat, Philippe and the gang from the Love in Provence series are back This Christmas novella has twists and turns and heart stopping moments that will keep you engrossed till the end And the final scenes of a multicultural and blended family Christmas will warm your heart.Patricia Sands is a master at bringing the sights, sounds, smells and flavors of Provence to life in her books As a reader you feel like you are with Kat and Philippe in the coastal city of Antibes where they live, with its narrow winding streets and charming markets and caf s And the trip the two take north to Strasbourg, to visit the famous Christmas markets, paints a vivid picture of life in this beautiful Alsatian city.The First No l a lovely read and just in time for the holidays flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 21, 2018 Mrs C Turner rated it it was amazing review of another edition Fantastic Read revisiting old friendsThis book is another set in the south of France Revisiting Kat Philippe from Patricia Sands previous works It takes us thru their first Christmas in their renovated house U thoroughly enjoyed it I m looking forward to the next instalment flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 16, 2018 Alisha Collins rated it it was amazing review of another edition My second book by Patricia Sands that I ve read and absolutely loved it Her words make you feel as if you are living in the story with the characters and feel each emotion that is described Also it s set at Christmas and helps get you in the mood for your own Christmas celebration flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 29, 2018 Karen Komarinski rated it it was amazing review of another edition I loved The First Noel at Villa de Violettes Kat an Phillipe and the whole gang are back together and its going to be Kat and Phillipe first official Provencal fete de noel Roman ruins delayed the work on Villa de Violettes with the stress of waiting if they continue, they have received word that the Russian drug gang might be back looking for what was left behind last year With all of this happening Kat is feeling overwhelmed she wants to make this holiday a perfect one She is worried I loved The First Noel at Villa de Violettes Kat an Phillipe and the whole gang are back together and its going to be Kat and Phillipe first official Provencal fete de noel Roman ruins delayed the work on Villa de Violettes with the stress of waiting if they continue, they have received word that the Russian drug gang might be back looking for what was left behind last year With all of this happening Kat is feeling overwhelmed she wants to make this holiday a perfect one She is worried that she will not be able to blend a Canadian Christmas with a Provencal Fete de noel plus include her family traditions without disappointing Phillipe and their dear friends With a pep talk from Molly, a visit from her nephew Andrew she is feeling confident Philippe hoped a weekend trip tho the famous Christmas markets of Strasbourg would solve everything Once again I feel like I visited the Christmas markets and spent Christmas at Villa de Violettes as guest of Kat and Phillipe I just want to thank Patricia Sands for taking us back to Provence to celebrate Kat and Phillipe first official Christmas together I can t wait for the next adventure flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 05, 2018 Carol rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves ficton, romance The First Noel Villa des Violettes is a Christmas Novella with the characters from Patricia Sands Provence series I have not yet read the Provence series and I was able to follow the story without any questions Kat and Phillipe are spending their first Christmas Noel in their home in the South of France Kat is nervous about combining both her Canadian traditions with the traditions of Proven al F te de No l Patricia is a wonderful storyteller making you feel like you are in the South of Fran The First Noel Villa des Violettes is a Christmas Novella with the characters from Patricia Sands Provence series I have not yet read the Provence series and I was able to follow the story without any questions Kat and Phillipe are spending their first Christmas Noel in their home in the South of France Kat is nervous about combining both her Canadian traditions with the traditions of Proven al F te de No l Patricia is a wonderful storyteller making you feel like you are in the South of France The descriptions of the markets and the food had me salivating The story has mystery, romance, friendships and celebrations The First Noel was a wonderful read and I am looking forward to reading the Provence series flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 15, 2018 diane wight rated it it was amazing review of another edition The continuation of Kat and Phillipe was tres bien The self doubt Kat had regarding the Christmas season happens to all of us Patria Sands has a way of resolving them Also enjoye the intertwing of the French phrases with the English Brought back many memories of my childhood flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 07, 2018 J McAvoy rated it it was amazing I am going to be honest that I had not read any of the previous books with these characters, so I was kind of coming in blind Boy, I didn t know what I have been missing I absolutely loved the way the author transported me to the Cote d Azur I also appreciated how she described previous events, because her references to past events were organic it didn t feel like she was forcing an explanation, nor did she just pass off comments as throwaways which can make a new reader feel lost Kat spo I am going to be honest that I had not read any of the previous books with these characters, so I was kind of coming in blind Boy, I didn t know what I have been missing I absolutely loved the way the author transported me to the Cote d Azur I also appreciated how she described previous events, because her references to past events were organic it didn t feel like she was forcing an explanation, nor did she just pass off comments as throwaways which can make a new reader feel lost Kat spoke to me, because her realizations about Philippe felt very familiar as did trying to balance multiple traditions perfectly I was so happy to be able to read this it wasn t a traditional Christmas story, but it had plenty of spirit and reminders about what is REALLY important in the season P.S I went right out and got the previous three books so I can fully read the backstory flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Dec 25, 2018 Janet rated it it was amazing review of another edition Great Xmas readLovely being back with them again A great book to be reading over Christmas Ready for to come next year flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 07, 2018 Andrea Stoeckel rated it it was amazing review of another edition Home is where my heart is had become her mantra But from time to time she faltered a little Transferring your life from one country to another wasn t always the easiest thing, no matter how badly you wanted it The Villa des Violettes has finally gotten clearance to continue the work Kat and Philippe had to stop when Roman ruins were found in what was planned as parking on their property And, as much as Kat loves Provence, the holiday season doesn t seem as joyful as it might She s settled Home is where my heart is had become her mantra But from time to time she faltered a little Transferring your life from one country to another wasn t always the easiest thing, no matter how badly you wanted it The Villa des Violettes has finally gotten clearance to continue the work Kat and Philippe had to stop when Roman ruins were found in what was planned as parking on their property And, as much as Kat loves Provence, the holiday season doesn t seem as joyful as it might She s settled into their home, and even with the dogs and a cat that simply moved in, she s not feeling all that celebratory Her husband keeps telling her to get out of what her best friend Molly has dubbed the Christmas conundrum Whatever she does will be enough It s not that she s unhappy She just wonders if her first Joyeux No l at the Villa, will actually be that.The jigsaw puzzle continues as we are surrounded with traditions from Provence, the Basque region, Strasbourg, Christkindelsm rik, history and beauty, all seen through the eyes of the artist in both Katherine AND Patricia Sands, both of who love France However, there is also a fleeting look at contemporary issues troubling everyone these days No wonder Katherine is not feeling the joy in this season.I cannot tell you how overjoyed I was to receive this advanced copy of Patricia Sands latest book My old friends, the ones I met in her Love in Provence series are back as the work on their new bed and breakfast Villa des Violettes, which is the first in a new series However, this could be read as a stand alone as Sands does a great job catching up with Katherine and Philippe in their new old home after marriage As per usual, this author continues her promise of contemporary fiction with older people, a fine change from most authors who focus on young people and young couples And I will persist in my high recommendation of her work 5 5 flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 16, 2018 Debra rated it it was amazing review of another edition Spirit of ChristmasWhat a wonderful story Patricia Sands, in her writing, pulls the reader into the spectacular scenes, dialogues, and lives of her characters Revisiting with Kat and Phillippe was a joy Always, the writing keeps the reader entranced For anyone who loves France, travel along in this book series Envision the food, the villages, and daily life, and you will find you have travelled far, without leaving the comfort of your home Well done Patricia Watching and waiting for flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 08, 2018 Carolyne Kauser Abbott rated it it was amazing review of another edition If you are looking for a bit of escapism reading, this book is the answer In this book, Sands evolves Kat and Philippe s love story and brings deeper insight into the lifestyle on the French Riviera A bit of mystery, a solid dose of December holiday stress, and social interaction with friends and family this novella is an engaging read flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 06, 2018 Christie Sitterly rated it it was amazing review of another edition Reading a Patricia Sands book is akin to partaking in a delightful feast for the senses There is so much imagery in The First Noel at the Villa des Violettes that I could see the French countryside, as well as smell the Christmas feast, feel the fluffy fur of pups Rocco and Coco and Picasso, my favorite , and practically taste those apricot crepes This was a lovely story about mingling traditions and culture, and counting friends as family I m looking forward to future novellas about the V Reading a Patricia Sands book is akin to partaking in a delightful feast for the senses There is so much imagery in The First Noel at the Villa des Violettes that I could see the French countryside, as well as smell the Christmas feast, feel the fluffy fur of pups Rocco and Coco and Picasso, my favorite , and practically taste those apricot crepes This was a lovely story about mingling traditions and culture, and counting friends as family I m looking forward to future novellas about the Villa des Violettes flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Pam Fleming rated it it was amazing review of another edition Kat and Phillipe are spending their first Christmas in their new home Kat is worried about blending the traditions of her native Canadian celebrations with French traditions This book is a fun Christmas read Filled with sprinklings of French words and descriptions of yummy sounding food Among other worries Kat has inherited a kitty about to have babies and her and Phillipe adopted two rescue dogs who are very energetic While on a weekend getaway, Rocco one of the dogs turns up missing compo Kat and Phillipe are spending their first Christmas in their new home Kat is worried about blending the traditions of her native Canadian celebrations with French traditions This book is a fun Christmas read Filled with sprinklings of French words and descriptions of yummy sounding food Among other worries Kat has inherited a kitty about to have babies and her and Phillipe adopted two rescue dogs who are very energetic While on a weekend getaway, Rocco one of the dogs turns up missing compounding Kay s worries Enjoy the descriptive foods and traditions flag Like see review Jan 01, 2019 Barbara rated it it was amazing review of another edition Loved this story which helped me get into the holiday spirit I had not read the other books in this series, but I had no problems following the story In fact, I now want to go back and read the series from the beginning The setting was delightful and I was transported to Provence and the Villa des Violettes The dogs were a cute addition to the story Author Patricia Sands created such lovely, fleshed out characters, which is a major part of any good story, in my opinion Even the cover is a Loved this story which helped me get into the holiday spirit I had not read the other books in this series, but I had no problems following the story In fact, I now want to go back and read the series from the beginning The setting was delightful and I was transported to Provence and the Villa des Violettes The dogs were a cute addition to the story Author Patricia Sands created such lovely, fleshed out characters, which is a major part of any good story, in my opinion Even the cover is a delight All around a truly delightful story flag Like see review Jan 12, 2019 Mary Byrnes rated it it was amazing review of another edition Loved this storyI was so happy to be back in Provence The descriptions in this book make me feel like I m there Christmas is a favorite time for me and I really enjoyed reading about all the different traditions My Mom was of Canadian descent and we too have tourtiere for Christmas Eve I am looking forward to reading about the guests at the bed and breakfast flag Like see review Jan 19, 2019 Peggy Sheppard rated it it was amazing review of another edition Kat and Philippe are celebrating their first Christmas together It is beautifully set in the South of France Patricia Sands does a wonderful job of evoking images that make you feel transported A scrumptious read flag Like see review Dec 14, 2018 Charland Garvin rated it liked it review of another edition This is at least a 3.5 read Its a pleasant, intersting Christmas read and I enjoyed it as I was familiar with the characters I liked seeing what happens in Provence during the holidays It was almost like coming home and I m delighted to know there will be from the Villa des Violettes flag Like see review Jan 01, 2019 mary santapaula rated it it was amazing review of another edition Delightful readWonderful continuation of the love story Charming characters and delightful food and wine imagery Would love to visit the Villa des Violettes flag Like see review Dec 29, 2018 Danette rated it really liked it review of another edition What fun to revisit Kat and Philippe at Christmas More later flag Like see review Gretchen rated it really liked it Dec 20, 2018 Carole Foremski rated it it was amazing Dec 02, 2018 previous 1 2 3 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Her award winning 2 Bestselling author Patricia Sands lives in Toronto, Canada, when she isn t somewhere else, and calls the south of France her second home An admitted travel fanatic, she can pack a bag in a flash and be ready to go anywhere particularly the south of France With a focus on travel, women s issues and aging, her stories celebrate the feminine spirit and the power of friendship Her award winning 2010 debut novel, The Bridge Club, is a book group favorite, and The Promise of Provence, which launched her three part Love in Provence series followed by Promises to Keep and I Promise You This , was a finalist for a 2013 USA Best Book Award and a 2014 National Indie Excellence Award, an Hot New Release in April 2013, and a 2015 nominee for a RBRT Golden Rose award in the category of romance Her fifth novel, Drawing Lessons, was released by Lake Union Publishing on October 1, 2017.Her latest novella, The First Noel at the Villa de Violettes, was released November 10, 2018 Sands also contributes to such Francophile websites as The Good Life France and Perfectly Provence and appears as a public speaker for women s groups Find out at Patricia s Facebook Author Page, Author Page or her website There are links to her books, social media, and a monthly newsletter that has special giveaways, photography from France, and sneak peeks at her next book She loves hearing from readers.Patricia has led four 10 day tours of the French Riviera and the countryside of Provence She is finalizing plans for co hosting another women s tour of Provence with her good friend Deborah Bine aka The Barefoot Blogger Let her know if you would like to go with them in 2019 It s the perfect trip for women traveling on their own or with good friends Find out at Patricia s Facebook Author Page, Author Page, or her blog where you will find links to her books, social media, and monthly newsletter She loves hearing from readers, so don t hesitate to email her.Patricia is represented by Pamela Harty of The Knight Agency Books by Patricia Sands More Trivia About The First No l at No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now renderRatingGraph 51, 12, 9, 2, 0 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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        Bestselling author Patricia Sands lives in Toronto, Canada, when she isn t somewhere else, and calls the south of France her second home An admitted travel fanatic, she can pack a bag in a flash and be ready to go anywhere particularly the south of France With a focus on travel, women s issues and aging, her stories celebrate the feminine spirit and the power of friendship Her award winning 2 Bestselling author Patricia Sands lives in Toronto, Canada, when she isn t somewhere else, and calls the south of France her second home An admitted travel fanatic, she can pack a bag in a flash and be ready to go anywhere particularly the south of France With a focus on travel, women s issues and aging, her stories celebrate the feminine spirit and the power of friendship Her award winning 2010 debut novel, The Bridge Club, is a book group favorite, and The Promise of Provence, which launched her three part Love in Provence series followed by Promises to Keep and I Promise You This , was a finalist for a 2013 USA Best Book Award and a 2014 National Indie Excellence Award, an Hot New Release in April 2013, and a 2015 nominee for a RBRT Golden Rose award in the category of romance Her fifth novel, Drawing Lessons, was released by Lake Union Publishing on October 1, 2017.Her latest novella, The First Noel at the Villa de Violettes, was released November 10, 2018 Sands also contributes to such Francophile websites as The Good Life France and Perfectly Provence and appears as a public speaker for women s groups Find out at Patricia s Facebook Author Page, Author Page or her website There are links to her books, social media, and a monthly newsletter that has special giveaways, photography from France, and sneak peeks at her next book She loves hearing from readers.Patricia has led four 10 day tours of the French Riviera and the countryside of Provence She is finalizing plans for co hosting another women s tour of Provence with her good friend Deborah Bine aka The Barefoot Blogger Let her know if you would like to go with them in 2019 It s the perfect trip for women traveling on their own or with good friends Find out at Patricia s Facebook Author Page, Author Page, or her blog where you will find links to her books, social media, and monthly newsletter She loves hearing from readers, so don t hesitate to email her.Patricia is represented by Pamela Harty of The Knight Agency


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    1. Kat is a woman on her second marriage She has married a Frenchman and moved to France from Canada.The characters are completely fleshed out and lovable The storyline perfection If you have never visited France, so do through this book The architecture and views are described in such detail, the smells so descriptive, you will be transported I do enjoy the language, I found myself reading aloud just to feel the lovely role of the tongue and seductive sound of the language Kat struggles with Kat i [...]


    2. I just took the most wonderful virtual Christmas holiday to the south of France in the pages of this book Philippe and Kat are such wonderful characters and spending the First Noel at the Villes des Violettes is an adventure Patricia Sands has written in these pages the essence of Antibes, France and the surrounding countryside I felt like I was experiencing the sights, smells, sounds and camaraderie of the people and places The luscious cuisine made my mouth water so many times The story I just [...]


    3. I wanted to take a holiday vacation I opened the pages of this beautiful book and was flown to France to spend the Christmas season at the Villa Des Violattes with Kat, Phillippe, Rocco, Coco and their friends.The food, decorations and love was abounding.I went to town with Kat and peeked in the markets and cafe s.The wonderful descriptions Patricia Sands put in to each page gave me the feeling that I was enjoying all of the different cheeses, dishes prepared, and of course, the champagne I coul [...]


    4. I have not been disappointed in the books I ve read by Patricia Sands yet and this is no exception I throughly enjoyed it from start to beautiful finish I am not usually into holiday books but lately have read a couple and enjoyed them so much This one kept me turning the pages wanting Wanting to know what was coming next The characters are so likable and real The story is one that will stay with me It had something for everyone and I love when books do that I loved the puppies and I have not b [...]


    5. There is so much to love about this book First of all that cover Isn t it just amazing Then the fact that it s a Christmas book will always put it at the top of my reading list The First No l transports the reader to France during the holidays How enchanting I fell in love with Katherine when I read book one in the Provence series When I saw that this book was coming out, I binge read the other two books in the series so I could catch up with the lives of Kat and Philippe Everything sh There is [...]


    6. Patricia Sands FIRST NOEL AT THE VILLA DES VIOLETTES is the best kind of escapist fiction a delightful story with a gorgeous south of France setting This charming Christmas novella features Kat, Phillippe and other characters from her beloved Love in Provence series Newly married Kat struggles with anxiety about her first Christmas in a new country, the renovation of her and Phillippe s villa, as well as worries about previous troubles with the Russian mafia in the area that may be resurfaci Pat [...]


    7. THE FIRST NO L AT THE VILLA DES VIOLETTES by Patricia Sands is a heart warming continuation of her beloved LOVE IN PROVENCE series, just in time for Kat and Philippe s first Christmas at the Villa des Violettes Kat wants it to be the perfect holiday celebration, blending her parents Old World traditions, Canadian Christmas and the Proven al F te de No l of her new home, but figuring out how to do so is overwhelming her and dampening her Christmas spirit The story draws the reader straight int TH [...]


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