Recently we sent out copies of the new novel by Patricia Sands, 'The Promise of Provence’, to the two lucky winners of a competition promoted in Home Swappers Newsletter. We've now received our first review by winner, Eveline Winthrop from Auckland, New Zealand. As the novel has a home exchange theme (the author is an enthusiastic exchanger), it was ideal that both book winners are themselves experienced home swappers.
I think the cover of the book is very special and depicts the French content. Although the story line was a little on the slim side from my point of view, the author wove a lovely picture and story around the French element in that I was exclaiming many times how much I agreed with all her very good descriptions of scenery and market places, and the numerous sights in the French countryside which you can only really appreciate if you have been there. To me, that was the highlight of the book. We spent five months in a campervan travelling around Provence in the main although other areas as well, and Patricia Sands certainly gave the home exchange idea a very good recommendation to her readers.
Read more about 'The Promise of Provence’ on the author's website.
See Eveline and husband, John's, exchange offer in Auckland. Their home (in photo) is on a very quiet, tree-lined street in the suburbs. The couple are can offer non-simultaneous exchange so that exchange partners in England can come during the New Zealand summer while they travel to England during the northern summer months.