The Bridge Club, A Novel

The Bridge Club, A Novel

by Patricia Sands

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BN ID: 2940151402088
Publisher: Patricia Sands
Publication date: 03/15/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 484,186
File size: 845 KB

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 if it is 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 a Kodak Brownie camera at the age of six, she has told stories all her life through photography and is seldom without a camera. When time permits, sports are also a big part of her life.

A writer and published author, Patricia was recently signed by Amazon Publishing’s Lake Union imprint (women’s fiction). She is also a sought-after speaker with women’s and writers’ groups who value the experience she shares from her success as an author-publisher.

Her debut novel, The Bridge Club, published in 2010 is a Foreword Reviews Award Winner. She is currently writing book #3 in the Love In Provence series. It will be released in February 2016. The Promise of Provence ~ Book #1 and Promises to Keep ~ Book #2 were published in 2013 and 2014. Awards for these can be found on Patricia’s website

With a focus on women’s issues and aging, her stories celebrate the feminine spirit and the power of friendship. Her passion is bringing her message of motivation and inspiration to encourage women and girls to value their stories and to find the strength within to approach every challenge as an opportunity.

Also a Flash Fiction Finalist (Winter 2010) with Women on Writing, her work was recently included in the anthology “Canadian Imprints” published by the Writers and Editors Network. Her travel writing can be found on The Good Life France website and Ezine, the LLm ezine, thePerfectly Provence website, the Bonjour Paris website and in her popular Friday blog, “If it’s Friday, it must be France…”.

Please see her Amazon Author’s page for links to all of her books and social media platforms and a sign-up for her monthly newsletter.

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The Bridge Club, A Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did expect to find out whose story the last chapter told?
buggysmom More than 1 year ago
My Disclaimer: I purchased this book at full price. I am voluntarily providing an honest review in which all opinions are fully my own. I am not being compensated in any way. ~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Review My Review: ✰✰✰✰✰ As soon as I finished this book, I went back and reread the first chapter to see if I had missed something. No, I hadn’t missed it, I simply hadn’t realized how important it was when I read it. The scene is set right there in the very beginning for the ending, and by allowing that to slip my mind, I had let the ending sneak up on me totally unprepared. This book has definitely gone to my favorites list. I will have to read it several more times in my life. It has a lot to say. These eight women come together in a group to play bridge. Well, they do play bridge, but the group is so much more than that. The women support each other and socialize together over forty years. They know things about each other that no one else knows. Each of them has a crisis in their life and the book tells how the group helps each woman through the time when it happens. For each of them, it is something different. One of them discovers she is gay, another loses her husband. One woman needs to find her way in a traditional world when she is not a traditional person. Another has to face alcoholism. And still another a husband with an internet porn addiction. Then, in the end, they all come together to help one of their number deal with the ultimate crisis. How this group of eight women deals with each other and each of these situations is amazing. Some of them have made connections with professionals in their careers that are helpful, one has very strong faith, and they are all there for each other with respect and love. This book definitely takes a box of tissues and some tea to read. And it must be done in one sitting because you can’t put it down once you start it. I would recommend this as a fabulous book club choice as well. It would be great for discussion in a group. I highly recommend this to women’s lit readers or to any women who like to read about women facing life and the changes or passages of life. No wonder this book got so many award nominations. This review is dedicated to Kathy, Lesley, and Maria with love, respect, and sadness.