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A Springtime to Remember by Lucy Coleman

A Springtime to Remember

Let Lucy Coleman transport you to glorious, sun-drenched France, for the perfect feel-good read. Paris and the Palace of Versailles have always meant a lot to TV producer Lexie. Her grandma Viv spent a year there, but her adventures and memories were never discussed, and Lexie has long wondered why they were a family secret.

When work presents the perfect excuse to spend Springtime in Versailles, Lexie delves into Viv’s old diaries and scrapbooks, and with the help of handsome interpreter Ronan, she is soon learning more about the characters that tend to the magnificent gardens, now and in the past.

In amongst the beauty and splendour of the French countryside, a story of lost love, rivalry and tragedy unfolds. Can Lexie and Ronan right the wrongs of the past, and will France play its tricks on them both before Lexie has to go home? Will this truly be a Springtime to Remember…?

My Review:

I was invited to join in this tour after I had already read this book and, since it was a 5* read for me, I jumped at the opportunity to join in. I hope that shows how highly I recommend this book and tempts you to get yourself a copy to read, too. Here’s my review again:

Now I’ve enjoyed escaping into Lucy Coleman’s books in the past so I really looked forward to reading this one – and I wasn’t disappointed! This is a heart-warming story about family misunderstandings, investigating family history, daring to dream and the Palace of Versailles as well as romance.

Lexie has dreamt of becoming a TV producer and is determined to make that dream come true. Her first venture is a documentary about the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, a place that her grandma spent a year working before marrying her grandfather. That time of her life has always been an intriguing mystery for Lexie and she hopes to discover more about her grandma’s time there. She certainly never anticipated finding herself embroiled in a much bigger mystery involving someone who may have been a compatriot of her grandmother and someone who has written books about the gardens. Just what happened in her grandma’s time? Why is there so much secrecy about that era? Is everyone being honest with her? Will her own time there prove to be another Springtime to Remember or something she’d rather forget?

I really want to visit the Palace of Versailles after reading this book, the whole place is brought vividly to life in the story, especially the gardens. The story is a mix of detective work, historical research, family dramas and romance, skilfully blended into an intriguing page turner that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. Whatever the season, whatever the weather, this is an enthralling read that I have no hesitation in highly recommending.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it and, fairly obviously, thoroughly enjoying doing so!

Purchase Links:

Amazon: https://smarturl.it/SpringtimeToRemember

KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/a-springtime-to-remember

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/a-springtime-to-remember/id1481640123

Author Bio –

From interior designer to author, Linn B. Halton – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’

Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels – including Summer on the Italian Lakes, Snowflakes over Holly Cove, The French Adventure and A Cottage in the Country. She is represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.

When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture, working in the garden, or practising Tai Chi.

Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she is an eternal romantic.

Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the SoA and writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.

Social Media Links –

Website: http://lucycolemanromance.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LucyColemanAuthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LucyColemanauth

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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing materials for this post and organising the tour it is part of. The review is my own, honest opinion after choosing to read it and thoroughly enjoying doing so.

4 comments on “A Springtime to Remember by Lucy Coleman

  1. LinnBHalton
    March 2, 2020

    So lovely to be here again, Elaine and a HUGE thank you for your beautiful review. Your words touched my heart! x

    Like

    • bicted
      March 3, 2020

      You’re always welcome here – I love reading your books and hope I’m able to entice others to discover and enjoy them, too!

      Like

  2. carhicks
    March 23, 2020

    I do enjoy Lucy Coleman’s books for all the reasons you mentioned. I hope to get to this one soon.

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    • bicted
      March 27, 2020

      I agree, she writes books that are great reads. Hope you get to read this one soon!

      Liked by 1 person

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