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…?
Lexie has finally decided to follow her dreams and visit the Palace of Versailles to follow in her grandma Viv’s footsteps. Her grandma worked as a gardener at the palace but during her lifetime, mentioned very little of what actually happened there to Lexie. Determined to find out the truth of her family secrets and make a fantastic TV show whilst she’s doing it, Lexie’s sure it will be a springtime to remember.
Lexie’s relationship with Ronan, the interpreter she’s employed to work on the TV show with her is my favourite part of the story. He already knows so much about the Palace, having written books about it himself, he makes the perfect tour guide and friend during her stay. As the friendship develops it blooms into a deeper connection than either of them initially realised. The story doesn’t revolve around the romance and Lexie is strong and independent alone, which is refreshing to see!
The story is as much a mystery book as it is a romance. There are so many secrets multiple characters are uncovering that it’s exciting to read! But as we all know, uncovering secrets doesn’t always end well…
The author clearly loves the Palace of Versailles, the intricacy it is detailed in is phenomenal. It makes you feel as though you are actually standing there looking at the Palace. The description in the book is second to none.
A beautifully descriptive read with a fantastic mystery element. What’s not to love?
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.
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Ah, Anna, I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the story. Thank you so much for being on the tour and taking the time to review, MUCH appreciated!
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