Hello lovely readers Summer is here and so is time for vacation, leisurely reads, hence today’s #bookreview is of A Springtime to Remember by Lucy Coleman. Happy Reading and Discovering.
Title: A Springtime to Remember
Author: Lucy Coleman
Publication Date: 26th December 2020
Publisher: Boldwood Books
Location set in – Versailles, France.
Rating ***. 5
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 splendor 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…?
A Springtime to remember is a story about Love, of The Great Versailles and it’s famous gardens; a treat anyone interested in the history of Versailles.
In this story we follow Lucie in the present day who is filming a series on gardeners who have dedicated theirs lives, careers to the upkeep of the palace gardens. The past is represented in Lucie’s grandmother who spent a year in the 60’s at Versailles working on the gardens.
I loved how the past and present were connected in this story. It was not just about the characters, the readers also gets glimpses of the drama at Versailles. Lucie’s personal story and the drama of Versailles makes for a good read and the romantic moments in the story were worthy of the Springtime French countryside backdrop. This summer if you are looking for a story with love, drama, a bit of history and romance grab a copy and enjoy.
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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Reviewed by Bee