A Springtime to Remember written by Lucy Coleman, publisher Boldwood Books is available NOW in ebook, kindleunlimited, audiobook and paperback format.
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…?
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting Lucy Coleman’s latest novel: A Springtime to Remember.
This is my first introduction to the work of Lucy Coleman and I really enjoyed this gentle romance set in Versailles, France. I have to admit I was initially drawn to this story because of Versailles. I visited the Palace and Gardens back in the Autumn last year and the wondrous sight that I was met with left me mesmerised. So I was intrigued to read a novel about a historical place that is so iconic and also a place that I’ve recently visited. I’ve included one of my favourite photos I took from my visit just to give you a small insight into the beauty of Versailles.
You don’t need to have visited Versailles prior to reading this novel as the words from the author take you on a detailed spectacular journey. Although after reading this novel I think you will want to visit this beautiful property and gardens.
A Springtime to Remember is Lexie’s story who is involved in a new TV production of a documentary on the gardens of Versailles. Lexie also has a vested personal interest in the gardens as her late grandmother spent a year working on the gardens prior to her returning home in the UK to marry Lexie’s grandfather. There is mystery surrounding this year that Grandma Vivian spent in France and Lexie is hoping to unearth a little of her past with the help of some old diaries written by her grandmother.
Lexie also finds herself charmed by a young man who is hired as the Interpreter for the show, he too has a vested interested as his late grandfather was heavily involved in the gardens. Did Lexie and Ronan’s grandparents ever meet? Will the past reveal any secrets that have been kept hidden for over 50 years? Will these secrets leave anymore unanswered questions?
Versailles once again dazzled me with it’s beauty and history and the author, Lucy Coleman, cleverly blended fact with fiction with this lovely romance.
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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