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…?
A Terrific Read!
If ever anything was going to give me the urge to travel, then this is it . . .
Lexie is heading to the Palace of Versailles to work on her dream project. Knowing that her grandmother spent a year there when she was young has meant it’s always held some appeal for her; but why was grandma Viv’s time there such a family secret? Will the unexpected gift of Viv’s notebooks written during that time reveal all?
I don’t have any inclination to go abroad whatsoever, but I could be tempted to head to Versailles now! This is a fantastic story with superb characters in the most wonderful setting. Lucy Coleman paints a vivid picture of the beauty of France as seen through Lexie’s eyes and, along with a very finely woven story, this is a terrific read. I actually felt warmer (we’re in the throes of several stormy weekends here) and could almost feel the sun beating down and smell the scent of the gardens in the Palace of Versailles. Such a pity her series isn’t going to be shown! A fabulous read from an author I can always rely on to deliver an interesting and satisfying read, and it deserves all five glowing stars.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy, and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot in this tour. This is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: family, romance, women’s fiction
- Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook
- Size: 350 pages
- Publisher: Boldwood Books
- Publication Date: 26 December 2019
- Links: Goodreads
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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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