Saturday, 4 January 2020

A Springtime to Remember by Lucy Coleman

Happy New Year and welcome to my first review of 2020. Today I am taking part in the Blog Tour for this fantastic new, sunshine filled release from Lucy Coleman that is perfect for chasing away the January blues. 
Thank you to the team at Boldwood Books for my copy of the ebook in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. 

Book Description
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…?

Let Lucy Coleman sweep you away with this perfect feel-good love story. Perfect for fans of Holly Martin, Sue Moorcroft and Heidi Swain.

My Review
After reading the previous release, Magic Under the Mistletoe from Lucy Coleman I was excited to be given the opportunity to read and review, A springtime to Remember and I could not wait to start reading it.
Lexie is working hard to develop her career as a film producer and the opportunity to travel to Paris and the Palace of Versailles is something she cannot miss. Her grandmother Viv worked at the palace for a year before she married her grandfather many years ago. Lexie is looking forward to finding out more about Viv's year in Paris. 
Lexie is soon settled in the Capital. She has rented herself a small house in a beautiful courtyard to stay in while she is there and is soon making friends with her new neighbours. 
It is springtime in Paris and it is the perfect time to visit the Palace or Versailles. Lexie is looking forward to learning more about the past of the palace and all of the secrets that it holds. She is also looking forward to see if she can find out more about the year her grandmother had in the city. 
While filming is taking place Lexie is working alongside Roman who is her interpreter for the duration of her trip. The two of them strike up a good relationship from day one and they both enjoy each others company. The amount of time they spend together increases after Lexie's camera man Elliott has to rush back to England as his girlfriend is ill. So Ronan steps in to become her new camera man. 
Romance does begin to blossom between the two of them as they both begin to explore the Palace and it the history it contains. They also have the diaries that Viv wrote while spending a year the palace. 
But the more time the pair spend together the more they reveal the secrets that have been hidden for many years. Could they be strong enough to deal with what happened in the past to both of their families or will it tear them apart before their romance has chance to grow?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish.  The story flows well through the pages and will keep you wanting to read more. The description of the Palace of Versailles and its gardens sound absolutely stunning and are described so well you can almost feel like you are there too. 
I really liked getting to know Lexie. She is a strong character that has faced troubles in both her home life with her and with her career both at the hands of her brother, but is trying to move her life forwards. The relationship she has with her mother, sister and her Niece is lovely and is also strong. 
Ronan is also trying to find out more about his past as he believes a different story to the one he has been told about his grandfather. 
I loved this book from start to finish and I could not put it down. It is the perfect choice for this time of year as it will add the sunshine even to the dullest of days. 

Published by Boldwood Books on 26th December 2019

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About the Author
Lucy Coleman is a #1 bestselling romance writer, whose recent novels include Snowflakes over Holly Cove. She also writes under the name Linn B. Halton. She won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award and lives in the Welsh Valleys.

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1 comment:

Linn B Halton & Lucy Coleman said...

Thank you SO much, Kay, for your stunning review - and for taking the time to read and review, it's MUCH appreciated! x

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