A Springtime To Remember by Lucy Coleman
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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There are three stories in this book, the story of Versailles, Lexi's grandmother, and Lexi herself, and all three are cleverly interwoven.
The setting of the book is as important as the plot and is a character in its own right. It's beautifully described and I felt as though I was there, even though I've never visited Versailles.
The storyline itself takes several twists and turns and there is a lovely sense of mystery about the whole thing, with a very satisfying conclusion.
About the Author
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 eighteen novels and counting - including A Spring to Remember, 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 or working in the garden.
Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK's Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards.