A Springtime To Remember
Escape the cold and 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...more
Ive lost my pride a few times over the years and it does shake your confidence, but the lessons I learnt were invaluable. Hardest of all though is when a family member turns on you its a hurt that never goes away.
I swear if Jake fell out of a plane hed land on his feet and walk away without breaking a sweat.
I knew this house needed something, Ronan says, slipping his arm around my waist and squeezing, but I didnt realise what it needed was YOU.
Ive been in limbo, I guess Ive been ...more
Lexi is saying goodbye to her older sister Shellie and 5yr old niece Maisie for a few months whilst she travels to Versailles to produce a mini travel documentary.
Lexi is a tv presenter but has always dreamed of producing so she teams up with cameraman Elliot and sets off to follow her dreams.
Whilst there she plans on doing some family history research as her Grandma Viv spent time in France in 1961 particularly Versailles. But her Grandma never ever spoke ...more
This was the story of Lexie and Roman's love, but it was so much more too. It was her grandmother's journey into the garden of Versailles and learning the truth about life and nature. Lexie was a TV producer filming the gardens. Ronan was the translator as well as an occasional cameraman. Along ...more
Lexie has dreamt of becoming a TV producer and is determined to make that dream come true. Her first venture is a documentary about the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, a place that her grandma spent a ...more
Personally I'm not as keen on the building, or it's history, but I didn't let the sections that seemed to be dedicated to the Palace itself detract me from the story being told.
And in fact everything to do with the gardens, I did find very interesting, which is lucky since Lexie is filming a series about the gardens and gardeners of Versailles.
She is also determined to find out just ...more
That being said I really liked the story. I really liked the characters in this book. The background, the history, the setting, the romance, the intertwining stories, the drama, the different types of love portrayed in the book and how this story is about love, hope, happiness, fairytale ending ...more
Her prose is stunningly beautiful and flows so smoothly and mellifluously. It is almost breath-taking. It displayed some tendency to be a tad too descriptive and redundant at times for my liking, but thats a small gripe that can be easily brushed off ...more
First of all, my grandparents were Portuguese immigrants in France and most of my family still lives there, so I felt a good connection with the story because of the context. The brilliant and amazing descriptions transported me to the places were Lexie was. It almost felt like I was there, and I love when the writing does that to me and I get lost, not only in the ...more
This isnt the most ...more
This story has a slow-burning romance with oodles of simmering passion, a family drama and mystery, which intertwines serendipitously with Lexie and Ronan's budding romance. The characters are believable and easy to root for, and the historical input ...more
I have read a few books by this author and I always enjoy the stories she weaves. A Springtime To Remember ...more
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 ...more
This time we are taken on a journey to France, the characters as always are completely believable the kind where you can meet them on day one and immediately form a bond. Out of the myriad of folk, I think I felt closest to Lexie, inspired by her ...more
You don't need to have visited Versailles prior to ...more
😌This story had all the feel of French living from the moment heroine Lexie steps foot in her little residential enclave in the town of Versailles. Her first introduction to the palace of Versailles reminded me of my wonder at setting eyes on its front courtyard entrance, something that photos did not prepare me to grasp in its immensity and grandeur. Her descriptions of the palace took me back and made me realize that there was ...more
Working alongside translator Ronan, friendship blooms between them ...more
*I read a review copy of this book from the publisher
I always get excited when I receive a blog tour invitation to review a book by Lucy Coleman and Linn B. Halton. Lucy/Linn is one of my favourite authors and I accept without reading the book's description because I know I am going to enjoy it. I have previously read Magic Under the Mistletoe by Lucy Coleman and The Secrets of Villa Rosso and A Greek Affair by Linn B. Halton so I knew A ...more
I loved Lucy Colemans writing style. Versailles is a large focus of the book and there are pages of vivid descriptions of the Palace and its grounds. Everywhere Lexie visits in France ...more
Lexies relationship with Ronan, the interpreter shes employed to work on the TV show ...more
This novel has a little of everything as we follow Lexi to Versailles on her journey to creating a new TV show as a producer. In addition to the new show, Lexi is also curious about a year that her Grandmother had spent there but never talked about. Will her new show be a hit? Will she find out what her Gran did in that ...more
If you like books that whisk you off to gorgeous places for a spot of fictional romance then this one is for you.
My goodness Lucy Coleman is on top of her setting description game! This author knows how to bring to life a beautiful location. She knows how to make you feel like you're wandering through the gardens of Versailles or entering the magnificent Palace of Versailles.
I was so impressed with the setting I felt like I was there with Lexi, looking out over the grandeur of the canal ...more
Lexie has headed to Versailles to follow in her Grandmother's footsteps and try to discover more about a year of her life she never discussed. The story pulled me in early on as I love gardening and was fascinated by the gorgeous descriptions of the stunning gardens.
Set against a stunning back drop I loved devouring the story of Lexie and getting to know the story of her Grandmother and what really ...more
Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and is excited to be writing for both Harper Impulse (Harper Collins) and Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus); shes represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.
When shes not writing, or spending time ...more