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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. 

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Published December 26th 2019 by Boldwood Books
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DJ Sakata
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
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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
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Dash fan
5☆ A Heart Warming Romance full of Charm

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
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Shalini
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lucy Coleman is the author of expansive romance. Her books always have something more than romance. Emotions seep through her words, and before you know you are swept away in the power of her descriptions.

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
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Cathy Ryan
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Springtime To Remember has its roots in the past. Ambitious TV presenter Lexie Winters really wants to be a producer and she might just have the resources to make it happen. Shes teamed up with cameraman Elliot Neilson to make a mini series of documentaries filmed at Versailles, about the gardens and how they have evolved over the years. Her grandmother worked there in 1961 and her enthusiasm instilled in Lexie her love of gardening. Lexie also sees this as an opportunity to find out more ...more
Elaine
Now Ive enjoyed escaping into Lucy Colemans books in the past so I really looked forward to reading this one and I wasnt disappointed! This is a heart-warming story about family misunderstandings, investigating family history, daring to dream and the Palace of Versailles as well as romance.

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
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Rachel Gilbey
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
It is clear from the detailed descriptions that the author has a clear affinity for The Palace of Versailles.

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
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Karen Whittard
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I would love a book about rose and Fabian and about the year that they did the studies at Versailles. I would also have loved to have more of the letters and diary entries from Rose and lexis grandfather.

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
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Noriko
Feb 29, 2020 added it
Beautiful, captivating story of family, secrets and a once-in-a-lifetime adventure of the two women lived in the past and the present. This is my first book from Lucy Coleman and I enjoyed a grand journey to Versailles and it left a mark in my mind.

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
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Jéssica
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I have to say, I had a lot of fun with this book. It was the first book by Lucy Coleman that I have read and I enjoyed it.

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
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Julie Morris
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for something sweet, uplifting and really easy to read when you are snuggled up against the weather on a Sunday afternoon, this is the book to pick up. Have you ever seen one of those TV adverts where someone opens a book or a holiday brochure and a beam of sunshine bursts out of the pages? This book feels just like that. You will feel the warmth on your face, hear the birds singing and know that all is right with the world whilst you are between its pages.

This isnt the most
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Jane Hunt
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully descriptive this story portrays the ambience of France so well, the author's love of the Palace of Versailles, is apparent, and this translates easily into Lexie's first impressions and total enchantment with this iconic French location.

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
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Yvonne
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed A Springtime To Remember as I followed Lexi to Versailles to film a series about the gardens. She has an interest as her grandmother spent a year here before she got married and yet never mentions it. Ronan is an interpreter whose grandfather worked at Versailles and there is a history that haunts him. Was it fate that brought these two to work together or something else.

I have read a few books by this author and I always enjoy the stories she weaves. A Springtime To Remember
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Grace J Reviewerlady
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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
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Alison
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am such a fan of Lucy Coleman, its such a delight to hold her book, gasp in wonderment at the beautiful cover and then sink into the story and be safe in the knowledge that I can be whisked away in an instant to much happier, sunnier, climes than here.

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
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Amanda
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of Lucy's work for a little while now. I love the way in which she writes such heart warming and realistic stories. I read the synopsis for 'A Springtime To Remember' and it certainly sounded like just my sort of read. I couldn't wait to start reading so without further ado, I sat down with a cup of tea in one hand and my Kindle in another and began to read. Having just finished reading it, I can say that Lucy Coleman has done it again and she has written one heck of a book.
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Adele
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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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.
You don't need to have visited Versailles prior to
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Sharon
This book takes us to sunny Versailles, where Lexie is working filming a documentary. The Palace of Versailles holds many personal memories for Lexies family and the story takes us on the journey through these memories. Going through her grandmothers old diaries and scrapbooks, Lexie learns more about her grandmothers past and the secrets that have never been shared by her. Being helped by the handsome interpreter, Roman brings a spark of romance into a story filled with family secrets, intrigue ...more
Linda
Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Springtime in Paris (suburbs): savor 💛 love and 🍷🧀🍞 life en rose!🌹

😌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
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Jacqueline
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
We meet Lexie as she arrives in Versailles to film a documentary about the Palace gardens, a project that has a lot at stake both financially and personally for her. Immersed in the history of the gardens, a mystery from her Grandma Vivs past sparks an interest in Lexie that she feels compelled to find out more about. Why was her Grandmas time spent working at the gardens of Versailles so important to her, yet never spoken about?

Working alongside translator Ronan, friendship blooms between them
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Ashley Tyler
This book was beautifully written. I enjoyed the journey both of the main characters took as they spent springtime at Versailles. I am not much of a gardener, but this story made me want to book the first flight to Versailles in order to see these amazing gardens. I could tell the author had really done her research for this book. The romance in this story was clean,well developed, and realistic. Overall, this is a perfect book to read on a warm sunny afternoon. I can't wait to read more books ...more
Christopher
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Sarah - Sarah's Vignettes
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This review can be found at sarahsvignettes.wordpress.com

*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
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Claire
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I was initially drawn to A Springtime to Remember as I am fascinated by the Palace of Versailles and the French Revolution. Ever since I saw the Marie Antoinette movie starring Kirsten Dunst I have been fascinated with this beautiful palace. I hope to spend several days exploring the palace and its grounds one day.

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
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Lynda
Mar 19, 2020 added it
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Anna (BooksandBookends)
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Lexie has finally decided to follow her dreams and visit the Palace of Versailles to follow in her grandma Vivs footsteps. Her grandma worked as a gardener at the palace but during her lifetime, mentioned very little of what actually happened there to Lexie. Determined to find out the truth of her family secrets and make a fantastic TV show whilst shes doing it, Lexies sure it will be a springtime to remember.

Lexies relationship with Ronan, the interpreter shes employed to work on the TV show
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Kerry https://likeherdingcatsblog.wordpress.com Robinson
After yet another week of wind, a little bit of snow and freezing temperatures this was the perfect novel to cosy up with and pretend I was in a much prettier, warmer place. 

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
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Lucy Mitchell
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gorgeous!

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
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Katie Phillips
Absolutely wonderfully written. Full of love, and laughter and a little in between.
Love this author!!
L.S.
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ah, the Palace of Versailles .... what a backdrop to a story. As a fan of the recent TV series, how could I miss this one!  The author knows her stuff - this was a veritable tour guide within a story of of secrets, misunderstandings, family history and future endeavours (by which I mean romance, of course!) With beautiful descriptions, charming characters, and D detail, Lucy Coleman brings this gorgeous part of France to life, not just the palace but the people who work thee, the locals who live ...more
Kelly
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
A lovely story set in Versailles that will sweep you along and leave you feeling warm and fuzzy.

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
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