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“A Springtime to Remember” Review

Hello Friends!

Like I said in the previous post, I bring you the second review of the day. I hope the book interests you.

A Springtime to Remember“, written by Lucy Coleman, is a novel published on 26th December 2019 by Boldwood Books.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Lucy Coleman for the eCopy of this book, via NetGalley, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

A Springtime to Remember


Lucy Coleman - A Springtime To RememberLet 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…?

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Author Bio

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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My Review

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.

P1070718First 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 storytelling, but also in the senses transmitted by the words.

Lexie was fantastic main character, that took me on this adventure through a part of France I haven’t visit yet, and through the uncovering of mysteries, combined with meeting new people. I Then there is Ronan, and getting to see their relationship develop was fun. Because of them I felt as if I was a part of the story, even though as a spectator.

There were mysteries and connections that made the plot interesting, and I did enjoyed the historical elements, as well as the gardens. Not only is the story sparking of curious moments that made me turn page after page to learn more, the scenery gave the romantic ambiance that the story needed as well.

Overall, it was a good first book to read to enter this author’s writing style. The characters were well written, the descriptions absolutely opened the storytelling to a movie kind of feeling, the family secrets are always a nice touch to keep the reader focus on the details, and France is just a country full of beautiful places to visit. It was a sweet novel and I can’t wait to read more of Lucy Coleman’s novels.


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