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Finding Love in Positano

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A nice easy reading novel. A lovely setting with some beautiful descriptive images that bring the story to life .Could almost taste the food and smell the sea with how the author tells the story. It's a lovely warmhearted romantic story which would make a great holiday read. I really enjoyed it
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Lucy Coleman has been one of my ‘go-to’ authors for a few years now. In Finding Love in Positano we get to travel to a glorious part of the Italian Riviera with our main character Marci.

Marci runs an antiques business with her brother in the UK, but she finds it hard to have a life outside of work. When she travels to Positano to wind up an antiques business owned by her godfather Richard, it gives her the chance to reevaluate her life. What she does not expect is falling for her local guide Nico.

I loved the connection between Marci and Nico, and adored the way their story developed in spite of the secrets that had been kept for so long.

Family and family secrets are a focus of this story, but the star of the story was Positano and the delicious food local to the region. I’ve never been to Positano, and I’m not sure my knees could cope with it, but the beautiful descriptions were so vibrant that I wanted to hop on a plane and go for a holiday while I was reading. I love armchair travel, and Lucy really captures the imagery perfectly in her writing.

Finding Love in Positano is the perfect summer read, whether you are somewhere exotic on holiday, or sitting in your garden at home!
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This was a lovely read that has me longing for a holiday to a much warmer climate, whilst I enjoyed this book i did find it hard to get into at times, and unfortunately given my current energy levels it made this hard to finish quicker.
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this is one of those book you cant put down because the setting is just amzing. i went to the amlafi cast and re visited positiano after reading this book. 
Characters, the plot of the story got better and better and it was amazing, i wish it had a second part.  great read.
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Finding Love in Positano by Lucy Coleman

I received an advance review copy for free thanks to NetGalley andEmbla Books and I am leaving this review voluntarily 
 
Marci James is in love with her job. She's not had a holiday in five years, but now she's escaping to the Italian coast after agreeing to pack up her godfather, Richard's antiques shop.

When Marci arrives it's apparent that the task is far more daunting than she imagined, and it isn't long before Nico, her gorgeous local guide, offers to step up and lend a hand. As the two enjoy the Positano summer, and all that the Italian Riviera has to offer, Marci finally lets herself relax and the sparks between the pair soon begin to fly.

Set in a glorious location this was such an escape. A lovely, enjoyable book that was relatively quick to read. A highly recommended book that would make for an enjoyable read over the summer. If you enjoy food - especially Italian food, then you will love the fabulous descriptions that Lucy uses.

Rating 4/5
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Thank you to Netgalley, the publishing house and the author for the opportunity to read a complimentary copy of this book in return for a review based upon my honest opinion.

This was a nice easy read, that took me back to my trip to Positano and made me wish to go again.  It was an easy going romance, a pretty typical storyline that I enjoyed.  Marci heads to Positano to close up her Godfather, Richard's antique shop and prepare the contents for shipping.  She is put up at a local inn and treated like family by the owners and their staff as they are all very close with Richard who is turns out is an investor in the business.  Young, handsome Nico greets her at the airport and is assigned to come to her aide if she requires anything, he is the son of the owner and she quickly starts to fall for him over late night dinners.  The food all sounded so amazing and the scenery stunning.  No real shocking surprises in the storyline but the enjoyable characters made this a worthwhile read.

This author writes stories that take you on a journey in your mind, this book carried me away and had me lookng at my vacation photos. While this was not my favourite book by this author, I will definitely be on the lookout for this author's next books.
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it definitely had a feel good factor.  I have to say though, if I had seen the book on a shelf, neither the title nor the picture would have made me want to pick it up.  This is a great summer/holiday read and has depth in both the plot and the characters recommended.
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A lovely romantic escapist read with vibrant characters and vividly described settings that let the reader enjoy the Italian location. I love the family relationships and the friendships that draw Marci into their lives. There is an element of mystery and secrets that give it an extra dimension. Believable characters and gentle romance make this the perfect read for a Summer afternoon.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher.
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I thought this was a fantastic read! I'm gearing up for a trip to Europe, and I could easily close my eyes and imagine myself in these locations already. Wonderful descriptions, I loved the characters, I thought the story was really well written. Can't wait for what Lucy Coleman does next!

Thank you NetGalley and the Publishers for allowing me to read for an honest review!
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I have just finished this latest instalment from Lucy Coleman, and but she didn’t disappoint, what a throughly fabulous read, heartfelt and beautiful.

I love the characters in this novel, being transported to tue beautiful sunshine following the journey of Richard, Nico & Marni.

I would recommend this to all my friends.

5 stars ⭐️
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WOW! What a fantastic read this story proved to be,
Set in a glorious part of Italy,
The community at Positano is fantastic and so
It is now a place to which I'd love to go!
Their warm-hearted welcoming of Marci is great
Little did she know how it would change her fate!

It is a such a moving read, with romances, 
Surprises and life changing chances.
It has drama, secrets and mystery,
Antiques, delicious food and family history.
All skilfully blended by this talented author, brilliantly so
It is no wonder I highly recommend you also give it a go!

For my copy of this book, I give a big thank you,
After enjoying it so much, this is my honest review.
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Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. A lovely easy book, particularly suited to summer reading, with good characters and writing style. The descriptions of the Amalfi coast and fabulous Italian food are very evocative. Overall a very nice read!!
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This was a lovely book to read and I read it very quickly.

It was very easy to become invested in Marci's life, past, present and future. She is stuck working in her family business and is asked to sort out her godfather's (Richard) business in Positano. When you start reading the book, you have no idea where it will take you and want to stand next to her (and latterly, her new friend, Olivia) as they dig into the boxes and Richard's history and secrets come to the forefront. 

This is a book you need to read sitting on the Amalfi coast, being inspired by the Italian foods and sights as Marci herself discovers them. 

Have to say, one of my favourite parts of this book was the Epilogue (from Richard's point of view) - where you find out some more why's behind what Marci finds.
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Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book. I have chosen to write this honest review voluntarily.
The author provides many lovely descriptions of the area - the colours, aromas, foods, the scenery, even the freshness of the sea air - giving readers the feeling they are there with Marci, Nico and family and friends. She twists friendship, romance and mystery into an interesting read, albeit that I guessed the final twist about halfway through the book. There were a few times when I felt as though there were bits of the narrative were missing, such as when Marci arrived and was expected to meet everyone at the hotel at lunch and the next sentence is 'If I thought that the reception I received when I arrived at lunchtime was full-on, this evening eclipses that'. There were also a few occasions when we were told something twice, such as Guilia being moody / frosty. Overall this book is a good summer read: interesting story, realistic characters nice setting and a lovely romance.
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A beautiful story with some lovely threads running through it and differing sub stories bringing them to where they are at that point. Still leaving you wanting more though
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Overall, an enjoyable read, though not my favourite book by Lucy Coleman. I think it would benefit from having another edit, with its overlong descriptions, some of which I skim read in order to get to some action. I didn't feel all that much emotion coming from Marci, despite her being described as "heartbroken" by a past love. I didn't feel all that much emotion coming from her with regards to her new love either.  I also thought drama was hinted at where there wasn't really any. In fact, the main twist was revealed in the epilogue, which for me, read like an afterthought. I loved some of the scenic descriptions and the plot surrounding Marci sorting out her godfather's antiques was interesting, though again, overlong descriptions of the work she was doing could have been cut. I felt there was some loose ends, namely Marci's relationship with her stepfather, and indeed, her mother's own relationship with her husband. He didn't come across very well! There was enough there though, to keep me reading until the end. With thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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My thanks to Netgalley for the advance copy in exchange for an honest review, which I freely give.

This is a beautiful story, sometimes it is like a cosy mystery story. With twists, turns and secrets to be kept. Marci goes to Positano to clear her Godfathers home and Antiques shop. He has suddenly got married and now on his honeymoon. Marci along with her brother Guy and mother run there own antiques business which her late father began. When she arrives in Italy, Nico meets her at the airport (she comments about the heat meeting her as she comes out of the airport building as it 'hit' her I felt the same a few years ago when I flew to Milan as I got off the plane) Her Godfather had organized Nico to meet her, Marci thought he was just a taxi driver. It is not until she gets to Positano that she finds out he is not the taxi driver she thought, but the son of the hotel owner. As time moves on Marci meets all the 'family' and grows closer to Nico.........

If you like Italian food, you will love the description's that Lucy gives. I do not like Italian Food myself, but it obvious Lucy does. I also liked all the descriptions of the area, it really took me back.

By the end of the book, all the secrets etc are revealed. It certainly keeps you guessing. It is also pleasing that there was no bad language either

I can recommend this great re
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This was such a lovely book to read, I got sucked in straight away and got caught up with the story. Not having read much of Lucy Coleman’s books I must admit I was pleasantly surprised by this one so, it won’t be my last. My thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book in return for an honest review.
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Thank you to Embla Books and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this novel.
This is my first novel by Lucy Coleman.
From the blurb I thought this book was about romance, but now I think is more about life and ones journey.
In most of the book, Marci thinks about her life and how traveling to Positano in Italy, to help her godfather, will help her to change her view of life, work and dreams. 
It's a nice story, a little bit forced at the end, but a nice trip to Italy, with description of delicious food and beautiful views of the Amafi coast.
A very recommended reading for the summer.
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A fairly enjoyable light read to escape to the sun in Positano on the Italian Amalfi Coast.  A good plot with a good set of characters however it was all somewhat predictable.  Good atmospheric descriptions of Positano that one can almost feel the place plus the sun's warmth.   Some bits dragged a bit and I found other parts jumped about as I kept thinking I'd missed something, however, despite this and the predictability of the romance within, it makes a good holiday read.
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