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There are far too many pages in this book that are just tourist information and nothing to do wit the plot. Either the author went to Lisbon and wrote copious notes about everywhere she visited or she's good at google searches. To have 5 pages describing a cafe (which i am sure is very nice) was about 4 pages too many. The plot was good, but some characters weren't really developed and the ending very abrupt.
This is another great read written by Lucy it bring romance and different cultures together in a city that I long to visit now .Description of landmarks & history of food & cultures made me feel I was there in Lisbon and for the end a follow up would be great ....lovely enjoyable
I normally like Lucy Coleman's books, which is why I bought this one. I found it hard to "get into" it, and found the "romance" aspect a struggle. The "will she, won't she " was tiresome! I also found a couple of spelling errors which I found appalling. For Ms Coleman's information, any income you may make off your books is EARNED not earnt! There was another spelling error of the same ilk, but I can't remember it - but it was the same should have ended ed and finished instead with a t! Not very good editing if they missed that! Sorry ... can't recommend this book, unless you are looking for a guide book about Lisbon - and even then I would look further!
I lived for some years on the Costa Lisboa and this story is wonderful. Geographically and historically acurate and brought back many happy memories. The characters are like friends and the story well thought out. Thoroughly recommend.
I couldn't put this down! I wanted to write a review after the first chapter! It is everything I hope for in this genre book. Very well written, impeccable grammar, descriptive enough without being over the top in both vision and emotion. Truly captivating. The only one negative, which is only my own personal preference, is there was no sexual content written in apart from kissing. In some ways this was very refreshing/a change for me as I do skip over those that drag on if too 'romantic'. The way this book is written I didn't even really miss it. I could go on raving ... but that would delay me moving on to the next Lucy Coleman book in my library!!!!!
I really enjoyed reading this, I have never been to Portugal before but the book came to life in my hands, Lisbon sounds wonderful. The characters were well written and interesting. My only disappointment was the ending, it has left me feeling that the story is unfinished and puzzled.
It was a lovely surprise to find it was set in Lisbon, a place I have visited three times and therefore recognised and could follow the story as though I were in the places mentioned. I remember the rumble on the bridge and the beautiful statue of Christ the redeamer, the planes going into the airport and the cruise liners on the river. The story kept me interested and intrigued.