Friday, January 10, 2020

Review: The Little Bookshop on the Seine

The Little Bookshop on the Seine
by Rebecca Raisin

Publisher: HQN
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  When bookshop owner Sarah Smith is offered the opportunity for a job exchange with her Parisian friend Sophie, saying yes is a no-brainer—after all, what kind of romantic would turn down six months in Paris? Sarah is sure she’s in for the experience of a lifetime—days spent surrounded by literature in a gorgeous bookshop, and the chance to watch the snow fall on the Eiffel Tower. Plus, now she can meet up with her journalist boyfriend, Ridge, when his job takes him around the globe.

But her expectations cool faster than her café au lait soon after she lands in the City of Light—she’s a fish out of water in Paris. The customers are rude, her new coworkers suspicious and her relationship with Ridge has been reduced to a long-distance game of phone tag, leaving Sarah to wonder if he’ll ever put her first over his busy career. As Christmas approaches, Sarah is determined to get the shop—and her life—back in order…and make her dreams of a Parisian happily-ever-after come true.

Kritters Thoughts:  The second in a series where I accidentally read it first!  Although I didn't love book one as much, I would completely suggest starting there before moving on to this book.  

Sarah Smith is back and her bookshop in Connecticut is doing just ok.  When a friend from Paris wants to do a bookshop swap, Sarah is ready to make a temporary change and try something new - even with a little fear!  When she arrives in Paris things go a little wonky and the bookstore staff are not welcoming, so she has quite a few things to overcome to make Paris a great experience.

I loved this part of Sarah's story.  This one felt like such a fuller story than the first book in the series and I enjoyed really getting to know Sarah in this one.  I appreciated the ups and downs of her relationship with Ridge and all the quirks and things with the staff in the store in Paris.  

I would completely recommend this book to any book lover as no one can complain about a book that takes place in a sweet little bookstore in Paris.  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2019 Challenge: 66 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from HarperCollins.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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