Hi friends!! I completely thought I had written my last blog post for the Winter 2020 Tour when I wrote my review for Husband Material by Emily Belden, but I was wrong!! Oopsies! This is my last and final review for the Harlequin Winter 2020 Romance & Women’s Fiction Blog Tour train. Thanks again #Harlequin and #NetGalley, I’ve had such a great time reading my selected books. This review is for Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin, and without further ado let’s dive in!!
THE LITTLE BOOKSHOP ON THE SEINE
Author: Rebecca Raisin
Publication Date: 1/7/2020
Publisher: HQN Books
Author Bio: Rebecca Raisin is the author of several novels, including the beloved Little Paris series and the Gingerbread Café trilogy, and her short stories have been published in various anthologies and fiction magazines. You can follow Rebecca on Facebook, and at http://www.rebeccaraisin.com
It’s The Holiday on the Champs-Élysées in a great big love letter to Paris, charming old bookstores and happily-ever-afters!
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.
– My Review –
I immediately felt connected to the main character Sarah Smith when I found out that she is a huge bibliophile and owns her own bookshop!! It’s always been a dream of mine to either work in Publishing or to own my own Bookshop. Sarah and I are similar in more ways than just books though, we are both from a small town and we withdraw into fiction when we aren’t feeling a social connection in the real world. I absolutely LOVE that Sarah’s boyfriend is HQ material though, as I felt that it proves that any two people can fall in love regardless of their looks or professions.
The bookshop swap made for such a fun story, as a person’s assimilation into a foreign culture is an adventure within itself even without running a friend’s bookshop. The diversity of the characters was fun, quirky and endearing. The description of all the french foods Sarah tried had my mouth watering. I was ready to hop on the next flight to Paris! The ending of the book had my heart warmed and a smile on my face! It really was a very cute story. One that I would recommend to anyone looking for a happy read.
Until next time, Happy Reading! 🙂