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The Little Bookshop On The Seine (The Little Paris Collection, Book 1) by [Raisin, Rebecca]
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What reviewers are saying about The Little Bookshop on the Seine

‘This novel is a love letter to Paris, and even more so a love letter to books; it is absolutely a must-read book for book lovers.’ – Rather Too Fond of Books

‘easy to read and devoured quickly, I literally could not get enough and I was so sad to finish it. It was a truly captivating, spellbinding tale of taking chances and living life to the full that I am sure will ring true with many readers.’ – Compelling Reads

‘I love love love this author, and this book cements the fact that this series is a winner!’ – Fiona (Goodreads)

‘I loved every second of The Little Bookshop on the Seine, easy to read, with words oozing charm and good feeling, that just made me feel warm and cosy.’ – Rachel’s Random Reads

‘a beautifully written novel’ – Hilda (Goodreads)

‘A delightful story that's perfect for reading in your favorite cozy chair. … Such a good book to lose yourself in.’ – Janet Robel (Goodreads)

‘It really brought Paris to life … extremely romantic, love is most definitely on the menu’ – Elaine (Goodreads)

‘a great escape to Paris and I’m looking forward to the other books in the Little Paris Collection.’ – French Village Diaries

About the Author

Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly, believe in true, once in a lifetime love.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2352 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Carina; 1 edition (16 Oct. 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00R1O444Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 129 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,708 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Little Bookshop on the Seine is the start of Rebecca Raisin’s new series, although we do get the added bonus of familiar names and characters from Rebecca’s previous books. Although it was only partly set at Christmas (towards the end), rather than being a Christmas novel like the synopsis suggests, it still had that sparkly, wintery glow to it – an ideal book to snuggle up with in the cold winter months. Set in Paris instead of the comforting Ashford, this felt like a book that had taken Rebecca out of her comfort zone – but of course she doesn’t disappoint and this book had a feel to it just as entrancing as the rest. I wish I could live in one of Rebecca’s books!

For fans of Rebecca’s previous books, the story in The Little Bookshop on the Seine might not transpire exactly the way you expect it to. Knowing Sarah from The Bookshop on the Corner, we know she likes living vicariously through her books – the characters inside the pages have the exciting adventures, not her. She’s happy with her fictional book boyfriends and her own dreamy boyfriend, Ridge. I loved the concept of this book – for Sarah and her friend Sophie to exchange bookshops for six months. The idea that Sarah would be spending six months in the romantic, beautiful location of Paris – where surely so many of the books she loves are set – had me expecting a fairy-tale like, romantic new lifestyle for Sarah but instead, Rebecca delivers a more realistic, well-drawn story which made the uplifting ending all the more sweeter.

Life in Paris for Sarah is not exactly what she was anticipating – especially in Once Upon a Time, the bookshop she is managing for six months.
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Sarah Smith is a small town American who has never travelled much beyond Ashford, the quintessential small town she grew up in. Until now, that is, when she is offered the chance to “swap book shops” for six months. She will go to Paris to run her online friend Sophie’s shop and Sophie will come to America and run Sarah’s shop,

Sarah is the ultimate romantic, who loves nothing more than immersing herself in a good romantic read and she sets off with the same notions any of us would have if we were to visit Paris for the first time. She dreams of strolling along the banks of the Seine, climbing the Eiffel Tower, nibbling on croissants whilst discussing books with fellow bibliophiles. But, will the reality match up to her dreams and what effect will the move have on her relationship with journalist Ridge, who is frequently away from home on assignments?

It is very much a feel good read, entertaining and flowing well. I loved to read about her exploring and discovering Paris for the first time, including all the hidden nooks and crannies that are kept hidden from the tourists. It really brought Paris to life but didn’t feel as if I were reading a travel guide. I also loved the way she brought a small town chintzy American Christmas to sophisticated and chic Paris.

It is extremely romantic, love is most definitely on the menu here and Sarah firmly believes in a happy ever after at all times for all her romance reads – but is she being unrealistic? Can she really expect to find her happy ever after with Ridge? The product description mentions her wandering around Shakespeare and Co, but in the Netgalley proof I was sent, the shop in Paris is called “Once Upon A Time”. I do hope the final name is that, because what better name could you have for the shop when you want to everyone to live happily ever after.

Many thanks to the publishers via Netgalley for the review copy.
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I have no idea how Rebecca Raisin does it, but she keeps writing enchanting heart warming stories, that you never want to end, and The Little Bookshop on the Seine is no exception. This is such a loving story, with some stunning descriptions of Paris.

In fact this is Paris in the run up to Christmas, and not just the tourists Paris, we are taken to all manner of local secret places, as Sarah becomes more comfortable in Paris, and her French improves. Sarah is amazed, as am I , about the The Little Antique Shop, and with its owner Anouk, who will only let you into the shop with a recommendation from someone who is already her customer. I have a feeling she is the star of the next book of this series.

The Little Bookshop on the Seine is the follow up to The Bookshop on the Corner, and we get to not only see the continuation of Sarah's story, but also of some of the other Ashford residents too, mainly Cici, Lily and Lucy. As someone who has read all of Rebecca's previous books, these recurring characters, and cameos by them, is always welcome and adds to the charming feel of the books. Of course if you are new to this author, then this completely works as a standalone too.

Sarah's descriptions of both her bookshop, and also the French bookshop she does a swap with Sophie, her penpal, with really show how much of a bibliophile Sarah is. Much like in Harry Potter, where the wand choses the wizard, Sarah believes that the book will chose the person.

Of course there is a huge contrast between the quiet, almost failing bookshop that is Sarah's and the big bustling, Parisian shop, that has crowds of people in it the whole time, and that would take ages to explore the whole store.
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