The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin is a sweet winter romance. The setting is perfect and the characters are interesting as well. The ending seemed to tie up far too neatly, however, which takes away from its realistic concept.Title: The Little Bookshop on the Seine (The Little Paris Collection #1)
Author: Rebecca Raisin
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult Fiction
Publication Date: January 7, 2020
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.
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Review: The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin
I really enjoy a story that is set in a bookshop, and The Little Bookshop on the Seine is the ideal place. The author’s descriptions of Paris, the food, the people, and the shop itself really give a very lovely vibe. It will definitely give readers a travel itch as they read about Sarah’s adventures.
❀ Bookworm Main Character
Sarah is your typical bookworm character that lives in small town USA. Her friends are close-knit and she hasn’t seen much of the world past her little bookshop. Having never read any of the author’s other books, it was easy to jump in and learn about all of these characters for the first time. There are some really interesting ones, including an author who spends his days writing in a hidden location of the shop.
❀ An HEA Romance
Although the story is a light and easy read, it does have some drama that needs to be worked out. Maybe I haven’t read enough HEA (happily ever after) romance novels to review the genre properly, however, the problems that the characters are going through seem to tie up and vanish all at once at the end of the book. Personally, I would have preferred something to long for in the next book in the series.
❀ A Sweet Read
The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin will be enjoyed by fans of HEA romance novels. The story is easy to follow and the characters are engaging. It is a sweet read for a cold winter day.
23 thoughts on “The Little Bookshop on the Seine, Rebecca Raisin”
I think that this sounds like a good story!
It is super cute!
This sounds like a lot of fun and the Paris setting of course sounds fantastic! 🙂
One of my favourite settings!
The setting sounds perfect! I love HEA books, but it’s got to be earned, not have the problems disappear like fluff 😉
I am glad to hear that you feel this way. I wasn’t sure if I was judging it too harshly. 🙂
I read a lot of HEA romance, but it still bugs me when things tie up too neatly too quickly. Nice review!
Right?! It was a pretty good story and then poof all is well with the world.
I love books set in places I want to visit and this sounds like a good one.
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There is a lot to enjoy about the setting of this book!
Adorable cover! I don’t read many romance novels. I like a HEA, but not a magical one.
It is a fun break during the holidays, for sure!
This was a sweetie one for me, too. 🙂
I am glad that you enjoyed it! 🙂
I love the setting! I’ve never traveled to Paris, but now I can through this novel. HEA books are my favorites.
I think that you will enjoy this one then! 🙂
I love anything Paris-related. I’m not a huge fan of everything tying up really neatly right at the end of a book, but the story kind of sounds like a light fluffy read that lends itself to that.
Exactly! It is a perfect afternoon fluff read! 🙂
fun book setting
Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.
This book sound wonderful! and another place I would love to visit.
This book sounds very charming. I love the cover!