BOOK REVIEW: The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin

Title: The Little Bookshop on the Seine
Author: Rebecca Raisin
Publication: January 7, 2020
Publisher: HQN Books
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Pages: 306

SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

Le Vie En Rose

Bookshop owner Sarah Smith has been offered the opportunity to exchange bookshops with her new Parisian friend for 6 months! And saying yes is a no-brainer – after all, what kind of a romantic would turn down a trip to Paris? Even if it does mean leaving the irresistible Ridge Warner behind, Sarah’s sure she’s in for the holiday of a lifetime – complete with all the books she can read!

Picturing days wandering around Shakespeare & Co, munching on croissants, sipping café au laits and people-watching on the Champs-Elysees Sarah boards the plane. But will her dream of a Parisian Happily-Ever-After come true? Or will Sarah realise that the dream isn’t quite as rosy in reality…


**A copy of this book was provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

I knew that I had to read this book when I saw that it was about a bookshop and the Seine.   I am in love with all things books related on top of everything Europe related.  I make no show to hide my love of books.  I even have a book-related tattoo on my arm. I couldn’t wait to read it.

Sarah Smith is a total introvert.  She works at her bookstore.  She thinks the books talk to her.  She wants a different life but doesn’t take the steps to change it.  That all changes when her friend Sophie a bookstore owner in Paris proposes a change.  She asks if they could switch lives for 6 months.  Sarah’s life changes forever when she says yes.  I absolutely loved this book.  I read it in about 2.5 days, it was that good.  I stayed up way past my bedtime because I just wanted to read “one more chapter.”  

The way the author wrote this book.  I could feel every breeze past the Seine.  I could smell the farmer’s markets as she visited.  The adventures that Sarah takes while she is in Paris, made me want to adventure in the way she did.  Wander down random alleys, visit out of the way antique shops.  I was proud of the way Sarah stood up to her employees.  Especially, being a shy mousy girl.  I wish that I was that way.  I can tend to be a proverbial doormat at times. I can’t wait until my kids are old enough so I can once again travel and show my kids the wonder of the world.  I will be looking for more books by this author.  I see that there is one more book prior to this one in the series.  


Pick up a copy of The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Seine on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and check your local bookstore. Also make sure to add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads and leave feedback for the author when you are finished. You can check out more from author Rebecca Seine on her website HERE.

About Elizabeth Cole

Stay-at-home mom to two children and one toddler. I love to read, travel (haven't done it in a while), and cook. Born and raised in Three Rivers, Michigan and currently, reside in Northern Michigan. Can't wait to start sharing my book thoughts/ reviews with you!!

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