Title: The Bookshop on the Seine
Author: Rebecca Raisin
Published: October 16, 2015
Sarah, frustrated by her small town life and the lack of business at her beloved bookshop agrees to something of a trade with her long distance pen pal Sophie. Sophie, just over a break up thinks that the perfect solution is to leave town, so she asks Sarah to trade bookshops with her. Sophie will try to breathe new life into Sarah’s bookstore, while Sarah experiences managing a booming shop and a whole new world . . . in Paris. Sarah struggles with running a bookstore much busier than her own, with employees that are less than cooperative, while trying to see the sights of Paris and the lack of communication from her world-traveling boyfriend Ridge.
I absolutely adored this novel. I was sucked in right from the title. Who wouldn’t want to read about a bookstore in France? It was light, it was fun, it was a happy book. From start to finish, this book just made me feel happy. There was just enough talk about books to make me want to go book shopping and Paris to make me want to visit France (or at least make me want to pick up another book set there). The narrator Sarah had the perfect voice; it was a character I was really rooting for and wanted to see succeed. The ending didn’t go exactly how I thought it would, but it was still very satisfying. I was ecstatic to find out that this was the start of a new series. The next book, The Little Antique Shop under the Eiffel Tower, will be out in April, and I can’t wait to get it!
Read this book if you want a book that you can read in a day and will give you some warm fuzzies. Five stars.