The Little Paris Bookshop – Book Review

Little Paris Bookshop

By Nina George 



Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself; he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened.

After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.

Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people’s lives.(Goodreads Summary)


My Review

            I was sent a copy of The Little Paris Bookshop by Blogging for Books for review, and for that I am thankful, but for this book I am not. The Little Paris Bookshop pulls you in with a compelling summary and a beautiful cover, but those are just ploys to get you to purchase the book. The writing itself is amazing, and I think the author is truly gifted, but I could not find anything to love about the story, and I truly, truly tried to.

            The beginning was so boring and dull, and I kept waiting and expecting for something interesting to happen, but nothing did. Even once you get into the ‘action’ of the story it’s still dull. The characters themselves weren’t terrible, but there wasn’t anything spectacular or special about them either. I believe that if this book wasn’t sent to me for review then I might not have even finished it. It truly saddens me as a booklover when I have to bash a book, but The Little Paris Bookshop just did not cut it for me.

           In conclusion, I give The Little Paris Bookshop three out of five stars for the good writing and decent character as well as the less than adequate story line. I think that the idea behind the plot was so interesting and so much more could have been done with it, and that it just fell flat for me.


If you would like to purchase The Little Paris Book Shop

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