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Review: The Little Bookshop on the Seine

Title: The Little Bookshop on the Seine

Series: The Little Paris Collection #1

Author: Rebecca Raisin

Release Date: January 7, 2020

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.

My Review: I wanted to like this book so much but it just wasn't what I was expecting and it felt depressing. I loved the idea for the plot, what bookworm doesn't love stories featuring book stores? But I didn't like the main character or how stressful everything was. I want to escape into a book, not read about things that make me stressed out too. I did enjoy the parts about Paris and thought that those were well done. Overall though this wasn't the book for me and I will likely pass on reading anymore in the series.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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