Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Little Paris Bookshop Review


 About the Book

“There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies—I mean books—that were written for one person only…A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that’s how I sell books.”

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)

My Review

The idea of this book drew me in, along with the beautiful cover! As I started reading I realized that this was much more of a romance than I had expected. The storyline continued and I kept hoping I would fall in love with the characters but I just couldn't. The chapters kept jumping around and it made it hard to follow. The romance from the past and then the current romance was all smashed together and I found the main character to be slightly pathetic. I hate to say it but this book could have been so much better! I really can't recommend it and I am sad to say I only rate it at two stars. 
"I received this book from  Blogging for Books for free in exchange for an honest review."

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