3.5 perfect holiday treat stars!!!
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…
When stepping out of your comfort zone provides you the push you need to grow and evolve into the woman you need to be. That is what this book is all about, I didn’t realize that Sarah had a book previous to this one but I didn’t feel left out for a moment.
Sarah is a true romantic and book lover, she had her moments of fanciful thinking but don’t we all. I loved that she thought the store had a life of it’s own and she could just get lost in it all. On top of jetting off to Paris she has a really handsome amazing boyfriend. The downfall is she never gets to see him and is starting to doubt their relationship has what it takes. I fell in love with all of the side characters they brought so much more depth and fun to the book I almost couldn’t handle it. While Sarah kind of fit in with some of the characters in Paris she didn’t fit in at all with the others. Her interactions with all of these characters is what made her evolve into a stronger more outgoing woman.
This book definitely put me more into the Christmas spirit. While it wasn’t so much about the romance as it was maybe more women’s fiction. I couldn’t wait to turn the page and see what was going to happen next. The only thing I couldn’t relate to was how things were done in Paris but I really enjoyed the journey the author took us on in learning how things may be seen from a Parisian point of view.
“I couldn’t wait to dive headfirst into the stacks and sniff all the books when no one was looking. OK, I admit, I was a closet book sniffer.”
Thank you to NetGalley, Rebecca Raisin, and Harper Collins for my copy in lieu of my honest review.
Author Bio: Rebecca Raisin is the author of several novels, including the beloved Little Paris series and the Gingerbread Café trilogy, and her short stories have been published in various anthologies and fiction magazines. You can follow Rebecca on Facebook, and at http://www.rebeccaraisin.com
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This does sound like a read that would get me into Christmas. I’m sorry all the Paris stuff wasn’t easy to connect to.