“With all due respect, what you read is more important in the long term than the man you marry, ma chère Madame.” -Nina George, The Little Paris Bookshop
Never have I ever read Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George and it is one of Kirsten’s favorites. When she heard of this “travesty” she challenged me to read it and I jumped at the chance. I was so excited to read the little Paris Bookshop and I was definitely not disappointed. This book grabbed my attention and held it throughout the entire book- Finished it in a day.
It’s a slow journey into how life continues after loss. The Little Paris Bookshop is a beautiful, smart and a must read book for healing. This book did definitely not disappoint me. Mr. Perdu (meaning lost in French) is the central character in the book. He is able to find a book to remedy any ailment or complement one’s greatest successes. If I have one complaint it is that I wish the beginning of the book was longer. I would have loved to see more of Mr. Perdu’s innate ability to heal others with his literary apothecary.
The book follows Perdu as he slowly recovers what he has lost and I didn’t want the book to end. Mr. Perdu is hurt and broken after losing the love of his life. The letter, which she wrote when she left, is sitting unopened as a constant reminder of what he lost. Mr. Perdu leaves on a journey to find the answers he seeks and heal himself. He brings with him a young and brilliant author with a severe case of writer’s block and and Italian chef. This is a wonderful cast of Characters and an incredible journey. I loved being on this journey with them .
Have you read a book where you felt that you were taking a journey with the characters?
*disclosure: this post contains our Amazon affiliate link, if you purchase anything we get a few cents to further indulge our love of reading*The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Published by Crown/Archetype on March 22nd 2016
Genres: Fiction, Literary, Psychological, Romance, Contemporary
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Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own?
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.
From the Hardcover edition.