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The Little Bookshop on the Seine

(The Little Paris Collection #1)

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Le Vie En Rose

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 – co
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ebook, 232 pages
Published October 16th 2015 by Carina
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Julie
The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin is a 2016 Carina Press UK publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher/author and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I fell in love with Rebecca Raisin’s Gingerbread Café novels and so it is a no brainer that I would follow her straight to her next series with eager anticipation.

While this story has a holiday theme, it can be enjoyed any time of the year because love and romance are always in season.

This story cent
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Cora Tea Party Princess
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
5 Words: Paris, love, Christmas, relationships, books.

This was a perfect Christmas story and a fantastic continuation of Sarah and Ridge's story from The Bookshop on the Corner. It was also the perfect introduction to the Little Paris collection and I will absolutely be reading on.

From the very first page, that was me. Sucked right in. This book is pretty magical, perfect for the festive season. But it is also startlingly realistic. It isn't a fairy-tale. It has me craving gingerbread la
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Elaine
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the first Rebecca Raisin I have read and it feels like the second in a series, although the product description does say “The Little Paris Collection #1”, so don’t quote me on that – it is just that you get the feeling of a past story right from page one. Sarah Smith is a small town American who has never travelled much beyond Ashford, the quintessential small town she grew up in. Until now, that is, when she is offered the chance to “swap book shops” for six months. She will go to Paris ...more
Rachel Gilbey
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have no idea how Rebecca Raisin does it, but she keeps writing enchanting heart warming stories, that you never want to end, and The Little Bookshop on the Seine is no exception. This is such a loving story, with some stunning descriptions of Paris.

In fact this is Paris in the run up to Christmas, and not just the tourists Paris, we are taken to all manner of local secret places, as Sarah becomes more comfortable in Paris, and her French improves. Sarah is amazed, as am I , about the The Litt
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Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-books, aww2018
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We all dream of a Parisian style happily ever after. In Rebecca Raisin’s 2015 release, The Little Bookshop on the Seine, her leading lady, Sarah Smith is given a chance to fulfil this dream. A bookshop swap affords Sarah with the opportunity to trade her own bookshop in the small town Ashford, for a Paris based bookshop for a six month period. Sarah hopes this temporary move to Paris will strengthen her relationship with her inv
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Obsidian
Oct 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review.

So this was just a so-so romance read. I usually am all over Christmas romance books, but this one was pretty lackluster. The heroine (Sarah Smith) is a doormat for a good 3/4 of this book. And it didn't help that Raisin threw in a side plot dealing with letters that were left behind that added nothing to the story. I think the main problem is that the book at first reads as if this is a second book in
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Carlene Inspired
Sarah Smith feels like something is missing. She's got her bookstore, her friends, her books, and Ridge Warner, but she's no longer satisfied with it all. Then she gets a call from a fellow bookstore owner, Sophie, who interests Sarah with the idea of a bookstore swap. Without much thought, Sarah trades spaces with Sophie and moves to Paris to run Once Upon a Time. She's got a list of items on her bucket list she'd like to complete while there, along with spend some quality time with Ridge while ...more
Zoe
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cosy, heartwarming, and sweet!

Full review to follow shortly.
Cat
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-books
How disappointing. I kept waiting for the heroine to realize her boyfriend was cheating on her, because how could he not be the way it was written? The man's (female, presumably super attractive) photographer answers his cell phone for him completely out of breath. What the hell else could be going on? I kept waiting for the realization... The heartbreak... The realization that they'd grown apart anyway so it wasn't as tragic as she thought it was, and oh here's the amazing, kind, talented write ...more
Bethany Clark
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Let me begin by saying how much I LOVE this cover! I would have to say it's my favorite of 2015 to date! The colors are amazing, Sarah looks amazing and the Paris back drop couldn't be more beautiful. As I have stated in some of my tweets, after reading this piece I am planning a trip to Paris!
The details that Rebecca used in regards to the city alone paint the most amazing picture and I truly felt as though I was there and could imagine everything that Sarah was seeing!

I am je
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Kerry
Nov 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
I just quit this at the 3/4 mark. I could not go on. By far the worst book I have read in forever. The story was so silly and poorly written. I’m happy to read cheesy and somewhat unbelievable romances occasionally, especially around the holidays, but this was really terrible. Errors in the writing and terribly written minor characters-yuck. Just glad I only paid 99cents. I cannot believe how anyone rated this one above 3 stars max!
Shalini
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the most beautiful books I have read in recent times in this genre. The book had everything which captured my heart and turned me into mush. Rebecca Raisin is a fabulous storyteller, the one who knows how to capture the spirit of the place and infuse magic in her words.

Sarah a bookseller from Ashford USA and Sophie from  Paris decided to exchange their bookshops. Sarah came armed with dreams and a desire to do something different, maybe find herself in the process. The first day itself w
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Cynthia (Bingeing On Books)
This was such a delightfully charming book. I just loved everything about it. I loved how passionate Sara was about her books. The way she took a whole stack of books to Paris and the way she wanted to read all the time and the way she hid in books throughout her life . . . I could relate to all of it. This was such a great concept: Sara has a friend who runs a bookshop in Paris (Sophie). Sophie needs to get out of Paris for a while (crazy, right?) so they have a deal to exchange bookshops for a ...more
Nessa
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a delightful gem of a story, thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish and such lovable characters.

I've not been lucky enough to have had the chance to visit Paris yet, but having read this book, I now feel that I have been. The way in which the author Rebecca set the scenes and described all the different places within Paris,  is just felt so real and bought it all to life.

I'll definitely be reading more books by this author. Looking forward to them already.
Chrysta
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cute lil Christmassy cozy

I love this cute lil Christmassy romantic cozy. Just perfect for a cold winter day to cuddle up with a blanket & a Christmas tree near by! Loved all the cute characters from both Ashford & Paris! Can’t wait to read the next book!
Sophie
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: print-books

Posted in full http://www.reviewedthebook.co.uk/2015...

The Little Bookshop on the Seine is the start of Rebecca Raisin’s new series, although we do get the added bonus of familiar names and characters from Rebecca’s previous books. Although it was only partly set at Christmas (towards the end), rather than being a Christmas novel like the synopsis suggests, it still had that sparkly, wintery glow to it – an ideal book to snuggle up with in the cold winter months. Set in Paris instead of the comforting Ashford, this felt like a book t
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Carlene Inspired
Sarah Smith feels like something is missing. She's got her bookstore, her friends, her books, and Ridge Warner, but she's no longer satisfied with it all. Then she gets a call from a fellow bookstore owner, Sophie, who interests Sarah with the idea of a bookstore swap. Without much thought, Sarah trades spaces with Sophie and moves to Paris to run Once Upon a Time. She's got a list of items on her bucket list she'd like to complete while there, along with spend some quality time with Ridge while ...more
Joanne
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2015
Once again Rebecca Raisin has manged to charm and enchant us with another brilliant story. The Little Book Shop on the Seine is Rebecca’s first novel which has partly being set away from her lovely town of Ashford. In this book Sarah, owner of The Bookshop on the Corner agrees to a six month book swap with her online friend Sophie who runs Once Upon a Time in Paris.
Sarah heads off believing that Paris will be just as romantic as it is in her books and is hoping to spend some much needed qu
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Marie’s Book Boutique
Firstly I would like to say a massive thank you to Netgally for providing me with a copy of The Little Bookshop On The Seine By Rebecca Raisin for an honest review. Also thank you to Rebecca Raisin for writing another magical book.
I was so very excited to read this book and reconnect with the lovely character Sarah Smith; who runs her own bookshop in Ashford and also all the other lovely characters that I've become to love. I was itching to catch up with her. The story starts in Ashford; w
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I received this E-ARC via Netgalley and Carina UK in exchange for an honest review.

DNF

This is going to be a very short review seeing as I didn't even finish the first chapter. I'm also not going to put a spoiler tag in this review.

The book starts off with our main character Sarah putting up a 50% off sign on her bookstore. Its been a very hard time for her and she may have to close her bookstore. He
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Emma Star Crossed Reviews
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews Thank you to Tay for letting me take part in this tour. I am a big fan of Rebecca's books and when I heard there was a new book out which was focusing on Sarah I knew I had to read it.

Sarah Smith owns the bookshop on the corner in Ashford. Sarah is a shy girl with a small group of close friends. Sarah has spent most of her life in her books. She has travelled the world in her books and met the most amazing people within them but now
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Elizabeth
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
This author is one of my favorites. She consistently puts out a great story and develops amazing characters. This book is just another chapter.

Sarah Smith, who we have met in previous books, develops so beautifully when she takes over a bookshop in Paris. The sights, scents and moods are brought to life so well that if I closed my eyes I thought I was there. She has some issues, of course, but she is willing to take on anything that comes her way.

NetGalley and Carina UK p
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Kathryn
A fun read, a little soppy (would make a great Christmas read) with lots of references to reading and loving books, which I really enjoyed!
Mrs Lecter
Mar 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
I'm not finishing this one. I'm not enjoying it at all.
marked it as read last year so it doesn't impact the 2018 reading challenge figure!
Monica Mac
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sarah (an American) and Sophie (a Frenchwoman) both own bookshops and they agree to swap for 6 months, something Sophie begged Sarah to do.

So Sarah, from a slow-paced town, comes to Paris, to a bookshop that is frantically busy and doesn't seem to have much of a rhyme or reason, especially when it comes to staffing. Poor Sarah has to sort out so many issues in this shop!! Things are not all bad though, there is Paris, after all, with its secret goods and secret cafe's that you won't know about
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Anastasia
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just adoooore books about Paris and this one made me fall in love with it all over again with every page. It was really sweet and perfect for reading around Christmas. I felt so connected with Sarah, because of the love for books. I also adored the happy ending that everybody got, even Beatrice. The book is just adorable. Paris + books - nothing can go wrong!
Tracey
A sweet read , though I felt the characters needed a bit more fleshing out. I loved Beatrice as a character and the interaction between her and Sarah. what I loved most was the descriptions of one of my favourite cities Paris. it was wonderfully romanticized and brought back some lovely memories.
Sarah83 L
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful cosy read. The figure is called Sarah like me and I do have much in common with her. I really liked the story and I would recommend it to everyone who loves books, bookstores and romantic novels.
Dawn
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ecopy of this novel by Carina, Rebecca Raisins publisher in exchange for an honest review which I'm more than happy to do.

I make no secret of the fact that I love Rebecca's books and was hooked from the very first one 'Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe'. She has a writing style that is warm and inclusive and the stories wrap themselves around you like a warm hug.

The Little Bookshop on the Seine is the first in a series of books that Rebecca has set in Paris.
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Dannielle Potts
Jan 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
Not My Normal Read But Something I Enjoyed. Loved The Descriptions Of Paris, Having Been There Myself. The Bookshop Sounds Like Such An Amazing Place And Welcoming To Everyone. If Only It Was Real
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