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The Little Bookshop on the Seine

(The Little Paris Collection #1)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  1,929 Ratings  ·  236 Reviews
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…for Christmas?

Even if it does mean leaving the irresistible Ridge Warner behind, Sarah’s sure she’s in for the holiday of a lifetime – c
Kindle Edition, 305 pages
Published October 16th 2015 by Carina
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Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
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 lattes and
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
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Обожавам книги за книги, а тази беше една от най-сладките, които съм чела!

Определено я четете по Коледа, защото е пълна с топло кафе, джинджифилени бисквитки, снежен Париж и мноооого уют в сладка книжарница.

Rachel Gilbey
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Лунната мечтателка
„Нашата любов е алегро, няма светлина и сянка, няма бавно начало и постепенно усилване…”

"Малката книжарница край Сена" притежава онези чар и непринуденост, които търся, но обикновено не откривам в романтичните книги. Това е един снежен, но и топъл роман за любовта към книгите и хората, в който открих много приятни мигове. Никога не съм харесвала идеята да се изгубя в Париж, но Ребека Райзин ме очарова с описанията на павираните улички привечер! Прекрасна книга!

Ревюто ми за книгата може да прочет
Ралица Генчева
Перфектното четиво на Коледа :)
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
Bethany Clark
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 jealous of Ms. Sarah
Деница Райкова
Ребека Рейзин - "Малката книжарничка край Сена", изд. "Сиела" 2017, прев. Надя Златкова

Току-що дочетох “Малката книжарничка край Сена” от Ребека Рейзин, една от "следпанаирните покупки", която отлагах и пазех така, както любител на сладкишите отлага вкусването на рядко лакомство.
И тук става интересно.
Защото не обичам книги за Париж. Което, разбира се, не попречи на Съдбата или който там си прави интересни експерименти с хората, в рамките на няколко години да ми “прати” поне 3 интересни книги, вк
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: carina-uk
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.
Kristiana Cankowa
Сара Смит е едно затворено и тихо момиче от Ашфърд, тя си има малка, но много уютна и изпълнена със любов книжарница. Сара не е от хората които обичат промените затова всеки ден тя отива във книжарницата, полага много грижи за книгите си и от време на време отскача до съседното кафене където може да си поговори със приятелки.
Също така тя поддържа интернет връзка със Софи, която е пълната противоположност на нея, тя се облича по-последна мода, обича вниманието и комуникира повече със всякакъв тип
"Mein zauberhafter Buchladen am Ufer der Seine" ist eine schöne Geschichte. Das Setting in Paris ist gut gewählt und der Autorin ist es zweifellos gelungen, die Stadt bezaubernd und sowohl einladend als auch geheimnisvoll darzustellen, sodass man wirklich Lust bekommt, wie die Protagonistin die Straßen entlang zu gehen und sich nicht nur die bekannten Sehenswürdigkeiten, sondern alles anzuschauen.

Die Buchhandlung, die Sarah in Paris übernimmt, wurde ebenfalls toll beschrieben und ich wäre wirkli
Nov 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ruth by: Mama
Amerikanische Provinz oder französisches Savoir-vivre? Ashford oder Paris? Für Sara und Sophie ist eines von beiden die Lösung für ihre Probleme, denn beide Buchhändlerinnen leiden unter dem Stillstand in ihrem Privatleben – na gut, eine Prise Liebeskummer ist natürlich auch dabei. Und so beschließen sie für einige Monate ihre Arbeitsplätze zu tauschen. Im Mittelpunkt von Band 1 der The Little Paris-Reihe steht Sara, leidenschaftliche Bücherwürmin und glücklich mit Journalist Ridge. Wenn da nich ...more
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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 com
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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!
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
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 quality
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Oct 08, 2015 rated it did not like it
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I received this E-ARC via Netgalley and Carina UK in exchange for an honest review.


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. Her boyfriend then calls and says that
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 it's
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, kindle
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 provided this book in exc
Silvia Devitofrancesco
Recensione presente nel blog
Sarah vive in una piccola cittadina del Connecticut ed è proprietaria di una libreria che attualmente sembra navigare in cattive acque. Sophie gestisce una nota libreria a Parigi sulla riva della Senna e per lei gli affari vanno a gonfie vele nonostante abbia il cuore spezzato. Conosciutesi per caso su un blog dedicato ai libri, le due decidono di lanciarsi in una folle avventura: scambiarsi i negozi e le vite per sei mesi. Sebbene l’i
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.
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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. In lots of ways I could
Dannielle Potts
Jan 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As soon I settled down to read this book I knew it was one that was going to draw me in, from the very first page I adored this novel. This is the first of Rebecca’s books I have read and it’s definitely not going to be my last, she has such a wonderful way of conjuring up the places you are reading about.

From the moment Sarah sets foot in Paris I could feel myself right there alongside her, from the busy rush rush of the train station to the calmness and emotion that is brought about viewing ar
Nov 20, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Nov 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"I believed my books communicated with me. A soft sigh here as they stretched their bindings when dawn broke, or a hum, as the anticipated a customer hovering close who might run a hand along their cover, tempting them to flutter their pages hello. Books were fussy when it came to their owners, and gave off a type of sound, an almost imperceptible whirr, when the right person was near. Most people weren't aware that books chose us, at the time when we needed them most." Need I say more - love, l ...more
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again Rebecca Raisin has made the atmosphere in this book so Christmassy. I could feel Christmas oozing from the pages of this book and loved every minute of it. I could almost smell the books in the little Paris bookshop and picture all the rooms used in it. A fantastic read with lots of feeling.
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