Title: The Little Paris Bookshop
Author: Nina George
Translator: Simon Pare
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Genre: Contemporary Realism
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publication Date: 2013
How Did I Get This Book: Received as an ARC from Blogging for Books
Why Did I Read This Book: I read the summary on the back, and once I saw the words "literary apothecary" and "floating book shop", I was interested immediately.
This is one of those books where I could talk about literally any part of it and have nothing bad to say at all. It has every aspect that you could ever want in the novel, from love to heartbreak, to adventure. The characters are so vibrant and brilliant, each of them with their own ghosts to carry, and we get to journey along with them as they confront those demons and pasts they've been running from.
By the end of the book they aren't just friends, they're family. And you've been brought in to that fold as well.
Not So Positive Points:
There aren't any. I mean, I know that's a big statement to make, and if I wanted to go over the book with a fine tooth comb then yes, I could probably find something to critique. But in all honesty? At this point in time, I can think of nothing that needs improvement.
Final Thoughts: This is the kind of book you read when you need to escape. This book, its beautiful writing, insightful characters, and breathtaking scenery is enough to make you feel like you are really sailing the South of France, without ever leaving your seat.