A fine WordPress.com site


on May 16, 2015

Aj book review club's photo.


On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; or rather a ‘literary apothecary’, for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the troubled souls of his customers.

The only person he is unable to cure, it seems, is himself. He has nursed a broken heart ever since the night, twenty-one years ago, when the love of his life fled Paris, leaving behind a handwritten letter that he has never dared read. His memories and his love have been gathering dust – until now. The arrival of an enigmatic new neighbour in his eccentric apartment building on Rue Montagnard inspires Jean to unlock his heart, unmoor the floating bookshop and set off for Provence, in search of the past and his beloved.

The internationally bestselling sensation The Little Paris Bookshop is a delightful, bittersweet tale about the distance one man will travel for love and friendship.

The cover so lovely a lovely warm feel good book

Jean the main character he is a charming, enigmatic gentleman who genuinely cares about others and from his restored barge he meets people from every walk of life.
Jean has this amazing gift, he can sense what people need to read. He owns this amazing bookshop barge in Paris on the Seine. He can cure anyone’s troubled mind and soul he can just sene the right kind of book and number of pages it needs to help that person but he can not save himself or help as he still mourning his lost love she left twenty years ago he still got a un read letter The day she left she wrote him a letter he never read it but has keep it save but as the book goes on he slowly is changing to a better person he growing , becoming stronger he starts to open up and warm to people more he goes on a emotional journey

He lives in a soulless apartment where a closed off room reminds him painfully of a lost love who fled from his home twenty year ago
His neighbours are not very nice he had so many but when a new neighbour moves in she stirs up memories of his one true love that he just can’t ignore and an attraction towards this woman that he wants to avoid so much but he can not they become friends
He not sure why she be interested in him but she was she encourage him to read his letter it was a emotional read but i was glad he did it

He Needs change in his life so he cast sails with his barge and heads of to find answers to his past and present, of course his getaway does not go entirely smoothly as he gains a few unwanted passenger He is joined on his adventure by Max, a famous novelist with writers block, and the barges resident cats Lindgren and Kafka. The journey they going on is very funny in places i loved all the characters they meet
I want to tell you more but want you all to read

It just a lovely warm tale of love,loss grief ,death and friendship but also about find oneself again is a romantic tale to it is funny in places and sad in others it was just so enchanting it got a few twists and turns , a bit of suspense and mystery in there too it got it all
This is a story about a journey and a destination. As you read the final pages you will know that you have read something magical It such a beautiful warm book one that will stay with me i loved it so much it a very thought provoking read


Aj book review club's photo.

About the Author
Born in 1973, Nina George is a journalist and the author of numerous bestselling novels, which have been translated into several languages. The Little Paris Bookshop was a phenomenal top five bestseller in Germany and is set to be published around the world. She is married to the writer Jens J. Kramer and lives in Hamburg.



  1. Suze says:

    Great review and I totally agree with you, this book is fantastic!

  2. This sounds like a great read, yet another to add to my ‘I want to read it’!!! I have so many, and not enough time. xxxx
    Roll on my school summer holidays with 6 weeks to read.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: