Thursday, October 6, 2016
Book Review: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
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.
The idea of this book looked really cute and enchanting. Unfortunately after sitting on my shelf for quite awhile I've given up being able to get into the book. It's really about loss and grieving and I'm more of a happy book person. I didn't realize the book was going to be so sad when I got it. I may go back to it eventually, but this wasn't a book for me.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books for my honest review. No other compensation was received and all thoughts and opinions are strictly my own.
Posted by Elsie at 5:05 PM