29 June, 2015

{{Book Review}} The Little Paris Book Shop- A story of loss, grief, friendships, love and forgiveness





“There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies—I mean books—that were written for one person only…A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that’s how I sell books.”
 
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.

Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives.


*My Review*

This is my first time reading anything by Nina George. There were times when I had to push myself to continue reading "The Little Paris Book Shop".

Once I got past the first few chapters, I absolutely loved this book. "The Little Paris Book Shop" is a lyrical, whimsical tale.

The concept of the 'Literary Apothecary" had me longing to board the barge and have Monsieur Perdu hand me 'my' book. 

The ending is nice and you can find a few French recipes and a list of books that the fictional main character considers therapeutic.

*Disclaimer*
I received this book free from bloggingforbooks.org in exchange for my honest review. 
I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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