Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Little Paris Book Shop - A Novel - by Nina George - I gave it two stars - what a disappointment!

The Little Paris Bookshop – A Novel - by Nina George / Simon Pare – Translater
I really had high hopes for this book, it was so disappointing I didn’t want to finish the book.  That is rare with me!  I wonder if something was lost in translation, althuogh there are many four and five star reviews, I wondr if they were reading a different book.  I guess I’m so spoiled by reading books that grab you from the first page and never let you go until you are closing the back cover of the book.  The author really let me down.  The book was written as a bookstore that had an owner who only sold books to people who needed something and that book was going to fill the void.  I’ve had so many books that did just that in my life.  This book though did not it only kept reminding me that I needed to finish it so that I could post the nteeded review.  I never post bad reviews I usually tell the author that the book wasn’t for me, and they prefer that I not post the review, just thank me for being honest and reading the book for them.  This book was all about a man who HAD A book store that could be pulled from it’s morings and could be floated down the river as the owner looks for a long ago closure to a romance he had with a married woman who gave him a letter and left him.  He never read the letter until something happened that made him find the letter again twenty years later.  He decides he needs to go to where she was last living…..He and an author who is having problems travel with the bookshop…….I can’t recommend this book.  I give it two stars. 

I received this book from “Bloggingforbooks.com”  in exchange for an honest review.
The Description as found in Good Reads:
“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.

Nina George
Goodreads Author
Born 1973 in Bielefeld, Germany, Nina George is a prize-winning and bestselling author (“Das Lavendelzimmer” – “The Little Paris Bookshop”) and freelance journalist since 1992, who has published 26 books (novels, mysteries and non-fiction) as well as over hundred short stories and more than 600 columns. George has worked as a cop reporter, columnist and managing editor for a wide range of publications, including Hamburger Abendblatt, Die Welt, Der Hamburger, “politik und kultur” as well as TV Movie and Federwelt. Georges writes also under three pen-names, for ex “Jean Bagnol”, a double-andronym for provence-based mystery novels. 
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