Little Bookshop on the Siene by Rebecca Raisin - BLOG Tour

Happy New Year's Eve! It has been a wonderful 2019, with a ton of new great books to read. I can't wait to see what 2020 will hold! 

If you are a lover of bookstores and stories about a heroine coming into her own, you will love Rebecca Raisin's new book, Little Bookshop on the Siene.  The cover of the book is just beautiful!! I am thrilled to be part of the blog tour for this book. It will be published on January 7th and in advance of its release, I wanted to share my thoughts on the book and some Q&A with the author.

Sarah has the opportunity of a lifetime. She trades places with a friend in Paris to run her bookstore. When Sarah arrives, she finds the staff comes and goes as they please, customer service is nonexistent, and someone is stealing from the store.

Sarah really comes into her own in this book. In the beginning she is mild and does not stand up for herself. She finds her strength throughout the book, gaining control not only of the bookstore but of her life. My only disappointment was how her relationship with her boyfriend ended up. I wish it had a different outcome. However, this relationship did not take away too much from my overall enjoyment of the book.

I love learning about the story behind the story from the author.

Q: What inspired you to write your The Little Bookshop on the Siene?
A: My love of Paris and its bookshops! And truthfully, I wangled the family there so I could do some ‘research’ which included eating my body weight in macarons and walking until I couldn’t feel my feet anymore and feeling that I was a little bit French on the inside if only the locals could see that!

Q: What drew you into this particular genre?
A: I love love, but Little Bookshop is also about another kind of love, the love of a place, or a feeling...writing this genre leaves it open to interpretation and anything goes as long you tie it all up at the end in a satisfying way!

Q: What does the future hold in store for you? Any new books/projects on the horizon?
A: I’m currently editing Aria’s Travelling Bookshop, which is about a Van Lifer who sells her wares as she explores France! (Are you detecting a pattern here!?) It’s the follow up to Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop, which was released last March. Both books are about a different way of living, about having less but gaining more as you go. I’ve loved writing Rosie and Aria!

Author Bio:
Rebecca Raisin is the author of several novels, including the beloved Little Paris series and the Gingerbread Café trilogy, and her short stories have been published in various anthologies and fiction magazines. You can follow Rebecca on Facebook, and at


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