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Book Review: The Little French Bistro by Nina George

4 ⭐️ ‘s from Me.

Goodreads Synopsis: “From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop, an extraordinary novel about self-discovery and new beginnings.

Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. After forty-one years, she has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action. Following a dramatic moment on the banks of the Seine, Marianne leaves her life behind and sets out for the coast of Brittany, also known as the end of the world.

Here she meets a cast of colorful and unforgettable locals who surprise her with their warm welcome, and the natural ease they all seem to have, taking pleasure in life s small moments. And, as the parts of herself she had long forgotten return to her in this new world, Marianne learns it s never too late to begin the search for what life should have been all along.

With all the buoyant charm that made The Little Paris Bookshop a beloved bestseller, The Little French Bistro is a tale of second chances and a delightful embrace of the joys of life in France.”

My Review:

When I had the opportunity to read another book by Nina George, I could not say no! I absolutely loved The Little Paris Bookshop. The same familiar, light-hearted tone while exploring deeper subjects is present here as well.


As we follow Marianne from desperation to her journey to a little bistro, we meet a lovely group of characters. This cast is one you fall in love with, wanting the best for everyone of them. Each person carries their own damage while looking for something. But just as important is the scenery that George depicts, an integral backdrop to the characters’ own attempts to define who they really are – especially for Marianne. George asks us is it ever really too late for second chances? Can we always have hope?

This is an uplifting and empowering story that will leave you thinking the rest of the day.

**I received my copy via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Thank you to the author and publisher for this opportunity.**