The Bookshop on the Corner

The Bookshop on the Corner

by Rebecca Raisin

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The Little Bookshop on the Seine!

Bookstore owner Sarah Smith has a problem—she’s addicted to romance novels. Ever since her best friend got engaged, Sarah has been yearning for a little love to turn up in her life. All she wants is a meet cute of her own, but surprise encounters are hard to find in the small town of Ashford, Connecticut. That is, until New York journalist Ridge Warner steps into her bookstore. Love could be just around the corner for Sarah, but will she be able to truly believe that happy-ever-after can happen in real life, too?

“How I wish this magical little bookshop was around the corner from my house! Brimming with heart, hope, and wisdom, The Bookshop on the Corner is a wonderful novella about love, life, friendship, romance, books galore, and finding that happy ending.” —Mia March, author of The Meryl Streep Movie Club

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488058707
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 11/01/2019
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 30,380
File size: 746 KB

About the Author

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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The Bookshop on the Corner 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
thebookwormNJ More than 1 year ago
book source: Free copy via NetGalley and Carina UK I savored The Bookshop on the Corner the way I enjoy chocolate truffles. This novella was sweet and delicious and put a smile on my face. I love books about books and some of my favorite things are here; books, romance and a small town setting. Book blogging is also in the mix. The story takes place in Ashford, Connecticut where bookshop owner Sarah Smith loves reading her romance novels and is  content to live inside her books. One day a journalist from New York steps into her book store and takes her breath away. Ridge Warner looks and acts like he's just stepped out of one of the pages of Sarah's beloved romance novels. She can't believe her eyes. Ridge is doing a piece for the paper on the specialty shops in Ashford. The story moved quickly and I really wanted to see what would happen between Sarah and Ridge. Also included are Sarah's good friends CeeCee, Missy, who owns The Sassy Salon and Lil, who owns the The Gingerbread Café. I loved that Sarah thinks and breathes books, she is a true book lover. Ridge was handsome and sweet and I wanted to see if it could work out between the two. As with all good novellas, I wished this one was longer. This is part of a three part series, I have to read the other two! disclaimer: This review is my honest opinion. I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors, such as this one, I am under no obligation to write a positive review.
karaneleni More than 1 year ago
Sarah Smith reminded me a lot of myself. I have always wanted to open a small bookstore and this story has refueled my passion to do so as well as given me a few ideas! I fell in love with the characters and the town and even though it was a short story, I felt the great connections between friends and the welcoming atmosphere when Ridge joined the group. Really made me miss small town life! I absolutely ADORED this novella and am greatly looking forward to going back and reading the first two Gingerbread Cafe stories (see below for series list)! It is not necessary to read the prior books as this one focuses primarily on a different couple's story.  Thank you to Rebecca for such a sweet story and to CarinaUK for publishing!   ARC provided in exchange for honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book, albeit short.
Lovz-Books More than 1 year ago
“You know the frustrating feeling of losing the page in your book? You didn’t want to go too far forward and spoil the surprise, and you didn’t want to go too far back, so you kind of stagnated and started from a page that didn’t seem quite right…that was how I felt about my life.” (LOC 76) Sarah always kept her nose in a book (like me!), waiting for something to find her yet worried she may never be found. Yes, it would be nice to have a man who understood your love, or obsession, with books. But where do you find one? What’s a girl to do to get off a rut? Start a book blog, where she would be free to discuss books and connect with other book aficionados. It’s always easier to live vicariously through a book. Suddenly a handsome stranger has the books falling out of Sarah’s hands. Then a story of puppy love unravels. You can’t help but love Sarah’s love for books and the cute, little love story is endearing. However, I got kind of sick of hearing all the talk about weddings and babies among the circle of friends. Seriously, those women were just nosy and neurotic. I also didn't adore the small-town life, which, let's face it, is usually filled with nosy busybodies. I liked the hopeless romantic concept, but wasn’t all too impressed with the writing, which had expressions like “sticky-outy.” I guess it was sort of fitting as the main character was shy and introverted in a cute, dorky way. Sweet, short, typical love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute. Feel good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novella is an adorable window into the beginning of a romance - until Ridge does something fairly extreme in order to stay with Sarah, even though they've only been on a few dates... Whimsy is totally okay, but there simply isn't enough character/relationship development with Ridge between his first meeting with Sarah and the end. Besides the end, I appreciate the cuteness of the story and its protagonist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this short little book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For the first few chapters,I was thoroughly enjoying the novella because I loved the book loving main character. However as I continued to read, I noticed that the characters who lived in a town in Connecticut talked like my friend from the UK. I think the story would have worked better if it was set in the UK. I also felt that the characters of Cici and the hairdresser were stereotypical and the character of Ridge was very one dimensional.I would label this novella fantasy fluff.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Little far fetched but fun light read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute, funny predictable read. If you are looking for a light, happy read tis is it. Good characters, unrealistic love, but still a fun happy read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice read