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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times and internationally best-selling author of The Little Paris Bookshop, an extraordinary new novel about self-discovery, second chances, and finding true love.

Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. After 41 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 Brittany coast.

There 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. These new friends help Marianne rediscover parts of herself that she has long forgotten, including a special gift for empathy and healing. And when she finds love with a handsome artist, Marianne is forever changed.

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

©2017 Nina George (P)2017 Random House Audio

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Disappointing

Didn't like the story. The narrator's accents were difficult to understand and confusing with the characters. Totally lacked the charm of Bookshop novel. I'm returning this one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Charming

A wonderful story of a woman's journey from desperation to compmeteness while learning who she truley is.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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The Little French Bistro

This book is a miracle! I loved every word of it! I will read it and listen to it over and over again!
Please Ms. George ......another soon!
Joan Wysong

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A meanduring plot but overall a nice story

The reader was quite good and brought all the characters to life. The weaving of Druids & fantasy and white witchcraft with in the plot made it less enjoyable for me, but I think others might find that part compelling.

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Annoying, unreal plot turns

George writes pretty well about a woman awakening but doesn’t let the powerful experiences stick w/ this character. Mariannea’s character falls into a hole over & over. That invalidates the strength she’s already shone. Annoying and tedious. This is the last of her books I’ll listen to.

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Sap and romance

Very predictable romance novel. Nothing there really.
The romance writing was even boring and sappy.

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Finding your true self

Loved the way the story moved from so hopeless to a transformation of love and fulfilled dreams and deep love.