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Library Book Review for Paris In July – The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin

Library Book

Genre: Romance

Number of Pages: 448

📖PLOT SUMMARY📖

In a cosy corner of Paris, a delicious little patisserie is just waiting to be discovered. And romance might just be on the menu…

As the youngest of four, Nina Hadley has always had her big brothers telling her what to do. So, when she’s given the chance to move to Paris and help run a patisserie course, she can’t say au revoir quick enough!

There’s just one problem: high-flying chef Sebastian Finlay is the owner of the patisserie. He’s also her brother Nick’s best friend – and the man she has secretly been in love with since forever.

Amongst the mouth-wateringly delicious eclairs and delicate macaroons, Nina’s culinary creations aren’t the only tempting thing she’s working with…

💭THOUGHTS💭

I chose this book for Paris in July because I was looking for an excuse to read more Julie Caplin! I loved The Little Cafe in Copenhagen so had high hopes for this one. I wasn’t disappointed.

The writing was engaging and I found it hard to put down. It took me less time to read it than I thought it would, which I think is the mark of a gripping book! 

The chapters were long, but you didn’t feel the length as you were too engrossed in what was going on. The story had a good pace to it and you weren’t really sure if there would be a happy ending or not. I hoped that there would be, but I couldn’t be too sure! 

The characters were great. I loved Nina and her insecurities. It was lovely to see her gain confidence and discover what she was made to do. Whilst there was a lot of toing and froing between the characters it was just enough to keep you on your toes without overstepping and making you lose interest. I also loved reading about the friendship that developed between all the people on the cookery course. They all had their own stories and it was lovely that they all connected and made their own family of sorts. 

Lastly the settings. I loved the descriptions of Paris and definitely want to go back there soon! I really felt as if I was there with the character. Whilst the story was mainly conversation, the detail that there was painted a beautiful picture. It also wasn’t just the settings that were beautifully described, but the food as well. I really wanted to try some of the food that was being produced! 

Overall I loved this book. It had the perfect balance of conversation, action and description and is definitely a comfort read. I highly recommend!

⭐Rated 5/5⭐

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WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next

It’s W W W Wednesday! Hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, here are my 3 Ws (Currently Reading, Just Finished Reading and Future Reading):

What I Am Currently Reading:

The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“In a cosy corner of Paris, a delicious little patisserie is just waiting to be discovered. And romance might just be on the menu…

As the youngest of four, Nina Hadley has always had her big brothers telling her what to do. So, when she’s given the chance to move to Paris and help run a patisserie course, she can’t say au revoir quick enough!

There’s just one problem: high-flying chef Sebastian Finlay is the owner of the patisserie. He’s also her brother Nick’s best friend – and the man she has secretly been in love with since forever.

Amongst the mouth-wateringly delicious eclairs and delicate macaroons, Nina’s culinary creations aren’t the only tempting thing she’s working with…”

I am about 60% through and really enjoying it. I love the main character and her hardworking nature.

Daisy and the Dazzling Dachshunds by Janey Clarke

Book Description:

“The discovery of a murdered woman with a rescued dog and her puppies on Bodmin Moor, hurtles Daisy, a shy retired librarian and her oddball friends, into another dangerous, yet comical escapade.

Daisy is on a mission to find the murdered woman’s killer, linking events to the puppy farm, and is suddenly thrust into a world of explosions, shootings and kidnappings!

Furthermore, family secrets come to light and Daisy discovers an unexpected revelation that will change her life forever.

This newfound knowledge is difficult for Daisy to cope with and somewhat hinders the situation that befalls herself and her friends. And if that isn’t enough, the return of her ex-husband poses even more problems.

Daisy enlists the help of Cleo her cat, and Flora her puppy, both rescue animals, in her search for the puppy farm. However, the question remains, even with all the help she has, can Daisy manage to outwit the villains and save herself and the puppies from harm?”

I started this the other day. The foundations for the story have been laid and I am looking forward to seeing how it all pans out!

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 26 July so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones—one for work, one for play, and one to throw at her assistant (just kidding). Darcy’s never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her family.

Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets one Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. Luke is 32-years-old and has never left home. He’s a carpenter and makes beautiful furniture, and is content with his simple life. He comes from a family of five brothers, each one less ambitious than the other. When Darcy and Luke fall into bed after too many eggnogs, Darcy thinks it’s just another one night stand. But why can’t she stop thinking of Luke? What is it about him? And can she fall in love, or will her pride and his prejudice against big-city girls stand in their way?”

I chose this library book to read for Christmas in July. I also think that it will be a great read to combat this heatwave!

What I Have Finished Reading:

Last Time We Met by Emily Houghton (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 21 July so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

What I Am Reading Next:

American Royals by Katharine McGee (click for link to Goodreads)

What if America had a royal family?

When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne.

As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America’s first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling.

Nobody cares about the spare except when she’s breaking the rules, so Princess Samantha doesn’t care much about anything, either . . . except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her.

And then there’s Samantha’s twin, Prince Jefferson. If he’d been born a generation earlier, he would have stood first in line for the throne, but the new laws of succession make him third. Most of America adores their devastatingly handsome prince . . . but two very different girls are vying to capture his heart.”

Still on my next to read list. I want to read something royal related for this Jubilee year!

What are your 3 W’s? Feel free to join in the fun!

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Tuesday Night Reading/Heatwave Day 2

I will start off by saying that it is hot. I don’t like the heat, never have. My hopes were raised when we had thunder, lightening and rain, but I am still hot.

In other news, this evening I have finished and drafted a review for The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin. I was not expecting to finish it so soon – the mark of a good book! I was transported to Paris and was quite invested in the characters. I loved it!

I also managed to squeeze in a couple of chapters of my Blog Tour book Daisy and the Dazzling Dachshunds by Janey Clarke before my son woke up coughing, so that was the end of that!

I hope that you have had a great Tuesday. Tomorrow on the Blog is WWW Wednesday, Top 5 Wednesday and my review of The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin.

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First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros – The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin

It’s First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday! Hosted by Socrates Book Reviews this is where you share the first paragraph of one of the books that you are currently reading. Each week I will choose a book of the week (which will be one of the books that I am currently reading) and that book will take part in this book blog meme:

This week my book of the week is The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin (click for link to Goodreads) published 6 September 2018.

“Stamping her sore and tired feet on the gravelled surface to get some warmth into them, Nina looked at her phone for the ninety-fifth time in ten minutes, almost dropping it. Where the heck was Nick? Fifteen minutes late already and her fingers were about to snap off, adding to her general sense of misery. Standing here at the back of the entrance to the kitchens in the staff carpark, there was little protection from the biting wind whistling around the sandstone manor house and certainly none from the bleak thoughts in her head.”

I chose this library book because it links nicely to Paris In July. I have been wanting to read more of Julie Caplin’s books so I was quite excited when I got a reason to read this one! It is quite a long opening chapter, but it sets the scene nicely for the main character wanting to get away and do somehting with her life!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“In a cosy corner of Paris, a delicious little patisserie is just waiting to be discovered. And romance might just be on the menu…

As the youngest of four, Nina Hadley has always had her big brothers telling her what to do. So, when she’s given the chance to move to Paris and help run a patisserie course, she can’t say au revoir quick enough!

There’s just one problem: high-flying chef Sebastian Finlay is the owner of the patisserie. He’s also her brother Nick’s best friend – and the man she has secretly been in love with since forever.

Amongst the mouth-wateringly delicious eclairs and delicate macaroons, Nina’s culinary creations aren’t the only tempting thing she’s working with…”

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My Book Of The Week – The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin

Welcome to my Book Of The Week post! Each week I will highlight one of the books that I am currently reading and use that book to participate in blog memes such as First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, Thursday Quotables and Friday 56. Feel free to read along with me!

This week I have chosen The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin (click for link to Goodreads) published 6 September 2018.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“In a cosy corner of Paris, a delicious little patisserie is just waiting to be discovered. And romance might just be on the menu…

As the youngest of four, Nina Hadley has always had her big brothers telling her what to do. So, when she’s given the chance to move to Paris and help run a patisserie course, she can’t say au revoir quick enough!

There’s just one problem: high-flying chef Sebastian Finlay is the owner of the patisserie. He’s also her brother Nick’s best friend – and the man she has secretly been in love with since forever.

Amongst the mouth-wateringly delicious eclairs and delicate macaroons, Nina’s culinary creations aren’t the only tempting thing she’s working with…”

This is my recent library book. I chose it so that I could read something for Paris In July (which I saw on Readerbuzz, who is Co-Hosting with Thyme for Tea). I read and enjoyed the first book in this series and really enjoyed it, so Paris in July was the perfect excuse to read this book. Whilst it is number 3 in the series they are all standalone with different characters so I don’t feel as though I have missed anything!

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Library Book Review for Paris In July – Paris For One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

Library Book

Genre: Short Stories/Romance

No of Pages: 274

📖PLOT SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS📖

Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She’s never even been on a romantic weekend away–to anywhere–before. Traveling abroad isn’t really her thing. But when Nell’s boyfriend fails to show up for their mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone–including herself–wrong. Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life? Funny, charming, and irresistible, Paris for One is quintessential Jojo Moyes–as are the other stories that round out the collection.

💭THOUGHTS💭 

I was trying to find a book to read for Paris in July when this book came up. I have seen JoJo Moyes books around, but have never actually read any. I thought that I would see how this went and maybe I would have another author to add to my list! I will also admit that short stories have always been a bit of a let down for me. There have been very few where they were balanced correctly, by that I mean there is a lot of building up only to be let down and you are left feeling that the story hasn’t finished. 

I decided to start this book with an open mind and I am so glad that I did. I can honestly say that I loved all the stories and not one of them let me down. They were well balanced and when they came to an end I didn’t feel short changed. Admittedly it would have been nice to carry on reading about the characters, but the stories always ended well. 

The writing throughout was engaging and entertaining and I kept wanting to read more! It was a book that finished sooner than I thought it would. There was a mix of story lengths and each had their own unique characters and storylines. They were all told from one character’s point of view, but had a good mix of narration and conversation. 

There were two longer stories which had chapters, and one of them had two different timelines which alternated, whilst the rest weren’t long enough to warrant them. 

The characters in each of the stories were excellent and they all had their own personal journeys to go on. I always felt uplifted at the end of a story, especially the last one. That was cleverly done! Each story, no matter what the length truly engaged me and a lot of that was to do with the relatability of the characters. They all felt like they could be real people and I enjoyed how their story ended. 

Lastly the settings. A couple of stories were set in Paris and you had the description which was lovely. The shorter stories didn’t focus on the settings, but rather on the characters, which I didn’t mind as that would rather defeat the object of being a short story! 

Overall I loved this book and have found a new appreciation for JoJo Moyes and short stories!  

⭐Rated 5/5⭐

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Sunday Salon

Welcome to my Sunday Salon post! Hosted by Readerbuzz this post is a chance to have a weekly bookish and non-bookish catch up with other bloggers.

Books that I have been reading this week:

Last Time We Met by Emily Houghton (click for link to Goodreads)

Paris For One by Jojo Moyes (click for link to Goodreads)

The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin (click for link to Goodreads)

My Book Of The Week That Took Part In This Week’s Memes Was:

Paris For One by Jojo Moyes (click for link to Goodreads)

Memes I Took Part In This Week:

Goodreads Monday – Hosted by me Budget Tales Book Blog

Top Ten Tuesday – Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros – Hosted by Socrates Book Reviews

WWW Wednesday – Hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words

Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Hosted by Goodreads T5W group

Time Travel Thursday – Hosted by me Budget Tales Blog

Thursday Quotables – Hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies

Book Blogger Hop – Hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

The Friday 56 – Hosted by Freda’s Voice

Lets Talk Bookish – Hosted by Aria @ Book Nook Bits

All Over Instagram – Hosted by me Budget Tales Blog

Stacking the Shelves – Hosted by Reading Reality

Library Loot – Hosted by The Captive Reader and Real Life Reading

Sunday Post – Hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer

What else has been happening this week:

It has been a hot week this week and I have spent most of it recovering from my second cold and I am still a bit blocked up! We started off the week at the Children’s Centre. It is such a hot room, but at least this week we had a fan on. It gets difficult to keep finding clothes that are thin enough to keep cool in that room! We then didn’t do anything until Thursday when we went to the library in Cranbrook (the village next to ours) and had a nice lunch in one of the cafes. On Friday we went to Batemans (Rudyard Kipling’s House) again, but with my parents this time! It is a beautiful place and one that we can all enjoy. Saturday we went to a Shopping Centre to try and get some school clothes for our son, but it was a very dissapointing shop ending in buying socks (that weren’t even school regulation, we just need more socks!) and pants. We haven’t made plans yet for today, but it is going to be hot!

I hope that you have all had a good week!

Pictures from Batemans:

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Sunday Post

Welcome to my Sunday post hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer! A busy week again. I have spent this week recovering from my second cold. This one has taken a while to go and I am still quite blocked up. The heat is also not helping! Anyway here is what I have been up to on the blog this week!

Here are this week’s posts:

Sunday Salon (last week)

Goodreads Monday (add your links in the comments section for all to see!) – Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon

My Book Of The Week – Paris For One by Jojo Moyes

Monday Night Reading

Random Things Tours – Book Review – The Bay by Allie Reynolds

Top Ten Tuesday – Book Covers That Feel Like Summer

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros – Paris For One And Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

Tuesday Night Reading

WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next

My Blog Tour Book Has Arrived! The Weekend Before The Wedding by Tracy Bloom

Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Cliffhangers

Wednesday Night Reading

Happy Publication Day! Last Time We Met by Emily Houghton

Time Travel Thursday

Thursday Quotables – Paris For One by Jojo Moyes

Friday 56 – Paris For One by Jojo Moyes

Book Blogger Hop – Do you listen to audiobooks? If so, do you prefer listening instead of reading?

Let’s Talk Bookish – Favourite Reading Format

Friday Musings – Inspired by Six For Sunday – Ice cream and Book Combinations!

5 Star Summer Reads Part 1 (June to July)

Friday Night Reading

Books that I have been seeing all over Instagram this week

Stacking The Shelves/Library Loot

Weekend Reading – What I am planning on reading this weekend – #weekendreading #whatshouldIreadnext

Saturday Night Reading

Top 10 Tuesday post I participated in with links to other Bloggers Top 10 Tuesday posts:

That Artsy Reader Girl – Top 10 Tuesday

WWW Wednesday post I participated in with links (in the comments section) to other Bloggers WWW Wednesday posts:

Taking On A World Of Words – WWW Wednesday

Friday 56 I participated in with links to other Bloggers Friday 56 posts:

Freda’s Voice – Friday 56

Book Blogger Hop I participated in with links to other Bloggers Book Blogger Hop posts:

Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer – Book Blogger Hop

Stacking The Shelves I participated in with links to other Bloggers Stacking The Shelves posts:

Reading Reality – Stacking The Shelves

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Saturday Night Reading

I had another great night of reading. I managed to finish Paris for One by JoJo Moyes and do a draft review ready for finalising tomorrow. I also made a good dent in Last Time We Met by Emily Houghton and read a bit of The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin. Tomorrow I will be starting my next Blog Tour book, Daisy and the Dazzling Dachshunds by Janey Clarke, and hopefully once I finish Last Time We Met, I can then make a start on my other library book Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz. Busy times ahead!

I am really enjoying Last Time We Met, but I know that it is building up to something sad so I need to emotionally ready myself for it. I am keeping my fingers crossed for a fairly happy ending though at least!

The Little Paris Patisserie is also a joy to read with the descriptions of Paris and the relationship between the main character and her ’employer’ who is an old school friend of her brother’s, developing nicely. I am looking forward to seeing how it progresses!

I hope that you have had a great Saturday. Tomorrow on the blog it’s Sunday Post, Sunday Salon and a rather fun (in my opinion!) post for World Emoji Day.

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Stacking The Shelves/Library Loot

Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves/Library Loot post, hosted by Reading Reality (Stacking the Shelves) and The Captive Reader and Real Life Reading (Library Loot).

This week I have had a couple of Blog Tour books turn up as well as getting a few books from the library! I have slowed down on Blog Tours so that I can try and catch up on my own books. We shall see how long that lasts!

Blog Tour Books

Double or Nothing by Kim Sherwood (click for link to Goodreads)

“The start of a brand new trilogy following MI6’s agents with a licence to kill, that blows the world of James Bond wide open!
James Bond is missing…
007 has been captured, perhaps even killed, by a sinister private military company. His whereabouts are unknown.

Meet the new generation of spies…
Johanna Harwood, 003. Joseph Dryden, 004. Sid Bashir, 009. Together, they represent the very best and brightest of MI6. Skilled, determined and with a licence to kill, they will do anything to protect their country.

The fate of the world rests in their hands…
Tech billionaire Sir Bertram Paradise claims he can reverse the climate crisis and save the planet. But can he really? The new spies must uncover the truth, because the future of humanity hangs in the balance.

Time is running out.”

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 2 September so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

The Weekend Before The Wedding by Tracy Bloom (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Mamma Mia meets Bridesmaids in a laugh-out-loud, life affirming comedy

One weekend, one bride-to-be, what could possibly go wrong…

All Shelley wanted on her hen weekend was to enjoy three days of sun, sea and sangria. But instead of being surrounded by the A-team of her closest friends, she somehow ends up with a Golden Girls-meets-the-Spice Girls B-list that includes her mother, a rebellious teenager, and a best mate ‘on the verge’.

The squabbling starts at the airport, and on arrival in Spain, Shelley barely has time to unpack her suitcase before getting an unwanted text ̶ one that throws her wedding into doubt.

Shelley has got a BIG decision to make, but her unruly medley of nearest and dearest seem determined to confuse matters with their own problems.

Have they got what it takes to get her through the most important weekend of her life?”

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 15 August so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

My Library Books

From the Libby App

The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“In a cosy corner of Paris, a delicious little patisserie is just waiting to be discovered. And romance might just be on the menu…

As the youngest of four, Nina Hadley has always had her big brothers telling her what to do. So, when she’s given the chance to move to Paris and help run a patisserie course, she can’t say au revoir quick enough!

There’s just one problem: high-flying chef Sebastian Finlay is the owner of the patisserie. He’s also her brother Nick’s best friend – and the man she has secretly been in love with since forever.

Amongst the mouth-wateringly delicious eclairs and delicate macaroons, Nina’s culinary creations aren’t the only tempting thing she’s working with…”

I chose this book to read for Paris In July. I have wanted to read more of Julie Caplin since enjoying The Little Cafe in Copenhagen so this was an excellent excuse!

Physical Book

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz

Book Description From Goodreads:

Darcy Fitzwilliam simply doesn’t have time to fall in love. But this Christmas, a kiss under the mistletoe will change everything…

As partner at a major New York hedge fund, Darcy’s only serious relationship is with her work cellphone. The truth is, she’s too busy being successful and making money to have time for Christmas… let alone to allow romance into her life.

But this year Darcy is coming home to Pemberley, Ohio, for the holidays. There, she runs into her old neighbour and high-school foe Luke Bennet – the oldest of five wayward brothers. When Darcy’s enmity with Luke is re-opened, along with a hefty dollop of sexual chemistry… well, sparks are sure to fly. Can Darcy fall in love – or will her pride, and Luke’s prejudice against big-city girls, stand in their way?”

I chose this to read for Christmas in July. I love an Austen retelling so was quite excited to find this!

My Son’s Library Book

Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale by Sam Wedelich (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

Who are you calling little?
“Whimsy reigns in Wedelich’s debut picture book… A spry readaloud that will entertain adults and listeners in equal measure.” — Publishers Weekly

Chicken Little is NOT afraid of anything. Well, okay, maybe a mysterious BONK to the head can produce panic. But only momentarily. It’s not as though she meant to send the barnyard into a tailspin, thinking that the sky was falling. How ridiculous! But can she calm her feathered friends with facts and reason?

A timeless favorite becomes a clever cautionary tale in this FUNNY, fresh, and timely picture book debut by cartoonist, Sam Wedelich!”

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