Thursday, October 27, 2022

The Forgotten Bookshop in Paris by Daisy Wood

What fun to bring a bookstore from WWII back to life.
Juliette and her husband’s trip to Paris ended in their separation, but it turned out to be a new start for Juliette.

Juliette needed a place to stay and found an apartment above a bookstore and decided to restore the bookstore even though a friend’s grandmother ZiZi who is 97 told her to not dig up the past.

Could this be the same apartment and bookstore that Jacques had owned during WWII? 

Yes it is…Jacques and his wife lived in that very apartment above the bookshop while Jacques kept the peace with the Germans by selling books to an officer, but his wife Mathilde was in the resistance and got herself in trouble.

The bookstore sounded lovely and had a hidden room and lots of other secrets...will Juliette find out these secrets?

THE FORGOTTEN BOOKSHOP IN PARIS goes from 1940 to present day. 

I always enjoy when there are connections from the past and present.

Could there be a connection between the bookshop and the characters from 1940 and 2022?

A lovely read that has some romance, mystery, history, and a chance to enjoy the city of lights both past and present.

Truly enjoyable for historical fiction fans and women's fiction fans. 5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.


  1. Liked this one very much. Anything Witherspoon a Paris background

    1. I LOVED it too as you can tell. 😊

      Thanks for your comment, Anonymous.

  2. Sounds really good Elizabeth. Put Bookshop in the title and you know where we all go with it. Right in!

    1. Ohhh...I LOVED it, Kathryn.

      Yep...bookshop pulls us all right in. :)

      Thanks for your comment.