Thursday 2 February 2017

Cover Crush: The Little French Bistro by Nina George

For new visitors do I want to explain that Cover Crush is something that my friend Erin over at Flashlight Commentary came up with and I adopted the idea together with some other friends. And, now we try to put up a Cover Crush every week. You can check below my pick of the week for their choices this week!

Crown (Random House)
FRONTLIST | On Sale Date: June 13, 2017
ISBN 9780451495587, 0451495586
Hardcover | 336 pages |
Fiction / Literary

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

Marianne is a housewife of 41 years, stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. Over time, limits and missed opportunities have taken shape into the self-denial and regret that defines her, until one day she decides to end it all. In the midst of a trip to Paris, Marianne jumps into the Seine for final relief in its cold, dark depths.

But then she is saved. And hospitalized. Irritated by the fuss, her husband leaves her bedside for home, and Marianne flees the hospital to find her ending elsewhere. In her escape she sees a portrait of Brittany, France—a picturesque, beautiful destination—and vows to end her life there instead.

In Brittany, Marianne meets a cast of true Bretons who take her under their wing, gradually drawing out hitherto-unacknowledged aspects of her personality and encouraging her to take pleasure in life. Among her talents are Marianne’s abilities of empathy and healing, and one could think she may even have special powers. She becomes something of a local icon, abandoning her original plan and settling into a new, happy life. And when she finds love with a handsome artist, Marianne is forever changed.

With all the buoyant charm that made The Little Paris Bookshop an instant hit, The Little Breton Bistro is a dazzling story of second chances and the transformative power of love and art to conquer all that life throws at us.

Some thoughts about the cover:

I'm charmed by the little table and the two chairs. There is just something special about covers that future motives from Paris. The cover for The Little Paris Bookshop was just as gorgeous, I just hope I will like this book more than I liked The Little Paris Bookshop.

Check out what my friends have picked for Cover Crush's this week:
Flashlight Commentary
The Maidens Court


  1. I really like this one. This woman is trying to save her life. Too bad she jumps in...Glad she didn't give up searching.

  2. I was disappointed in the book. I love the cover but it gives the impression of a cozy bistro, not of a woman who was trying to kill herself, and her journey -but then the Little Paris Bookshop was about a travelling barge and not a bookshop in Paris.