The Little French Village of Book Lovers

The Little French Village of Book Lovers

Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 27/07/2023
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'Everyone knows me, but none can see me. I'm that thing you call love.' In a small town in balmy Provence, a dazzling encounter with Love itself changes the life of orphan Marie-Jeanne forever. As a girl, Marie-Jeanne realizes that she can see the marks Love has left on the people around her - tiny glowing lights on their faces and hands that shimmer more brightly when the one meant for them is near. Before long, Marie-Jeanne is playing matchmaker in her village. As she grows up, Marie-Jeanne helps her foster father, Francis, set up a mobile library that travels through the many small mountain towns in the region of Nyons. Their library will offer entertainment, guidance, reassurance and comfort - balm for the heartbroken and lonely. Marie-Jeanne soon finds herself bringing soulmates together everywhere they go, with books always playing an essential part in her quest. However, the only person that Marie-Jeanne can't seem to find a partner for is herself. She has no glow of her own, though she waits and waits for it to appear. Everyone must have a soulmate, surely - but will Marie-Jeanne be able to recognize hers when Love finally comes her way? From the author of million-copy bestseller The Little Paris Bookshop comes a tender story about how a love of books is a love of life itself.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241436653
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 407g
  • Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 28 mm

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The Little French Village of Book Lovers
A story for book lovers
Such a wonderful story told by the feeling of Love as a person. From the beginning of the story Marie-Jeanne can detect where love touches each person, but... READ MORE
Regina Mastrogiacomo
The Little French Village of Book Lovers
Beautifully Poetic and Quite Unique
4.25/5 stars This was a bit different from my normal book leanings, but I really enjoyed it. It was unique as it personified/gave actual voice to emotions... READ MORE
The Little French Village of Book Lovers
Whimsical novel set in PROVENCE
“If love is the poetry of senses, books are the poetry of the impossible” — I am not sure I altogether understand this but it sounds somehow like a lovely ... READ MORE
The Little French Village of Book Lovers
Beautifully written but a struggle to read
In Provence, orphan Marie-Jeanne discovers she has a special gift — she can see a glow on people, signifying marks of love left on those around her. She so... READ MORE
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