About the Author
Christine Merrill wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. During a stint as a stay-at-home-mother, she decided it was time to “write that book.” She could set her own hours and would never have to wear pantyhose to work! It was a slow start but she slogged onward and seven years later, she got the thrill of seeing her first book hit the bookstores. Christine lives in Wisconsin with her family. Visit her website at: www.christine-merrill.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A fun little story, so enjoyable since I had just returned from my first trip to Europe, including Paris. Loved both the book and my trip!
Delightful read! Interesting characters, fast paced narrative with lovely, poetic prose mostly describing the scenery but not always. This author really knows how to put words together! I enjoyed the fact that I wasn't forced to skip pages to get past graphic sexual scenes. Surprises, smiles and a new appreciation for Paris greet you page after page. The protagonist, Anouk, is a moral young Parisian who recently suffered a disastrous love affair with an American who conned her and "legally" robbed her of precious antiques and nearly bankrupted her antique store. She is still paying off debts incurred but the man continues to follow her around and outbid and otherwise prevent new purchases she wants. If that were not so hard, a new blond, blue eyed, American hunk is dogging her footsteps and trying to make friends. She holds him at arms link until he performs a heroic act and then decides to give him a chance. If her life were not already complicated enough, her free spirited younger sister. Lilou, moves in with her along with her most recent boyfriend, followed by her Maman, suffering from mid life crises, who has left her poor father alone back in their provincial hometown. It is subtly comedic much of the time and a story you won't want to miss. I'd recommend this book to almost anyone from middle school and up, even some adult males I think would like it. The story reminds me somewhat of O'Henry's work. It's just that good. I so appreciate the opportunity provided by Carina, UK and Netgalley to read the advanced reader's copy of "The Little Antique Shop Under the Eiffel Tower" by Rebecca Raisin, who may just have made it to my favorite authors list. My review is my personal and unbiased appraisal of this novel. I can't wait to read the first and following books in the series. Really!