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Goodbye, Vitamin
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
Mrs. Hemingway
Poetry Will Save Your Life: A Memoir
The Princess Diarist
Watch Me Disappear
Hello, Sunshine
Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
A Man Called Ove
The Heirs
Our Souls at Night
White Fur
Confessions of a Domestic Failure
The Map That Leads to You
The Little French Bistro
Love the Wine You're With
Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
The Party
New Boy

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Book Review: The Rain Watcher

So, have you ever read a book just because you have heard so many people rave about the author? And, then, you read something by the author only to find it was not your cup of tea? Well, that's what happened to me with Tatiana de Rosnay.

I heard such positive things about Sarah's Key that I was very excited to have the opportunity to receive an advanced copy of her latest book, The Rain Watcher. But, then I read the book, and I just don't get it.

The Rain Watcher is about a family reuniting after several years for the father's 70th birthday. They all gather in Paris. Unfortunately, when they gather, Paris is dealing with a historic flood. During the duration of the visit, the family deals with family secrets and family drama.

I'd like to say that from that short blurb about the book that it is exciting and interesting, but sadly, not much else happens in the book at all. The book was depressing. While I like my fair share of realistic, depressing fiction novels, I like there to be some hope. In this book, I found none.

Overall, the book was a downer. I can admit that this may be partly due to having such high expectations based on reviews of the author's previous works (which I have not read). Unfortunately, since this was my first by her, I doubt I will read another.

Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with this copy to read and review.

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