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The Rain Watcher
The Rain Watcher: A Novel | Tatiana de Rosnay
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Paperback.Propensity
The Rain Watcher: A Novel | Tatiana de Rosnay
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Pickpick

This is a beautiful book in a quiet way. I got it from Dollar Tree because I thought the cover was beautiful. It was worth it. I was afraid after reading some reviews because people mentioned that the ending was abrupt. I did not however, find it abrupt. I found it beautiful and touching. Each part in the book starts out with some monologues and in the end it all makes sense. I'm glad I read it.

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Paperback.Propensity
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"I will start with the tree. Because everything begins, and starts with, the tree."

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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JenlovesJT47
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Mehso-so

This is somewhere between a so-so and pan for me. The writing style is odd — there is zero dialogue in this book, just long rambling paragraphs that tell instead of show what happens. Still, I was willing to give it a chance because the story had a lot of potential. Sadly, when I finished the last page, the story ended so abruptly and I was mad at myself for reading it. So many missed opportunities. 2⭐️

Cinfhen I bailed!!!! It was painful 3y
JenlovesJT47 @Cinfhen it was!! I kept hoping it would get better, but no such luck. The ending was awful and made me want to throw it across the room! 🤬🤯😱 3y
Cinfhen And I can‘t believe this was the same author as 3y
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Tiffiney I quit this one! 3y
JenlovesJT47 @Cinfhen I‘ve heard that one is really good, will have to check it out. 3y
Cinfhen SO GOOD!!!!!! 3y
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Hestapleton
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Panpan

Reading this was like walking through a rainy, humid day—slow and foggy and all you want is to be inside and dry. This story meandered too much to cling to any central plot and the ending was too abrupt to make sense. A firm pass from me. ⭐️⭐️ #Netgalley Book 2/12 for #bfcr3 (SO BEHIND).

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Exterminate1977
The Rain Watcher: A Novel | Tatiana de Rosnay
Mehso-so

3/5

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Insightsintobooks
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NatalieR
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Pickpick

The cover of this book grabbed my attention when I saw it on Overdrive. While I liked the story and writing style, it was way too short. The ending left me wanting more, felt abrupt, and unresolved overall. There is so much interesting stuff happening in the characters lives that I think more could have been said. Still a pick though. I‘m not sorry I read it. 3 1/2 ⭐️

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TEArificbooks
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Bbq lunch during layover. I am almost done with this book. I will have to go to the airport book store, oh darn.

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TEArificbooks
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Love this cover, very atmospheric for a rainy day.

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TEArificbooks
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My husband should know by now not to leave me unattended in a bookstore.

Tamra Not if he wants to spare the bank account. 😊 4y
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actualdisneyprincess
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Pickpick

What a quiet, beautiful thing this book is. A rumination on family, secrets, love, and loss, it isn‘t a page-turner in a classic sense, but it is engaging and enthralling in its own, simple, elegant way. #therainwatcher #tatianaderosnay

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Jules7
The Rain Watcher: A Novel | Tatiana de Rosnay
Panpan

I loved Sarah‘s Key. That being said, I had high hopes for another deRosnay novel. This one missed the mark, and I almost never pan a book. I skimmed the last 20% when I thought the storylines would all tie neatly together, but they just didn‘t. The entire book just felt like it had way too much going on to do justice to any one of its storylines. I couldn‘t get attached to the characters, or their dysfunctional lives. #netgalley #litsyatoz2019

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GirlWellRead
The Rain Watcher: A Novel | Tatiana de Rosnay
Pickpick

Set in Paris during a rainstorm, this gorgeous, haunting work was captivating from start to finish.
de Rosnay's writing is elegant, hypnotic, and incredibly moving. The story is profound and intense, yet soft and beautiful. I devoured this book in one sitting and would highly recommend.

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Twocougs
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Pickpick

Reading this while hearing rain fall, makes me feel like I‘m in my much beloved Paris. De Rosnay‘s writing made me believe I was there with Linden, following along on his emotional journey. Such a beautiful story, written with such care. J‘adore!

BookBabe We just got this book! Can‘t wait to read it on a rainy day. 😊 4y
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umbrellagirl
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I‘ve got about thirty pages remaining and I really want to find out how it ends. Why does work have to spoil my fun?

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Luvtoread
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Pickpick

A quiet and contemplative read that really focuses on the characters. Set in modern day Paris during an epic rain storm, this read was more of a character study than big on plot. I enjoyed this read as it was so different than what I was expecting, though I feel some readers may find it too slow. I voluntarily reviewed an eARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley.

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Tanzy13
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A heartbreaking and uplifting story of family secrets and devastating disaster, fraught with revelations, and resolutions...

Hollie Lovely cover! 4y
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Reecaspieces
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🍭🍭🍭 review is up on my blog n my blog. Stop by and say hi. @StMartinsPress https://reecaspieces.com/2018/10/23/the-rain-watcher-by-tatiana-de-rosnay/

Grrlbrarian Love your teapot! 4y
Q84 I love the teapot! Also, nice review. 4y
Reecaspieces @Q84 thank you. It is one of my favs! 4y
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Reecaspieces @Grrlbrarian thanks so much! 4y
tammysue Great review Reeca! 4y
Reecaspieces @whatshesreadingnow thank you chick!!! 4y
Bklover Love your review. It would be hard to match Sarah‘s Key! 4y
Reecaspieces @Bklover she did not even come close. And thanks so much for your comment. Means a lot! 4y
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SilversReviews
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Pickpick

Linden wondered why his mother organized a family get together in Paris for his father‘s 70th birthday since his father didn‘t like Paris.

Their celebration was wonderful until something tragic happened.

THE RAIN WATCHER is beautifully written and pulls you into the story line.

If you like rainstorms and family drama, this book will be of interest. 4/5

https://bit.ly/2CAXnzP

umbrellagirl Stacking 4y
SilversReviews @umbrellagirl I hope you like it Thanks for commenting. 4y
Bklover Enjoyed your review! 4y
SilversReviews @Bklover Thank you. ❤️ 4y
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SilversReviews
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Just finished this beautifully written novel.

If you know Ms. De Rosnay‘s work, you will enjoy this book set in Paris.

Linden wondered why his mother organized a family get together in Paris for his father‘s 70th birthday since his father didn‘t like Paris.

In addition to his dislike of Paris, Paris was having torrential rainfall with threats of flooding. The rain and flooding continued throughout their time in Paris.

FULL REVIEW on 10/23.

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3njennn
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this during the tropical depression portion of Florence. This is an interesting story about a family facing real problems. The characters were realistic to me and the scene setting was done well. #NetGalley #ARC

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vlwelser
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Pickpick

I liked this right until the end. And then I was totally confused. I still recommend it.

#NetGalley #ARC

TheBookStacker I love her books usually. 5y
tpixie She wrote one of the my all-time favorite books that still draws emotion from me when I think of it 5y
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Pghbookgirl
The Rain Watcher: A Novel | Tatiana de Rosnay
Pickpick

Thank you to #netgalley and #stmartinspress for the review copy of The Rain Watcher by Tatiana deRosnay for my honest review.

Linden is heading to Paris to meet his family for a weekend celebrating his father's birthday. The rain doesn't stop. The novel takes place during the historic Paris flood in January 2018. Reaching the apex of the book you see the that the rain stops and then the pain stops.

Definitely recommend!

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Cinfhen
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Bailedbailed

#ARC #NetGalley I LOVED Sarah‘s Key so I was super excited to receive an ARC of Tatiana De Rosnay‘s newest novel. 😭😭😭I tried, but at the half way mark I have no more patience for this slow moving, painfully boring, family drama about secrets and resentment. Ugh! I HATE bailing on an ARC but I need to #KeepItReal and move on #soManyBooksSoLittleTime

Lcsmcat I had a similar experience - loved Sarah‘s Key, but found The House I Loved to be lacking. 5y
Cinfhen I thought this one by her was pretty mediocre at best @Lcsmcat 5y
DebinHawaii That's too bad. I loved Sarah's Key but have not tried her other books based a bit on lackluster reviews like this. 5y
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RebelReader I loved Sarah's Key and so did my sister and my book group, but everything since has been a meh for me so I won't waste my time (or $$) Thanks for taking one for the team! 😉 5y
emilyhaldi Bummer 👎🏻👎🏻 5y
Cinfhen Yeah @DebinHawaii @RebelReader @emilyhaldi she might be a #onehitwonder because the few other books I‘ve read since Sarah‘s Key have all been underwhelming 😪 5y
tpixie @Cinfhen so sad. Sarah‘s Key 🔑 still moves me just thinking of it!! 5y
Cinfhen This book was SOOOOO DISAPPOINTING @tpixie 5y
tpixie 😢 5y
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