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The Rainwatcher by Tatiana De Rosnay @tatianaderosnay @StMartinsPress #6bookbestiesrainwatcher #bookreview #pubday

Happy Tuesday booklovers!

Delighted to share with you today my review for this beautiful story about the complexities of family! Another fabulous read with my BOOK BESTIES 💕

The Rain Watcher by Tatiana De Rosney

My Thoughts

A beautifully told, powerful story, about the complexities of family….

“I will start with the tree. Because everything starts and ends with the tree.”

Just as Linden’s story begins and ends with a tree, so does this book… The perfect and very telling first line to this wonderful story…. a story told solely from the POV of Linden…. A charming young man, who has struggled throughout his life to find acceptance of Who he is… not only from others, but from himself! The themes in this book are very universal; acceptance, forgiveness, understanding, Love,secrets, and family…. The Malegarde family could be my family, they could be yours…

This somber story is set against the backdrop of Paris in the midst of a natural disaster… The endless reigns have lead to the river Seine reaching flood levels… this aded so much atmosphere to this book, I felt the wet, I heard the raindrops, I smelled the river…. and all from my living room in the middle of a very dry California, in fact our water levels are dangerously low at the moment…. it really takes a talented author to transport you so completely through her words… I felt as though this was the perfect backdrop for the story, I think it would have been a completely different book had it taken place in a bright sunny Paris….

A book like this is difficult to review because its beauty is in the words… its elegance is in the structure…. its meaning is in the silence…. I can however tell you this is a stunning story, filled with beautiful language, and characters you will feel four…. the Author does not hit you over the head with this story, instead she allows it to slowly seep into you until it is all consuming…. A journey that I believe should not be missed!

Absolutely recommend to those of you who enjoy a quieter beautifully told family drama that will leave you feeling hopeful….

*** A huge thank you to St. Martin’s Press for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

The first new novel in four years from the beloved superstar author of Sarah’s Key, a heartbreaking and uplifting story of family secrets and devastating disaster, in the tradition of THE NEST.

The Rain Watcher

In this profound and intense novel of love and redemption, De Rosnay demonstrates all of her writer’s skills both as an incredible storyteller but also as a soul seeker. 

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And No Birds Shall Sing by E.A. Clark @rararesources @EAClarkAuthor #bookreview

Happy almost Halloween everybody!

Thrilled and chilled to share with you today my review for this creepy perfect for this time of year story! A huge thank you to Rachel for my invitation to the tour!🎃🎃🎃

And No Birds Shall Sing

Final cover ANBSSNot all spirits rest in peace…

Following a personal tragedy, a recovering Grace Clements relocates with her husband and daughter to an old cottage in idyllic rural Oxfordshire. As the family integrate into the seemingly benign local community, they learn unsettling facts about the cottage’s dark past. Grace quickly becomes uncomfortably aware of a menacing presence within their new home.

Stumbling upon a neglected cemetery, Grace and her daughter discover the graves of the house’s previous inhabitants, including those of nine babies. Dismayed to find herself pregnant, Grace suspects she has awoken something truly evil in her new residence. She develops a creeping sense of unease as she unravels the disturbing truth about the history of the cottage and the fate of its occupants.

Who is the sinister boy watching Grace and her family? Are there malevolent forces at work? Or is the mentally fragile Grace heading for another breakdown?

A spellbinding paranormal thriller from the best-selling author of Lay Me To Rest. You may want to keep the lights on…

My Thoughts

This is a dark and creepy story perfect for Halloween!

This is the kind of book that makes you question every noise you hear in the middle of the night… A cursed cottage with a malicious spirit, that will make your skin prick… seriously there were a couple times during this book I had to turn around because I was certain someone was behind me…. the kind of book that will make you a believer of the things that go bump in the night…

I haven’t read mini paranormal books this year, but I’m glad I picked this one up… sometimes you just need the bajesus scared out of you, and this book definitely did the trick! Not going to touch on the plot because this is a book best gone into without any prior knowledge…. just imagine a creepy cottage, in a creepy forest, where literally no bird sing!

Recommended when you’re in the mood for a spooky creepy Reid, that will make you sleep with the lights on!

Purchase Links

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US https://amzn.to/2noxGJO

https://www.crookedcatbooks.com/product/and-no-birds-shall-sing/

Crooked Cat PhotoAuthor Bio –

Elizabeth Clark was born and raised in the Midlands, where she continues to live with her husband and son, plus an assortment of pets. Much of her formative existence was spent with her head in a book, and from an early age, she grew to relish the sheer escapism afforded by both reading and writing fiction. Putting things on hold for a time to raise her three children, she has resumed her fervent scribbling.

She has a love of antiquity and a penchant for visiting old graveyards, often speculating on the demise of those entombed beneath. Whilst she has written short stories and poetry for many years, a lifelong fascination with all things paranormal culminated in her first novel for adults, ‘Lay Me to Rest’, published in September 2017 by HQ Digital.

‘And No Birds Shall Sing’, to be published by Crooked Cat in October 2018, is her second foray into the realms of the supernatural.

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