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Book Review – The Golden Rain Tree by Jane Greensitt

Tabytha’s Book Review

The Golden Rain Tree: Love, Wine, Death, Duck and the Dordogne

by Jane Greensitt


Here’s the official blurb;

Betrayal, adventure, passion, forgiveness and murder, this story has it all. Escaping their sleepy Dorset village, Eve and her family are to spend a summer in France. Set in the wonderful wine producing surroundings of the Dordogne; the dark secrets they uncover bring them closer together and change their lives forever.

I Read It: 26th – 30th April 2017

Which Format: Kindle

Approx Length: 259 pages

My Goodreads Rating:  5 Stars

This is a self published novel; Jane Greensitt’s debut.

So, what kept me reading?

For a debut novel that was also self-published, I was impressed with the finesse of this story. The flow and pace of this tale felt natural and I found Ms Greensitt’s writing style very easy to read; her scene descriptions easily transporting me into the novel, the depth and complexities of her characters adding realism that I love see.

I found myself chuckling out loud while reading this book as well as shedding a few tears. There are a couple of clever twists and I found the story gripping, it kept me turning the pages, eager to find out what Eve would discover next and how she would handle what life threw at her.


So, were there any downsides?


No cliff-hangers, no psychological terror, no graphic violence, no explicit sex.


In a nutshell…

I couldn’t stop reading this book! I think it has it all; mystery, tension, thrills, romance and humour.

I think this book is one that many types of reader would enjoy, for example, those who read young adult stories, fans of relationship drama, or mystery stories and those who enjoy a bit of humour in their fiction. I suppose what I’m saying is The Golden Rain Tree is like those PG certificate films shown in the afternoons – completely engrossing and highly enjoyable!


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