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|Title||:||The Rain-Girl: A Romance of Today (1919)|
|Number of Pages||:||310 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Rain-Girl: A Romance of Today (1919) Reviews
It had its moments. But the beginning was rather sleepy, and throughout the book the main character seems to consistently either stick his head in the sand by living without a thought for the future or else be almost paralyzed by feeling sorry for himself. I liked the Rain-Girl pretty well, and the cousin Lord Drewitt.The plot: A young man decides he's going to "tramp" around England for a while, instead of holding down a job and doing the normal things that his relatives expect him to. But on the first day, while walking in the rain, he comes across a girl. He doesn't speak to her, but her looks fascinate him. They run into each other again at an inn, where they eventually get into conversation. They make a tentative appointment to meet for breakfast the next morning, but the young man is taken ill with pneumonia and can't stir for weeks. When he finally starts to recuperate, he decides to bend all his energies to finding the girl again. He doesn't even know her name, but he has a couple of clues to go on. The rest of the book is about his search for her, his money troubles, and his internal conflicts.May I recommend, by the same author, "Patricia Brent, Spinster"? It is a superior tale, and I am glad I started with it!!
A rather odd start. Far too much philosophizing for my tastes, especially in chapter two. In fact, the entire first third of the story contains little to entertain or touch me. I was bored.One-third of the way through the story, we meet, in passing, the first entertaining character, Mrs. Crisp. She made me laugh. It improves from there. One of the main characters, Lord Drewitt [nice name], produces some quotable quotes. Next, some action starts. Just past half-way- such an interesting surprise! The rest of the story is enjoyable enough, but nothing fantastic. Two-thirds of the way through I find the conversation can still be a bit trying at times. I vacillate between giving this read 2 and 3 stars.
It was a rather quaint book. Witty and charming. I didn't love the character Lola as much as I fell in love with the idea of 'The Rain Girl', and Lord Drewitt, although just a supporting character was by far my favourite. His perfectly timed sarcasm and general off handed demeanour were curiously endearing.
Was listening to audio book and became so bored I quit. Nothing interesting was happening. At all.
Not brilliant, but light and entertaining, in the same general class as Wodehouse's Jeeves books. Listened to as an audio book via the Librivox site.