Rowan Ellway is a young college president; Easter Blue, an impassioned student leader. Upon graduation, she takes a fellowship to Africa, and they lose touch. When, decades later, they meet again, they discover that their prior bond was but a rehearsal for the world stage.
THE ROWAN TREE reaches from the tumultuous 1960s into humanity’s future, encompassing the worlds of politics, sport, ballet, presidential leadership, and world governance. An international cast of characters personifies the catalytic role of love in political change.
Replete with illicit loves, quixotic quests, and inextinguishable hope, THE ROWAN TREE foretells a dignitarian world much as the story of King Arthur and the round table sowed the seeds of democracy.
The Rowan tree
Maybe the first 600 pages were interesting with complex characters and plot development. The later portion of the book became pedantic with a narrative that compelled me to simply page through until something appeared interesting. Too bad the author got lost in a boring train of thought.
I hung in through most of it but I never felt any empathy with a single character. It draaaaags on and on. The author drags the reader through decades across the globe, into politics even, but there is no climax. Just awful.
The Rowan Tree
This reads more like a treatise on the author’s social and political views than it does a novel, and it uses a story line that defies credulity in order to make its points.