The Rain Watcher

The Rain Watcher Review

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 is a powerful family drama set in Paris as the Malegarde family gathers to celebrate the father's 70th birthday. Their hidden fears and secrets are slowly unraveled as the City of Light undergoes a stunning natural disaster. Seen through the eyes of charismatic photographer Linden Malegarde, the youngest son, all members of the family will have to fight to keep their unity against tragic circumstances.

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.

Title:The Rain Watcher

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Melissa

    I will start with the tree. Because everything begins, and ends, with the tree. When this novel finds its way into your hands, you very well could be basking in a sunny or warm locale, but it won’t...

  • Elyse Walters

    There are many things I enjoyed about this novel.......I’m absolutely glad I read it. I definitely recommend it. TRUTH IS I LIKED IT A LOT.....( gorgeous writing and vivid descriptive experiences - ...

  • Angela M

    A family reunion to celebrate a father’s seventieth birthday and the parents’ wedding anniversary brings together a family whose love for each is part and parcel of this story. Yet they don’t se...

  • Paromjit

    This is my first read of a book by Tatiana de Rosnay, and whilst it often strained to retain a cohesive coherent whole, I nevertheless loved the beautiful rich tapestry of prose and description and it...

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister

    3.5*A gathering in Paris. A reunion of the Malegarde family. A time not only to celebrate but hopefully repair a fractured family. Paul and Lauren have two landmark events to celebrate. Pauls’70th b...

  • Susanne Strong

    3.75 Stars.* (rounded up).The Malegarde family arrives in Paris to celebrate both their Parent’s Anniversary and their Father’s 70th Birthday, during what is a tumultuous time for their family and...

  • Diane S ?

    An historic flood, a flawed family, and the last chance for understanding and redemption, converge in this well done novel. When the Malegarde family arrive in Paris to celebrate the Father's 70th bir...

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister

    4 atmospheric stars! From the first page of this story, I felt as if I was transported into the rain drenched city of Paris, France. The pitter-pattering of the rain against windows, the splashing thr...

  • Berit???

    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...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    4 quiet and atmospheric stars to The Rain Watcher! 🌧 🌧 🌧 🌧 The Malegarde family has gathered in Paris to celebrate the birthday of the father of the family. At the same time, a natural dis...