The Rain Watcher

The Rain Watcher

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 The first new novel in four years from the beloved superstar author of Sarah's Key, a heartbreaking and uplifting stor...

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Title:The Rain Watcher
Author:Tatiana de Rosnay
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:The Rain Watcher
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:229 pages pages

The Rain Watcher Reviews

  • Cheri
    Sep 04, 2018
    4.5 Stars ?As long as I remember The rain's been comin' down Clouds of mystery pourin' Confusion on the ground ?Still the rain kept pourin' Fallin' on my ears And I wonder, still I wonder Who'll stop the rain?? --Who'll Stop the Rain, Creedence Clearwater Revival, So...
  • Stacey
    Nov 13, 2018
    The Rain Watcher is a family drama that slowly unfolds. Put that in contrast to the unrelenting rain and swiftly rising waters of the Seine River. There is a sense of urgency from beginning to end wrapped around a family crisis. Our narrator is Linden, a successful photographer livi...
  • Elyse Walters
    May 15, 2018
    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 - a very interesting story - with characters to cozy up with and become intimate rathe...
  • Marialyce
    Nov 09, 2018
    My reviews can be found here: http://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpress... Today, I am reviewing Tatiana de Rosnay's newest book entitled, The Rain Watcher. I loved her book Sarah's Key, was not a fan of her book A Secret Kept and now with this one, I am somewhere in the middle. One...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Oct 12, 2018
    THE RAIN WATCHER is the first book I've read by Tatiana de Rosnay and I'm impressed by how the story got under my skin. I watched the movie version of SARAH'S KEY a couple of years ago and it was fabulous. For some time I have wanted to read Tatiana de Rosnay's work, and I am glad to h...
  • Krista
    Sep 05, 2018
    Rating: 2 stars This is such a hard review for me to write. I fell headlong in love with de Rosnay?s earlier work, ?Sarah's Key?, and was anticipating a similar experience with her newest book, ?The Rain Watcher?. Alas, this book was not a repeat performance for me. I thi...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Sep 24, 2018
    Linden wondered why his mother organized a family get together in Paris for his father?s 70th birthday since his father didn?t like Paris. In addition to his dislike of Paris, Paris was having torrential rainfall with threats of flooding. The rain and flooding continued thr...
  • Liz
    Oct 22, 2018
    A family comes together to celebrate the father?s birthday and the parents? anniversary. They meet in Paris, during an unreal rainstorm that is causing Paris to flood in a way it hasn?t since 1910. The celebration would probably have been problematic even without the rain and v...
  • Diane S ☔
    Aug 05, 2018
    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 birthday, they little expect the incessant rain, nor the impact the flooding of the Seine...
  • Susanne Strong
    Oct 14, 2018
    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 Paris. The Seine River is flooding, due to the unrelenting rain. I close my e...
  • The Lit Bitch
    Jul 10, 2018
    Tatiana de Rosnay writes beautiful novels, usually set in Paris, that capture the hearts and minds of readers. I read Sarah?s Kay back in 2011 and wasn?t terribly as impressed as I had hoped. I find that I am in the minority when it comes to this opinion. But since then I?ve s...
  • Angela M
    Aug 12, 2018
    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 seem to know each other very well, harboring secrets of who they are, holding regrets ov...
  • Judy
    Oct 17, 2018
    Tatiana de Rosnay has spun a beautifully written tale of a family reunion set against the backdrop of torrential, never-ending rain in Paris and the flooding of the Seine river. The family is there for Paul Malegarde's 70th birthday and the 40th wedding anniversary of Paul and Lauren. ...
  • Bam
    Oct 19, 2018
    3.5 stars. What can go wrong when a family decides to meet in Paris to celebrate the father's 70th birthday and the parents' 40th anniversary? How about everything? Let's start with the weather. Paris is experiencing torrential rains--what will happen when, not if, the Seine reache...
  • Carol
    Jul 18, 2018
    Well....My Goodness! Ha! 4+ Mind-Bending Stars! THE RAIN WATCHER is a perplexing read that, at times, felt disjointed because intermingled throughout the story are tidbits about trees, but I soon found.....Everything here begins and ends with a tree....an ancient and powerful tree....a...
  • Linda
    Jul 23, 2018
    Expectations often bend us away from the purity of intent. The Malegarde family has set its site on Paris for a private celebration of Lauren and Paul's 40th wedding anniversary and Paul's 70th birthday. Daughter Tilia and son Linden are told to leave their significant others at hom...
  • Melissa
    Oct 02, 2018
    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 make a bit of difference. Cracking this cover guarantees reality will fade into t...
  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    Oct 14, 2018
    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 birthday as well as their 40th wedding anniversary. Children Linden and sister Tilia ...
  • Erin
    Oct 08, 2018
    Thanks to Netgalley for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review In an effort to be totally transparent, I must confess that it took me several attempts to get past the first chapter. However, I was definitely in the mood to give The Rain Watcher the attention it deserves. As per...
  • Zoe
    Sep 20, 2018
    Vivid, captivating, and melancholic! The Rain Watcheris a moving, beautiful portrayal of a city in turmoil and a family struggling to understand, accept, and outwardly show compassion and love for each other. The writing is impassioned and eloquent.The characters are empathet...
  • Mackey
    Nov 04, 2018
    The Rain Watcher is one of the most enchanting novels I have read this year. An eloquent family story wrapped in secondary story about the floods of Paris, this book will capture your attention from the beginning and not let you go long after you have finished the tale. From the au...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Oct 30, 2018
    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 disaster is looming, and as it occurs, the family?s hidden secrets are exposed as t...
  • Paromjit
    Jul 22, 2018
    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 its character driven narrative. This is an intensely vibrant, melancholic, atmospheric a...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Oct 29, 2018
    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 ...
  • Susan
    Sep 09, 2018
    Paul Malegarde and his wife Lauren meet their two children Tilia and Linden in Paris to celebrate Paul's 70th birthday. As soon as they all arrive the torrential rains begin and a series of events begin that make for a tragic reunion. Unfortunately this book did not work for me. I woul...
  • Holly  B
    Oct 10, 2018
    A family re-union/celebration in Paris is interrupted by a force of nature. The torrential rain is not letting up and the Seine River is rising. The Malegarde family find themselves trapped in a flooded city and the celebration they were looking forward to takes a tragic turn and...
  • Bkwmlee
    Nov 23, 2018
    Set against the backdrop of a historic flood in Paris, The Rain Watcher is an atmospheric tale about the Malegarde family, told primarily from the perspective of the youngest son Linden, who is a world-renowned photographer. As he and his family ? older sister Tilia, his parents La...
  • Katie B
    Jul 06, 2018
    I find books that explore family relationships so fascinating and this one did not disappoint. Linden Malegarde goes to Paris to meet up with his sister and parents to celebrate his father's birthday. As Linden reflects back on key moments in his life that led to fractured relationship...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Jul 15, 2018
    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 through endless puddles, the droplets of rain dripping from umbrellas, the constant m...
  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    Oct 28, 2018
    Beautifully written and filled with quiet emotion?The Rain Watcher by Tatiana De Rosnay is the type of book that made me feel an incredible stillness while reading. There is an elegance to the way De Rosnay writes that is so delicate, and I think that is where the sense of peace come...