Happy Monday, all! Today I am super excited to share my review of The Rain Watcher in celebration of its paperback release tomorrow, October 29, 2019, by St. Martin’s Press! What a beautiful book!

My Thoughts:

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 the rain continues to fall and flood the city. 

The voice of the story is Linden Malegarde, a young photographer. What an interesting and astute voice he has. The Malegardes have grown apart over the years, but they are not acknowledging it. Will the family be able to overcome their hurt and fears to ease their walk through immense tragedy?

With themes of love and second chances, de Rosnay’s The Rain Watcher is rife with eloquent and elegant prose that transports you to the streets, sights, sounds, and intimacy of Paris. The Malegarde family is flawed and relatable, and the storyline is an emotional one. When times are at their most hopeless, we need our families to lean on…Will the Malegardes be able to do the same?

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the complimentary ARC. All opinions are my own. 


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.

Have you read The Rain Watcher, or is it on your TBR? Did you read Sarah’s Key? Happy Reading! ~ Jenni THR