Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “The Rain Watcher” by Tatiana de Rosnay St. Martin’s Press October 30, 2018
Tatiana de Rosnay, Author of “The Rain Watcher” has written an intense, emotional, captivating, riveting, and intriguing novel. The setting for this story takes place in Paris, during a devastating rainfall and flooding of the Seine. The Genre for this story are Fiction. The author does an amazing job describing Paris, and the historical places of interest. The author does provide historical background of past flooding in Paris, and the destruction that it caused.
The author describes her dysfunctional cast of characters as complex and complicated.Each character has their own set of problems, and there are many secrets. This is a story of family coming together. Linden Malegarde, a famous photographer. has come to Paris from the United States to celebrate his Dad, Paul’s 70th birthday, and their parents anniversary. Paul has always been obsessed with trees. and is famous as an arborist. Paul has always felt safe by trees, and feels you can’t fight nature. This is a half American family and a half French family. Problems have occurred in the past with Linden and his sister because of this.
As the Seine continues to flood causing damage, and havoc, the Malegarde family finds themselves in a tragic set of circumstances. Will the family be able to unite and communicate before it is too late?
I would highly recommend this novel for those readers who enjoy an emotional story filled with conflict and natural disaster. I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review.