A sweeping tale of love and loss, the epic saga of the Seven Sisters begins here. From Lucinda Riley, the international number one bestselling author.
Maia D’Aplièse, in her early thirties, gathers together with her five sisters at their childhood home: a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva. They have been told that their beloved adoptive father, the elusive billionaire they call Pa Salt, has died.
Each of them is handed a tantalising clue to their true heritage – a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil . . .
Eighty years earlier, in the Belle Époque of Rio, 1927, Izabela Bonifacio’s father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into aristocracy. But Izabela longs for adventure, and convinces him to allow her to accompany the family of a renowned architect on a trip to Paris. In the heady, vibrant streets of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again.
The Seven Sisters is the first book in the spellbinding Seven Sisters series, inspired by the mythology of the famous star constellation. It is followed by The Storm Sister.
'A brilliant page-turner just soaked in glamour and romance' - Daily Mail
Praise for the Seven Sisters:
'A masterclass in beautiful writing' – The Sun
'Heart-wrenching, uplifting and utterly enthralling' – Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party
'A breathtaking adventure' – Lancashire Evening Post
Five-Star Reader Reviews:
'Ideal for when you need to escape'
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This mesmerising novel begins Lucinda Riley’s ambitious, female-led series of the same name. Inspired by the mythological tale of Atlas’ seven daughters–who, it was said, were transformed into a star constellation called Pleiades–Riley’s series offers powerful new stories focusing on each daughter in turn. Here, we meet the eldest, Maia, at the moment her adoptive father Pa Salt dies. After he leaves her a letter containing clues about her birth and heritage, Maia travels across the world. And as we join her journey of self-discovery, The Seven Sisters unfolds into an evocative story of female friendship, family and love. Thankfully, this is only the start of an epic series: Riley’s storytelling is simply too wondrous for just one instalment.
Juddering into life
An epic story starts to unfold in a book series. Not all the characters have depth and the narrative is shallow too in many places but it kinda hangs together. The reader is jolted from one time era to another and it doesn’t always flow well nevertheless it keeps you thinking ..... certainly enough for me to buy a second book!
I’m going to savour this wonderful book for a few days before I move onto the second. A beautiful and moving work.
Seven Sisters Series
Probably the best series of books I’ve ever read. Captivating and impossible to put down. The final book wraps everything up beautifully with a few tears shed along the way. How do you follow this!