The Seven Sisters is a sweeping epic tale of love and loss by the international number one bestseller Lucinda Riley.
Maia D’Aplièse and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home – a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva – having 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
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!
The Shadow Sister
Looking forward to the next one after this one - riveting and absorbing.
Back to reading, lockdown sanity
I found this series at the start of Lockdown and thoroughly enjoyed the first book, so much so I downloaded the series. The style of writing suits me, not overly descriptive like some authors (5 words describing how a tree looks), a down to earth style that transports you through the years (to history I never learned at school) and throughout the world. As I would decide one of the sisters was my favourite, the next book would change my mind. It has brought many smiles to my face and tears too. It has helped me find my ‘cosy corner’ once more where I become totally absorbed in books again, thank you.