The Seven Sisters, Hardback

The Seven Sisters Hardback

Part of the The Seven Sisters series

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


Their future is written in the stars ...Maia D'Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, 'Atlantis' - a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva - having been told that their beloved father, the elusive billionaire they call Pa Salt, has died.

Maia and her sisters were all adopted by him as babies and, discovering he has already been buried at sea, 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.

Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of where her story began ...Eighty years earlier, in the Belle Epoque of Rio, 1927, Izabela Bonifacio's father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into aristocracy.

Meanwhile, architect Heitor da Silva Costa is working on a statue, to be called Christ the Redeemer, and will soon travel to Paris to find the right sculptor to complete his vision.

Izabela - passionate and longing to see the world - convinces her father to allow her to accompany him and his family to Europe before she is married. There, at Paul Landowski's studio and in the heady, vibrant cafes 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 a sweeping epic tale of love and loss - the first in a unique, spellbinding series of seven books, based on the legends of the Seven Sisters star constellation - Lucinda Riley showcases her storytelling talent like never before.




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Meh. Now I have meh form with this author having read The Light Behind the Window before and to be honest many of the same problems with this one as I did with the previous one, neither stories really satisfied and in particular the contemporary story, I just didn't really feel the relationship develop, you could see first stirrings but not anything much really. This book should have been perfect for me, I mean, I've never been to Brazil but I've grown up with it as part of the background colour of my life (my father spent some pre-marriage years in Brazil, I learned how to count first in Irish, then in Brazilian Portugese, then in English, and I can't ask my dad does he want a cup of tea in English), I've been to France and I have been helping my dad with family history stuff for years. This just didn't do it for me really. It wasn't a bad read per say, but it just didn't leave me feeling like I wanted to read the next book NOW!It wasn't a bad read but it left me wanting more from this book and not more from the author. Not someone I'm going to avoid but not someone I'm going to grab for first out of the pile. The Innate pinkness of girls and simplistic view of clothing and makeup choices rubbed me up a bit the wrong way.

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