The Seven Sisters: A Novel
by Lucinda Riley
Hardcover- $16.99

The first book in a major new series from the #1 internationally bestselling author Lucinda Riley.

Maia D’Apliese and her five sisters ...

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  "Seven Sisters" by Bearsmom (see profile) 08/27/15

Lucinda Riley has a terrific way of telling a story. Her research into Brazil, it\\\\\\\'s people and their events was spellbinding. Paris in the 20\\\\\\\'s was a treat to read. Once you finish this book you want the next one.

  "The Seven Sisters" by bbb513 (see profile) 01/11/16

This book holds your attention particularly because it creates questions that you anxiously want answered. The historical components were informative and led to further research.

  "A Beautiful Story of Past and Present and New Beginnings" by nbaker (see profile) 12/15/16

The Seven Sisters is a whirlwind journey through Paris, Rio and Geneva. It is the story of one of six sisters (I'm sure the seventh sister will be explained later by the author), who has been forced to deal with the death of her adoptive father. Their Dad, "Pa Salt", as he is referred to had created a beautiful home and lifestyle for six orphaned girls, each from different areas around the globe and each gifted and beautiful in their own right. Maia is the oldest daughter and, unlike her sisters, has never strayed far from home. In the wake of her father's death, she is forced to open her eyes to questions and secrets surrounding her origins. She feels a pull to venture to the only known place of her beginnings.

This story overlaps between the present (2007) and the past (1928) and the author does a good job of making the transition seamless and painless. I got totally engrossed in the story of old and loved the historical ties to the building of the statue of Christ in Rio. The author's descriptive talent gave the air of walking the streets of old with the characters.

I didn't realize when I started this book that it was a series. I don't usually read series as I want to experience new stories. I thought because there were actually six sisters, that this book was going to tell the story of each one and I kept thinking the author was expending too much energy on just one sister. It was then that I realized that each book will have its own unique story and origins, so now I'm excited to read the story of each sister's life and beginnings.

I felt the story was a bit rushed in the end - or maybe it just felt rushed because I hated for it to end. This was a solid 3-4 stars. I gave it four because it is the first book in a series that has be actually waiting to read the sequel.

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Jennie (DNF) - 4
Gina - 4
Laura - 3.7
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