The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

seven sisters


The Seven Sisters
Author – Lucinda Riley
Publisher and Date – Atria Books, May 5, 2015
480 pages
Literary Fiction
Minor sexual content


Description from Goodreads:

“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, who adopted them all as babies, has died. Each of them is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage—a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of her story and its beginnings.”

My thoughts:

Do you remember in the opening scene of Beauty and the Beast, where Belle tells the bookshop owner she loves books about faraway places. I love to read about faraway places too. That’s why whenever Lucinda Riley comes out with a new book I can’t wait.

Riley’s newest book, The Seven Sisters, is also the first in a new series she is authoring. The Seven Sisters were inspired by the Pleiades from Greek mythology. The story about the first sister, Maia, takes place in such romantic places as Rio de Janeiro, Paris and Geneva.

The plot was both gripping and enthralling. The characters were well developed. I especially enjoyed the description of the historical places, events and fashions. I couldn’t put the book down and would often stay up late in the night researching places Riley talked about in The Seven Sisters. I’m eagerly waiting for the next book to come out in this intense literary series.


About the Author

Lucinda riley

Lucinda Riley

Lucinda Riley was born in Ireland and wrote her first book aged 24. Her
novel ‘Hothouse Flower’ (also called ‘Orchid House’) was selected by the
UK’s Richard and Judy Bookclub in 2011 and went on to sell over 2m copies
worldwide. She is a multiple New York Times bestselling author and has
topped the bestseller charts in four European countries.

Her books are translated into 28 languages and published in 38 countries.
She lives with her husband and four children on the North Norfolk coast in
England and in the South of France.



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