The Seven Sisters
This first book is not the story of seven sisters, but just one of six adopted female babies who grow up as privileged children (named for constellations) at an amazing island home in Switzerland called Atlantis......and when Pa Salt dies, each of the six grown women are given a private letter with a secret clue to their past.
Maia, an astoundingly beautiful interpreter, who translates...more
It's a different kind of read for me but I really enjoyed it (no I loved it ♥️)
It's a simple story of seven adopted sister's finding out who and where they come from as their rich adoptive father has passed and left them each an envelope with a letter and some coordinates.
Each book is for a different sister, this one is about Maia D'Aplièse the oldest.
It's takes her/you from Switzerland to Rio to Paris and back and of cours ...more
The girls are devastated when their father dies and they all come home for the funeral. They are all given letters written by their father with clues to their natural parents.
This first book is about Maia the eldest daughter and the story of her search to find her family.
I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait ...more
Lucinda Riley, an Irish international best-selling author, have spun a terrific and absolutely stunning saga of six sisters in an all new series of The Seven Sisters. The Seven Sisters is the first book and the story of first/eldest sister, Maia. This is her journey to search for her roots after her adoptive father's death.
Maia D'Apliése and her five sisters gather together at their childhood hom ...more
The Seven Sisters is a book that you will struggle to put down once you start reading. The co-ordinates on an Armillary Sphere set off a chain of events, which send Maia D’aplise on an adventure of a life time.
Set in the present (2007) the story is begins on Lake Geneva, in Switzerland where Maia and her sisters; Ally, Star, Cece, Tiggy and Electra all meet up at the family home for the reading off their ...more
The Seven Sisters is the first installment in an exciting new series based 6 Sisters all adopted by their beloved Pa Salt. They grew up in Switzerland on their very own island. Their mysterious father has ...more
I listened to the audiobook and this may have made it even worse than actually reading it.
I'd like to do a word count and see how many times the words thanks and thank you come up.
And the dialog - wonderful lines like "I'll immortalize you forever" and "I WAS your sister".
And there are going to be 6 more of these?
It only gets two starts because the historical aspect was interesting. I didn't know that about the Christ the Redeemer statue.
On the whole it is pretty predictab ...more
Sure there are negatives to every book....Could this novel be called deep literary fiction filled with too ...more
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I want to thank Sanne for introducing me to this series! If you ever want to borrow another book, let me know! If you like romance, a bit of mystery, travel ...more
Too much suspension of disbelief - I cannot imagine a situation in which a single man could adopt six babies (all girls, no less) and bring them to live at his very private and secluded home without raising a field of red flags with any and all agencies involved. And then all of these six girls grow to adulthood wit ...more
The story itself was complex and beautifully constructed layers. Though it was long, I never felt like the story was ‘lengthy’ or ‘unnecessary’.
While it was long, the pages seemed to fly by! Riley has a wonderful way ...more
This first book focuses on Maia's se ...more
I recommended The Light Behind The Window to my nan who I knew would adore it like I did. She asked my opinion on The Seven Sisters series and I admitted I had not read ...more
Never let your fear decide your destiny.
A lot of people recommended this series to me, and I'm glad I finally got to it. I love the idea of seven adopted sisters from different places trying to track down their heritage using a quote and gps co-ordinates provided by their deceased adoptive father. This reminded me a little bit of the books I used to read when I was younger - easy historical fiction, with an element of romance. Although I don't normally read romance, I still enjoyed this book, w ...more
Her cast of characters are the sisters and contain anagrams. And a beautiful armillary sphere plays an important role in the novel as well as the Lucinda Riley's The Seven Sister's Series. When I picked up the book, I had no idea that I was reading book 1 of a series, and, darn it, I'm hooked.
While t ...more
Seven Sisters easily became one of my all time favorites! This book is the first of a 7 book series. There's a wealthy guy (whom the girls call Pa) who adopts 6 girls and names them after the Seven Sisters star galaxy. They live in a mansion in Switzerland and they have a Nanny who looked after them all their lives (Ma). 7th sister is also a mystery, as everybody expected to complete the fleet with t ...more
Lucinda Riley was born in Ireland, and after an early career as an actress in film, theatre and television, wrote her first book aged twenty-four. Her books have been translated into thirty-seven languages and sold twenty-five million copies worldwide. She is a No.1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller.
Lucinda is currently writing The Seven Sisters series, which tells the ...more