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Le sette sorelle

(The Seven Sisters #1)

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4.20  ·  Rating details ·  19,657 ratings  ·  1,992 reviews
Bellissima eppure timida e solitaria, Maia è l'unica delle sue sorelle ad abitare ancora con il padre a Atlantis, lo splendido castello sul lago di Ginevra. Ma proprio mentre si trova a Londra da un'amica, giunge improvvisa la telefonata della governante: Pa' Salt è morto. Quel padre generoso e carismatico, che le ha adottate da bambine raccogliendole da ogni angolo del mo ...more
Paperback, A, 576 pages
Published January 2015 by Giunti (first published 2014)
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Sarah Having read the first three books I can say that they work as stand-alones as they all give the necessary bit of introduction that you need at the…moreHaving read the first three books I can say that they work as stand-alones as they all give the necessary bit of introduction that you need at the beginning. That being said, I would still recommend starting at the beginning if you think you're going to want to read the whole series - and there are some threads that weave through all books.(less)
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Carol
When I began reading The Seven Sisters I had no idea it was to be part of a series.....which is good....and bad.

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

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Maria Clara
Lo interesante de descubrir a un nuevo autor es que no sabes por dónde te va a sorprender. En este caso no puedo negar que me esperaba otro tipo de historia -ni yo misma sé cual-, y que no he logrado 'fundirme' con ella; no sé, es como si sólo fueran palabras sin alma... Pero no descarto la posibilidad de volver a leer algo más de esta escritora :)
Anniebananie
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vielleicht sollte ich mich öfter einfach mal ganz unbedarft an neue Autoren und Genres wagen. Was mit Philippa Gregory und dem historischen Romanen schon zu so positiven Überraschungen bei mir führte, hat sich auch bei meinem ersten Buch von Lucinda Riley wiederholt. Ich wurde wieder mal total aus den Socken gehauen! 😱
Ohne große Erwartungen und sogar mit etwas Angst vor einem Plot, der mir vielleicht zu langweilig ist ging ich dieses Buch an. Maia war mir direkt sympathisch (und das nicht nur we
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Lori
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely, loved this novel. Riley did a wonderful job of integrating past and present stories, making every character authentic and believable. I am really excited this is the first in a series and that this story is just beginning. LR is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. 5 stars.
G.S.Lima G.S.Lima
MEISTERWERK LEUTE!!!!
Aditi
“Remember, even if we can’t see them, those we love are always with us”
----Lucinda Riley

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.

Synopsis:
Maia D'Apliése and her five sisters gather together at their childhood hom
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Sandy Lenahan
I guess I'm in the minority on this one because I hated it. I'd pick it up to read then put it down again over and over till finally I tossed it on the bedside table with a disgusted "fugeddaboudit" that would've made my mother-in-law proud (she's from New Yawk). The characters are about as believable as the tooth fairy. The mysterious father who adopted the 6 shallow and very annoying girls right down to the trusted live-in housekeeper with a heart of gold were right out of a bad soap opera. I ...more
Pauline
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley was an excellent historical novel, the first in a series of books about six young women who had all been adopted as babies and brought up as sisters.
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
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Holly
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, netgalley
Well...well...well....what an enjoyable ride this was. Lucinda Riley managed to keep me fully engrossed in this tale of the oldest sister, Maia. I loved how the clues were managed and, most importantly, that this series will only rely on telling each sister's story separately. Therefore, you really get to know where each one came from, their past and present story. This one focused on Maia and great-grandmother, Bel. How I loved Bel and her destiny. Her story was a pleasure and, also, painful to ...more
Nikoleta
Aug 05, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ένα βιβλίο το οποίο αγαπιέται από πολλούς. Ένα βιβλίο που για τα κορίτσια φαίνεται λαχταριστό, μεγάλο, χορταστικό, με πανέμορφο εξώφυλλο και ενδιαφέρουσα υπόθεση στο εξώφυλλο. Εγώ το μόνο που μπορώ να πω είναι ότι… προσπάθησα. Ειλικρινά προσπάθησα, αλλά η αφήγηση είναι τόσο πρόχειρη, τόσο παιδική που δεν μου κινούσε καθόλου και κανένα ενδιαφέρον. Αναλύσεις επί των αναλύσεων για τον χαρακτήρα των αδελφών, με μια παιδική αφέλεια του τύπου «η μεγάλη αδερφή είναι η ωραία, η επόμενη η δυναμική, η επό ...more
DeB MaRtEnS
The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley is the first book in a new series. The rich "Pa Salt" who has six adopted adult daughters, mysteriously added to his single parent family under circumstances unique and never explained to each one, has died. Just as mysteriously, his body has been whisked away and dropped into the ocean in a lead-lined coffin, leaving the grief stricken women who gather at their opulent Swiss lakeside home with no real closure. They are left, however, with trust funds, the loca ...more
Anna
Jan 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: around-the-world
Ενδιαφέρον βιβλίο, μου κράτησε ωραία παρέα, με ταξίδεψε σε ωραία μέρη, συμπάθησα τους ήρωες και το διάβασα πολύ γρήγορα.
Η αφήγηση δεν ήταν κάτι σπουδαίο "καλλιτεχνικά", αλλά δεν ήταν και άσχημο. Η ιστορία χαλαρή, δεν ξέρω τι στόχους είχε η συγγραφέας, αλλά ο δικός μου στόχος να περάσω καλά επιτεύχθηκε. Τώρα, αν κάποιος πει ότι έκλαιγε με τις ώρες για κάποιους ήρωες... ε, μάλλον δεν έχει διαβάσει πολλά βιβλία.

Θα του έβαζα 4 αστεράκια, αλλά επειδή έχω τις ευαισθησίες μου, κόβω ένα για το εξής:
Εν
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Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Dual review with Swedish first and then English!

SWEDISH REVIEW

Jag har verkligen sett fram emot att läsa denna serie. Jag har tidigare läst två böcker av Lucinda Riley varav en från denna serie (på engelska) och jag har verkligen längtat att få läsa den första boken. Att få följa den äldsta systern, Maia, på hennes färd att få reda på sitt förflutna. Jag älskar verkligen böcker med två olika parallella handlingar, en nutida och en dåtida och jag blev verkligen betagen i båda berättelserna i den
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Irmak
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kütüphanem
Dünyanın dört bir yanından altı kızın evlat edinilmesi ile başlıyor Yedi Kız Kardeş. Onları evlat edinen Salt Baba'nın ölümü üzerine bütün kardeşler bir araya geliyor. Ve Salt Baba'nın vasiyeti açıklanıyor. Onlara hepsini evlat edinildikleri topraklara götürecek ipuçları bırakıyor. Bu kitapta Maia'nın peşine düştüğü geçmişini ve acılarla dolu inanılmaz bir aşkı okuyoruz. Maia benim çok sevdiğim bir karakter oldu. Kitapta en çok Maia ve Ally olması gerektiği gibiydi gibi geldi bana. Ve Floriano b ...more
Claire Robinson
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4.5 - Now was the time to discover who I was. Where I came from. And where I belonged. Stars!

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
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Ivy
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-best, history
Ich habe schon ein paar von Rileys Büchern gelesen aber dieses ist mit Abstand das Beste!
Jetzt ist mir auch klar, wieso alle über dieses Buch sprechen. Es ist so gut. Ein absolutes Highlight.

Der Einstieg verläuft etwas langsam, die Entwicklung ist aber umso besser.
Lucinda Riley nimmt einen mit in eine ganz andere Welt. Die Orte sind so wundervoll bildlich dargestellt, dass man das Gefühl hat man reist mit Maia nach Brasilien. Dazu sind die Charaktere faszinierend gut gezeichnet. Der Schreibsti
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Carmen Blankenship
I hate only being able to give this book a 5 star rating. It would rate it 10 moons if I could. Lucinda Riley's writing is beautiful. I simply don't know what other adjective to use. Pick one. Seamless, whimsical, witty, smart, lyrical, enthralling, enchanting.... see? I simply cannot pick one.

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
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Buchstapler
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Ich habe ja schon oft gehört, wie vielen diese Reihe so unglaublich gut gefällt. Dennoch hätte ich nicht gedacht, dass es mir genauso gehen würde. Ich bin eigt eher der Thriller-Leser und hatte erwartet, dass ich mich hier eher langweilen würde, doch das war definitiv nicht so. Lucinda Riley hat einen unglaublich fesselnden Schreibstil. Ich mochte die Protagonistinnen wahnsinnig gerne und es hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht ihre Geschichten zu erfahren. Eine Reihe, die definitiv weitergelesen wir ...more
Marieke
DNF 30% Ik heb besloten toch te stoppen met dit boek, want ik kom er totaal niet doorheen. De eerste 200 bladzijden heb ik mezelf echt doorheen moeten slepen en ik heb geen zin om dat nog eens 400 bladzijden vol te moeten houden. Misschien ga ik het ooit nog eens proberen, maar voor nu leg ik het lekker weg.
Esther
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
I was a bit hesitant when a friend of mine told me that I had to read this book. It's a big book, in a genre that I don't read that often. I decided I would take it to Kenya and start reading it there in my spare time. I was hooked and I especially like the beginning and ending parts of the book.

A longer review can be found at Bite Into Books

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
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Anneta
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overally,this was a good read and definately a page turner,only i felt the book could be 200 pages shorter.There were pages that nothing happened as the story dwelled on the same things over and over again.I think that Belle's story could have covered less pages,all this uneccessary chatter did not add something essential to the main story.However,i enjoyed it despite all the cliches like the pretty rich girl who suffocates in her wealthy environment,the ugly husband and the gorgeous french love ...more
Claudia / BeautyButterflies
Es hat Spaß gemacht meinen ersten Lucinda Riley in einer Leserunde zu lesen!
Die Idee der adoptierten Schwestern, die nach dem Tod Ihres Adoptivvaters herausfinden woher sie kommen gefällt mir sehr gut und Maias Geschichte ebenfalls. Bzw. die ihrer Vorfahren >>> Der historische Aspekt in Rio (...und auch Paris) zu Zeiten des Christobaus hat mir sehr gut gefallen!
Ich freue mich schon die Reihe weiterzulesen und mehr über die anderen Schwestern und ihre Herkunft zu erfahren!
Lena
Jun 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hiermit habe ich ein Buch beendet, dass so gar nicht in meine Lieblingsgenres passt. Ich habe mir gedacht, ich könnte mal was neues ausprobieren, wenn davon alle so begeistert sind.

Nun ja...aus den Socken hat mich das Ganze jetzt nicht gehauen, aber es war in Ordnung.
Die Grundidee hinter dieser Buchreihe finde ich sehr interessant. Sechs adoptierte Schwestern, die sich nach dem Tod ihres Adoptivvaters auf die Suche nach ihrer wahren Herkunft machen. Jede davon in einem einzelnen Band thematisier
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RoseMary Achey
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clear your calendar before you pick up this book, you won't want to interrupt your reading! Prepare for an engrossing story, interesting characters, engaging dialogue and a superbly timed narrative. The story is fresh and the potential for this new series is ASTRONOMICAL. If The Seven Sisters was a stock, I would say buy it NOW as the rest of the world will soon discovery and want this book.

Sure there are negatives to every book....Could this novel be called deep literary fiction filled with too
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Aleida Oskam
Gelezen als buddyread met Nienke.

Dit boek had ik op mijn te lezen lijst gezet omdat ik hem bij veel mensen voorbij zag komen die er laaiend enthousiast over waren. Na het lezen van het plot wat mij wel aansprak besloot ik hem te willen lezen. Toen ik begon aan het boek twijfelde ik of ik het wel echt leuk zou vinden maar dit kwam waarschijnlijk omdat ik op dat moment ook nog in mijn andere boek wat ik als buddyread las zat. Gelukkig pakte het verhaal me vanaf dag 2 wel. Ik vond de verhaallijn zo
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El Librero de Valentina
Lo que he disfrutado está lectura, inicio de saga interesantísimo y prometedor!
Reseña próximamente en mi canal :)
beloved books by Tine
Einfach nur wow. Es ist so toll geschrieben. Man verliert sich in der Geschichte. Sie ist faszinierend und fühlt sich an wie zum greifen nah.

Meine vollständige Rezension:
http://lovelybooksbytine.blogspot.de/...
Odette Knappers
Feb 26, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Ik snap de hype wel. Het is heerlijk vlot geschreven, en het is een intrigerend plot. Het leent zich qua opzet ook goed voor zoveel delen.

Toch ben ik niet zo laaiend enthousiast als de rest van de wereld, maar ik ben niet zo vaak laaiend enthousiast over bestsellers dus dat verbaast me op zich niet :)

Het is een roman met veel drama, historie en familie-intriges en -ontwikkelingen. Meestal trekt me dat niet, dus dat dit boek me gedurende het hele boek heeft weten te boeien zegt toch wel wat. Maar
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Anne
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The seven sisters of the title are the D'Apliese sisters; there are actually only six of them, so that's the first mystery of this story. These women were all adopted as babies and brought up by the incredibly wealthy Pa Salt, on a beautiful estate in Geneva, Switzerland. Pa Salt has always been something of a mystery, a wealthy single man bringing up six beautiful adopted daughters, with no partner, just his trusted housekeeping staff to assist him. None of the girls really know how Pa Salt mad ...more
Buse
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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 over thirty five languages and sold fifteen million copies worldwide. She is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller.

Lucinda is currently writing The Seven Sisters series, which tells the stor
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