The Storm Sister
Following on from The Seven Sisters, this is the second book in a spellbinding series of novels based loosely on the mythology surrounding the famous constellation. Each one follows the story of one sister, and each book opens at a beautiful chateau on the shores of Lake Geneva. The sisters gather together when they are told that their beloved father, an elusive billionair...more
What an interesting question! All the books in the Seven Sisters series begin with the sisters finding out about the death of their adoptive…moreHi Laura,
What an interesting question! All the books in the Seven Sisters series begin with the sisters finding out about the death of their adoptive father Pa Salt. In his will, he gives them clues to the truth of their heritage, and this galvanises them to find out more about where they come from.
I think that the death of a parent is something that is often explored in literature, because it is sadly a universal thing that brings up a depth of emotions. X(less)
Lucinda Riley, an Irish international bestselling author, pens her second book, The Storm Sister in her series called The Seven Sisters. This soul-touching and engrossing book narrates the story of the second eldest si ...more
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The Storm Sister is the second book in Lucinda Riley’s The Seven Sisters series. Having read and enjoyed the first book, I have to say I was eagerly awaiting Ally’s story. But be warned this isn’t a book you pick up and read in a couple of hours, it’s one of those stories that demands you pay attention but at the same time you get lost in its pages.
In moments of weakness you will find your greatest strength.
We begin in 2007 with Ally discovering the dea ...more
- Lucinda Riley is very good at plotting and crafting interconnecting storylines. That's the reason I started this series at all and in this department, she hasn't let me down.
- Anna. I liked her characterization, I liked her consistency, I liked that she was neither a wild rebel nor the I-want-romance-but-have-little-personality-beyond-th ...more
Very cleverly written and totally enthralled me
First of all, this is second in "The Seven Sisters series." I highly recommend you read the first book in the series before moving on to "The Storm Sister" because you get so much background from the first book. "The Storm Sister" is a beautifully written novel about Ally, the second sister. She is an adventurer (at least to me). She crews on racing yachts all over the world and ...more
Ally D’Aplièse is about to compete in one of the world’s most exhilarating but dangerous yacht races in the middle of the Aegean sea when she learns that her adoptive father has died suddenly. When she returns home to Geneva, she finds that along with her sisters, Pa Salt as he was affectionately known has left each of them a clue as to their true h ...more
Growing up, Ally had two big passions: sailing and mu ...more
This was a very satisfying addition to the Seven Sisters series. It appears all the books will start at about the same point, the death of Pa Salt. I found that a good way to make everything fresh in my mind.
In this second book of the series we get Ally's (Alcyone's) story. Sailing is a big part of Ally's life. She grew up sailing with Pa Salt and has fond memories of the days spent on the lake with him. She is seriously into competitive racing and wants to try out for the Swiss Olympic ...more
I love when a book makes me want to do further research on a topic and I definitely did with this one, I was listening to the beautiful music of Peer Gynt as I devoured this wonderful story.
My only gripe with this book is it didn't provide anymore details on the mysterious Pa Salt and that I have a long wait before till the next book, The Shadow ...more
TAKE TWO REVIEW
So as some of you know, I am going back through the Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley but this time listening to them on audiobooks. Right now it’s kind of an ‘at your own pace’ type of deal since I am listening to them in my car when I run errands so it’s taking forever to make my way through.
But I love Lucinda Riley so I am eager to keep listening and enjoying her books. When I first reviewed this book, I had a hard time with it mostly because it was so sad. While ...more
I ordered the rest of her older books and preordered this book. My copy of the cover is gorgeous, the girl on it reminds me of Blake Lively and the southern lights are amazing.
When I read the first book I wasn't ...more
This story is predominantly set in Norway during the late 1800s, as well as present day, and is told from two different perspectives, Ally, a young sailor who journeys to Scandinavia to unravel the mystery surrounding her ancestry after suffering heartbreaking tragedies; and Anna a country girl with an angelic voice that at times was not only a blessing but a curse.
The story, itself, is a dramatic tale filled with family, love, loss, grief, introspection, ...more
I really liked this one. The history of her family started in the 19th century, and included one generation living in Norw ...more
The book has three distinct time periods – 1875, late 1930’s and 2007. The stories all weave together to form a fabulous whole. There are real historical figures in the tale as fact blends with fiction to entertain and inform.
Set in Norway, Leipzig and England to name but a few, the reader is in for a real ...more
“Won it, just started reading it and it's sort of dull. Yes, I said D U L L. What am I missing? Stereotyped characters, flat dialogue and yes we need to have 'Titian' hair and blue eyes and talk about it, a lot, and he must have green eyes and please remind me of this fact every ten pages or so. WHAT am I Missing? I will keep reading though ..."
I did keep reading, read about halfway in and then threw in the pale aqua, terrycloth towel. Also, ...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 over thirty five languages and sold twenty 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 ...more