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The Storm Sister

(The Seven Sisters #2)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  16,161 ratings  ·  1,211 reviews

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

Kindle Edition, 704 pages
Published November 1st 2015 by Pan Macmillan (first published October 20th 2015)
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Lucinda Riley Hi Hannah! You don't have to read them in order, as each sister's novel is a standalone story. However, there is a hidden plot line running through…moreHi Hannah! You don't have to read them in order, as each sister's novel is a standalone story. However, there is a hidden plot line running through out each of them, with clues in each book! X(less)
Lucinda Riley Hi 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…more
Hi 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)
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Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second novel in Riley's Seven Sisters series has taken me on another amazing journey. I love that each story explores a new historical figure... in this novel that person is Norwegian composer Grieg. Also, the mystery of Pa Salt and the overall part he plays in the girls pasts is again touched upon. I'm not sure that I enjoyed Ally's story as much as Maia's, but this is still very solid and entertaining. I am looking forward to continuing this series with the D’Apliese sisters and seeing wha ...more
“We do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough to cultivate; we can plant anything in it.”

----Chögyam Trungpa

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
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
The Storm Sister is the second book in the Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley and the book is amazing! All the books in the series are written in a way that does not matter if you read them in whatever order you want. However, I would say that it's a good idea to read them from the beginning, in order to follow the seven adopted sisters while each of them finds their roots. There are some things happening in their lives in the books that may be interesting to follow chronologically.

In The S
Claire Robinson
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4.5 - The moment is all we have. Stars!

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
Sep 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Story within a story,within a story.It could have been great but all this separate narratives comfused me.Five generations of Hallvorsen all mixed up in a huge book.Pip's story was absolutely useless.Anna's story was the one i mostly enjoyed.An interesting book which i would prefer much more had it been shorter and not so detailed.The first book of the series,the storm sisters,is much more interesting than this but ok i give it three stars since it wasn't that awful,in fact quite enjoying!!!!
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, 2018, history
Unfortunately, this book was not my cup of tea. Hence, two stars. Nevertheless, there are things I did enjoy about this book. Here are the most important ones:

- 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
Ashley Daviau
I’m sad to say that I didn’t enjoy this book nearly as much as the first in the series and there’s two main reasons for that. The first and most important being that I just didn’t connect with Ally like I did with Maia. And when I don’t connect with the characters, I really struggle to get into a book. The second reason is that I was really hoping the mythology of the Seven Sisters would be further explored in this book but there was big fat zilch about it. The story was still incredibly interes ...more
Freda Malone
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Without a doubt this series is going to be one that will go above and beyond a mere existence. The second sister, Ally (Alcyone), one of the 7 sisters of the Pleiades, is just as confused as she learns that each of her siblings as well as herself, have been left clues by their adopted father, Pa Salt, to learn where they come from. Ally's corner of the globe exists in the Norwegian area where music is the epitome of an artistic and orchestrated story. Ally's biological history lies here, and tho ...more
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A massive book that kept me gripped. I can’t wait to read the other sisters’ stories. This is so cleverly written in that you can read them in any order. You get snippets about other sisters but not in a distracting way.
Very cleverly written and totally enthralled me
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
Absolutely amazing! I was bound to this book for days. I read a little each day trying to digest it before moving on.

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
RoseMary Achey
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The sheer size of this book caused me to set it aside for a couple months…this was a mistake. Once I started reading, the 683 pages flew! There is a story within the story in this well crafty dual-time novel and both are equally compelling. After reading much of the book twice, I am still unable to solve the Pa Salt mystery….Book Club and Goodread friends-where did Pa Salt get the frog?
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The story is interesting but the dialogues are unnecesarily long and repetitive. I found it boring and could wait to finish it.
The second in her Seven Sisters series, the Storm Sister follows Ally, a strong and fiery character with a passion for sailing. The story once again starts off with Pa Salt's mysterious death and bequest to all his daughters, leaving them clues as to their true heritage. For Ally though, Pa Salt's death is just one event in what proves to be rather an emotional roller-coaster period in her life; as she finds herself thrown from incredible highs to devastating lows. Yet just when she is left at h ...more
1875, 2007: The epic second tale about the second of the Seven Sisters taking you from the shores of Lake Geneva, via Greece, Bergen/Oslo and Liepzig

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
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Storm Sister is the second installment of the planned Seven Sisters series, each book focusing on one sister. Pa Salt was a wealthy man who adopted six baby girls (yes six, not seven - why?) from all over the world and brought them up with love, luxury and opportunity at his lakeside castle in Geneva. Now he's dead and has bequeathed an envelope of clues for each daughter should they wish to trace their roots. The second sister is Ally....

Growing up, Ally had two big passions: sailing and mu
Diane Lynn
4.5 stars

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
Another fantastic story from Lucinda Riley. Her stories and characters are so vivid and I appreciate all the research she does that goes into the plot.

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
Oda Renate
I enjoyed this slightly more than the first book, but so many aspects with this book frustrated me that I wouldent recomend it.
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-read
4,5 Stars

A great continuation to the series. It was very interesting to see Norway from the eyes of someone not Norwegian. I'm definitely continuing and already bought the next book.
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The Lit Bitch
Apr 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

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
Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
When I finished reading The Seven Sisters I was in a trance. It was the first book I read by Lucinda Riley, and I was hooked. I read The Midnight Rose afterward and I fell in love even more. If I could describe her books I would say they are luxuries and rich. The pages smell like money.

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
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating, enchanting and bittersweet!

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,
When six adopted sisters lose their father, he leaves with each of them a clue as to where they originally came from. Initially, Ally, the second oldest sister, decides she’s in a good place in her new relationship and doesn’t need to look into her family history - until tragedy strikes, and she decides to follow her father’s clues to Norway and her musical family’s history.

I really liked this one. The history of her family started in the 19th century, and included one generation living in Norw
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley is a fascinating historical and contemporary tale about roots and identity. It is the second book in the Seven Sisters series but can be read as a stand-alone.
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
The Storm Sister is the second book in the series by Lucinda Riley. While each is part of a series they can be read as "standalones". I have actually not read the first book and in no way felt that I should have. However I will be reaching out to read Maia's story before too long. There are six sisters, and the final book will hopefully be a rounding out of all the sisters and their families. Of course we wonder what about the seventh sister? What about Pa Salt? My question to myself is - did he ...more
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sisters have all returned to their Swiss family home to mourn the death of their beloved adoptive father"Pa Salt". He has left a clue and coordinates to guide each of the girls to discover the heritage of their birth families. Ally has often been sought out by the others for her leadership qualities. These qualities have served her well in the many yacht races she has competed in. But when a tragic accident occurs during a storm in her most challenging race, Ally is left feeling lost. She th ...more
Nancy Baker
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Seven Sisters series. I don't usually read series, but after I read #1 (without realizing it was the first of 7 stories), I couldn't wait to get my hands on the next saga. It appears that both books pick up at the time of the unexpected death of "Pa Salt" - the father who adopted six daughters around the globe and raised them as his own. Each daughter has been named after the stars in Seven Sisters constellation. Upon his death he has left each daughter with a mess ...more
This is from an update; the final review has been lost.

“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,
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read_in_2017
Dear author: This rhetoric that you have regarding an adopted child finding their “real” parents has to stop. It’s incredibly insulting to the parents who have raised children. Helped with homework and nursed them back to health. Sometimes that person is the biological parent. Other times it is not. Don’t relegate these people to second-class parents due to lack of a shared gene pool. It’s cheap and hurtful.
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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 twenty million copies worldwide. She is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller.

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