The Pearl Sister
CeCe D’Aplièse has never felt she fitted in anywhere. Following the death of her father, the elusive billionaire Pa Salt – so-called by the six daughters he adopted from around the globe and named after the Seven Sisters star cluster – she finds herself at breaking point. Dropping out of art college, CeCe watches as Star, her beloved sister, distances herself to follow her...more
The Pearl Sister, the fourth instalment in the The Seven Sisters series, is predominantly set in the dusty Australian heat during both the early 1900s and twenty-first century as it delves into the life, ancestors, and heritage of CeCe, the struggling, awkward artist who seems adrift and in desperate need of some inspiration, companionship, and contentment.
The prose is expressive, eloquent, and heartfelt. The characters are complex, genuine, and en ...more
It is CeCe D’Aplièse’s story that features front and centre in Lucinda Riley’s latest masterpiece series, The Pearl Sister. CeCe is a young woman who has always felt ill at ease in her surroundings, unable to find a sense of peace or home. The death of her beloved father Pa Salt sends her into further despair. England no longer feels like home to CeCe so she makes a rash decision to abandon ship and travel to find her family roots in Australia. Her ...more
'I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard that my father had died, I thought to myself as I stared out of the window and saw the complete blackness of the night. Intermittently below me, there were small clusters of twinkling lights indicating human habitation, each light containing a life, a family, a set of friends....None of which I felt I had any lon ...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 fourth book in the series is about CeCe who travels to Australia in search of her family.
So, I now know for a fact that the anagram for D’Aplièse and Pa Salt is for the legend of Atlas and the Hesperides.
There aren’t many authors I’d willingly sign up to read a 700+ page book by, but Lucinda Riley’s work is definitely one of the illustrious few that I have absolutely no problem saying yes to in that regard. The Pearl Sister perfectly highlighted why, because it never felt like I was reading a book of that length.
The past is who I am…
The story the author told, took me to present day Thailand, Australia and the UK, as well as Scotland in the ...more
The best dual storyline books are the ones where both tales are equally interesting and Lucinda Riley has managed to achieve that with this book. I loved how the contemporary story first takes the reader to Thailand and ...more
I haven't read all of the previous "sisters" series but this works perfectly well as a standalone novel. This is the story of Cece who ...more
En este caso, CeCe se pondrá en búsqueda de sus orígenes, lo que le llevará a investigar sobre Kitty, una de las mujeres perleras más importantes de Australia y con la que al parecer está emparentada. Para ello, ...more
Autor: Lucinda Riley
Verlag: Pan Macmillan
Erscheinungsdatum: 02. November 2017
CeCe D’Aplièse has never felt she fitted in anywhere. Following the death of her father, the elusive billionaire Pa Salt – so-called by the six daughters he adopted from around the globe and named after the Seven Sisters star cluster – she finds herself at breaking point. Dropping out of art college, CeCe watches as Star, he ...more
Είναι το πρώτο βιβλίο που διαβάζω από την Lucida Riley από την σειρά "οι κόρες των Αστεριών". Το διάβασα ευχάριστα, χωρίς να με κουράσει. Είχε καθαρά ψυχαγωγικό χαρακτήρα, καθώς πέρασα παρέα του σχεδόν δυο βδομάδες κρύες του Φλεβάρη. Είναι ένα μυθιστόρημα που διαβάζοντάς το θα βρεις έρωτες, ίντριγκα κτλ Οι ήρωες παρουσιάζονται μέσα από τις πράξεις τους, συνεπώς θα αισθανθείς διττά συναισθήματα. Προσωπικά συμπαθούσα κάποιες φορές την κεντρ ...more
I wasn't really looking forward to CeCe's story after she came across as controlling and brattish in Star's previous novel. However as always a different perspective changes everything. CeCe does a bit of a runner and decides to head to Australia to find her family, stopping over in Thailand. Thailand brings her the rest and romance she might need but it's when she gets to Australia the s plot really gets good.
As with most dual storylines i ...more
This was amazing , I love the way the author details the journey of each daughter and how they finally find themselves home.
I’d recommend this book and cannot wait to read the next one ( I read this slightly out of sync )
I've been concerned about this one as I haven't liked ...more
I hear there may be a tv series: https://www.panm ...more
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link: The Pearl Sister
I’m a huge fan of the Seven Sisters series and this is no exception. I spent a delicious day reading this and nothing else. What a treat it was. Intertwining stories, another mystery of a sister finding out who her real parents are, travelling to Australia, to Alice Springs no less to find out. I loved the going back in time to meet Kitty – a woman whose life is linked to Star. The intricate way the story played out was a delight and the 670 ...more
The historical aspect of Australia and the pearling industry was amazing to read about as all the ancestral stories in the seven siste ...more
I have been a huge fan of Lucina Riley’s novels for quite some time, although I think I missed one back in 2016, THE SHADOW SISTER, which makes me sad because I love her books. I simply must go back and read that one before the year is out and the next book comes out!
That said, I don’t feel like I missed a whole lot by skipping around within the series. Every story is unique and independent of the series as a whole, but that said they are all connected by central characters and other p ...more
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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 ...more