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
I'm glad I read 'The Shadow Sister' and 'The Pearl Sister' so close together, because Star and CeCe sort of go hand in hand (though these stories are about then breaking away from each other, growing into two separate people as opposed to a pair).
I mentioned this before, but CeCe really annoyed me in the previous three books. However, as I'd hoped, getting her story made me fall in love ...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 ...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 ...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 longer'
...opens The Pearl Sister, ...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 ...more
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 early 1900’s and on a boat voya ...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
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 T ...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 )
The historical aspect of Australia and the pearling industry was amazing to read about as all the ancestral stories in the seven siste ...more
The Seven Sisters is a series written by Lucinda Riley and The Pearl Sister is book four of that series. Throughout the series Riley borrows from Greek Mythology about Pleiades - the stars also known as The Seven Sisters. Maia, Alcyone, Electra, Celaeno, Taygeta, Asterope, and Merope are the names of the stars/sisters and so it is in this series where each book focusses on one of the sisters. This one was about the fourth sister Celaeno (CeCe) and her voyage of self discovery.
I hear there may be a tv series: https://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/fi... I t ...more
I've been concerned about this one as I haven't liked ...more
4.5 stars (original rating)
4 stars (take two review rating)
As I have been making my way through this series again, I was wondering how I would feel about this one again. I read it for the first time through back in early 2018, so not that long ago. The other two books I originally read a few years ago and then the third one was a first read for me.
But this one I had read not that long ago, so the story is still relatively fresh in my mind, so I was eager ...more
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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 or so pages didn’t ...more
I read this story when it was first released and I am only now sitting down write the review. The reason why? Is because this story is linked to my story and it is difficult to separate the two in order to do so. In order to give the credit that is due, I will just take a minute to share my story and how this book is linked.
I have been a fan of Lucinda Rileys for many years and I have read all of her published work that I am aware of. I discovered this s ...more
CeCe decides to follow the clues left to her and heads off to Australia to find out about her heritage. On the way she has a stop in Thailand an ...more
A tale that takes you back through time with much sadness encountered along the way.
The tale of an adopted child who sets out to discover her past but also discovers her future.
Some things are meant to be and fate has a way to bring us back to where we belong.
Really enjoyed and I will be looking for more from this author.
I didn't dislike CeCe, even though I was kind of expecting to. Reading her story from her perspective helped, I suppose. There were, however, some things in this installment of the Seven Sisters series that bothered me. For example: the way Riley kept reminding us that CeCe is dyslectic (and even if reading is a challenge... how can you not know what 'genocide' means???). Plus, the lost love trope is getting a bit old, the stories (& all the pregnancies and babies ...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 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 st ...more