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The Sun Sister

(The Seven Sisters #6)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  2,046 ratings  ·  124 reviews
The Sun Sister is the sixth epic story in the Seven Sisters series by the number one international bestseller Lucinda Riley.

To the outside world, Electra d'Apliese seems as though she is the woman who has everything: as one of the world's top models, she is beautiful, rich and famous. But beneath the veneer, and fuelled by the pressure of the life she leads, Electra's
Published October 31st 2019 (first published 2019)
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Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I have really enjoyed reading the first five books in The Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley and was delighted to receive an Advanced copy of the sixth book The Sun Sister.
Electra the youngest sister of the d'Aplises family is a successful model, rich and famous with a hedonistic lifestyle. Her hectic days are full of alcohol and drugs and after the death of her adopted father she loses control.
All the d'Apliese sisters have been adopted and Electra has now received a letter from a woman
Claire Robinson
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - "The worlds a big place you know…" Stars!

I’ve known that The Sun Sister was going to be a challenge to read ever since we were first introduced to Electra D’Aplièse, back at the beginning of The Seven Sisters series, in that she did not come across as a very likeable person. The closing paragraph of the last book was in her POV, and as much as, as a reader you didn’t know much about her before that, I just had a feeling that her character, and the issues that are given voice at that point
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Informative, expressive, and engaging!

The Sun Sister, the sixth instalment in The Seven Sisters series, is set during the 1930s through to 2008 and sweeps you back and forth between the bustling streets of NYC to the beautiful plains of Kenya as Electra, the youngest, most discontent D‘Apliese sets out on a journey with the help of some new friends to overcome her addictions and unravel her parentage.

The prose is sincere and descriptive. The characters are multilayered, vulnerable, and lonely.
Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
Electra's story!

Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews

4.5 stars

‘The sun hung low in the still blue sky, casting a stream of golden light onto the strange-looking trees with flat tops.’

The journey of The Sun Sister, which represents Electra’s sojourn to uncover her lineage, forms the sixth issue in The Seven Sisters series, penned by Lucinda Riley. This rather tumultuous journey, which features a highly strung but enigmatic character, takes the reader from the plains of Kenya, through to the bustling streets of
Mar 25, 2019 is currently reading it
The Sun Sister! out October 2019!!
Kjersti Grandum
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait to read this book! Lucinda Riley is my favorit author of all time!

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This is perhaps the most serious and thought-provoking of the whole series so far. The author herself seems to think so given the author note at the end and the length and breadth of the bibliography. For reasons of spoilers, that's all I'm going to say, but this novel does and will make you think.

Electra might seem exotic, dark-skinned and 'different' to those in New York where she lives and works, but as her African heritage comes to light, we learn more
Randi | randiloves2read
In #6 of the Seven Sisters Series, the youngest of the sisters we know so far, Electra, faces some serious issues. She deals with major challenges directly or indirectly affecting many, many people all over the world today. We get to follow her as she deals with consequences of lifestyle choices. I felt for her in the description of loneliness in her Park Avenue penthouse apartment and find it understandable that she feels vulnerable and tries to distance herself from everybody in her life. I ...more
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Lucinda Riley is, unarguably, a great storyteller who never disappoints. I found it hard to ignore the glaring, repeated grammatical errors. (Her copy editor is in serious need of basic English Grammar lessons).
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I think this is probably the biggest book I’ve ever read ! But I thought it was fabulous, I loved it :) and what a ending ! I can’t wait to find out what happens next :)
Heyland Whittle
Oct 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
I've just joined goodreads as a member, having used it from time to time as a non-member to get a range of opinions about various books. In the process, I have just realised that it is unhelpful if not ridiculous that members can comment on/rate books that are not even published. This book by Lucinda Riley is a case in point - it is not published until 31st Oct, the author herself posted on social media only two days ago that she had received advance copies.

A few people in the goodreads
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite series
So, this is another weak 4 for me for the latest Seven Sisters novel.

Don't get me wrong, I continue to be impressed with Lucinda Riley's work, the amount of research and thought that goes into each book, and am really curious to see all the stories come together. This volume also deals with some really serious issues like racism, addiction and war, and it's an important story to tell. And I definitely got sucked into the story (primarily the past story). It's a solid work and there were plenty
Raluca F.
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a wild ride this book is! And i don’t mean only the fact that it is massive (almost 900 pages!!), but the story is truly something else. I really like this series, the mix of past and present. I am always reluctant to get into the past story, but like always i end up loving it more than the present one. I must say that i loved the past story more than in the other books from the series. The setting in Africa is amazing, and the story of Cecily is so much more than a love story, but the ...more
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved every single page of this 836 paged book, yes- I even enjoyed the Authors notes.
Having read all the other sister books in order, I couldn’t wait for this book to be published. Now, I can’t wait for the next instalment.
The historical story which lead to Electra life was just as addictive as Electra’s personality. The twists through wars and tough times kept me gripped and lead to many late nights up reading. The passion of the main characters, past and present, makes me proud
Oct 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have loved the first five books in the Seven Sisters series and have been waiting for this instalment to come out since I read the teaser chapter at the end of the Moon Sister.

I was not disappointed, I was captivated by Electra and Cecily’s stories from the first few pages and had to force myself to slow down with the reading so as not to finish in one sitting.

From the other sister’s stories I wasn’t sure what to expect from Electra’s story, however, this is one of the ones which held my
Nov 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Was looking much forward to the last book of this series. But unfortunately it was the one I enjoyed the least. Many important parts of the story seemed to be rushed or artificially shortened. Maybe the pressure to bring to book out?
Also, the entire part of drug addiction was hardly researched and the writer seems unable to say more as “she does a line, then does another one and again goes to do a line”. This kept the reader comfortably at a distance of the emotional turmoils of addiction and
Louise Morris
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great tale in The Seven Sisters series! At first, I disliked Electra because she was a spoiled, self-centered person who was only interested in herself. Her pity parties were definitely a cry for help. She grew on me once she started to realize that other people had feelings and genuinely cared for her. Cecily's part of the story showed how horrendous people were treated if they weren't rich and white. Unfortunately, there seems to be a back sliding to those days in the modern age. I ...more
Nov 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Did not enjoy this as much as the others for some reason. Even the Civil Rights issue did not come over as a powerful issue. Cecily's life in Kenya was interesting but not sure about Bill as a character. It also left me with some questions. Where did Kiki get all that champagne from in the middle of nowhere? How was Cecily able to run a fridge at Paradise Cottage (no-one mentioned electricity)? She also came up with odd phrases like 'holy moly' - do New Yorkers really speak like this? The other ...more
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the story of the 6th sister Electra D'Alpiese the youngest of them all. she also sets out to find where her origins are. I have loved everyone of these stories and feel this was the strongest in its storyline. now cannot wait for the next.....but know I am going to have to.

Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thought Electra’s character growth during this book was great, but I have to say Cecily’s chapters were fantastic. Lucinda Riley writes brilliant historical fiction and I really really hope that she writes more after this series has ended. The only problem with this book was that we didn’t get much of a clue as to who this mysterious seventh sister is (and answers to a lot of other questions), I can’t believe I’ve got to wait another year before I get all the answers I need!!!
Juliet Bookliterati
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It is no secret Lucinda Riley is one of my favourite authors, and her Seven Sisters books are one of my favourite series. I have spent all year in anticipation for the sixth book in the series, The Sun Sister, and this epic read in both story and size, at eight hundred and forty eight pages long it is her biggest book, and I think the best do far. Electra is the youngest of the D’Aplièse sisters, all adopted by Pa Salt from different parts of the world and brought up on a beautiful Island, ...more
Claire Mc Partlin
I've been waiting for this book for a year now, since I finished 'The Moon Sister' last October. I try to hold out on reading them as I know I'll have to wait another year for the next installment, but the minute I get it I can't help but start it! This series is amazing, one of my favourite ever, each story is so different and yet linked by the enigmatic Pa Salt who adopted the six (seven?) very different sisters. The amount of research that must go into each book is amazing!!

This one is about
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When eccentric billionaire Pa Salt died, he left each of his six adopted daughters clues to find out about their birth families. The Sun Sister is the story of the youngest, Electra.
On the outside, she is a rich supermodel and has the perfect life. But she has actually been spinning out of control since the loss of her father, a bad breakup combining with her hectic schedule to push her alcohol and drug addiction to the edge.
When Electra's biological grandmother Stella, a well known civil rights
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Tina Schrader
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it

The sun sister is the 6th instalment in the seven sisters series.
I loved all the previous books, and always look forward months in advance to the newest book.
This one was no different, but I actually thought it would be the last one, so it came as a major surprise to me that some of the storyline I was waiting for didn’t happen and it also ended with a major cliffhanger - sigh. And one more year to wait.

So, the sixth book is about the youngest sister, Electra. Like all books before, the book
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again Lucinda Riley completely blows me away with her writing!

'The Sun Sister' is part of 'The Seven Sisters' series, following the life of Electra D'Aplese a beautiful, rich, famous but troubled soul who thrives in her career. The pressure that this top model is under, and the recent loss of her beloved adoptive father Pa Salt, has lead to a drug and alcohol fuelled addiction which brings her dangerously close to losing everything.

Following the death of her adoptive father, she receives
Nov 29, 2019 rated it liked it
I've read all the other books in the series, and usually been frustrated by the hugely detailed "grandparent" story (the actual parents of these girls all get rushed over in about 2 sentences), when I'm more interested in the sisters. This book was different, I found Cecily's story way more interesting, at least until she returned to New York - the reasons for which just didn't seem compelling. Electra's complete change of character after a few weeks in rehab wasn't very convincing, especially ...more
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AKA: Lucinda Edmonds
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

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  • The Seven Sisters (The Seven Sisters, #1)
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  • The Shadow Sister (The Seven Sisters #3)
  • The Pearl Sister (The Seven Sisters #4)
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