I received this book for free from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley
Series: The Seven Sisters #2
Published by Atria on March 22, 2016
Genres: Historical Fiction
Source: Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour
Ally D'Aplièse is about to compete in one of the world's most perilous yacht races, when she hears the news of her adoptive father's sudden, mysterious death. Rushing back to meet her five sisters at their family home, she discovers that her father - an elusive billionaire affectionately known to his daughters as Pa Salt - has left each of them a tantalising clue to their true heritage.
Ally has also recently embarked on a deeply passionate love affair that will change her destiny forever. But with her life now turned upside down, Ally decides to leave the open seas and follow the trail that her father left her, which leads her to the icy beauty of Norway . . .
There, Ally begins to discover her roots - and how her story is inextricably bound to that of a young unknown singer, Anna Landvik, who lived there over 100 years before, and sang in the first performance of Grieg's iconic music set to Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt'. As Ally learns more about Anna, she also begins to question who her father, Pa Salt, really was. And why is the seventh sister missing?
After finishing The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley I longed to begin the second in the Seven Sisters series.
Impressions While Reading
At first it took a while to get into as The beginning of Ally’s story felt like a rehash of the first book. I doggedly persevered and was not disappointed.
The novel picked up as soon as I reached Anna’s portion of the book. She was a unique character and enjoyed reading of her rise from obscurity. Lucinda Riley’s depictions of Norway were delicious and what I have come to expect from the author, creating a magical, vivid world all her own.
Once Ally began her search behind her ancestry I became engrossed and admired what a strong character she was. I also liked following Ally on her “detective work” and the slow connection of her ancestry leafs.
The Storm Sister can be read as a stand alone but by reading The Seven Sisters first the reader gets a greater in-depth view of Ally, Pa Salt and her sisters and is like visiting an old friend and is as if no time has past. The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley is a treat to read and an excellent edition to this inventive series.
About the Author
Lucinda Riley was born in Ireland and wrote her first book aged 24. Her novel ‘Hothouse Flower’ (also called ‘The Orchid House’) was selected for the UK’s Richard and Judy Bookclub in 2011 and went on to sell 2 million copies worldwide. She is a multiple New York Times bestselling author and has topped the bestseller charts in four European countries.
In response to demand from her readers, she has recently re-written two books from her early writing career when published under her maiden name Lucinda Edmonds – the books are now being published as ‘The Italian Girl’ and ‘The Angel Tree’.
‘The Seven Sisters’ is the first of a unique seven book series based allegorically on the mythology of the famous star constellation.
Lucinda’s books are translated into 28 languages and published in 38 countries. She lives with her husband and four children on the North Norfolk coast in England and in the South of France.
Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, March 22
Review at Always with a Book
Friday, March 25
Review at CelticLady’s Reviews
Wednesday, March 30
Review at Reading Is My SuperPower
Monday, April 4
Review at Just One More Chapter
Friday, April 8
Review at 100 Pages a Day
Monday, April 11
Review at Peeking Between the Pages
Friday, April 15
Review at First Impressions Reviews
Sunday, April 17
Interview at A Literary Vacation
Wednesday, April 20
Review at With Her Nose Stuck In A Book
Thursday, April 21
Review at Author Dianne Ascroft’s Blog
Tuesday, April 26
Review at The Lit Bitch