The Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters

Large Print - 2015
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The first book in a major new series from #1 internationally bestselling author Lucinda Riley, author of "The Midnight Rose"--hailed as "an extraordinary story and] a complex, deeply engaging tale filled with fascinating characters" ("Library Journal").
Maia D'Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, "Atlantis"--a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva--having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died. Each sister is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage--a clue that takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of her story.
Eighty years earlier in the Rio of the 1920s, Izabela Bonifacio's father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into the aristocracy. Meanwhile, architect Heitor da Silva Costa is devising plans for an enormous statue, to be called "Christ the Redeemer," and will soon travel to Paris to find the right sculptor to complete his vision. Izabela--passionate and longing to see the world--convinces her father to allow her to accompany him and his family to Europe before she is married. There, at Paul Landowski's studio and in the heady, vibrant cafes of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again.
In this sweeping, epic tale of love and loss--the first in a unique, spellbinding new series--Lucinda Riley showcases her storytelling talents like never before.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410482532
1410482537
Characteristics: 795 pages ; 23 cm.

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redworc
Nov 20, 2017

Took a few chapters to really get into it but then....thoroughly enjoyed it and have the next two in the series on my for later shelves!

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Gerry_21
Nov 06, 2017

This is a truly wonderful story - the first one of the series... full of interesting facts intermingled with fiction. I really enjoyed reading it and I'm now about to read the second book.
Have a look at Lucinda Riley's website on these books for some fascinating information about them.

http://thesevensistersseries.com/the-seven-sisters-series-home/4585698567

Thoroughly recommended! :-)

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lola_jane
Jan 05, 2017

The first book in a planned series, The Seven Sisters is an engaging, easy to read story of family secrets, self-discovery and romance in a beautiful setting. This book focuses on the eldest sister's search for the truth about her past. Each of the sisters is well-drawn with a distinct voice so I look forward to following their stories in future books.

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Liselara
Jan 13, 2016

Once again, Lucinda Riley weaved a beautiful tale that brought Rio de Janeiro and it's history alive for me. It is a very factual novel intertwined with history, art and the unravelling of a love story that becomes relevant in present day. The only drawback was it was slow at the beginning but once Maia's story emerged, I couldn't put it down.

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lucyreviews
Oct 27, 2015

Intriguing! Book 1 in the Seven Sisters Series has a very unusual story-line...fanciful, rather mysterious, historically accurate, yet relevant to today.
I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to Book 2!

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becker
Aug 02, 2015

This is one of those books that dive deep into a families history to uncover secrets and reveal truths. The writing was rather ordinary and it was a bit predictable, but despite that I really enjoyed the story. It was a relaxing read and I would recommend it if you like family saga type stories.

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