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The Missing Sister: They'll Search the World to Find Her (The Seven Sisters Book 9) (English Edition) Kindle-editie
From the Sunday Times number one bestselling author Lucinda Riley, The Missing Sister is the seventh instalment in the multimillion selling epic series.
They’ll search the world to find her.
The six D’Aplièse sisters have each been on their own incredible journey to discover their heritage, but they still have one question left unanswered: who and where is the seventh sister?
They only have one clue – an image of a star-shaped emerald ring. The search to find the missing sister will take them across the globe; from New Zealand to Canada, England, France and Ireland, uniting them all in their mission to at last complete their family.
In doing so, they will slowly unearth a story of love, strength and sacrifice that began almost one hundred years ago, as other brave young women risk everything to change the world around them.
Praise for the Seven Sisters series:
'The Seven Sisters series is heart-wrenching, uplifting and utterly enthralling' - Lucy Foley
'Well researched and compelling … on an epic scale' - Sunday Express
'There’s something magical about these stories' - Prima
'Addictive storytelling' - Woman & Home
'A masterclass in beautiful writing' - The Sun
They only have one clue – an image of a star-shaped emerald ring. The search to find the missing sister will take them across the globe – from New Zealand to Canada, England, France and Ireland – uniting them all in their mission to complete their family at last.
In doing so, they will slowly unearth a story of love, strength and sacrifice that began almost one hundred years ago, as other brave young women risk everything to change the world around them. --Deze tekst verwijst naar een alternatieve kindle_edition editie.
Over de auteur
Lucinda Riley was born in 1965 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 thirty-seven languages and continue to strike an emotional chord with all cultures around the world. The Seven Sisters series specifically has become a global phenomenon, creating its own genre, and there are plans to create a seven-season TV series.
Her books have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Italian Bancarella prize, The Lovely Books award in Germany, and the Romantic Novel of the Year award. In 2020 she received the Dutch Platinum award for sales over 300,000 copies for a single novel in one year - an award last won by J K Rowling for Harry Potter.
In collaboration with her son Harry Whittaker, she also devised a series of books for children called 'The Guardian Angels' series, based on stories told to her children whenever they were facing a challenging situation. Harry then wrote the books, and they are now being published internationally.
Though she brought up her four children mostly in Norfolk in England, in 2015 she fulfilled her dream of buying a remote farmhouse in West Cork, Ireland, which she always felt was her spiritual home, and indeed this was where her last five books were written.
Lucinda was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and died on June 11th 2021, surrounded by her family.
- ASIN : B08MFM8857
- Uitgever : Macmillan (27 mei 2021)
- Taal : Engels
- Bestandsgrootte : 3289 KB
- Tekst-naar-spraak : Ingeschakeld
- Schermlezer : Ondersteund
- Verbeterd lettertype : Ingeschakeld
- X-Ray : Ingeschakeld
- Word Wise : Ingeschakeld
- Printlengte : 804 pagina's
- Plaats in bestsellerlijst: #2,827 in Kindle Store (Top 100 in bekijkenKindle Store)
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Lucinda is usually so skilful at peppering her novels with fascinating historical snippets. Here, I felt like I was being lectured to a lot of the time, rather than learning organically as part of the story. The extensive Irish background detail is really interesting up to a point, but there was way too much of it - a lot of extraneous facts plonked in awkwardly or delivered in laboured speeches by the characters.
I can understand that Lucinda needed to tie in as many threads as possible from previous books as the series comes to a close, but there were just SO many old characters reintroduced alongside a HUGE raft of new ones that it quickly became distracting. I was however delighted by the reappearance of Orlando from Star’s story, he slotted effortlessly into the plot here. And it was lovely to catch up with some of the other sisters’ goings-on since we last saw them.
The geographical locations and ‘sense of place’ are usually a key appeal in LR books, but I didn’t feel that the locations quite came to life on the page here, particularly New Zealand. Some rather bland paint-by-numbers descriptions, sadly not up to her usual high standard. I missed the fantastic evocation of landscapes and houses in previous novels.
A big issue for me was that I didn’t really connect with Merry’s character, she seems strangely flat and generic. I felt I’d seen her before somehow, no unique personality of her own. Same with her daughter Mary-Kate. I found it hard to care about either of them, beyond wanting to know their eventual role in the plot. And the ‘Merry’ nickname – apart from being told by a couple of characters that the name is given because she is so happy and giggly, we see almost no evidence of this in Merry’s characterisation, either in the past or the present. It’s a problem when the reader has to be ‘told’ second-hand what to think of a character. The same thing happened with other pivotal characters too, most notably Bobby.
Lucinda always weaves a dual timeline into her novels and normally I absolutely love that and have no problem keeping up, but here I found it confusing. The ‘past’ sections aren’t chronological as in all previous books, they skip from 1920 to 1955 to 1960, fine, but then revert back to 1949 then back to 1921. By the time we got to the last ‘past’ section, I’d forgotten who half the characters were and had to keep referring back to the very first past section, where we last met them about 400 pages ago! It was frustrating. The fact that we weren’t following the same characters in every past section (which is what usually happens in LR books) also made it harder to emotionally invest in them.
It’s all such a shame because at the end, after I’d waded through the thick soup of characters and Irish history, there were some touching endings for some of the key players. As well as a couple of late twists that had me gasping! So it was definitely worth finishing, but I’d rather not have had to slog through so many pages of uncharacteristically lacklustre writing to get there. I’ll definitely read the newly announced Book 8 in the hope of a return to form, but sad to say I was disappointed with ‘The Missing Sister’.
However, it’s nice to meet the sisters all together and see how their lives have progressed but their world always seems unreal and rather privileged. I don’t want to add a spoiler but found it disappointing.
To me it seems like just another way of making more money with no thought for the reader.
Even the book, because it spends so much time on Irish history and the troubles, is somewhat misleading and remarkably boring. Less could have more. So I’m sad and disappointed.
The author says that she’s lived with this story for eight years - her readers have also spent time on the series behalf.
A complete waste of money