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The shadow sister: 3 Paperback – 1 januari 2019
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Following on from the bestselling The Seven Sisters and The Storm Sister, The Shadow Sister is the third book in Lucinda Riley's spellbinding series, loosely based on the mythology of the Seven Sisters star cluster.
Star D'Aplièse is at a crossroads in her life after the sudden death of her beloved father – the elusive billionaire, named Pa Salt by his six daughters, all adopted by him from the four corners of the world. He has left each of them a clue to their true heritage, but Star – the most enigmatic of the sisters – is hesitant to step out of the safety of the close relationship she shares with her sister CeCe. In desperation, she decides to follow the first clue she has been left, which leads her to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and the start of a whole new world . . .
A hundred years earlier, headstrong and independent Flora MacNichol vows she will never marry. She is happy and secure in her home in the Lake District, living close to her idol, Beatrix Potter, when machinations outside of her control lead her to London, and the home of one of Edwardian society's most notorious players, Alice Keppel. Flora is pulled between passionate love and duty to her family, but finds herself a pawn in a game – the rules of which are only known to others, until a meeting with a mysterious gentleman unveils the answers that Flora has been searching for her whole life . . .
As Star learns more of Flora's incredible journey, she too goes on a voyage of discovery, finally stepping out of the shadow of her sister and opening herself up to the possibility of love.
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.
- Uitgever : Pan; 1e editie (1 januari 2019)
- Taal : Engels
- Paperback : 707 pagina's
- ISBN-10 : 1529005248
- ISBN-13 : 978-1529005240
- Leeftijd lezen : 18 jaar en ouder
- Afmetingen : 13.2 x 4.6 x 19.7 cm
- Plaats in bestsellerlijst: #254 in Boeken (Top 100 in bekijkenBoeken)
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I found Star to be the most enigmatic of the sisters so I was looking forward to reading her story. However, I found this book to be weak, and just a bit too fanciful. Sure the others were too, what with surprise ancestors etc, but this tipped me over the edge a bit with the cameos being thrown into the story here and there. The children referring to the King of England as 'Kingy' was a bit daft.
I found the ease at which everything slid into place for Star a little beyond belief. She finds a beautiful quaint book shop in the center of London, and the owner can't wait to employ her (despite doing little business) and they share fancy restaurant lunches and 'cake at three' everyday. I can't see that happening in any London I know.
I could also see the plot a mile off, so it felt like a bit of a chore to get through this book to get to the point that I knew was coming.
That said, I will still read the rest of the books in the hope they pack a bit more punch, and wait patiently for number 7
The reason I only give this four stars is the complex story of Star's journey to discover her heritage. I kept having to re read parts of the chapters around this to try and make sense of it all and I'm still not sure that I have. There were so many threads woven into her story. Very confusing. Thankfully Star did discover who her mother was and met her but I would have liked more pages about this reunion and impact it would have on Star. This sister of The Seven Sisters was so childlike but carried within her a warmth that was endearing but at the same time almost rescue like. Maybe this was because she herself needed rescuing from her sister Ce Ce. It was good to see her leave her cage and begin to fly.
I am so looking forward to reading Ce Ce's story in The Pearl Sister. I could write so much more about all the characters and connections to Star's story but I won't as it will be important for the reader to discover for themselves.
This is a brilliant epic series. Thank you LC.