The Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters

Large Print - 2015
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An International Bestselling AuthorMaia D'Apliese and her five sisters gather at their childhood home, "Atlantis" -- a secluded castle on the shores of Lake Geneva -- having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died. Each is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage. Maia's clue takes her across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she finds the beginning of her story in Rio's Belle Epoque of the 1920s.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, ©2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410482532
1410482537
Characteristics: 795 pages ;,23 cm.

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BPLpicks Feb 25, 2019

Following the death of their enigmatic adoptive father, each of the six D'Aplièse sisters receives a letter from him with a secret clue to their origins. This book follows the eldest sister, Maia, as her letter leads her to Brazil to discover her roots. This book is perfect for armchair travelers – the writing brings Rio de Janeiro to life - and not only do we travel in space but back in time to the 1920s as Maia uncovers the life story of her great-grandmother. This is the first book in a series and I look forward to each new release to sweep me away to another time and place as the sisters explore their pasts, learn about themselves, and sometimes find romance along the way.

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Gemmer55
Jan 18, 2019

Such a great story within a story, keep your interest as well as some history and geography thrown in, enjoyed this book totally.

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chriscoleman
Dec 26, 2018

Silly plot. Dumb dialogue. Kept waiting for it to get better; it didn't.

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CHRISTI_14
Sep 05, 2018

I enjoyed this book. Love that this is one of a series of 7 books. ... loosely based on the 7 Sisters star constellation. I am hoping that the theme of the 7 sisters is revealed more as I read each novel. It is an interesting read. An epic love story with a happy ever after ending. Adoption and finding ones roots are wrapped with romance and history to create a good read. `

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Kcordell4185
Jun 07, 2018

Fell in love with this book immediately!! I listen to books in CD in my car and this as wonderful. Although I was heartbroken when I saw that CML doesn’t carry the next books in the series in audiobook. I reached out to the author and she is checking to see why not as they are available on CD.

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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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