Archive | November 22, 2017

The Pearl Sister – Lucinda Riley.

Lucinda Riley

Back of the book :

CeCe D’Aplièse has never felt she fitted in anywhere. Following the death of her father, the elusive billionaire Pa Salt – so-called by the six daughters he adopted from around the globe and named after the Seven Sisters star cluster – she finds herself at breaking point. Dropping out of art college, CeCe watches as Star, her beloved sister, distances herself to follow her new love, leaving her completely alone.

In desperation, she decides to flee England and discover her past; the only clues she has are a black-and-white photograph and the name of a woman pioneer who lived in Australia over one hundred years ago. En-route to Sydney, CeCe heads to the one place she has ever felt close to being herself: the stunning beaches of Krabi, Thailand. There amongst the backpackers, she meets the mysterious Ace, a man as lonely as she is and whom she subsequently realizes has a secret to hide . . .

A hundred years earlier, Kitty McBride, daughter of an Edinburgh clergyman, is given the opportunity to travel to Australia as the companion of the wealthy Mrs McCrombie. In Adelaide, her fate becomes entwined with Mrs McCrombie’s family, including the identical, yet very different, twin brothers: impetuous Drummond, and ambitious Andrew, the heir to a pearling fortune.

When CeCe finally reaches the searing heat and dusty plains of the Red Centre of Australia, she begins the search for her past. As something deep within her responds to the energy of the area and the ancient culture of the Aboriginal people, her creativity reawakens once more. With help from those she meets on her journey, CeCe begins to believe that this wild, vast continent could offer her something she never thought possible: a sense of belonging, and a home . . .

What I think :

This book follows the story of Cece, as she traces her past and where she comes from. She leaves the UK just before Christmas and she’s pretty much rudderless. She feels she doesn’t fit and anywhere, especially since her sister Star has found her birth family. She journeys on to Thailand and there on the beach she meets the mysterious ‘Werewolf’ Ace, but it seems he has a few problems of his own. Again, she decides she must move on and she finally arrives in Australia, it’s there she finds out who she really is ….

This is the fourth book in the ‘Seven Sisters’ series, and I’ve got to say this one is probably the best one yet. I was having a real reading slump before I started reading this and I can safely say that this has helped me out of it. Although this marvellous read is an epic 688 pages long, I managed to read it in just under a week !

I really enjoyed it and can’t wait for the next story in the series.

I give this excellent book a fab 8/10. (5 Stars)

5 gold stars

Published by Macmillan on 02/11/17

I purchased my copy from Waterstones for £11.99