Book Review: The Shadow Sister by Lucinda Riley @SimonSchusterCA
This was one heck of a page turner and definitely should be on your summer reading list.
Having not read the first two books in the ‘series’ (there are seven sisters, this is one of them – hence the book series), I was bit worried I would feel like I was missing something or I would feel out of place. But nope. Not at all. Totally an awesome stand alone book, but also makes me want to read more from the series. Although I think what really captured me for this one was the era and location.
Here is what Simon and Schuster Canada have to say:
Travel through the lush English countryside and explore the magnificent estates of the British aristocracy in this next spellbinding love story in The Seven Sisters series by #1 internationally bestselling author Lucinda Riley.
Star D’Aplièse is at a crossroads in her life after the sudden death of her beloved father—the elusive billionaire, affectionately called Pa Salt by his six daughters, all adopted from across the four corners of the world. He has left each of them a clue to her true heritage, and Star nervously decides to follow hers, 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 England’s picturesque Lake District—just a stone’s throw away from the residence of her childhood idol, Beatrix Potter—when machinations lead her to London, and the home of one of Edwardian society’s most notorious society hostesses, Alice Keppel. Flora is torn between passionate love and her duty to her family, but finds herself a pawn in a larger game. That is, 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.
Just like Star, I feel in love with Flora and her part in this story. I also loved joining Star in piecing all the bits together as she unravels herself and comes out from the shadows. This was a truly beautiful book and one I would highly recommend.
Disclosure: Being a Simon & Schuster Advance Reader means I receive uncorrected advance reader proof copies of books every so often. And every so often I really enjoy one of those books, so I decide to write a review post. I’m not asked to do so, and I don’t get paid. I do it because we should all read more:) …and it’s my website and I can do what I want:)
ALSO – I get way more books than I review – which is why I only review the ones I loved. That and of course living by the old saying, “if you don’t have anything nice to say…don’t say anything at all:)”