De Syv Søstre #3 Skyggesøsteren
Title: The Shadow Sister
Series: The Seven Sisters #3
Author: Lucinda Riley
Published in English: 2017
Dansk titel: Skyggesøsteren
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2017
Finished Reading: Marts 2019
Genre: Historical Fiction & Romance
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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.
This book did not turn out the way I thought it would. In a way, I thought that CeCe and Stars stories were to play out in the same book, luckily for me I was dead wrong and Star ended up being my favorite of the sisters.
This was an amazing historical novel with lots of famous characters from the past. It’s amazing how Riley writes these coalescing scenarios from two different characters and show how each of the characters are thinking in different books even! Amazing! Moreover, it made me miss Ally even more. I’m actually excited to read about CeCe’s story now since it ended on a weird note.
I found the title of the book to be very befitting for both our main Sister and our side historical story character Flora. They both lived in the shadow of other people before finding themselves and I got very engaged in both storylines. I couldn’t help but become a little annoyed at times but that just shows how easy it was to put myself in their stead.
The size of the book didn’t bother me as much as I thought it would, barely a dull moment throughout the read, because of the complexity of the characters and the spirit behind Riley’s work. Every scene is just full of detail and amazing writing, and at times mystique. There are things I’m wondering about in regards to Pa Salt and I hope that we might get some answers soon; I’m dying to find out about a few things that’s been bothering me not knowing. The series keeps you hooked and is definitely worthy of reading if you like a romantic story with some historical accuracy thrown into the mix.