De Syv Søstre #4 Perlesøsteren
Title: The Pearl Sister
Series: The Seven Sisters #4
Author: Lucinda Riley
Published in English: 2017
Dansk titel: Perlesøsteren
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2018
Finished Reading: April 2019
Genre: Historical Fiction & Romance
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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 realises 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 .
Each story I’ve read in the series has turned out to be sad, sweet, exciting and spellbinding and this fourth installment is no exception. This is yet a fantastic edition and might be my second favorite in the series only exception is the first: The Seven Sisters, which is one of the best books I’ve ever read!
I was hooked right away and even though I had my doubts, CeCe turned out to be a wonderful person! It was so nice seeing her interact with Star and finally seeing their sisterhood from both perspective.
As much as I liked CeCe, the only whom really stood out in the book is Kitty, she’s such an amazing role model for women all over the world with her independency and guts. I could have read about her story for yet another 500 pages.
I truly felt like I was taken into another world – observing the actions the characters made, sometimes yelling at the people for not acting quicker or not thinking about stuff before taking action, it was very frustrating at times, that I wasn’t able to guide out two main characters through their issues.
I stretched the read this time, since I know the author Lucinda Riley has yet to write the sixth book and I’m sad that I only have Tiggy’s story left. However, at the same time, reading those few pages of Tiggy’s chapter nearly destroyed me! It seemed so freaking awesome, so now I really want to read that, like right now, but at the same time I want to treasure it and wait. Decisions, decisions!