De Syv Søstre #5 Månesøsteren
Title: The Moon Sister
Series: The Seven Sisters #5
Author: Lucinda Riley
Published in English: 2018
Dansk titel: Månesøsteren
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2018
Finished Reading: April 2019
Genre: Historical Fiction & Romance
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Tiggy D’Aplièse spends her days experiencing the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands doing a job she loves at a deer sanctuary. But when the sanctuary is forced to close, she is offered a job as a wildlife consultant on the vast and isolated estate of the elusive and troubled laird, Charlie Kinnaird. She has no idea that the move will not only irrevocably alter her future, but also bring her face-to-face with her past.
At the estate, she meets Chilly, a gypsy who fled from Spain seventy years before. He tells her that not only does she possess a sixth sense passed down from her ancestors, but it was foretold long ago that he would be the one to send her back home…
In 1912, in the poor gypsy community outside the city walls of Granada, Lucía Amaya-Albaycin is born. Destined to be the greatest flamenco dancer of her generation—and named La Candela, due to the inner flame that burns through her when she dances— Lucía is whisked away by her ambitious and talented guitarist father at the tender age of ten to dance in the flamenco bars of Barcelona. Her mother is devastated by the loss of her daughter and as civil war threatens in Spain, tragedy strikes the rest of her family. Now in Madrid, Lucía and her troupe of dancers are forced to flee for their lives, their journey taking them far across the water to South America and eventually, to North America and New York—Lucía’s long-held dream. But to pursue it, she must choose between her passion for her career and the man she adores. The Moon Sister follows these two women on their journey to discover their true futures—but at the risk of potentially losing the men they had hoped to build futures with.
In many ways, this reminded me more about Maia’s story than the rest of the series, and since the first book was the best in the series, I was head over heels in love with this fifth installment. Tiggy is such an interesting character and it was amazing to hear her story, I could have used many more pages to really wrap the story up since I felt I lacked a bit of resolve however, I’m so glad to have had the pleasure of reading such a fantastic series.
My expectations were high, because, come on Its Lucinda Riley, and I’ve loved all of her books thus far. My expectations were exceeded and now I’m truly sad, almost devastated that, the sixth book in the series are still to be written.
Tiggy’s story was charming I fell in love with the Scottish and Spanish setting it all felt a bit too realistic at times. The flashback part of the story wasn’t my favorite of the lot, but I still liked it very much. In a way, I was glad that, the focus was upon Tiggy rather than Maria and Lucia’s story. After reading the series this intensely I’ve realized that we barely know anything about Electra, but it seems like it’ll be a trip, no pun intended.
I like how different this book is on comparison to the other books in the series, Riley has shifted direction and it truly suits the flow of the series. All the characters we meet are different and very likable in different ways. I would say that this fifth book is just as good as the first and I’m giving the series as a whole the highest appraisal. Thank you for giving me this reading experience, I wanted to take my time to finish this, because I know there’s no more available at the moment, but I can’t wait till the day you release the Sun Sister!
This series will keep reminding me why reading is great!