De Syv Søstre #1 De Syv Søstre
Title: The Seven Sisters
Series: The Seven Sisters #1
Author: Lucinda Riley
Published in English: 2014
Dansk titel: De Syv Søstre
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2016
Finished Reading: Marts 2019
Genre: Historical Fiction & Romance
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Maia D’Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, “Atlantis”—a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva—having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died. Each of them is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage—a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of her story and its beginnings.
Eighty years earlier in Rio’s Belle Epoque of the 1920s, Izabela Bonifacio’s father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into the aristocracy. Meanwhile, architect Heitor da Silva Costa is devising plans for an enormous statue, to be called Christ the Redeemer, and will soon travel to Paris to find the right sculptor to complete his vision. Izabela—passionate and longing to see the world—convinces her father to allow her to accompany him and his family to Europe before she is married. There, at Paul Landowski’s studio and in the heady, vibrant cafes of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again.
In this sweeping, epic tale of love and loss—the first in a unique, spellbinding series of seven novels—Lucinda Riley showcases her storytelling talent like never before.
This book is a part of a series and only about the eldest sister of a total of six. Maia is our first person narrator and she is an astoundingly beautiful character, at times we follow a character named Bel, whom in my opinion is the more interesting of the two, luckily for me the amount spend on both characters are fairly divided.
This is a wonderful work of fictional romance and has so much substance and interesting bits of history that’ll peak you interested. Riley did an amazing job of integrating past and present stories making all of the characters in the book both authentic and believable. It makes me want to get on the next plain and see Paris and Rio de Janeiro or better yet, travel back in time to the 1920’s and date an artist.
The writing is enchanting to a point of being a fairytale. I like how many unanswered questions we’ve still got toward the end and I truly hope that we’ll get some answers soon. I’m excited to see whom this Pa Salt really is.
I see many negative comments about this book and I’m having trouble seeing the negative parts of this book seeing, as I would recommend this book to anyone whom likes romance or historical fiction. Definitely, worth my time and now Ladies and Gentlemen I’ll continue this marvelous adventure alongside Ally, our next sister.