Our features are original articles from our print magazines (these will say where they were originally published) or original articles commissioned for this site. Here is where Lucinda Riley’s multifaceted The Storm Sister takes flight. Reviewed in the United States on August 17, 2018. There has been a critical error on your website. I highly recommend the Seven Sisters and the Storm Sister in that order and can't wait for publication of the 3rd sister's story! Her research is thorough and impeccable. She recommended it as a family saga and how right she was. You are a brilliant story teller LC and I love the way you weave your prolific historical research into the lives of your characters. This is the second in the series. Her books are epic in length but one so gets into the story you don't want it to end anyway. Firstly: Present day with Ally one of the sisters following the clues her adoptive father left for her to trace her birth parents. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Lucinda Riley is the New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels, including The Orchid House, The Girl on the Cliff, and the Seven Sisters series. And it got even worse when the very people whose lives he jeopardized started calling him a hero. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The sheer arrogance of 'I get to patronize you in the name of protectiveness, but you don't get to veto my self-destructive decisions' drove me up the fucking walls. ", Praise for THE ORCHID HOUSE:"A sweeping, poignant saga that will enthrall fans of The House at Riverton, Rebecca, and Downton Abbey. ", "Riley is a skilled storyteller of epic romances, intertwining established history with imagined backstories. If not would recommend you read that one first as then this one is the icing on the cake. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, + No Import Fees Deposit & $7.98 Shipping to Italy. Roll on book three four five and six. It’s been a couple of weeks since I the first book in the series, so it took me some time to replay who’s who and what had happened. I think it's because they're light, easy reads, and are nice after reading something intense, or sad. Following the bestselling The Seven Sisters, The Storm Sister is the second book in Lucinda Riley's spellbinding series based loosely on the mythology surrounding the famous star constellation.. Nevertheless, there are things I did enjoy about this book. I picked the second book; The Storm Sister, in the series of The Seven Sister series right after finishing the first book. You don't have to read them in order, as each sister's novel is a standalone story. Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2016, This is my 4th Lucinda Riley book, and I've been captured in each of the stories, which always have many layers of narrative like a fine wine and always like good wine with a long and satisfyingly lovely finish. There are some hits (The Midnight Rose) , and some that are a nightmare (The Orchid House, I'm lookin' at you). Her captain is the sailing world’s “King of the Seas,” aka Theo Falys-Kings; Ally learned seamanship from her adoptive father, Pa Salt, whose high-tech Titan is the envy of such yachtsmen as Theo. There, Ally begins to discover her roots – and how her story is inextricably bound to that of a young unknown singer, Anna Landvik, who lived there over a hundred years before, and sang in the first performance of Grieg's iconic music set to Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt'. An olive can't just be an olive. And when I don’t connect with the characters, I really struggle to get into a book. A massive book that kept me gripped. The story is riveting, the characters are engaging, and the settings are fascinating. 2 stars for this okay book. The first and most important being that I just didn’t connect with Ally like I did with Maia. A thick book but so much that goes on in it, the characters you could almost feel come alive from the pages. My fictional characters – in this case, Anna and … 1875, 2007: The epic second tale about the second of the Seven Sisters taking you from the shores of Lake Geneva, via Greece, Bergen/Oslo and Liepzig. I want to know how this will all turn out in the end but after reading the "authors note" it seems I have to wait until book 7 comes out. As Ally learns more about Anna, she also begins to question who her father, Pa Salt, really was—and why is the seventh sister missing? There is a story within the story in this well crafty dual-time novel and both are equally compelling. Like the famous statue that brought the lovers together and hovers over Rio today, the story is elegantly sculpted and rich with history... the book will please fans of romance as well as historical fiction lovers. I'm not sure that I enjoyed Ally's story as much as Maia's, but this is still very solid and entertaining. I'm rating it 4:8 stars out of 5. Ally's corner of the globe exists in the Norwegian area where music is the epitome of an artistic and orchestrated story. I just had to look up Bergen, and wow what a pretty picture it paints! Riley’s talent for blending current events with detailed backstories will intrigue historical-fiction readers, while fans of Kristin Hannah and Paulette Giles will appreciate the engrossing and introspective story of belonging, heartache, and acceptance.”, “This is the second in a series about glamorous adopted sisters brought up in a castle on Lake Geneva. For Ally though, Pa Salt's death is just one event in what proves to be rather an emotional roller-coaster period in her life; as she finds herself thrown from incredible highs to devastating lows. Her captain is the sailing world’s “King of the Seas,” aka Theo Falys-Kings; Ally learned seamanship from her adoptive father, Pa Salt, whose high-tech Titan is the envy of such yachtsmen as Theo. Yet just when she is left at her most vulnerable and seemingly without a direction in her life, Ally finds herself turning to the past and to her true origins as a means to discover a new future for herself. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. The fact that each book ends with a glimpse into the next one, doesn’t help the book addicts like me take any rest either. As Ally learns more about Anna, she also begins to question who her father, Pa Salt, really was. I’m sad to say that I didn’t enjoy this book nearly as much as the first in the series and there’s two main reasons for that. How do I appear in the members’ directory. Oh, and that justifies sending your crew to what you believe is a life-threatening situation? The story was still incredibly interes. Absolutely amazing! Our membership is worldwide, but we still like to meet up - and many members travel thousands of miles to do so. The best part about the seven sister books is the ending of each of them which is the continuation of the next. Rushing back to meet her five sisters at their family home, she discovers that her father—an elusive billionaire affectionately known to his daughters as Pa Salt—has left each of them a tantalizing clue to their true heritage. After finishing The Midnight Rose and promising to read something lighter, saving The Storm Sister for my holiday in September.....I got stuck into ...The Storm Sister! Their mysterious benefactor, Pa Salt, has died unexpectedly (or has he?) You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. The story is interesting but the dialogues are unnecesarily long and repetitive. You really need to read these books in order. You get snippets about other sisters but not in a distracting way. I have to admit, I wasn't sure this was going to be a good follow on but it really was. The second sister, Ally (Alcyone), one of the 7 sisters of the Pleiades, is just as confused as she learns that each of her siblings as well as herself, have been left clues by their adopted father, Pa Salt, to learn where they come from. It didn't quite take off for me, a huge amount to begin with was about Ally and Theo, of course totally relevant but I wanted to get stuck into Ally's history a bit earlier on than we did. The pages smell like money. Interesting story line against historical events. And why is the seventh sister missing? She finds love, loss, friendships, and family while she investigates the clues and I wouldn't have changed a thing about this story. Praise for THE STORM SISTER:“The second installment of Riley’s sweeping series doesn’t disappoint, jumping from present-day Europe to nineteenth-century Norway and back again. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 31, 2016. There's no excuse for that kind of behavior. Every time I read a Lucinda Riley novel, I wonder why I keep reading Lucinda Riley novels. The second in her Seven Sisters series, the Storm Sister follows Ally, a strong and fiery character with a passion for sailing. This is a book I would certainly recommend but ideally following a read of the first in the series The Seven Sisters as this book sets the scene for the books to come. Storm Sister 1 The Aegean Sea I will always remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard that my father had died.