The Shadow Sister is the third book in the Seven Sisters series. I read the first book of the series with the same name with great pleasure because it offers an excellent story for those who want to escape reality. Although I couldn’t find what I was looking for in the second book, I knew that I wanted to read all the books in the series. Good thing I didn’t give up. The Shadow Sister is about Star, and it is a real story. I’m already looking forward to reading other books.
Like other books in the series, The Shadow Sister tells the story of both the present and the past. It was quite fun to read the introverted character of Star and her coming out of her sister Ce-Ce’s shadow. But the real story starts when Star finds her real family. Star decides to find her real family in the country where she has already agreed to live with her sister Ce-Ce (I don’t want to say where to avoid spoilers). The clues left to her take her to a bookstore that sells old and precious books. I liked this book immediately, as I love every book that has a bookshop in it.
However, there are so many good characters that will emerge late. And a house that is as interesting as the characters.
It was really enjoyable to read about the places and the people associated with them. That’s why I finish the book in three days, even though it is 700 pages. If you are looking for an escape book to take you to different countries and tell exciting stories, I recommend this series. Enjoy!
Other books in the series
The Shadow Sister
Star D’Aplièse is at a crossroads in her life after the sudden death of her beloved father – the elusive billionaire, named Pa Salt by his six daughters, all adopted by him from the four corners of the world. He has left each of them a clue to their true heritage, but Star – the most enigmatic of the sisters – is hesitant to step out of the safety of the close relationship she shares with her sister CeCe. In desperation, she decides to follow the first clue she has been left, 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 the Lake District, living close to her idol, Beatrix Potter, when machinations outside of her control lead her to London, and the home of one of Edwardian society’s most notorious players, Alice Keppel. Flora is pulled between passionate love and duty to her family, but finds herself a pawn in a game – the rules of which are only known to others, 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.
Lucinda Riley is an Irish author of popular historical fiction and a former actress. She spent the first few years of her life in the village of Drumbeg near Belfast before moving to England. At age 14 she moved to London to a specialist drama and ballet school.
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