Book Review for THE MOON SISTER by Lucinda Riley
THE MOON SISTER by Lucinda Riley
The Seven Sisters, Book 5
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A lyrical tale of one woman’s journey of discovering where she came from.
Oh, how I loved THE MOON SISTER! The intricately constructed story brought me into two worlds I will not soon forget.
From the beginning, I was entranced by the characters and the heart within these pages. I have to be honest. This the first book I have read by the author, so I wasn’t sure if jumping into a series with four previous novels would be a good idea. However, my fears were for naught. I was able to instantly become invested in Tiggy as well as Lucía without feeling lost.
It goes without saying, the author’s writing ability it top notch. The eloquence and flow made it the perfect read for me. I loved how there is always a veil of magic covering each aspect of the novel. It infused the plot with that extra something which makes a book just that much more spellbinding for me.
If THE MOON SISTER is any indication of the way Lucinda Riley has written her previous books, then I have a list to add to my to-read pile!
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
From New York Times bestselling author and “remarkable reading phenomenon” (Lancashire Post) Lucinda Riley, The Moon Sister transports you to the grandeur of the remote Scottish Highlands and the gypsy caves of Granada, just as Spain descends into civil war, interweaving the stories of two women searching for their destinies, at the risk of potentially losing their chance at love.
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.
Featuring Lucinda Riley’s “addictive storytelling with a moving, emotional heart” (Dinah Jeffries), 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.
About the Author: 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. Her books have sold more than thirteen million copies in over thirty languages globally. She was born in Ireland and divides her time between England and West Cork with her husband and four children. Visit her online at LucindaRiley.com.
Series: The Seven Sisters (Book 5)
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Atria Books (February 19, 2019)
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