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Maia D'Apliése and her five sisters were all adopted as babies. When their father dies each of them are given a clue to their true heritage - a clue which takes Maia across the world…
Rio de Janeiro, 1927, Izabela Bonifacio convinces her father to allow her to accompany him to Europe. There, in the heady, vibrant cafés of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again…
©2014 Lucinda Riley (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd
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"What an absolutely fantastic storyteller - I was immediately immersed in the story, and absolutely compelled" (Katherine Webb)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 06-12-2017

Beautifully written story

What I loved most of all was the way the book was written. The eloquence in which the tale was written and spoken was easy to absorb. However, being adopted myself and having searched and found, there were many things I could relate to but many of the characters emotions, I could not.
I wondered much of the way through if the author had truly grasped the true nature and early desires of an adopted child.

I struggled to understand the ending and was left searching for a final chapter to no avail.

Still, the story was for the most part lovely, informative and I certainly enjoyed the beautiful descriptions relating to PARIS, Geneva and especially Brazil. 👏

Well done!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 16-03-2018

Seven Sisters

This was my very first book read on Audible and my very first audio book.
They say when you read a good book you just can’t put it down. Well I just couldn’t put my phone down. It was on at home, in the car and every chance I got.
I will certainly be purchasing many audible books to come.
The Seven Sisters is a must read.
I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to listen to the rest of the books in the series.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 21-12-2014

Simply charming and exciting

Would you listen to The Seven Sisters again? Why?

Yes. I find there will probably be more clues to pick up as the story will obviously progress. I can't wait for the sequels. Surely there are more to come. The story ended with a clue to the beginning of the next saga. There is still so much to see were the author is going with this. 5 more sisters, Pa-salts past and connection with the girls, SPOILER ALERT- 7th sister.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I don't think I had a favorite, they were all intriguing in their own way.

What about Emily Lucienne’s performance did you like?

Very well done. Love the way she is able to speak in the accents and languages that make the stories come alive.

If you could take any character from The Seven Sisters out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Pa-salt. What was he up to?

Any additional comments?

Please don't disappoint. Must know when the sequels can be expected. More, more, more.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Sunny Everson on 21-01-2015

Who Are You?

It had a slow start, but once it got going, I couldn't put it down. I'm hoping to find the stories about the remainder of the sisters, as this book only delved into the complete story of the eldest. Though fictional, it makes you question who you are and who do you want to be.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Frances on 08-12-2014

Unanswered questions and misleading title.

What made the experience of listening to The Seven Sisters the most enjoyable?

The book was characteristic of Lucinda Riley in that the story was wide ranging geographically and totally captivating in its delineation of character. Her ability to seize local atmosphere and convey local colour is excellent. However, I was disappointed in one respect: the title, The Seven Sisters, lead me to expect that the origins of all the sisters would be revealed in the course of the story, but this was not so. Are there to be sequels? I was left feeling that there was a great deal more to be said. I don't want to spoil anyone's enjoyment by elaborating on this but it would be interesting to read what other listeners thought. An engaging read, nevertheless.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

As mentioned above, I would have liked to know more about the other sisters.

What about Emily Lucienne’s performance did you like?

It was an absolute joy to have a narrator who could pronounce the French and Portuguese names and references perfectly. So often audiobooks are spoiled by poor pronunciation of foreign terms, which destroys credibility.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Probably when the heroine's grandmother finally acknowledged her grand daughter.

Any additional comments?

Please, Lucinda Riley, let us have a sequel - or several!

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By The Smiths on 26-02-2015

Cant wait for the next one! Please!

Where does The Seven Sisters rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 15

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Seven Sisters?

The last moment! I felt shocked and sad that it was over! I wanted more!
Also when Maia discovers that her roots are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and she travels there, the way the Author describes the streets and ambiance of such an amazing City now and in generations past, with a gorgeous account of how the Christo was built and how her Great Grandmothers story is entwined with the Christo and her life!

What does Emily Lucienne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I loved listening to this book, just the right narrator and the accents were perfect, if I had just read it I would have missed the different voices and moods.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The Seven Sisters is moving and absorbing, and I was absolutely transfixed by it.

Any additional comments?

I have read all of Lucinda Rileys books so far and my favorite to date has been The light behind the window, and this book delivers more. I have always loved been taken back and forth through generations and time in a good read and this book does it beautifully with hopefully 5 more sisters to go.... or six?

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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