The Seven Sisters

, #1

Paperback, 640 pages

English language

Published April 23, 2015

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4 stars (7 reviews)

"Maia D'Aplièse 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"--

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reviewed The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley (The Seven Sisters series, #1)

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2 stars

I feel like I suffered through this one and I'm having Thoughts about it. I would have stopped listening, but I didn't really have an alternative lined up and when I'm at work and want something to listen to after having run out of podcast episodes, I don't really have the time or opportunity to leisurely browse for anything else. So we hoick the speed up to x1.7 and get on with it.

My problems were several and some of them nit-picky.

1. The beginning was so slow. SO slow. As each sister arrive we go through the same conversations again and again only with different participants.

2. This is ultimately a book about men getting or trying to get women to do what they want. Some of it, I realise, is a product of the time period being portrayed, but a lot of it is just pushy, especially towards …

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  • Monumento ao Christo Redemptor (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Adoptees
  • Nineteen twenties
  • Sculptors
  • Sisters
  • Fiction


  • Geneva, Lake (Switzerland and France)
  • Paris (France)
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)