The Storm Sister (The Seven Sisters #2)
Ally D'Aplièse is about to compete in one of the world's most perilous yacht races, when she hears the news of her adoptive father's sudden, mysterious death. 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 tantalising clue to their true heritage.Ally has also recently embarked on a deeply passionate love affair that will change her destiny forever. But with her life now turned upside down, Ally decides to leave the open seas and follow the trail that her father left her, which leads her to the icy beauty of Norway...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 100 years before, and sang in the first performance of Grieg's iconic music set to Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt'. 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?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.

The Storm Sister (The Seven Sisters #2) Details

TitleThe Storm Sister (The Seven Sisters #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 22nd, 2016
PublisherAtria Books
Rating
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Romance

The Storm Sister (The Seven Sisters #2) Review

  • Anniebananie
    January 1, 1970
    Auch Band 2 hat mir gut gefallen, allerdings kam er für mich nicht ganz an Band 1 heran. Obwohl ich Ally genauso sympathisch fand wie Maia, hätte ich doch ein bisschen meine Probleme um mit Anna warm zu werden...Die Geschichte an sich setzt wieder in der selben Zeit an wie Band 1, was vermutlich vor allem gut ist, wenn zwischen dem lesen der einzelnen Bücher etwas mehr Zeit liegt als bei mir dieses Mal 😇😅Wieder sehr genial fand ich wie schmackhaft Lucinda Riley einem klassische Musik gemacht hat Auch Band 2 hat mir gut gefallen, allerdings kam er für mich nicht ganz an Band 1 heran. Obwohl ich Ally genauso sympathisch fand wie Maia, hätte ich doch ein bisschen meine Probleme um mit Anna warm zu werden...Die Geschichte an sich setzt wieder in der selben Zeit an wie Band 1, was vermutlich vor allem gut ist, wenn zwischen dem lesen der einzelnen Bücher etwas mehr Zeit liegt als bei mir dieses Mal 😇😅Wieder sehr genial fand ich wie schmackhaft Lucinda Riley einem klassische Musik gemacht hat mit diesem Buch. Ich habe früher selber jahrelang klassische Musik im Orchester gespielt und möchte ihre Beschreibungen dahingehend sehr.Auch Norwegen wurde einem hier so schön beschrieben wie Brasilien im ersten Teil. Dieses Buch spielt dabei sogar auf 3 Zeitebenen und nicht nur auf 2 ⏳Etwas schade finde ich, dass es zum Ende hin nicht noch etwas mehr Lovestory mit unserem vermutlichen Loveinterest gab (alle die es bereits gelesen haben werden sicher wissen was und wen ich meine), da hätte ich mir irgendwie ein etwas weniger offenes Ende gewünscht, aber hoffe dass man da im Verlauf der nächsten Bücher vielleicht noch etwas drüber erfährt.Das letzte Kapitel war wieder aus Sicht der Schwester, die im nächsten Buch die Protagonistin ist erzählt, diesmal Star. Und auch da war am Ende wieder so ein seltsam-spannender Cliffhanger wie auch schon im ersten Band in Ally's Kapitel. Es bleibt auf jeden Fall spannend!
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  • Lori
    January 1, 1970
    The second novel in Riley's Seven Sisters series has taken me on another amazing journey. I love that each story explores a new historical figure... in this novel that person is Norwegian composer Grieg. Also, the mystery of Pa Salt and the overall part he plays in the girls pasts is again touched upon. I'm not sure that I enjoyed Ally's story as much as Maia's, but this is still very solid and entertaining. I am looking forward to continuing this series with the D’Apliese sisters and seeing wha The second novel in Riley's Seven Sisters series has taken me on another amazing journey. I love that each story explores a new historical figure... in this novel that person is Norwegian composer Grieg. Also, the mystery of Pa Salt and the overall part he plays in the girls pasts is again touched upon. I'm not sure that I enjoyed Ally's story as much as Maia's, but this is still very solid and entertaining. I am looking forward to continuing this series with the D’Apliese sisters and seeing what adventures Riley has in store for them. 4 stars.
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  • Aditi
    January 1, 1970
    “We do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough to cultivate; we can plant anything in it.” ----Chögyam TrungpaLucinda Riley, an Irish international bestselling author, pens her second book, The Storm Sister in her series called The Seven Sisters. This soul-touching and engrossing book narrates the story of the second eldest si “We do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough to cultivate; we can plant anything in it.” ----Chögyam TrungpaLucinda Riley, an Irish international bestselling author, pens her second book, The Storm Sister in her series called The Seven Sisters. This soul-touching and engrossing book narrates the story of the second eldest sister, Ally after Maia, who embarks upon a journey to find her original roots after her adoptive father's sudden death.Synopsis: Ally D'Aplièse is about to compete in one of the world's most perilous yacht races, when she hears the news of her adoptive father's sudden, mysterious death. 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.Ally has also recently embarked on a deeply passionate love affair that will change her destiny forever. But with her life now turned upside down, Ally decides to leave the open seas and follow the trail that her father left her, which leads her to the icy beauty of Norway . . .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 100 years before, and sang in the first performance of Grieg's iconic music set to Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt'. 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? Ally D'Aplièse, is the second eldest sister among the six sisters and they were all adopted by a wealthy billionaire, whom they used to call as 'Pa Salt'. They grew up in their adoptive father's palatial home by the shores of Lake Geneva. But Pa Salt is dead now and as per his last dying wish, Ally embarks upon a journey in search of her original roots. But her decision to undertake this journey is on the crossroads as she is in love with the man of her dreams but soon her gravity changes and Norway awaits her arrival with open arms, especially with the story of Anna Landvik and Jens who both took part in a five-act play in verse called Peer Gynt. Laced with musical historical that took place almost hundred years ago in Norway, Ally's story is simply entrancing and intriguing.Although the story is a fictional account of a woman whose roots take her on the high road to Norway where the story again takes us hundred years back in time highlighting the love story between the world's one of the greatest music composers, Jens Halvorsen and the famous singer, Anna Landvik, that is set around in Norway as well as in Germany. Gradually from Jens and Anna's story, it comes down from one generation after another until the last living Halvorsen in the present timeline. Some characters in the book are drawn straight from the pages of the world history, but the stories going in and around their lives are mostly fictional!The book is set across so many beautiful countries around the world, from the sky-blue sea in Greece to a country house on a island in Geneva to a backward village in Norway to it's city to another in Germany, the story simply guides the readers through many untrodden as well as beautiful destinations. And each and every location, especially Norway, is vividly painted into the pages of this book by the author. The writing style is exquisite that spell-bound me with it's fairy-tale-like essence. The author has unfolded the stories of Ally and Anna strikingly and consecutively, with Anna's story breaking at such vital points that kept me anticipating real hard. The prose is eloquent and evocative that kept me turning the pages of the book till it's very end. Moreover, the articulate and engaging narrative kept me glued till the very last page. The emotional pull in this book is quite strong, since the story unfolds from Ally's POV, who happen to suffer from pain and grief. Her story made my heart break into millions of pieces. Also while reading I felt like the author has poured all her best emotions while penning this story.This story has many layers and each intricate layer is written with enough compassion and depth. Despite of Ally's POV, the author has given opportunity to her readers to look at the story from their own perspectives. The characters are well-crafted and exceptionally brilliant. Although this is the second book, hence we get a brief idea about all the six sisters as well as some of the supporting cast in the first book. This book envelopes around Ally's world who is a daring sailor and loves to take part in some of the world's most famous yacht races. Ally is a brave and independent woman who has made her mark in the world of men. But the amount and level of grief she goes through, made me sympathetic as well as root for her till the very end. Anna and Jens are another two most interesting characters in the book. Anna's dedication towards music and her love for Jens kept me hooked on to the book.The book ends with a mild cliffhanger and at certain points, the book raises some mystifying questions that certainly has an enigma related to it, that which definitely made me to vouch for the next book in this series.Verdict: A must read series for all the historical romance reader fans! Courtesy: Thanks to the author's publicist, for giving me an opportunity to read and review this book.
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  • Inés
    January 1, 1970
    En realidad 4'5 ⭐ Me ha gustado aún más que el anterior
  • El Librero de Valentina
    January 1, 1970
    Me gusto mucho esta segunda parte de la historia de Las 7 hermanas.El escenario en el que se desarrolla, hermoso y ni que decir de la música en la que se basa gran parte de la trama, simplemente ¡espectacular!Reseña próximamente en el canal
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    January 1, 1970
    The Storm Sister is the second book in the Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley and the book is amazing! All the books in the series are written in a way that does not matter if you read them in whatever order you want. However, I would say that it's a good idea to read them from the beginning, in order to follow the seven adopted sisters while each of them finds their roots. There are some things happening in their lives in the books that may be interesting to follow chronologically. In The S The Storm Sister is the second book in the Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley and the book is amazing! All the books in the series are written in a way that does not matter if you read them in whatever order you want. However, I would say that it's a good idea to read them from the beginning, in order to follow the seven adopted sisters while each of them finds their roots. There are some things happening in their lives in the books that may be interesting to follow chronologically. In The Storm Sister is it Ally D'Aplièse turn to find her roots. Her father's death hits her hard, and soon she faces another devastating blow when someone close to her drowns. Ally, who always loved to sail, feel that she can't return to the sea and it is now the clue that her father gave her to come into the picture. The clue takes her to Norway and to the story of Anna Landvik, a talented singer who lived one hundred years ago.Lucinda Riley shows once again that she's a master when it comes to writing stories with two different timelines. It's very exciting that the book story is taking place a lot in Norway. It's almost like home, and I love that composer Edvard Grieg plays a big part in the book story. The Storm Sister is a novel that is hard to put away and I really loved to follow Ally and Anna's adventures. I was vexed when Anna's story ended. I want to know what happened next. Of course, we do get to know what happened next in Anna's life while reading Ally's story. However, I would have loved reading the story as it unfolds not just as snippets in Ally's story. Fantastic book! Highly recommended! 4.5 starsThanks to Bazar Förlag for the review copy!
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  • Claire Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 - The moment is all we have. Stars!The Storm Sister is the second book in Lucinda Riley’s The Seven Sisters series. Having read and enjoyed the first book, I have to say I was eagerly awaiting Ally’s story. But be warned this isn’t a book you pick up and read in a couple of hours, it’s one of those stories that demands you pay attention but at the same time you get lost in its pages. In moments of weakness you will find your greatest strength. We begin in 2007 with Ally discovering the dea 4.5 - The moment is all we have. Stars!The Storm Sister is the second book in Lucinda Riley’s The Seven Sisters series. Having read and enjoyed the first book, I have to say I was eagerly awaiting Ally’s story. But be warned this isn’t a book you pick up and read in a couple of hours, it’s one of those stories that demands you pay attention but at the same time you get lost in its pages. In moments of weakness you will find your greatest strength. We begin in 2007 with Ally discovering the death of her beloved adoptive father, Pa Salt and with her five other adoptive sisters, she returns to their family home, a castle called Atlantis on the shores of Lake Geneva, each of the sisters is due to have their story told, and although the books are all due to start at the same point, each sisters journey to discover more about their true self, and biological family takes them back in time.For Ally’s story we step back to Norway 1875, and the story of young mountain girl Anna Landvik, and how from being plucked from obscurity she becomes one of Europe’s most renowned classical singers. As you would expect, the innocence of the inexperienced woman causes more than a few bumps in Anna’s road to singing success, and her life journey takes her across Europe to Leipzig and living in the world of famous composer Edvard Grieg."Whatever I am now, I am."As I said this is a story you get lost in, Ally was a bit of a struggle to get along with at the beginning of the book, but as the story progressed, in the past and in her present you get to understand a little more about her and her motivations, and to say it doesn’t just rain but it pours in relation to the things she has to deal with would be an understatement, Lucinda really did push this character to her limits in relation to her losses and gains in this story."No more hiding."The story from the past then picks up again in Leipzig 1936, with Ally traveling herself to Noway and learning about her grandfather Jens Horst Halvorsen who was studying at the Landeskonservatorium der Musik zu Leipzig at that time, anyone with an ounce of historical knowledge will know, just how unpredictable the thirties were in Germany, and especially for people considered a little different. Eventually Jens, also known as Pip, returns to Norway with three Jewish friends believing that they will be safe from the spreading threat of the Reich and more specifically Nazism. You go through a whole gamut of emotions in reading this story, it is so richly built, and vividly described that the characters all feel so very real to you as you are reading of their journeys, although set in very different times everything is weaved together so beautifully that it was just a real pleasure to read, three couples, three love stories, set in three very different times. Our love lives on… ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was my pleasure to provide the above honest review.
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  • La Talpa
    January 1, 1970
    Wieder mal ein wundervolles Buch von Lucinda Riley, das einfach zum träumen und verweilen einlädt! Meine Erwartungen bei diesem Teil der Sieben-Schwestern-Reihe war nicht ganz so hoch, da mir Ally, deren Vergangenheit und Geschichte in diesem Teil beleuchtet wird, im ersten Band so gar nicht sympathisch war. Auch die von mir erwartete Thematik rund ums Segeln fand ich vorher nicht wirklich spannend, aber es ist nicht das eigentliche Grundthema dieses Buches. Und deshalb muss ich sagen, dass sich Wieder mal ein wundervolles Buch von Lucinda Riley, das einfach zum träumen und verweilen einlädt! Meine Erwartungen bei diesem Teil der Sieben-Schwestern-Reihe war nicht ganz so hoch, da mir Ally, deren Vergangenheit und Geschichte in diesem Teil beleuchtet wird, im ersten Band so gar nicht sympathisch war. Auch die von mir erwartete Thematik rund ums Segeln fand ich vorher nicht wirklich spannend, aber es ist nicht das eigentliche Grundthema dieses Buches. Und deshalb muss ich sagen, dass sich die Sturmschwester, aufgrund der eigentlichen Thematik, sogar zu einem meiner liebsten "Rileys" entwickelt hatUnd Frau Riley hat es wie immer geschafft, dass auch Ally mir sehr ans Herz gewachsen ist. Ihre Geschichte bietet dem Leser so viel. Sie ist spannend, aber auch total emotional. Ich habe mit den Protagonisten gelitten, aber auch viele wunderschöne Momente mit ihnen teilen können.Der Schreibstil war wie immer große Klasse und hat mich immer zum Weiterlesen animiert. Und ich bin total begeistert wie es die Autorin schafft einem auf leichte Art und Weise historische Begebenheiten und Personen nahe zu bringen. Ihre Bücher regen mich immer wieder dazu an mich näher mit den entsprechenden Themen näher zu beschäftigen.Am Anfang hatte ich kurzzeitig das Gefühl, dass sich die Liebesgeschichte in der Vergangenheit sehr der Liebesgeschichte in "Die sieben Schwestern" ähnelt... Aber dann kam doch alles ganz ganz anders und ich finde es großartig, dass es die Autorin immer wieder schafft mich zu überraschen.Allen, die gerne Familienromane lesen, kann ich die Sturmschwester sehr sehr ans Herz legen!
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  • beloved books by Tine
    January 1, 1970
    Es hat mich so sehr berührt. Es ist sagenhaft. Immer wieder hatte ich Tränen in den Augen. Und ich bin froh, dass ich dieses Buch lesen durfte.Meine Rezension:http://lovelybooksbytine.blogspot.de/...
  • Anneta
    January 1, 1970
    Story within a story,within a story.It could have been great but all this separate narratives comfused me.Five generations of Hallvorsen all mixed up in a huge book.Pip's story was absolutely useless.Anna's story was the one i mostly enjoyed.An interesting book which i would prefer much more had it been shorter and not so detailed.The first book of the series,the storm sisters,is much more interesting than this but ok i give it three stars since it wasn't that awful,in fact quite enjoying!!!!
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  • Ivy
    January 1, 1970
    Wieder eine wundervolle, spannende Reise, voller verschiedener Emotionen und Schicksale. Wieder wunderschön erzählt. Dieses Mal reisen wir mit Ally, die mir überraschend gut gefallen hat, nach Norwegen. Nach dem etwas stolpernden Start hatte ich nicht erwartet, dass sie mir so ans Herz wachsen würde. Sie ist stark und positiv und hat mich zum Ende hin immer mehr begeistert. Auch ihre Familiengeschichte ist besonders und fesselnd. Diesmal haben wir gleich zwei Geschichten in der Vergangenheit und Wieder eine wundervolle, spannende Reise, voller verschiedener Emotionen und Schicksale. Wieder wunderschön erzählt. Dieses Mal reisen wir mit Ally, die mir überraschend gut gefallen hat, nach Norwegen. Nach dem etwas stolpernden Start hatte ich nicht erwartet, dass sie mir so ans Herz wachsen würde. Sie ist stark und positiv und hat mich zum Ende hin immer mehr begeistert. Auch ihre Familiengeschichte ist besonders und fesselnd. Diesmal haben wir gleich zwei Geschichten in der Vergangenheit und haben mich absolut gepackt. Mit Anna, die genauso stark ist wie Ally, habe ich von Anfang an und durch alle ihre Hochs und Tiefs mitgefühlt. Und Pips Geschichte hinterlässt auf jeden Fall Eindruck. Jede der Figuren, denen man auf dieser Reise begegnet ist toll ausgearbeitet. Jens, die tragische Figur, die man gleichzeitig sympathisch und furchtbar findet. Karine mit ihrem tragischen Schicksal. Felix, der von sich selbst nicht viel hält. Und Thom, der der ganzen Geschichte etwas Positives verleiht. Das Land ist wieder so schön dargestellt. Riley hat Norwegen so malerisch dargestellt, dass man das Gefühl hat dabei zu sein und auch im echten Leben unbedingt mal hin möchte. Dazu hat Riley wieder eine tolle Atmosphäre geschaffen, in der man allerhand Emotionen durchläuft. Wieder ein absolutes Leseerlebnis. Und ich mache mich gleich an das dritte Buch.
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  • Ashley Daviau
    January 1, 1970
    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. The first and most important being that I just didn’t connect with Ally like I did with Maia. And when I don’t connect with the characters, I really struggle to get into a book. The second reason is that I was really hoping the mythology of the Seven Sisters would be further explored in this book but there was big fat zilch about it. The story was still incredibly interes 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. The first and most important being that I just didn’t connect with Ally like I did with Maia. And when I don’t connect with the characters, I really struggle to get into a book. The second reason is that I was really hoping the mythology of the Seven Sisters would be further explored in this book but there was big fat zilch about it. The story was still incredibly interesting and there are definitely aspects that make me want to continue with this series but this book lacked a lot of magic that the first had.
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  • Maricarmen Mar
    January 1, 1970
    ¡Me ha encantado!Si la historia de Maia me gustó, esta de Ally la ha superado con creces. Una historia preciosa, con muchos sentimientos y que a mí me ha conmovido muchísimo. La primera parte es un poco triste, pero está tan bien contada y te llena tanto que es imposible dejar de leer.Con Ally nos vamos a Noruega para descubrir sus orígenes y nos encontramos sus raíces con la música. De compositores, cantantes, dramaturgos, ópera, etc, trata la documentación e investigación en esta segunda novel ¡Me ha encantado!Si la historia de Maia me gustó, esta de Ally la ha superado con creces. Una historia preciosa, con muchos sentimientos y que a mí me ha conmovido muchísimo. La primera parte es un poco triste, pero está tan bien contada y te llena tanto que es imposible dejar de leer.Con Ally nos vamos a Noruega para descubrir sus orígenes y nos encontramos sus raíces con la música. De compositores, cantantes, dramaturgos, ópera, etc, trata la documentación e investigación en esta segunda novela y que sin lugar a duda es interesante y fascinante también la mezcla y unión de la ficción con lo histórico. ¡Magnífica!La narración prácticamente igual que en la anterior… sencilla, tierna, dulce y tan bien contada que cuando terminas lo que quieres es seguir leyendo la historia de la siguiente hermana.Un auténtico descubrimiento la autora y esta saga, la verdad.
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  • Aylavella
    January 1, 1970
    Después de leer la historia de Maia, el primer libro de esta saga, tenía que leer sí o sí La hermana Tormenta. La historia de Ally, la segunda hermana.Ally es una mujer fuerte a la que la vida le sonríe, pero de repente su mundo se viene abajo. Y, aunque al principio no quería indagar sobre sus orígenes, ciertas circunstancias le va a llevar a decidirse. Pa Salt, su padre adoptivo, le deja unas coordenadas, una ranita y un libro sobre Anna Landvik, cantante de principios de siglo XX que al pare Después de leer la historia de Maia, el primer libro de esta saga, tenía que leer sí o sí La hermana Tormenta. La historia de Ally, la segunda hermana.Ally es una mujer fuerte a la que la vida le sonríe, pero de repente su mundo se viene abajo. Y, aunque al principio no quería indagar sobre sus orígenes, ciertas circunstancias le va a llevar a decidirse. Pa Salt, su padre adoptivo, le deja unas coordenadas, una ranita y un libro sobre Anna Landvik, cantante de principios de siglo XX que al parecer está emparentada con ella, escrito por el marido de Anna, un compositor también de cierta fama.La búsqueda de sus orígenes le va a llevar a Noruega, primero a Oslo, antigua Cristianía, y luego a Bergen, donde va a encontrar algo que le va a sorprender y que le va a ayudar a superar la muerte de su padre y otras desgracias.Por otra parte, vamos a conocer la historia de Anna, una campesina que canta como los ángeles y que nunca pensó en dedicarse a la música, pero es descubierta y llevada a la capital, Cristianía, donde la van a educar para convertirse en cantante. Allí va a coincidir con Edvard Grieg, un famoso compositor y pianista noruega que se hizo famoso por la adaptación de temas y canciones del folclore noruego, como el poema Peer Gynt, cuya música escribió por encargo del escritor Henrik Ibsen, autor del poema. Y en los ensayos de esta obra, Anna va a conocer a alguien que va a trastocar su vida.Anna va a conocer el amor, el desamor, la tristeza, la alegría, la soledad, etc. Una historia que llega dentro, que emociona, que te deja con la piel de gallina.Las dos historias, tanto la del pasado como la del presente, son muy intensas, las dos me han gustado y las dos me han emocionado. Es una novela muy bien escrita, donde se alternan la historia de estas dos mujeres fuertes que tienen que afrontar la vida de forma decidida a pesar de los golpes duros que la vida les va dando. Es una historia de superación, de amor, de secretos familiares,… que te mantiene pegada a sus páginas por saber que le pasó a Anna, qué relación guarda con Ally y por qué está fue dada en adopción.Resumiendo, que si os gustan las novelas con intriga y secretos familiares, bien contada, con personajes fuertes y débiles, con sus claros y sus oscuros, esta es vuestra novela. Muy recomendable.
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  • Frau G.
    January 1, 1970
    4,5 SterneDer zweite Band der "Sieben Schwestern"-Reihe von Lucinda Riley war für mich definitiv stärker als der erste. Ich hatte zwar echt Probleme mit den ersten 150 Seiten, die man fast 1:1 schon so im Band um Maia gelesen hat und war wirklich kurz davor, es wieder zur Seite zu legen. Mir ist schon klar, dass die Autorin dies schreibt, um die Alleinstellung der einzelnen Bände zu gewährleisten, aber mal ehrlich... entweder ich schreibe eine Reihe oder ich schreibe Einzelbände... Wenn immer wi 4,5 SterneDer zweite Band der "Sieben Schwestern"-Reihe von Lucinda Riley war für mich definitiv stärker als der erste. Ich hatte zwar echt Probleme mit den ersten 150 Seiten, die man fast 1:1 schon so im Band um Maia gelesen hat und war wirklich kurz davor, es wieder zur Seite zu legen. Mir ist schon klar, dass die Autorin dies schreibt, um die Alleinstellung der einzelnen Bände zu gewährleisten, aber mal ehrlich... entweder ich schreibe eine Reihe oder ich schreibe Einzelbände... Wenn immer wieder beim Urschleim angefangen wird, sollte man vielleicht über ein "Was bisher geschah" für unwissende Leser nachdenken, das der Reihenleser ignorieren kann.Aber als es dann endlich richtig los ging, war ich dabei. Die Story um Anna und ihrer Familie in der Vergangenheit war wirklich super und die hatte mich auch. Das Setting in Norwegen und Leipzig hat mir super gefallen und ich habe mich sehr gefreut, wenn wieder ein Abschnitt in der Vergangenheit zu lesen war.Die Protagonistin in der Jetzt-Zeit Ally hatte wie auch ihre Ahnin ein ordentliches Päckchen zu tragen. Die "Einleitung" - das, was ich nicht gebraucht habe - endete mit einem großen Knall und danach war wirklich Tabula rasa bei ihr. Auch mochte ich Ally mehr als ihre große Schwester, die doch schon sehr kühl und distanziert um die Ecke kam. Gespannt bin ich, wie die unterschwellige Story um Pa Salt, den Plejaden und dem Anwesen weiter geht, denn wenn ihr mich fragt... Da ist noch längst nicht alles erzählt und nichts ist so wie es scheint.
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  • Freda Malone
    January 1, 1970
    Without a doubt this series is going to be one that will go above and beyond a mere existence. 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. Ally's corner of the globe exists in the Norwegian area where music is the epitome of an artistic and orchestrated story. Ally's biological history lies here, and tho Without a doubt this series is going to be one that will go above and beyond a mere existence. 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. Ally's corner of the globe exists in the Norwegian area where music is the epitome of an artistic and orchestrated story. Ally's biological history lies here, and though the writer goes back a hundred years to the very beginning of a life and lives of characters, I am in awe of the historical literature Lucinda Riley gives us as it flows magically between the music notes of Ally's heritage. She finds love, loss, friendships, and family while she investigates the clues and I wouldn't have changed a thing about this story. I can still say this is the best series I've read so far in 2016. Bravo Ms. Riley. I can not wait to read about the next sister in the series. Star.
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  • Ioanna Bouna
    January 1, 1970
    Εξαιρετικο και το δευτερο βιβλίο της Ριλευ...Αυτη την φορά ταξιδευουμε στην Νορβηγια ,ενας τοπος με απεραντο σκοτάδι αλλα και απέραντο φως .Η ιστορια για άλλη μια φορα ειναι εξαιρετική .Γεμισε το μυαλο μου χρωμα , αρωμα και προπάντων μουσικη απο την Νορβηγια .Η ηρωίδα ,η δεύτερη απο τις αδελφές , αναγκάζεται μετά απο δύσκολες συγκυρίες να ανακαλύψει το παρελθόν της αλλα και το μέλλον της .Το ταξιδι αυτο τοσο στο τοτε όσο και στο τωρα ειναι μαγευτικο ..Ανυπομονω για την ιστορια της τρίτης αδελφης Εξαιρετικο και το δευτερο βιβλίο της Ριλευ...Αυτη την φορά ταξιδευουμε στην Νορβηγια ,ενας τοπος με απεραντο σκοτάδι αλλα και απέραντο φως .Η ιστορια για άλλη μια φορα ειναι εξαιρετική .Γεμισε το μυαλο μου χρωμα , αρωμα και προπάντων μουσικη απο την Νορβηγια .Η ηρωίδα ,η δεύτερη απο τις αδελφές , αναγκάζεται μετά απο δύσκολες συγκυρίες να ανακαλύψει το παρελθόν της αλλα και το μέλλον της .Το ταξιδι αυτο τοσο στο τοτε όσο και στο τωρα ειναι μαγευτικο ..Ανυπομονω για την ιστορια της τρίτης αδελφης και εχω μεγαλη περιεργια σε ποιο όμορφο προορισμό θα μας ταξιδέψει ..
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  • Aleksandra
    January 1, 1970
    Vrlo lijepa priča o drugoj, olujnoj sestri, dopala mi se čak i malo više nego prva iz serijala o sedam sestara. Sa radnjom iz prošlosti smještenom u muzičke krugove Norveške krajem 19. i u 20. stoljeću, te savremenom pričom jednako dirljivom i zanimljivom, ali i misterijom u tragovima za koju treba nastaviti čitati serijal, Lucinda je napravila dobar posao. Nastavljam stoga odmah sa otkrivanjem tajne porijekla i treće sestre, sestre iz sjenke!
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  • Kruimel
    January 1, 1970
    Wat lezen mooi maakt is dat een verhaal je kan vastgrijpen. Op de fiets, tijdens een autorit of elk ander moment dat je niet kan lezen betrap je jezelf erop dat je gedachten afdwalen naar het verhaal en de pagina waar je de personages achterliet. En net dat gevoel heb ik met deze serie. Ik kan wel een paar punten van kritiek formuleren op de schrijfstijl, maar feit is dat ik wil weten hoe het verder zal gaan met de verschillende zussen.
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  • Ana Dumitrache
    January 1, 1970
    The Storm Sister continua povestea celor sapte surori. Dupa moartea tatalui lor adoptiv, fiecare primeste o scrisoare cu coordonatele locului in care s-a nascut. Acesta lasa la libera lor alegere descoperirea adevaratei familii.Ally traieste o poveste de dragoste frumoasa cu Theo, genul acela de iubire care vine pe nesimtite, foarte puternica si greu de stapanit, care ii impinge sa se casatoreasca si sa inceapa o viata impreuna. Barbatul are insa un accident in larg si moare, lasand-o pe Ally sa The Storm Sister continua povestea celor sapte surori. Dupa moartea tatalui lor adoptiv, fiecare primeste o scrisoare cu coordonatele locului in care s-a nascut. Acesta lasa la libera lor alegere descoperirea adevaratei familii.Ally traieste o poveste de dragoste frumoasa cu Theo, genul acela de iubire care vine pe nesimtite, foarte puternica si greu de stapanit, care ii impinge sa se casatoreasca si sa inceapa o viata impreuna. Barbatul are insa un accident in larg si moare, lasand-o pe Ally sa suporte inca o pierdere, dupa moartea tatalui ei. Acesta este declicul care o face pe Ally sa plece in Norvegia si sa afle adevarul despre adevarata ei familie. De aici incepe povestea Annei, o fata saraca dintr-un sat din Norvegia, care este insa foarte talentata, fiind inzestrata cu o voce de soprana. Norocul ii surade Annei si este observata de un muzician, care se ofera sa o ia in oras, sub aripa lui, si sa o invete muzica, garantand ca va ajunge o mare vedeta. Fata se rupe astfel de familia si locul in care a copilarit si incepe un nou capitol din viata ei, capitol care ii va aduce dragoste, dar si multe dezamagiri. Il cunoaste astfel pe Jens, un alt muzician talentat, de care se indragosteste nebuneste. Desi avertizata ca se pripeste si ca, de fapt, nu il cunoaste deloc pe acest barbat, Anna lasa din nou tot ce are si o ia de la zero, fugind cu acesta in Elvetia.Mi s-a parut ca Anna a fost destul de inconstanta, foarte repezita si imatura, luand decizii pripite si refuzand sa asculte. Insa e de inteles, tinand cont ca era doar o adolescenta si ca libertatea pe care a primit-o in secolul IX era ceva de neintalnit. Nu a stiut sa gestioneze situatia si a avut de suferit, insa a avut si noroc, pentru ca au existat oameni care au iubit-o.Recunosc ca povestea ei nu mi-a placut la fel de mult ca a Isabelei din primul volum, insa a fost acelasi stil, iar autoarea a intercalat frumos povestile fetelor. Cred ca ar iesi un serial pe cinste din seria asta :D
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  • Aleida Oskam
    January 1, 1970
    Actual rating: 3,5 ster. Nadat ik deel 1 van De Zeven Zussen had gelezen wilde ik graag gauw verder in deel 2 want het eerste deel was mij erg goed bevallen. Helaas vond ik deel twee een beetje tegen vallen. In dit boek vond ik het verhaal van het heden veel interessanter dan dat van het verleden. En het heeft ook best een tijdje geduurd voor ik het verhaal wat zich in het verleden heeft afgespeeld een beetje interessant begon te vinden. Sommige dingen waren een beetje voorspelbaar andere dingen Actual rating: 3,5 ster. Nadat ik deel 1 van De Zeven Zussen had gelezen wilde ik graag gauw verder in deel 2 want het eerste deel was mij erg goed bevallen. Helaas vond ik deel twee een beetje tegen vallen. In dit boek vond ik het verhaal van het heden veel interessanter dan dat van het verleden. En het heeft ook best een tijdje geduurd voor ik het verhaal wat zich in het verleden heeft afgespeeld een beetje interessant begon te vinden. Sommige dingen waren een beetje voorspelbaar andere dingen weer totaal niet. Het einde van het verhaal vond ik eigenlijk ook een beetje onaf maar daarvan hoop ik nog wat te lezen in het derde deel.
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  • Kirstie
    January 1, 1970
    A massive book that kept me gripped. I can’t wait to read the other sisters’ stories. This is so cleverly written in that you can read them in any order. You get snippets about other sisters but not in a distracting way. Very cleverly written and totally enthralled me
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  • Lena Papanikolaou
    January 1, 1970
    Ο τρόπος γραφής της συγγραφέως γνωστός πλέον σε όλους. Πρόκειται για την συνέχεια της επιτυχημένης σειράς οι κόρες των αστεριών.Είναι το δεύτερο βιβλίο που κυκλοφορεί στη χώρα μας .Κάθε βιβλίο και μια αυτοτελή ιστορία γραμμένη με τέτοιο τρόπο που να μην αφήνει κενά αλλά ούτε να αναλώνεται σε επαναλήψεις για να γεμίσει τις 743 σελίδες !!!.Στην κόρη του κεραυνού παρακολουθούμε από κοντά τη προσωπική ζωή της Άλι Μετά από ένα παιχνίδι της μοίρας έρχονται τα πάνω κάτω στη ζωή της και αυτό της δίνει Ο τρόπος γραφής της συγγραφέως γνωστός πλέον σε όλους. Πρόκειται για την συνέχεια της επιτυχημένης σειράς οι κόρες των αστεριών.Είναι το δεύτερο βιβλίο που κυκλοφορεί στη χώρα μας .Κάθε βιβλίο και μια αυτοτελή ιστορία γραμμένη με τέτοιο τρόπο που να μην αφήνει κενά αλλά ούτε να αναλώνεται σε επαναλήψεις για να γεμίσει τις 743 σελίδες !!!.Στην κόρη του κεραυνού παρακολουθούμε από κοντά τη προσωπική ζωή της Άλι Μετά από ένα παιχνίδι της μοίρας έρχονται τα πάνω κάτω στη ζωή της και αυτό της δίνει το έναυσμα να ψάξει και να βρει τις ρίζες της.Μεταφερόμαστε στη Νορβηγία και μαθαίνουμε για τη ζωή των προγόνων της.Διαφορετικό το δεύτερο βιβλίο της επταλογίας αλλά εξίσου υπέροχο. H ιστορία της Άννα και του Γιενς θα σας κρατήσει σε εγρήγορση και όσο προχωράτε προς το τέλος του βιβλίου, διάφορα μυστικά θα αποκαλύπτονται μπροστά σας. Αναμένω με μεγάλη ανυπομονησία το τρίτο μέρος και της ζωή της Σταρ της τρίτης αδερφής. Η συγγραφέας και σε αυτό το βιβλίο όπως και στο προηγούμενο δίνει bonus το πρώτο κεφάλαιο από το επόμενο της βιβλίο .Σε αυτό το bonus κεφάλαιο λοιπόν με αριστοτεχνικό τρόπο εξιτάρει τη φαντασία και η προσμονή για το επόμενο γίνεται μεγαλύτερη!!Ελπίζω να μην περιμένουμε ένα χρόνο για να το δούμε και αυτό στη χώρα μας.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    4,5 starsMe ha gustado muchísimo más que su anterior. Y espero con ansia viva la 3ª parte (con Star!!)
  • Littlebookworm
    January 1, 1970
    The second in her Seven Sisters series, the Storm Sister follows Ally, a strong and fiery character with a passion for sailing. The story once again starts off with Pa Salt's mysterious death and bequest to all his daughters, leaving them clues as to their true heritage. 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. Yet just when she is left at h The second in her Seven Sisters series, the Storm Sister follows Ally, a strong and fiery character with a passion for sailing. The story once again starts off with Pa Salt's mysterious death and bequest to all his daughters, leaving them clues as to their true heritage. 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. 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.Entwined with Ally's own story is that of Anna Landvik, a young Norwegian girl who lived over a hundred years before her. We follow Anna on a remarkable journey that sees her emerge from a simple country girl to one of Norway's most talented singers of her time, singing at the Premiere of Peer Gyant set to Grieg's iconic music; as well as the lessons she learns in love. Moving on two generations, we then follow the story of Pip, a talented young musician trying to make his mark in the music world; however, with the darkening shadow of war, what does the future hold in store for him?This is another ambitious work from Riley, covering a vast time span and weaving together the stories of several generations of a family. As in all her novels she brings all her settings quite wonderfully to life, particularly Norway in this book; and her thorough research with regards to the historical detail shows as always. Furthermore, be it the world of sailing she is depicting or the world of music, Riley does so with aplomb.There is a degree of repetition at the start of the story from the first book in the series, however, I did not mind this; and being on the look out for clues regarding Pa Salt's story I was glad to pick up on these, though there are mostly still a lot of unanswered questions which I suspect won't be revealed till later in the series.This book was much more tragic than the first, every strand of the story with its fair share of heartache; and as such made for a bittersweet read overall. Furthermore, it took one or two unexpected turns; though for the most part was fairly predictable with a good deal of foreshadowing. With such a lot of ground to cover, and with a fairly large cast, some characters came across as a little stereotyped; however, others were more fleshed out. We did also get more glimpses of the younger four sisters whose stories are yet to come.I have to say that the magic of the first book was missing for me in this one, and it didn't captivate me in the same way. The story felt a lot clunkier and more clichéd in parts, the dialogue sometimes rather heavy-handed. Also absolutely everyone seemed to fall in love at first sight, to the point of implausibility; and parts of the story seemed overly dragged out. I never felt as invested in the section focusing on Pip, simply because it seemed shoe-horned in; and I think I rather preferred Maia to Ally.All that being said, this was still an enjoyable read and as someone invested in the series, did throw up both clues and questions as to some of the on-going mysteries.
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  • Sabrina Kammer
    January 1, 1970
    In diesem Buch geht es um die zweite von 7 Schwestern. Diese haben nach dem Tod ihres Adoptivvaters alle einen Hinweis auf ihre Herkunft erhalten - und machen sich auf die Suche nach ihrer Vergangenheit, oder auch nicht (das müsst ihr natürlich selbst herausfinden).Mehr möchte ich zum Inhalt nicht sagen - wer sich für mehr interessiert, sollte den Klappentext lesen, da ich euch nicht spoilern möchte.Das Setting in diesem Buch hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Norwegen scheint ein wundervolles Land zu s In diesem Buch geht es um die zweite von 7 Schwestern. Diese haben nach dem Tod ihres Adoptivvaters alle einen Hinweis auf ihre Herkunft erhalten - und machen sich auf die Suche nach ihrer Vergangenheit, oder auch nicht (das müsst ihr natürlich selbst herausfinden).Mehr möchte ich zum Inhalt nicht sagen - wer sich für mehr interessiert, sollte den Klappentext lesen, da ich euch nicht spoilern möchte.Das Setting in diesem Buch hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Norwegen scheint ein wundervolles Land zu sein und Lucinda Riley hat mir Lust darauf gemacht, das Land zu bereisen. Doch neben den schönen Beschreibungen der Landschaft und des Landes, hat mir alles in allem auch die Geschichte bzw. die Vergangenheit von Ally gefallen.Die Geschichte an sich ist gut ineinander verwoben und man spürt, dass sie sich die Autorin Gedanken gemacht hat. Auch in Bezug auf die restlichen Schwestern bekommt man immer wieder Hinweise und alles fliesst zusammen. Das hat mir gut gefallen.Der Schreibstil von Lucinda Riley... ich finde ihn speziell und er ist eher weniger für mich. Ich habe zum Teil meine Mühe gehabt, in das Buch zu finden. Erst auf den letzten ca. 100 - 150 Seiten bin ich dann zügig vorangekommen und hatte mich daran gewöhnt. Aber für mich ist der Schreibstil an sich jetzt nicht das Highlight des Buches, leider.Dadurch fehlte mir auch das Gefühl hinter dem Buch. Es gab eine Szene, die hat mich wirklich zu Tränen gerührt, aber ansonsten musste ich oft sagen, dass an einigen Stellen mehr Gefühl und mehr Umschreibungen gefehlt haben! Das ist für mich doch ein sehr grosser Kritikpunkt, weil ich mir hier mehr erhofft habe.Was mir gefallen hat, sind die Szenen oder Anmerkungen zur Schweiz, da ich ja selbst von hier stamme. Viele Dinge kenne ich und ich musste wirklich zum Teil schmunzeln, weil ich mir die Lokalitäten etc. gleich vor Augen rufen konnte. Das ist doch ganz amüsant, wenn man die Orte kennt, an denen ein Buch spielt oder die in einem Buch erwähnt werden.Ally finde ich als Charakter wirklich toll - wobei sie mir zu Beginn des Buches noch ein wenig besser gefallen hat, als gegen Ende. Aber alles in allem ist sie wirklich interessant und ich habe die Passagen, in denen sie die Hauptrolle hatte, sehr gerne gelesen.Leider konnte ich mit Anna nichts anfangen - sie war mir durchweg zu naiv und zu unwirklich. Für mich war sie nicht sonderlich glaubwürdig und hat mich mehr und mehr nur genervt. Einige Handlungen von ihr fand ich einfach unlogisch.Die restlichen Nebencharaktere waren mir manchmal ein wenig zu 'perfekt'. Das fand ich auch ziemlich schade.Die nächste Schwester, deren Namen ich nicht nennen möchte - falls es Personen unter euch gibt, die es noch nicht wissen - scheint sehr interessant zu sein. Das letzte Kapitel wurde aus ihrer Sicht geschrieben und hat mir trotz allem Lust auf das nächste Buch gemacht.Das Cover ist wieder traumhaft schön - da kann man wirklich nichts daran aussetzen.Leider hat der Mittelteil und der Charakter Anna dafür gesorgt, das mir das Buch nicht so gut gefallen hat, wie gewünscht. Daher erhält es von mir nur 3 Sterne.
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  • Thebooktrail
    January 1, 1970
    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 LiepzigAlly D’Aplièse is about to compete in one of the world’s most exhilarating but dangerous yacht races in the middle of the Aegean sea when she learns that her adoptive father has died suddenly. When she returns home to Geneva, she finds that along with her sisters, Pa Salt as he was affectionately known has left each of them a clue as to their true h 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 LiepzigAlly D’Aplièse is about to compete in one of the world’s most exhilarating but dangerous yacht races in the middle of the Aegean sea when she learns that her adoptive father has died suddenly. When she returns home to Geneva, she finds that along with her sisters, Pa Salt as he was affectionately known has left each of them a clue as to their true heritage.Deciding to follow the trail and find out who she really is and where she comes from, she leaves behind her sailing life and her new love affair to venture out into the most thrilling yet nerve-wracking journey of her life. A journey that will take her to the mountains of Norway and right to the heart of a famous composer Grieg and a little unknown singer who changed the world.But there are some questions left unanswered….for now.There’s always one author I just know I’m going to enjoy and after having read the first in the Seven Sisters series which I loved, I was intrigued to find out what would happen to the second sister Ally.A long book yes but not long enough really. It’s an epic read in every sense of the word from the locations around the world to the journey it takes you on musically and physically. The tales of a famous composer and one of the seven sisters is magically woven together and it’s a breathtaking journey.I loved the idea of Ally travelling back to a place her father had left her clues about and as she read the book he had left her, then travelled to the place we’re taken back in time to when those events happened and from Anna and Jens to Pip and Grieg, the journey was fascinating and I loved getting to know each and every one of these people and how their stories linked together and across time.Lucinda paints and writes music with her words for there is a lot of musical content in the book – the passion of the behind the scenes preparation, the hard work involved and that tingle you feel when a solo voice emanates from the stage – every emotion, chill on the back of your neck and musical note in your ear is vividly evoked and more.What a read – take your time that’s my advice and savour this journey. The amount of detail, research and twists and turns makes for an exhilarating journey with many shocks along the way. The writing is like the music it describes – uplifting, flowing along with a dramatic crescendo leaving you applauding loudly and wanting more.
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  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely amazing! I was bound to this book for days. I read a little each day trying to digest it before moving on. First of all, this is second in "The Seven Sisters series." I highly recommend you read the first book in the series before moving on to "The Storm Sister" because you get so much background from the first book. "The Storm Sister" is a beautifully written novel about Ally, the second sister. She is an adventurer (at least to me). She crews on racing yachts all over the world and Absolutely amazing! I was bound to this book for days. I read a little each day trying to digest it before moving on. First of all, this is second in "The Seven Sisters series." I highly recommend you read the first book in the series before moving on to "The Storm Sister" because you get so much background from the first book. "The Storm Sister" is a beautifully written novel about Ally, the second sister. She is an adventurer (at least to me). She crews on racing yachts all over the world and loves it. Then she falls in love with Theo, which takes us into the story. One of the reasons I think I loved this book so much is that the parallel storyline takes place in Norway. My family is from Sweden, so it struck home just a little. I did not find the two interweaving storylines a problem. As a matter of fact, I loved how one story segments into the other! I love Lucinda Riley for her beautiful descriptions in her books. She truly brings a book to life! Thank you to NetGalley and Atria books for the opportunity to read this book! It truly is an amazing read.
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  • RoseMary Achey
    January 1, 1970
    The sheer size of this book caused me to set it aside for a couple months…this was a mistake. Once I started reading, the 683 pages flew! There is a story within the story in this well crafty dual-time novel and both are equally compelling. After reading much of the book twice, I am still unable to solve the Pa Salt mystery….Book Club and Goodread friends-where did Pa Salt get the frog?
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  • Isa
    January 1, 1970
    The story is interesting but the dialogues are unnecesarily long and repetitive. I found it boring and could wait to finish it.
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