Book Review : The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley

January 2, 2020 Book review 3 ★★★★★

I was really excited about this book, as every sister’s story adds another level of depth to the overall plot of this series. And the formation of this family remains as elusive as ever, as does the true story of their adopted father. I CAN’T WAIT for the final instalment.

Thanks to Pan Macmillan for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Book Review : The Sun Sister by Lucinda RileyThe Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley
Published by Pan Macmillan on 31 Oct 2019
Genres: Historical Fiction
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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five-stars

The Sun Sister is the the hotly anticipated sixth instalment of the worldwide bestselling phenomenon, The Seven Sisters series.

To the outside world, Electra d’Aplièse seems as though she is the woman who has everything: as one of the world’s top models, she is beautiful, rich and famous.

But beneath the veneer, and fuelled by the pressure of the life she leads, Electra’s already tenuous control over her mental state has been rocked by the death of her father, Pa Salt, the elusive billionaire who adopted his six daughters as babies from around the globe.

Struggling to cope, she turns to alcohol and drugs to ease the pain, and as those around her fear for her health, Electra receives a letter from a complete stranger who claims to be her grandmother . . .

In 1943, Celia Arundel arrives in Nairobi, Kenya, to join her new husband on his family coffee plantation. After a sheltered upbringing in England, she is astounded and horrified by the antics of her fellow ex-pats in the infamous Happy Valley set. Then Bertie, her husband, brings home the daughter of the Chieftain of the local Maasai tribe to live under his protection due to kidnap threats from a neighbouring tribe, and a strange bond begins to form between them . . .

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For some reason Electra was never my favourite sister, so even though I was excited to get my hands on the book, I wasn’t expecting her individual story to be as gripping as it was. But the settings in this book – New York and Kenya – stole my heart. As did Electra. OK she was a spoilt brat at times but her growth over the course of the book made me want to stand and cheer.

In the same format as the rest of the series, we get a dual storyline with Electra’s ancestors. Celia’s adventures in Nairobi, Kenya were a huge highlight of the book for me, as the words vividly brought the country and setting to life for me.

Rating Report
Characters
five-stars
Setting
five-stars
Pace
five-stars
Did I feel it?
five-stars
Overall: five-stars

Final thought

Fab book, in a fab series, by a fab author. What more can I say.

About Lucinda Riley

Lucinda Riley was born in Ireland, and after an early career as an actress in film, theatre and television, wrote her first book aged twenty-four. Her books have been translated into over thirty languages and sold over ten million copies worldwide. She is a Sunday Times and New York Timesbestselling author.

Lucinda is currently writing The Seven Sisters series, which tells the story of adopted sisters and is based allegorically on the mythology of the famous star constellation. The first three books, The Seven Sisters, The Storm Sister, and The Shadow Sister have all been No.1 bestsellers across Europe, and the rights to a multi-season TV series have already been optioned by a Hollywood production company.

When not writing, travelling or running around after her children, she loves reading books that she hasn’t written with a glass or two of Provençal rosé!

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3 Responses to “Book Review : The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley”

  1. Kathryn Trask

    Yay. It sounds promising. I am waiting to see if it becomes available on audio as that’s the way I like with this series. If not I’ll read it. You’ve given it a great review.

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