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About Lucinda Riley
Lucinda Riley was born in 1965 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 thirty-seven languages and continue to strike an emotional chord with all cultures around the world. The Seven Sisters series specifically has become a global phenomenon, creating its own genre, and there are plans to create a seven-season TV series.
Her books have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Italian Bancarella prize, The Lovely Books award in Germany, and the Romantic Novel of the Year award. In 2020 she received the Dutch Platinum award for sales over 300,000 copies for a single novel in one year – an award last won by J K Rowling for Harry Potter.
In collaboration with her son Harry Whittaker, she also devised and wrote a series of books for children called ‘The Guardian Angels’ series.
Though she brought up her four children mostly in Norfolk in England, in 2015 she fulfilled her dream of buying a remote farmhouse in West Cork, Ireland, which she always felt was her spiritual home, and indeed this was where her last five books were written.
Lucinda was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and died on June 11th 2021, surrounded by her family.
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But the local police cannot rule out foul play and the case prompts the return of high-flying Detective Inspector Jazmine ‘Jazz’ Hunter to the force. Jazz has her own private reasons for stepping away from her police career in London but reluctantly agrees to front the investigation as a favour to her old boss.
Reunited with her loyal Sergeant, Alastair Miles, she enters the closed world of the school, and as Jazz begins to probe the circumstances surrounding Charlie Cavendish’s tragic death, events are soon to take another troubling turn.
Charlie is exposed as an arrogant bully and those around him had both motive and opportunity to switch the drugs he took daily to control his epilepsy.
As staff at the school close ranks, the disappearance of young pupil Rory Millar and the death of an elderly Classics Master provide Jazz with important leads but are destined to complicate the investigation further. As snow covers the landscape and another suspect goes missing, Jazz must also confront her own personal demons…
Then a particularly grim discovery at the school makes this the most challenging murder investigation of her career. Because Fleat House hides secrets darker than even Jazz could ever have imagined…
Maia D’Apliese 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 sister is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage—a clue that 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.
Eighty years earlier in the Rio of the 1920s, Izabela Bonifacio’s father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into the aristocracy. Meanwhile, architect Heitor da Silva Costa is devising plans for an enormous statue, to be called Christ the Redeemer, and will soon travel to Paris to find the right sculptor to complete his vision. Izabela—passionate and longing to see the world—convinces her father to allow her to accompany him and his family to Europe before she is married. There, at Paul Landowski’s studio and in the heady, vibrant cafes of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again.
In this sweeping, epic tale of love and loss—the first in a unique, spellbinding series—Lucinda Riley showcases her storytelling talents like never before.
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.
But the timing couldn’t be worse: Ally had only recently fallen into a new and deeply passionate love affair, but with her life now turned upside down, she 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 over a century 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 internationally bestselling novel The Seven Sisters, this novel, “full of drama and romance” (Daily Mail), continues Lucinda Riley’s spellbinding series inspired by the mythology surrounding the famous star constellation.
The six D’Aplièse sisters have each been on their own incredible journey to discover their heritage, but they still have one question left unanswered: who and where is the seventh sister?
They only have one clue – an image of a star-shaped emerald ring. The search to find the missing sister will take them across the globe; from New Zealand to Canada, England, France and Ireland, uniting them all in their mission to at last complete their family.
In doing so, they will slowly unearth a story of love, strength and sacrifice that began almost one hundred years ago, as other brave young women risk everything to change the world around them.
The Missing Sister is the seventh instalment in Lucinda Riley’s multimillion copy epic series.
Discover yourself at the heart of history.
Following on from the bestselling The Seven Sisters and The Storm Sister, The Shadow Sister is the third book in Lucinda Riley's spellbinding series of love and loss, loosely based on the mythology of the Seven Sisters star cluster.
Star D'Aplièse is at a crossroads in her life after the sudden death of her beloved father – the elusive billionaire, named Pa Salt by his six daughters, all adopted by him from the four corners of the world. He has left each of them a clue to their true heritage, but Star – the most enigmatic of the sisters – is hesitant to step out of the safety of the close relationship she shares with her sister CeCe. In desperation, she decides to follow the first clue she has been left, which leads her to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and the start of a whole new world . . .
A hundred years earlier, headstrong and independent Flora MacNichol vows she will never marry. She is happy and secure in her home in the Lake District, living close to her idol, Beatrix Potter, when machinations outside of her control lead her to London, and the home of one of Edwardian society's most notorious players, Alice Keppel. Flora is pulled between passionate love and duty to her family, but finds herself a pawn in a game – the rules of which are only known to others, until a meeting with a mysterious gentleman unveils the answers that Flora has been searching for her whole life . . .
As Star learns more of Flora's incredible journey, she too goes on a voyage of discovery, finally stepping out of the shadow of her sister and opening herself up to the possibility of love.
The epic multi-million selling series continues with The Pearl Sister.
'Absolutely impossible to put down! The Seven Sisters books just keep getting better and better' - Tracy Rees, author of Amy Snow
Electra d’Aplièse is a top model who seems to have it all: beauty, fame, and wealth. But beneath the glittery veneer, she’s cracking under all the pressure. When her father dies, she turns to alcohol and drugs to ease the pain. As friends and colleagues fear for her health, Electra receives a shocking letter from a stranger who claims to be her grandmother.
In 1939, New Yorker Cecily Huntley-Morgan arrives in Kenya’s Lake Naivasha region for the exciting chance to stay with her godmother, the famous socialite Kiki Preston. But after a sheltered upbringing, she’s astounded by the hedonistic antics of the other ex-pats in the infamous Happy Valley set. Cecily soon grows to love her stunning but complicated new home, and she even accepts a proposal of marriage from an enigmatic older cattle farmer. After a shocking discovery and with war looming, Cecily feels isolated and alone. Until she meets a young woman in the woods and makes her a promise that will change the course of her life forever.
Featuring Lucinda Riley’s “engaging and mesmerizing” (Library Journal, starred review) storytelling and filled with unforgettable and moving characters, The Sun Sister explores how love can cross seemingly impossible boundaries.
Tiggy D’Aplièse spends her days reveling in the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands, where she works at a deer sanctuary. But when the sanctuary is forced to close, she decides to take a job as a wildlife consultant on the vast estate of the elusive and troubled 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, an elderly Romani man who fled from Spain seventy years earlier. 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.
Back in 1912, in the poor Romani community outside the city walls of Granada, Lucía Amaya-Albaycin is born. At the tender age of ten, Lucía is whisked away by her ambitious father to dance in the flamenco bars of Barcelona. And while Lucía perfects her skills—eventually becoming the greatest flamenco dancer of her generation—tensions in Spain boil over into civil war, forcing Lucía and her troupe of dancers to flee for their lives. As they travel in search of a safe haven, Lucía’s long-held dream of going to New York may be in grasp. But to pursue it, she must choose between her love for her career and the man she adores.
“A breathtaking adventure brimming with cruelty, tragedy, passion, [and] obsession” (Lancashire Evening Post, UK), The Moon Sister follows these two women on their journey to discover their true destinies—but at the risk of potentially losing the men they had hoped to build futures with.
CeCe D’Aplièse has always felt like an outcast. But following the death of her father—the reclusive billionaire affectionately called Pa Salt by the six daughters he adopted from around the globe—she finds herself more alone than ever. With nothing left to lose, CeCe delves into the mystery of her origins. The only clues she holds are a black and white photograph and the name of a female pioneer who once lived in Australia.
One hundred years earlier, Kitty McBride, a Scottish clergyman’s daughter, abandons her conservative upbringing to serve as the companion to a wealthy woman traveling from Edinburgh to Adelaide. Her ticket to a new land brings the adventure she dreamed of and a love that she had never imagined.
When CeCe herself finally reaches the searing heat and dusty plains of the Red Centre of Australia, something deep within her responds to the energy of the area and the ancient culture of the Aboriginal people. As she comes closer to finding the truth of her ancestry, CeCe begins to believe that this untamed, vast continent could offer her what she never thought possible: a sense of belonging, and a home.
With Lucinda Riley’s signature “meticulous research and attention to detail” (Booklist), The Pearl Sister is an immersive saga that “will keep readers glued to the page” (RT Book Reviews).
Una novela llena de glamour, intriga y romance, por la autora de la saga superventas Las Siete Hermanas.
Rosanna Menici es muy joven cuando conoce a Roberto Rossini, el hombre que le cambiará la vida. En los años siguientes, sus destinos se verán entrelazados por sus extraordinarios talentos como cantantes de ópera y también por su incombustible pero obsesivo amor, un amor que acabará afectando las vidas de todos los que los rodean. Porque, como Rosanna descubrirá poco a poco, su unión está marcada por terribles secretos del pasado...
Desde las pintorescas calles de Nápoles hasta los deslumbrantes escenarios de los más prestigiosos teatros del mundo, el viaje de Rosanna es una emocionante historia de pasión, traición y autodescubrimiento.
«La prosa de Lucinda Riley vuelve a brillar... Una novela que no solo nos hace disfrutar y nos tiene enganchados a sus páginas, sino que también invita a la reflexión y sus temas no dejan indiferentes al lector».
Blog Vorágine Interna
«Como siempre el estilo de Lucinda Riley me ha atrapado».
Blog Bitácora de mis lecturas
«Una historia de sacrificios, de la lucha por cumplir los sueños, donde la autora repite la fórmula que tanto éxito le trajo a lo largo de su trayectoria: amor, viajes al pasado, secretos y relaciones familiares».
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«La pluma y ambientación es sublime con unos personajes muy bien construidos que irán evolucionando y madurando a lo largo de los años».
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Una emocionante nueva novela de crimen y misterio por la autora de la saga superventas Las Siete Hermanas.
En el tradicional colegio St Stephens, en la idílica campiña de Norfolk, un estudiante muere en extrañas circunstancias. Su cadáver es encontrado en Fleat House, uno de los internados, y el director se apresura a explicar que fue un trágico accidente. Pero cuando la detective Jazz Hunter se adentra en el cerrado mundo del internado pronto descubre que la víctima, Charlie Cavendish, era un joven arrogante y hambriento de poder que atormentaba a sus compañeros.
¿Fue su muerte un acto de venganza? Mientras el personal del colegio cierra filas y la nieve comienza a cubrirlo todo Jazz se da cuenta de que esta podría ser la más complicada investigación de su carrera. Y de que Fleat House esconde secretos más oscuros de lo que nunca podría haber imaginado.
Lucinda Riley, autora superventas mundial, presenta una nueva y emocionante serie basada en la mitología griega y en la astrología que hará las delicias de sus lectoras.
A la muerte de su padre seis hermanas irán en busca de su origen y lo que descubran les hará comprender que su amor estaba escrito en las estrellas.
Maia D'Apliese y sus hermanas regresan a la impresionante mansión familiar donde crecieron al descubrir que su adorado padre, que las adoptó en distintos lugares cuando no eran más que bebés, acaba de fallecer. Cada una recibe un sobre que contiene una prometedora pista sobre su origen. A Maia, la mayor de las hermanas y nuestra protagonista, la suya le lleva a una casa en ruinas en Río de Janeiro. Allí comenzará a recomponer las piezas de su historia.
Ochenta años antes, en la Belle Époque de Río de Janeiro, el padre de Izabela Bonifacio aspira a que su hija se case con un aristócrata. Por su lado, el arquitecto Heitor da Silva Costa trabaja en la concepción de una inmensa estatua que se llamará el Cristo Redentor, y su búsqueda del escultor idóneo para llevar a cabo tan ambiciosa obra lo conduce hasta París. Apasionada y deseosa de conocer mundo, Izabela convence a su padre para que la deje acompañarlo a París antes de casarse. Allí, entre el estudio de Paul Landowski y los bulliciosos cafés de Montparnasse, Izabela conocerá al ambicioso y joven escultor Laurent Brouilly, y sabrá desde el primer instante que su vida ha cambiado para siempre.
Si quieres saber más, incluso sobre mitología griega, las Pléyades, las esferas armilares..., visita la web de Lucinda Riley en español: esp.lucindariley.co.uk. También encontrarás documentación sobre el Cristo Redentor y el escultor Paul Landowski.
La crítica ha dicho...
«La serie Las Siete Hermanas es romántica, arrolladora, lujosa y glamurosa.»
The Daily Mail
«Una pizca de misterio, un poco de romance, algo de ficción histórica y mucho drama familiar en una historia maravillosa. Una apuesta segura para fans de Kate Morton, Kristin Hannah o Maeve Binchy.»
«Riley es una experta contadora de relatos románticos que entreteje con habilidad la historia con la ficción. Un libro absorbente y fascinante que explora la mitología y la astronomía que esconde la constelación de las Siete Hermanas.»
«Lucinda Riley nos deleita con la novela más ambiciosa y emocionante de cuantas ha escrito. Un laberinto de historias atractivas escritas con la famosa y habitual pluma que ha convertido a Riley en una de las mejores autoras de ficción de hoy en día.»
The Lancashire Evening Post
Los lectores han dicho...
«Me recuerda mucho a las historias de Kate Morton, en donde se mezclan historias y protagonistas actuales con pasados, me parece apasionante.»
Blog Los augurios de la luna
«Un libro de ficción histórica y amor que te atrapa entre sus páginas y que entre dos generaciones distintas te hace soñar con el verdadero amor.