Lissa's Review - Three Stars: The Seven Sisters (The Seven Sisters #1) by Lucinda Riley
Publisher via NetGalley
Publisher: Atria Books
Released: May 5, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Historical
Length: 480 Pages
Format: eBook, Paperback, Hardcover
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 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. Eighty years earlier in Rio’s Belle Epoque 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.
This story is about a man who adopted these girls, gave them a home. One they couldn't of had previously. He adopted six girls, I can't imagine Having that many sisters.
They all go off in their own directions. Something happens and they are all brought together. But they are given information to do as they choose. They have no idea where they are from. They are given a chance to find out.
This book is through Maia's point of view. It is a really long book and also part of a series. Pa Salt is such a mystery. It will be interesting to see where Lucinda takes this. I thought it was good but. I really didn't feel a connection with the characters.