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The Moon Sister (The Seven Sisters) by Lucinda Riley

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Hardcover: 752 Pages.

Published: 01 November 2018 by Macmillan

Edition: Main Market

ISBN: 1509840095

EAN: 9781509840090

After the death of her father – Pa Salt, an elusive billionaire who adopted his six daughters from around the globe – Tiggy D’Aplièse , trusting her instincts, moves to the remote wilds of Scotland. There she takes a job doing what she loves; caring for animals on the vast and isolated Kinnaird estate, employed by the enigmatic and troubled Laird, Charlie Kinnaird.

Her decision alters her future irrevocably when Chilly, an ancient gipsy who has lived for years on the estate, 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 to Granada in Spain ...

In the shadow of the magnificent Alhambra, Tiggy discovers her connection to the fabled gypsy community of Sacromonte, who were forced to flee their homes during the civil war, and to ‘La Candela’ the greatest flamenco dancer of her generation.

From the Scottish Highlands and Spain, to South America and New York, Tiggy follows the trail back to her own exotic but complex past. And under the watchful eye of a gifted gypsy bruja she begins to embrace her own talent for healing.

But when fate takes a hand, Tiggy must decide whether to stay with her new-found family or return to Kinnaird, and Charlie . . .

The Moon Sister follows The Seven Sisters, The Storm Sister, The Shadow Sister and The Pearl Sister.

Reviews

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Fascinating - Well Written

This is the fifth book in the Seven Sisters Series by Lucinda Riley. This could be read as a stand alone book but to be best appreciated I suggest that the reader starts with The Seven Sisters and progresses through the series.

In this book we follow Tiggy the fifth sister. A nature loving & slightly mystical person she lives in the wilds of Scotland at an animal sanctuary. Her past story takes us to the Gypsy colony near Alhambra in the early to mid twentieth century. We follow La Candela as she becomes the finest flamenco dancer in the world and the toll the Spanish Civil War takes on Spain.

I have read all of the Seven Sisters books and was starting to wonder if the quality was starting to tail off. It is hard to sustain a long series and I wondered at a couple of points in the last three books if the writing got a bit lazy in places. However, this book takes us right back to the excellent writing of the first book. Yes, there are a few expected situations such as  a love affair which Tiggy runs away from. However, overall the writing is bright and the plot well constructed.

I really loved the story of La Candela. The story of the gypsies and the discrimination they faced was fascinating. Coupled in with that were the details of the Spanish Civil war which I found gripping.

This is a well constructed continuation of the series. I am very much looking forward to Electra's story which should be the sixth & what the author has planned for the seventh I can't wait to see. An excellent series which I can heartily recomend.

I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley

 
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