Friday, October 2, 2020

The Sun Sister

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Synopsis (from Amazon):  An epic and transporting novel, the latest installment of the “heart-wrenching, uplifting, and utterly enthralling” (Lucy Foley, author of The Guest List) Seven Sisters series, unravelling between the dazzling streets of modern-day New York City and the breathtaking plains of 1940s colonial Kenya. 

Electra d’Apli├Ęse 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.

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  I really enjoy this series and can't wait for the seventh book!  While I enjoyed The Sun Sister, it was not my favorite.  I found Electra to be very self-centered and spoiled in the beginning.  She does become a caring person and wants to make a difference in people's lives. I really enjoyed the story of her background and everything Cecily went through in Kenya. The story of where the sisters came from is always so interesting and keeps my wanting to get to the next chapter (and the next book!). The last paragraph leaves all hanging....who is the seventh sister

Would I Read Other Books by the Author:  I have read all other 5 books in the Seven Sisters series.  I still want to read a lot of Lucinda Riley's other books.

Lucinda Riley is the New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels, including The Orchid HouseThe Girl on the Cliff, and the Seven Sisters series. Her books have sold twenty million copies in thirty-five languages globally. She was born in Ireland and divides her time between England and West Cork with her husband and four children. Visit her online at

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