Wednesday, April 06, 2016

What is Lucinda Riley reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Lucinda Riley, author of The Storm Sister (Book #2 of The Seven Sisters).

Her entry begins:
It’s an old adage, but it’s true: in order to be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. And I take this to heart; I consume books like a starving tiger devours its prey in the jungle. I have very eclectic taste, devoid of snobbery. In the past year I have read perhaps 40 books, including M. L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans, the two Wolf Hall books by Hilary Mantel and most recently, the entire twelve book 'Inspector Gamache' series by Louise Penny. Set in the fictional idyllic village of Three Pines in Quebec, Canada, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache solves one...[read on]
About The Storm Sister, from the publisher:
Gathered at their childhood home to mourn their father’s death, Ally D’Aplièse and her five adoptive sisters receive tantalizing clues to their distinct heritages. Ally soon finds herself in Norway where she begins to make sense of her elusive past in the second part of an epic new series by #1 internationally bestselling author Lucinda Riley.

Olympic hopeful Ally is in the midst of preparations for one of the world’s most challenging yacht races when news of her beloved father’s death shocks the accomplished sailor. Saying goodbye to the love of her life, a man her family knows nothing about, she rushes back to her family home, an enchanting chateau where she and her five sisters—each adopted as infants—were raised on the shores of Lake Geneva.

When new tragedy strikes on the high seas, pummeling Ally yet again with a terrible and unexpected loss, she turns her back on the water and instead follows her own North Star—an intriguing clue left by her father which leads her to Norway and the promise of unmasking her origins. Surrounded by the majestic beauty of an unfamiliar homeland, Ally begins to unpack the century-old story of a remarkable young woman named Anna Landvik, a talented singer with an astonishing link to composer Edvard Grieg and his celebrated musical accompaniment to Henrik Ibsen’s iconic play “Peer Gynt.”

Lucinda Riley’s captivating story brings together two resilient women—decades apart—weaving their stories into a moving examination of family, love, and identity.
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The Page 69 Test: The Storm Sister.

My Book, The Movie: The Storm Sister.

Writers Read: Lucinda Riley.

--Marshal Zeringue