The Pearl Sister

The Pearl Sister

CeCe's Story

Book - 2018
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CeCe D'Aplièse has never felt she fitted in anywhere. Following the death of her father, the elusive billionaire Pa Salt - so-called by the six daughters he adopted from around the globe and named after the Seven Sisters star cluster - she finds herself at breaking point. Dropping out of art college, CeCe watches as Star, her beloved sister, distances herself to follow her new love, leaving her completely alone. In desperation, she decides to flee England and discover her past; the only clues she has are a black-and-white photograph and the name of a woman pioneer who lived in Australia over one hundred years ago. En-route to Sydney, CeCe heads to the one place she has ever felt close to being herself: the stunning beaches of Krabi, Thailand. There amongst the backpackers, she meets the mysterious Ace, a man as lonely as she is and whom she subsequently realizes, has a secret to hide...A hundred years earlier, Kitty McBride, daughter of an Edinburgh clergyman, is given the opportunity to travel to Australia as the companion of the wealthy Mrs McCrombie. In Adelaide, her fate becomes entwined with Mrs McCrombie's family, including the identical, yet very different, twin brothers: impetuous Drummond, and ambitious Andrew, the heir to a pearling fortune.When CeCe finally reaches the searing heat and dusty plains of the Red Centre of Australia, she begins the search for her past. As something deep within her responds to the energy of the area and the ancient culture of the Aboriginal people, her creativity reawakens once more. With help from those she meets on her journey, CeCe begins to believe that this wild, vast continent could offer her something she never thought possible: a sense of belonging, and a home...
Publisher: London : Pan Books, 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781509840076
Branch Call Number: FIC Riley
Characteristics: 690 pages ; 24 cm.


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Dec 26, 2018

Silly plot. Dumb dialogue. Kept waiting for it to get better; it didn't.

Mar 30, 2018

I've been reading this saga ever since the Seven Sisters book first came out. I am totally captivated.
I think The Pearl Sister has been the best sister story thus far, which is saying a lot since they are all so good. I read this 500+ page book in 3 1/2 days! I couldn't put it down. The characters in this book are so likeable, even the villains!
I can hardly wait for the next story, Tiggy's story.
If you've not read these books, start at the beginning with the Seven Sisters and enjoy your way through Maia's story, Ally's story, Star's story & CeCe's story (Pearl Sister). Next will be Tiggy and then Electra.
Amazing author is Lucinda Riley!

Mar 07, 2018

Book four in the Seven Sisters series.... The Pearl Sister is another wonderful story from Lucinda Riley. This time set in Australia... well worth reading!

Jan 02, 2018

Lucinda Riley never disappoints and her research is meticulous. The Australian pearl fishing industry and the appearance of Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira 's work add to the fascinating story as Ce-Ce, the Pearl Sister discovers her own personal ties with Australian history.

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