The Storm Sister

The Storm Sister

Ally's Story

Book - 2016
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Ally is in the midst of preparations for a challenging yacht race when she receives news of her adopted father's death. When 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-- a clue left by her father, leading her to Norway. There 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 Ibsens iconic play "Peer Gynt."
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2016
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781476759920
Call Number: F RILEY LU
Characteristics: 495 pages, unnumbered sequence of pages : genalogical table ; 24 cm


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Jan 27, 2020

I really love the way this author writes her stories. Can be read alone or as part of a series. The story is colourful and well written although I admit to the first half of the book being very long and hard to get through. ..... maybe the book only needs to be about half the size. Each book in the series is well researched, it’s worth going online and finding the authors site which tells you how she wrote each novel

Dec 26, 2018

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

Sep 21, 2018

Enjoyed this 2nd book in the sisters Series. Looking forward to next one. Hopefully some of the questions will be answered ... Pa Salt is anangram for what, how did he come to adopt the sisters and how come he only adopted 6 and not the 7th girl and where is she..... and most importantly why is the series called the 7 Sisters ... after Pleiades the Star Group.....

Feb 16, 2018

Second book in the Seven Sisters series every bit as good as the first. I'll have to pace myself in reading No. 3 as Ms Riley can't write them as fast as I can read them! Even got me delving into the music of Greig a bit!

Dec 08, 2017

This second book in the Seven Sisters series is wonderful - set in mostly in Norway with a mix of fact and fictitional characters and of course WW2 comes into this one! Thoroughly recommended!

Jun 19, 2017

So happy that I discovered Lucinda Riley! This was the first of her books that I've read & I loved every minute of it. Could not put it down!!!!

Mar 29, 2017

This Seven Sisters series is amazing . Complicated inter personal relationships between the sisters,with delightful twists and turns as each sister's background history from all parts of the globe is revealed.

May 02, 2016

The Storm Sister is the second in the series and Ally's story is as terrific as Maia's in book 1. This time we are taken to Norway where Ally learns of her musical ancestors and of the love and tragedies that they suffered. True to form, though, there's never one male character that I like; they are all psychologically disastrous cads. Even the good guy has no more sense that an rock.


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May 05, 2016

An Olympic yachting hopeful traces her heritage to Norway, following an intriguing clue left by her deceased father, which leads her to uncover the story of a woman linked one hundred years ago to the composer of "Peer Gynt," Edvard Grieg.

All six D'Apliese sisters were adopted as babies from far-flung corners of the world and raised in luxury by a wealthy Austrian, Pa Salt. Named after the stars in the famous constellation, the sisters knew nothing of their ancestral backgrounds but lived happy, carefree childhoods. After learning of Pa Salt's sudden death, all six sisters return to Austria, where they each receive several clues that set them on a path of self-discovery. The second book in Riley's Seven Sisters series dives into the history of Ally D'Apliese, the headstrong and athletic second sister with a passion for the sea and a gift for music. Following Pa Salt's clues, Ally treks to Norway to discover an amazing link between her ancestors and Edvard Grieg, the famous composer of the Peer Gynt Suite. The second installment of Riley's sweeping series doesn't disappoint, jumping from present-day Europe to nineteenth-century Norway and back again. Riley's talent for blending current events with detailed backstories will intrigue historical-fiction readers, while fans of Kristin Hannah and Paulette Giles will appreciate the engrossing and introspective story of belonging, heartache, and acceptance.--Turza, Stephanie Copyright 2016 Booklist


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