First Book of the New Year: 2016

FirstBookJoin Shelia at Book Journey and fellow bloggers as we present the first book we’re reading in 2016! My pick is THE SEVEN SISTERS by Lucinda Riley, book one in The Seven Sisters series:

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Maia D’Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, “Atlantis”—a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva—having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died. Each of them is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage—a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of her story and its beginnings.

Eighty years earlier in Rio’s Belle Epoque of the 1920s, Izabela Bonifacio’s father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into the aristocracy. Meanwhile, architect Heitor da Silva Costa is devising plans for an enormous statue, to be called Christ the Redeemer, and will soon travel to Paris to find the right sculptor to complete his vision. Izabela—passionate and longing to see the world—convinces her father to allow her to accompany him and his family to Europe before she is married. There, at Paul Landowski’s studio and in the heady, vibrant cafes of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again.

In this sweeping, epic tale of love and loss—the first in a unique, spellbinding series of seven novels—Lucinda Riley showcases her storytelling talent like never before.

 

What’s your first read in 2016? Happy New Year!

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27 thoughts on “First Book of the New Year: 2016

  1. Wow, even the blurb sounds epic. Sounds like a good pick! Have fun, I hope it is good if there are more books in the series to come. And happy new year :)

  2. Hi Diana, hope you enjoy your 1st book (cute pic).
    I hope the New year is especially good to you and yours.

  3. Happy New Year Diana and lovely choice of first book. I’ve read one by her and liked it. This one is on my wish list. Enjoy and love your photo.

  4. Happy New Year, Diana!
    I’m not familiar with this author and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this book.

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