The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley (The Seven Sisters #5)

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The Moon Sister is the fifth epic story in the Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley.

After the death of her father – Pa Salt, an elusive billionaire who adopted his six daughters from around the globe – Tiggy D’Aplièse , trusting her instincts, moves to the remote wilds of Scotland.

There she takes a job doing what she loves; caring for animals on the vast and isolated Kinnaird estate, employed by the enigmatic and troubled Laird, Charlie Kinnaird. Her decision alters her future irrevocably when Chilly, an ancient gipsy who has lived for years on the estate, tells her that not only does she possess a sixth sense, passed down from her ancestors, but it was foretold long ago that he would be the one to send her back home to Granada in Spain …

In the shadow of the magnificent Alhambra, Tiggy discovers her connection to the fabled gypsy community of Sacromonte, who were forced to flee their homes during the civil war, and to ‘La Candela’ the greatest flamenco dancer of her generation. From the Scottish Highlands and Spain, to South America and New York, Tiggy follows the trail back to her own exotic but complex past. And under the watchful eye of a gifted gypsy bruja she begins to embrace her own talent for healing.

But when fate takes a hand, Tiggy must decide whether to stay with her new-found family or return to Kinnaird, and Charlie . . .

The Moon Sister follows The Seven Sisters, The Storm Sister, The Shadow Sister and The Pearl Sister.

My Review

When I spotted this little gem had landed in my inbox it was like father Xmas had been early 🎅🏼 This book has been on my pre-ordered list since last November I think it was, what ever date it was it was a long time ago!! It still is on pre-order because as much as I love and appreciate these digital review copies I’m still dying to have the pretty hardback edition in my wee grubby little paws 🐾

Having read all of Lucinda’s books it is still this Seven Sisters series that captivate and remain dear to me the most, and for everyone who are still waiting for the 1’st Nov release day in the UK, I can wholeheartedly say it is so so so worth the wait!! And on the subject of waiting, waiting for Electra’s story (The Sun Sister maybe??) next will be an even longer wait for me having read this one early!

Tiggy, the Moon Sister, has always felt a strong connection to nature and animals and she begins her story in the beautiful surroundings of the Scottish Highlands helping care for the deers and wildlife with her elderly friend. Sadly as that door closes Tiggy is offered to travel with the Scottish wildcat’s and take a job on the Kinnaird estate overseeing the cats care and future breeding program.

As with the other sisters, Tiggy received a letter from Pa Salt with details of where she was born and how to find her birth place if she chooses to do so. Whilst she is at Kinnaird Tiggy meets an old gypsy, Chilly, who has been a resident on the lands of Kinnaird for as long as anyone can remember. And it is this meeting along with other situations that arise that give the free-spirited Tiggy the gentle push to travel to her birthplace and people in Granada Spain.

It is there she learns her story and the story of her people taking us all back through time with her to 1933 Spain and the history of the gitano people and Tiggy’s once famous flamenco dancer grandmother, Lucia.

Weaving together past and present seamlessly Tiggy comes alive on the pages and it is impossible to not feel connected to her story in some ways and even though I’ve said it about previous books in this series, Tiggy’s story will stay with me for a very long time. I will definitely be re-reading this book once I receive the hardback edition on publication day and I have no doubt in my mind that I will enjoy it as much reading it a second time.

The book leaves us with a tantalising snippet into the next sister, Electra, and how her story begins. We don’t really know much at all about Electra as the other sisters haven’t given us many clues about her but none the less I am sure her story will be as equally fascinating as her other sisters before her. And as for the last book in the series owing to the fact they don’t have a seventh sister my imagination has been running riot and with any luck Electra will be the one to unlock some of that mystery for us!

Now the long wait for book number 6 and to finally find out just who the real Electra really is!

The Moon Sister will be published on 1st Nov 18 in the UK and can be pre-ordered now below

 

As I said earlier, I am extremely lucky and honoured to receive advance reader copies of books to review and would like to take this moment to say a HUGE Thank You to the authors, publishers and NetGalley for all my arc copies. They are truly appreciated 🙏🏼

Thank you to the publishers Pan Macmillan and NetGalley for this arc in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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