The Storm Sister

The Storm Sister

Ally's Story

Book - 2016
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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 international bestselling author Lucinda Riley. 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. Riley's captivating story brings together two resilient women - decades apart - weaving their stories into a moving examination of family, love, and identity.
Publisher: New York, New York : Atria Books, 2016.
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9781476789149
Characteristics: 493 pages :,illustrations, genealogical table ;,24 cm.


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Apr 16, 2021

Another enjoyable story. I found it very interesting to learn about the sailing races since I am not a sailor. Peer Gynt suite is one of my favorites. In reading the author's notes, there seems to be a mystery with clues that will open up in the 7th book. Like who was Pa Salt; why did he adopt these girls and what happened to him. What did he do to be so wealthy.

Mar 06, 2021

Very slow. Corny dialogue and the story is told through conversations which I found very choppy so did not enjoy the writing.

Aug 12, 2020

I have read all the series except one now and this was the least interesting to me probably because of of the topics, music and sailing. I have enjoyed the whole series thoroughly and highly recommend.

Jul 25, 2020

4 star read. The second book in Riley's Seven Sisters series features the second sister Ally (Alcyone) as she searches for her birth family. Ally is a sailor and falls in love with Theo, who wants to marry her. When tragedy hits, Ally starts to search for her roots and her journey takes her to Norway. She discovers the story of Anna and Jens and wonders just how she is connected to them. This was another interesting book in a very good series and I look forward to seeing where sister #3's journey of discovery will take her. A very good and interesting read.

ArapahoeKati May 28, 2020

A solid historical fiction novel with dual storylines. Loved that this was set in Norway in the late 1800's and thought the characterization of all the characters was much stronger in comparison to the first one (but you don't have to read these in order). On to the next!

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.

CHRISTI_14 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!

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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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