Author: Lucinda Riley
This series just keeps getting better! I have to wait now until November for the next book. It's going to be a struggle, I have questions I want answered.
As for this book, it is the story of CeeCee and I loved her. There are so many parts of these characters that you just can't help but connect with. If it isn't the main sister of the story it is the historical ancestor or one of the back characters. I have found this in every one of these books so far. Lucinda Riley is a creator of master piece characters.
What I loved most about this book was the book shop, the owner, the connection to Beatrice Potter and pull between each character. I wanted, particularly, to step into the book shop. I could visualise every wall in that shop. I wanted to go sit in there with with the other customers and just read the books too. It seemed more like an old library with wall that talked and told stories of the past.
The connection Lucinda Riley makes between present and past in these stories is brilliantly plotted. I start reading about the present, get dragged into the past and thrown back into the present. I become so entwined in each character that I forget I am reading about the present characters life and her journey.
If you haven't already discovered this series than look them up. I am hooked!
Star D'Aplièse is at a crossroads in her life after the sudden death of her beloved father - the elusive billionaire, named Pa Salt by his six daughters, all adopted by him from the four corners of the world. He has left each of them a clue to their true heritage, but Star - the most enigmatic of the sisters - is hesitant to step out of the safety of the close relationship she shares with her sister CeCe. In desperation, she decides to follow the first clue she has been left, which leads her to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and the start of a whole new world . . .
A hundred years earlier, headstrong and independent Flora MacNichol vows she will never marry. She is happy and secure in her home in the Lake District, living close to her idol, Beatrix Potter, when machinations outside her control lead her to London, and the home of one of Edwardian society's most notorious players, Alice Keppel. Flora is pulled between passionate love and duty to her family, but finds herself a pawn in a game - the rules of which are only known to others - until a meeting with a mysterious gentleman unveils the answers that Flora has been searching for her whole life . . .
As Star learns more of Flora's incredible journey, she too goes on a voyage of discovery, finally stepping out of the shadow of her sister and opening herself up to the possibility of love.
This was available from: Book depository, Fishpond and Amazon