The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley is a fascinating historical and contemporary tale about roots and identity. It is the second book in the Seven Sisters series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The book has three distinct time periods – 1875, late 1930’s and 2007. The stories all weave together to form a fabulous whole. There are real historical figures in the tale as fact blends with fiction to entertain and inform.
Set in Norway, Leipzig and England to name but a few, the reader is in for a real cosmopolitan treat.
Family is important. It is not always blood related but it is a group of people who came together and love and support each other. The novel has a search for identity. We all want to know where we come from. What makes us? Is it nature? Or nurture? Or a mixture of both?
Loss is painful. We need to find a purpose to help us recover.
Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. The reader sees the dangers of over indulgence in drink and the lure of the flesh. Pure genius can easily fall from grace if they give in to their desires.
The Storm Sister was a marvellous epic read and one that consumed me. Lucinda Riley is a fabulous author and I love her books.