Dans la campagne du Suffolk, Admiral House trône. C'est la maison de famille de Posy Montague, l'endroit où elle a passé son enfance à courir après les papillons avec son père, avant d'y élever ses propres enfants. À près de 70 ans, elle doit pourtant se résoudre à se séparer de cette demeure. Mais la réapparition soudaine de Freddie, son amour de jeunesse qui lui a brisé le coeur cinquante ans auparavant, va tout bouleverser. Car il se pourrait bien qu'Admiral House n'ait pas encore révélé tous ses secrets... Une captivante fresque multigénérationnelle, combinant personnages inoubliables et secrets déchirants, comme Lucinda Riley en a fait sa spécialité.
Greta revient au manoir de Marchmont Hall après l'avoir quitté il y a une trentaine d'année. Suite à un accident tragique, elle n'a plus aucun souvenir de ce lieu où elle a vécu. Mais durant une promenade dans le parc enneigé, elle trébuche sur une tombe. L'inscription érodée lui indique qu'un petit garçon est enterré là. Cette découverte bouleversante allume une lumière dans les souvenirs de Greta et va entraîner des réminiscences...
Pour échapper à une récente rupture, Grania Ryan quitte New York pour aller se ressourcer en Irlande auprès de sa famille. C'est là, au bord d'une falaise, qu'elle rencontre Aurora Lisle, une petite fille qui va changer sa vie. En trouvant de vieilles lettres datant de 1914, elle se rend compte du lien qui unit leurs deux familles. Les horreurs de la guerre, l'attrait irrésistible du ballet, le destin d'un enfant abandonné, ont fait naître un héritage de chagrin, qui a tour à tour marqué chaque nouvelle génération.
C'est finalement l'intuition d'Aurora qui leur permettra de se libérer des chaînes du passé, et d'aller vers un futur où l'amour triomphe sur la perte.
From the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author comes the latest instalment in the epic multimillion-selling series, The Seven Sisters. The story of Merope, the missing sister, is waiting to be told . . .
B>To the outside world, Electra D'Apliese seems to be the woman with everything: as one of the world's top models, she is beautiful, rich and famous./b>Yet beneath the veneer, and fuelled by the pressure of the life she leads, Electra's already tenuous control over her state of mind has been rocked by the death of her father, Pa Salt, the elusive billionaire who adopted his six daughters from across the globe. Struggling to cope, she turns to alcohol and drugs to ease the pain, and as those around her fear for her health, Electra receives a letter from a complete stranger who claims to be her grandmother . . .In 1939, Cecily Huntley-Morgan arrives in Kenya from New York to nurse a broken heart. Staying with her godmother, a member of the infamous Happy Valley set, on the shores of beautiful Lake Naivasha, she meets Bill Forsythe, a notorious bachelor and cattle farmer with close connections to the proud Maasai tribe. When disaster strikes and war is imminent, Cecily decides she has no choice but to accept Bill's proposal. Moving up into the Wanjohi Valley, and with Bill away, Cecily finds herself isolated and alone. Until she discovers a new-born baby abandoned in the woods next to her farmhouse . . .The Sun Sister is the sixth breathtaking instalment in Lucinda Riley's multi-million selling epic series, The Seven Sisters.'Heart-wrenching, uplifting and utterly enthralling. The Seven Sisters series is Lucinda Riley at the top of her game: a magical storyteller who creates characters we fall in love with and who stay with us long after we finish reading. Dazzlingly good.' Lucy Foley, bestselling author of The Hunting Party
B>Following the bestselling The Seven Sisters, The Storm Sister is the second book in Lucinda Riley's spellbinding series based loosely on the mythology surrounding the famous star constellation./b>Ally D'Apliese is about to compete in one of the world's most perilous yacht races, when she hears the news of her adoptive father's sudden, mysterious death. Rushing back to meet her five sisters at their family home, she discovers that her father - an elusive billionaire affectionately known to his daughters as Pa Salt - has left each of them a tantalizing clue to their true heritage. Ally has also recently embarked on a deeply passionate love affair that will change her destiny forever. But with her life now turned upside down, Ally decides to leave the open seas and follow the trail that her father left her, which leads her to the icy beauty of Norway . . . There, Ally begins to discover her roots - and how her story is inextricably bound to that of a young unknown singer, Anna Landvik, who lived there over a hundred years before, and sang in the first performance of Grieg's iconic music set to Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt'. As Ally learns more about Anna, she also begins to question who her father, Pa Salt, really was. And why is the seventh sister missing?
B>The Pearl Sister is the fourth book in the number one international bestselling Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley./b>br>b>/b>br>CeCe D'Apliese has never felt she fitted in anywhere. Following the death of her father, the elusive billionaire Pa Salt - so-called by the six daughters he adopted from around the globe and named after the Seven Sisters star cluster - she finds herself at breaking point. Dropping out of art college, CeCe watches as Star, her beloved sister, distances herself to follow her new love, leaving her completely alone. In desperation, she decides to flee England and discover her past; the only clues she has are a black-and-white photograph and the name of a woman pioneer who lived in Australia over one hundred years ago. En-route to Sydney, CeCe heads to the one place she has ever felt close to being herself: the stunning beaches of Krabi, Thailand. There amongst the backpackers, she meets the mysterious Ace, a man as lonely as she is and whom she subsequently realizes has a secret to hide . . . A hundred years earlier, Kitty McBride, daughter of an Edinburgh clergyman, is given the opportunity to travel to Australia as the companion of the wealthy Mrs McCrombie. In Adelaide, her fate becomes entwined with Mrs McCrombie's family, including the identical, yet very different, twin brothers: impetuous Drummond, and ambitious Andrew, the heir to a pearling fortune. When CeCe finally reaches the searing heat and dusty plains of the Red Centre of Australia, she begins the search for her past. As something deep within her responds to the energy of the area and the ancient culture of the Aboriginal people, her creativity reawakens once more. With help from those she meets on her journey, CeCe begins to believe that this wild, vast continent could offer her something she never thought possible: a sense of belonging, and a home . . .
B>Following on from the bestselling The Seven Sisters and The Storm Sister, The Shadow Sister is the third book in Lucinda Riley's spellbinding series, loosely based on the mythology of the Seven Sisters star cluster./b>Star D'Apliese 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 of 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.
B>The Moon Sister is the fifth epic story in the Seven Sisters series by the international number one bestseller Lucinda Riley./b>br>b>/b>br>After the death of her father - Pa Salt, an elusive billionaire who adopted his six daughters from around the globe - Tiggy D'Apliese , 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.
B>The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller/b>br>b>/b>br>b>RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK 2019/b>br>b>/b>br>b>Full of her trademark mix of unforgettable characters and heart-breaking secrets, The Butterfly Room is a spellbinding, multi-generational story from Sunday Times bestseller Lucinda Riley./b>Posy Montague is approaching her seventieth birthday. Still living in her beautiful family home, Admiral House, set in the glorious Suffolk countryside where she spent her own idyllic childhood catching butterflies with her beloved father, and raised her own children, Posy knows she must make an agonizing decision. Despite the memories the house holds, and the exquisite garden she has spent twenty-five years creating, the house is crumbling around her, and Posy knows the time has come to sell it.Then a face appears from the past - Freddie, her first love, who abandoned her and left her heartbroken fifty years ago. Already struggling to cope with her son Sam's inept business dealings, and the sudden reappearance of her younger son Nick after ten years in Australia, Posy is reluctant to trust in Freddie's renewed affection. And unbeknown to Posy, Freddie - and Admiral House - have a devastating secret to reveal . . .
Keeping secrets is a dangerous game . . .1995, London.When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of ninety-five he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, so devastating that it could rock the English establishment to its core . . .Joanna Haslam is an ambitious young journalist, assigned to cover the legendary actor's funeral. The great and the good of the celebrity world are there. But Joanna stumbles on something dark beneath the glamour: the mention of a letter James Harrison has left behind, the contents of which others have been desperate to conceal for over seventy years. As she peels back the veil of lies that has shrouded the secret, she realizes that there are other forces attempting to prevent her from discovering the truth. And they'll stop at nothing to reach the letter before she does.b>The Love Letter is a thrilling novel full of secrets, lies and unforgettable twists, from the internationally bestselling author, Lucinda Riley./b>*This title was originally published as Seeing Double.*
B>The Olive Tree is the number one international bestseller from Lucinda Riley, author of the bestselling Seven Sisters series./b>*This title is also published as Helena's Secret.*A magical house. A momentous summer.It has been twenty-four years since a young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus, where she fell in love for the first time. When the now crumbling house, 'Pandora', is left to her by her godfather, she returns to spend the summer there with her family.Yet, as soon as Helena arrives at Pandora, she knows that its idyllic beauty masks a web of secrets that she has kept from William, her husband, and Alex, her son. At the difficult age of thirteen, Alex is torn between protecting his beloved mother, and growing up. And equally, desperate to learn the truth about his real father . . .When, by chance, Helena meets her childhood sweetheart, a chain of events is set in motion that threatens to make her past and present collide. Both Helena and Alex know that life will never be the same, once Pandora's secrets have been revealed . . .b>Praise for Lucinda Riley: 'Thoroughly addictive storytelling with a moving, emotional heart' Dinah Jefferies, author of The Tea Planter's Wife/b>
DÉCOUVREZ GRATUITEMENT LES CINQ PREMIERS CHAPITRES DE LA SUITE DE CETTE FANTASTIQUE SAGA ! Star d'Aplièse est à un carrefour de sa vie après le décès brutal de son père bien-aimé, le millionnaire excentrique surnommé Pa Salt par ses six filles, toutes adoptées aux quatre coins du monde. Il leur a laissé à chacune un indice sur leurs origines, mais Star, la plus énigmatique, hésite à sortir du cocon qu'elle s'est créé avec sa soeur CeCe. Désespérée, elle décide de suivre le premier indice, qui l'entraîne dans une librairie de livres anciens à Londres... Un siècle auparavant, l'indépendante et entêtée Flora MacNichol jure qu'elle ne se mariera jamais. Elle est heureuse et en sécurité dans sa demeure du Lake District, vivant à proximité de son idole, Beatrix Potter, lorsque divers événements qu'elle ne maîtrise pas l'entraînent à Londres, dans la maison de l'une des hôtesses les plus réputées dans la haute société edwardienne : Alice Keppel. Flora est tiraillée entre un amour passionnel et ses devoirs envers sa famille, mais arrive à trouver sa place sur l'échiquier - qui comporte des règles que seuls certains connaissent, jusqu'à ce qu'un mystérieux gentleman lui révèle ce qu'elle a cherché durant toute sa vie...
Alors qu'une tragédie frappe sa famille, Julia se réfugie dans la serre de la demeure familiale de Wharton Park. Elle va y découvrir un vieux journal intime et partir sur les traces de sa grand-mère pour apprendre la vérité sur une histoire d'amour qui a presque détruit Wharton Park, et découvrir un secret de famille enterré par la Seconde Guerre mondiale.
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'Apliese , 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 ...br>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.
Because somewhere, an angel is listening . . . It''s Christmas Eve. The tree is decorated, the presents are wrapped and it''s a big day for Grace. She is singing a song in the nativity show, and her fisherman daddy has promised to be back in time to watch her. But when a storm blows up at sea, Grace walks out on stage to find Daddy is not there. She''s very worried. But luckily, Grace has someone watching over her. Will Hope, the Christmas Angel, be able to help Daddy get home safely for Christmas morning? A reassuring, timeless story in a beautiful gift-edition hardback, complete with an angel ribbon marker.