Thursday, February 28, 2019

Review: The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley

The Moon Sister
by Lucinda Riley

Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 544
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Tiggy D’Aplièse spends her days experiencing the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands doing a job she loves at a deer sanctuary. But when the sanctuary is forced to close, she is offered a job as a wildlife consultant on the vast and isolated estate of the elusive and troubled laird, Charlie Kinnaird. She has no idea that the move will not only irrevocably alter her future, but also bring her face-to-face with her past.

At the estate, she meets Chilly, a gypsy who fled from Spain seventy years before. He 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…

In 1912, in the poor gypsy community outside the city walls of Granada, Lucía Amaya-Albaycin is born. Destined to be the greatest flamenco dancer of her generation—and named La Candela, due to the inner flame that burns through her when she dances— Lucía is whisked away by her ambitious and talented guitarist father at the tender age of ten to dance in the flamenco bars of Barcelona. Her mother is devastated by the loss of her daughter and as civil war threatens in Spain, tragedy strikes the rest of her family. Now in Madrid, Lucía and her troupe of dancers are forced to flee for their lives, their journey taking them far across the water to South America and eventually, to North America and New York—Lucía’s long-held dream. But to pursue it, she must choose between her passion for her career and the man she adores. The Moon Sister follows these two women on their journey to discover their true futures—but at the risk of potentially losing the men they had hoped to build futures with.

Kritters Thoughts:  Tiggy is the fifth sister in a very interesting family.  A man adopts 6 girls and names them after the stars and each girl is from a different country with a different story.  This book is the fifth in the series where each book centers around a different sister as they go looking for their past as their adopted father has left interesting clues for each daughter.  

I have loved this series from the beginning, some more than others and I have to admit that this one was not one of my favorites.  The thing that I missed in this book was a check in or a glimpse of the other sisters.  It was so brief that I didn't feel as though I got to get a peek into their lives while reading Tiggy's story.  

I did overall like Tiggy's adventure and thought it was interesting that it felt as if the book was more than just her search for the past but also a search for her path in the present.  I actually enjoyed her trying to find her passion in her career path a bit more than her search for her heritage.

I am excited to read the next book, it is the last known sister, so I am intrigued to see where it goes!  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Atria Books.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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