After the death of her beloved adoptive father - Pa Salt - Star D'Aplièse is at a crossroads. Her father has left each of his six daughters clues 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. When she finally decides to follow her first clue, it leads her to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and to the start of a whole new world . . .
A hundred years earlier, headstrong 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. But 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 family duty.
As Star learns more of Flora's incredible journey, she too goes on a voyage of self-discovery, finally stepping out of the shadow of her sister and opening herself up to the possibility of love.
The Shadow Sister is the third book in Lucinda Riley's spellbinding the Seven Sisters series.
Discover yourself at the heart of history
PRAISE FOR LUCINDA RILEY 'Atmospheric, heart-rending and multi-layered' Grazia 'Delicious reading' Daily Mail 'A compelling novel on an epic scale' Sunday Express 'Addictive storytelling with a moving, emotional heart' Dinah Jefferies
Lucinda Riley was born in Ireland, and after an early career as an actress in film, theatre and television, wrote her first book aged twenty-four. Her novel Hothouse Flower (also called The Orchid House) was selected by the UK's Richard and Judy Book Club and has been translated into thirty-four languages and sold over eight million copies worldwide. She is a New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author.
Lucinda's novels include The Seven Sisters, a seven-book series telling the story of adopted sisters and based allegorically on the mythology of the famous star constellation. Book one, The Seven Sisters, and book two, The Storm Sister, have been No. 1 bestsellers in Europe, and the rights to a multi-season TV series have already been optioned by a Hollywood production company. The Storm Sister has been nominated for the prestigious Premio Bancarella literary prize in Italy.
Lucinda is also the author of a contemporary novel The Olive Tree, set during one long hot summer in Cyprus, and based on a family holiday. Lucinda and her son Harry have personally narrated the audiobook together.
She has also released a number of books originally published when writing under her maiden name of Lucinda Edmonds, including The Italian Girl and The Angel Tree.
Lucinda lives with her husband and four children on the North Norfolk coast in England and West Cork, Ireland. When not writing, travelling or running around after her children, she loves reading books that she hasn't written with a glass or two of Provençal rosé!