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Mixed feelings

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-2020

I almost stopped listening to this one as it’s a disturbing story and I didn’t feel comfortable with the intentions of this couple. I think they were in a position to make alternative choices to distance themselves from being dragged down by one son. This story does not consider the devastating effects suicide has on the innocent remaining family. I like Tom Keneally’s writing, this story reminded me a bit of Williamson’s play & that’s why I listened to the excellent narrators, but I don’t like this subject. I would not recommend this book.

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Great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-2020

Loved this book. Fascinating novel weaving through historical culture & life between India & England. Another of Lucinda Riley’s well researched interesting novels.

Spellbinding last novel of Amazing Series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-2020

A compelling last book in this fabulous series of the Seven Sisters. So beautifully written. Each book was intertwined so well with cultural fascinating history and family stories. I loved each book. Each one became a favourite. Lucinda Riley has expertly blended extensive historical and contemporary research with sensitivity into the lives of her characters. I am sorry to have finished the series. Highly recommended.

Enjoyed this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-2020

I am loving this series of the Seven Sisters. Each story is very different and captivating. Can’t wait to listen to the next one.

Intreging story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-08-2020

Loved this novel and can’t wait to listen to the next one in this series.

Fascinating book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-08-2020

This is a must read or listen to book. It was fascinating and intriguing to imagine Elizabeth Macarthur’s life as the first European woman in the Colony of NSW married to such a notorious man as John.

Fascinating novel

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-2020

Based on a true story during and post WW2, with a fascinating connection between country NSW and high fashion in Paris. From great tragedy life unfolds in unpredictable ways. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Fascinating convict to current times

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-2020

An interesting family story through the generations from convict days to present times in Sydney. Historical milestone events woven in such as WW1, the Sydney Harbour bridge opening. At times the generations in the middle became a little confusing trying to achieved too much into one book. It could have easily been a trilogy of books. Great story. Probably of more interest to Sydney people as the places mentioned are so familiar to us.

Enthralling book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-2019

A most enjoyable book with interesting twists and some unexpected turns. Colourful characters involved in modern day relationships and family situations. I loved it. Never boring, kept me interested and keen to know what mystery would be revealed. I’m now a follower of Lucinda Riley and eager for another one of her books.

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One of her best

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-03-2019

Loved listening to this story. Fascinating pictures painted of life before independence in India and the British Way of life and privilege. I found it spell binding. Sorry when it ended.

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