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Publisher's Summary

Following the death of her father, CeCe D'Aplièse finds herself at breaking point. In desperation, she decides to flee England and discover her past; the only clues she has are a photograph and the name of a woman pioneer who lived in Australia over 100 years ago. When CeCe finally reaches the Red Centre of Australia, she begins the search for her past. With help from those she meets on her journey, CeCe begins to believe that this wild, vast continent could offer her a sense of belonging.

©2017 Lucinda Riley (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Praise for the author: "What an absolutely fantastic storyteller - I was immediately immersed in the story, and absolutely compelled." (Katherine Webb)

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Awesome

I never want the story to end. Narrator is absolutely fabulous. I love the use of the aboriginal way of talking. Just super I cannot wait for the next book.

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Terrible Aussie accent

This is a good story which has been poorly served by the narrator. Anyone who is familiar with the Australian accent will find the Australian accent expressed by the Narrator to be jarring and highly irritating!

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Incredible story

I just loved this story and the journeys of the characters. So nice that it has Australian places blended throughout.

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Accents are disgusting and embarrassing. Sad for all the indigenous of Australia if you're going to recreate such an access use a local.

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Great start, intriguing, but a very slow ending.

Narrating was good. But be prepared for a very long and boring end. Even once we know the end of the story it seemed to go on forever.

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Beautiful Listen

I started listening to this book before I realised it was the 4th in a series. I loved the storyline, the rich history or tales (whether truth of history or not), the story tellers and simply everything about it.
I’ll now go back and start book 1

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A rather riveting tale

A well executed drawing together of a many fantastical coincidences that are most improbable in real life. However, the yarn is quite captivating and the author with much eloquence and descriptive aptitude manages to most adequately portray the scenes.

I have one complaint, although there’s no real bad language the continual use of my Lord and Saviours name as an expletive is most offensive! Lucinda, try maybe substitute ‘crikey ‘ or a ‘jeez’.
Many a time the outburst of blasphemy grieved me.

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loved this book the whole series is fabulous it takes you all around the world with some really interesting facts.

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my favourite out of the series so far

loved it. most interesting book of the series so far. read really well. wish it was longer

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The pearl sister

This book captured me from the start .
Based in Australia this time with the history of Broome and pearls and Alice Spring and Aboriginal art.
Lucinda Riley is surely a gifted writer .
Five stars for this book - my favourite to date in the series !

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  • Brigitte Bjorklund
  • 07-01-2018

Beautiful!

I have read all of Lucinda Riley's books and all of this series and this was my very favorite. And to be honest, I was least excited about this one because of CeCe's personality in the other books. But I think it is because of that - her growth and transformation through this beautiful novel that I loved it that much more. Thank you, Lucinda, and the terrific narrators, for this treasure. Best I have read in a while!
My only criticism is the book's cover has a picture of someone who looks nothing like CeCe- which kind of misses the point of the whole book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-2017

Slow start but got better

Almost stopped listening as the start was very slow and found it hard to get into . Didnt like the narraters voice for the male caracters and this took awhile to get used to. Not as good as the previous books Shame .But still worth a credit to follow the seven sisters .

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  • Deborah
  • 17-12-2017

Wonderful series

I love this unusual series! I can’t wait to listen to the nextsister’s story or learn the mystery of why the sisters were brought together.

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  • Suzyqt61
  • 11-07-2020

The Pearl Sister

My favorite book in this series so far. CeCe was a character I had not really liked or embraced before I listened to this book. Came to love her as the character developed. Loved the backstory in Australia.

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  • Michelle
  • 10-05-2018

So far the best of the series!

Absolutely loved this book!
The narrators where amazing! The Scottish ascent I never wanted to shut off!
The story line came back up from what it was in book 3, I found that one lacking.
Another great read from Lucinda!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-2017

phenomenal as usual

love love love love love lucinda riley, she has opened my eyes to parts of the world I would have never thought to want to see!

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  • Alyssa Massaway
  • 06-12-2017

This is one of the better stories in the series.

This one in the series is one of mt favourites. I am going to admit I didnt lije the 3rd book as much as the first two but this one has me in love with the series again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-11-2017

I feel I have heard the story before..

Its a really good story, I really enjoy the series. My only problem is I "knew" everything in advance of it happening, i.e. the Ace part, all of Kittys story. Only "surprise" was the Chrissy part.. Have read some stories with similar timeline about Australia before, immigration from Scotland/Ireland/England, aborigno/white mix-treatment, the pearling industry by i.e Tamara McKinley. Must search for the similar story/stories. Was kind of weird because it felt like I was rereading an old favorite book, not a brand new one..
I liked that they used different narrators on prese nt story and the past, liked the present narrator best.

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  • ZR.
  • 09-11-2017

Another wonderful story of the 7 sisters (or 6)

First of all, Celino is aboriginal/asian etc etc. and talks about her dark unruly curls and her flat nose. So who is this woman on the cover? The "Pearl Sister" is C so it should look like her. Minor point but it bugged me. I loved this book but the layers of generations got a little trying to keep track of. I don't want to give anything away. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to Tiggy's story.

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  • Jody in Minneapolis
  • 09-11-2017

5 hours in and I'm still disinterested

OK. Sigh. The readers are better than 1 of the previous, I still liked #1 the best and of Lucinda's books I'll call The Light Behind the Window and The Girl on the Cliff my favorites.

I'm nearly 5 hours in and I really don't care. At least tell us a little more about Pa Salt and Ma. I feel apathetic towards these young women. I waited 8 months for this and it's blah.

I'm jumping off and asking for my credit back.

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  • Sharon Leverick
  • 25-11-2017

The best sister so far

In my opinion this is the best so far. Really engaging and thoroughly researched storyline, believable characters and beautifully narrated. Am really quite sad I've finished the book although my dogs who have had to trek for many a mile while I'm glued to the audio book are pretty glad to rest their weary paws. Feel like I've lost my favourite teddy bear now am up-to-date with the sisters. Wonder how long before No. 5 surfaces?

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  • Amanda Tork
  • 07-11-2017

Absolutely wonderful!

Lucinda smashed it as usual! Loved CeCe’s story more than I thought I would, as my impression of her in the Shadow Sister was not the best. I wish, as with the other books, that the story would continue. I never listen to the little preview of the next sister, as I want to start every audiobook with a clean slate, but I already cannot wait to meet Tiggy!

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  • Sally
  • 12-11-2017

Sisters of the Sky.

Fantastic 4th bnook in the 7 sisters series. Also would be a excellent stand alone book as this is a story within a story. Takes us finally to the heat of Australia into a earlier world. Superb book. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • barbara
  • 01-02-2018

Brilliant

What a marvellous story- I loved it and was disappointed when it ended, Maybe there will be a sequel - I do hope so. The narrators were both excellent- so many different accents. I found it very emotional at times and the way Lucinda Riley describes the scenery, especially in Australia, was wonderful.

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  • Lara
  • 08-01-2018

It doesn't disappoint!

Where does The Pearl Sister rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very near my top of the list.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character, CeCe, as I identified with her immensely.

Which character – as performed by Stephanie Racine and Rehanna MacDonald – was your favourite?

I loved both CeCe and Kitty. The narrators where perfect.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Oh my God yes! I did cry a lot. Which is great, it meant I was really feeling the story.

Any additional comments?

Read the entire series! Read all her books! Lucinda Riley rocks!

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