How is everyone doing? I hope you have a beautiful Thursday, and that you’re ready to read another review from me about The Seven Sister series (yes, I know I am late to this party, but we should all know by now that I usually am, haha). The synopsis is borrowed from 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…
The Moon Sister is definitely my favorite book out of the so far of the five books published in this series. It even trumps The Shadow Sister which was about the book-loving Star. I’m truly mesmerized by how Riley is able to feel like 200 pages just fly by before you know it. She draws you in from the very first page, and even though you’ve read the previous books in this series I always feel surprised by how the story feels new every time. I’m sure you understand what I mean? You’ve read several books from an author and you might start to be able to predict the stories because they seem to follow a pattern and therefore it becomes boring. Riley seems to follow a greater pattern, but the smaller patterns change within every story of this series, and I think that, among other things, is why I love this series so much! Besides, it’s historical fiction so pfft you know, what’s there not to love?
I really enjoy Tiggy as the main female character. Her whole personality is so perfect for this story. Riley truly makes her very easy to engage with as a reader. I especially enjoyed her family history which looks into a very difficult period in Europe’s history, and no, it’s not World War 2, although that would have been interesting too! I might have found a new historical period I would like to learn more about, gotta love when that happens from a book or two! I’m not going to spoil our other main character, because that’s going to take a lot of fun out of the book, but I’m going to say that your pages will be on fire with southern excitement!
The descriptions of the environment around the storyline are great. They make it even easier to engage with the story. One of my favorite descriptions is of the Scottish Highlands where Tiggy spends her time when we first meet her. It really painted a lovely picture in my head, and I enjoyed staying there mentally. After watching Outlander on Netflix I have a bit of an obsession with Scotland, and this book really contributed to this obsession!
The Moon Sister is the kinda book that makes your fingers tingle with excitement when you turn the pages. I have a hard time writing too much without spoiling anything, so if you’ve read it, hit me up so we can gossip about it. If you haven’t read it, I’m not going to trust myself with more than this review, haha. The story is extraordinary and reading it was a true pleasure, all aspects of it involved! If you haven’t started this series yet I strongly suggest you do! This series is perfect as summer reads, and they’re sure to put a smile on your face!
Genre: Historical fiction
Theme: Family, history, animals, spirits
– The Book Reader