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The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley

By Pamelascott

After the death of her father - Pa Salt, an elusive billionaire who adopted his six daughters from around the globe - Tiggy D'Aplièse , trusting her instincts, moves to the remote wilds of Scotland. There she takes a job doing what she loves; caring for animals on the vast and isolated Kinnaird estate, employed by the enigmatic and troubled Laird, Charlie Kinnaird.

Her decision alters her future irrevocably when Chilly, an ancient gipsy who has lived for years on the estate, 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 to Granada in Spain ...

In the shadow of the magnificent Alhambra, Tiggy discovers her connection to the fabled gypsy community of Sacromonte, who were forced to flee their homes during the civil war, and to 'La Candela' the greatest flamenco dancer of her generation.

From the Scottish Highlands and Spain to South America and New York, Tiggy follows the trail back to her own exotic but complex past. And under the watchful eye of a gifted gypsy bruja she begins to embrace her own talent for healing.

But when fate takes a hand, Tiggy must decide whether to stay with her new-found family or return to Kinnaird, and Charlie . . .


'I remember exactly when I was and what I was doing when I heard that my father had died'. 'I remember where I was too, when it happened to me'. Charlie Kinnaird's penetrating blue gaze fell upon me.


(Macmillan, 1 November 2018, e-book, 639 pages, borrowed from North Ayrshire Libraries via Borrowbox)



I've read the other books in the Seven Sisters series and plan to finish the whole thing over the next couple of weeks. I really enjoyed The Moon Sister. My enjoyment comes from the fact a large chunk of the novel is set in the Scottish highlands. I live in Scotland, though not in the highlands and always have a soft spot for books set in my home country. This has been my favourite book of the series so far. The formula for this book is the same as the rest. One of the sisters, this time Tiggy uses the clues Pa Salt left to try and find her biological family and includes flashbacks of her ancestor's life. This structure really works and I enjoyed the way the stories gradually unfold. There is a glimpse of the next book The Sun Sister at the end which I will read next. I can't wait. I'd recommend this.


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