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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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I am enjoying this series immensely. This one especially. The performances were very well done.

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Excellent book

Excellent story lik her previous books, can’t wait to listen to the remaining sister books

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Beautifully narrated!!

Lucinda Riley’s novels are epic adventures that are entertaining and historically interesting. This is one of her better stories- it kept me hooked right to the end. The narrators are absolutely wonderful and their performances, captivating!

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  • Kim
  • 2021-07-22

The best

I am now listening to The Missing Sister, I am excited to hear it but very sad that this series is almost over!! I have laughed, cried, and so enjoyed all of this series!!! I will be putting this in all the books!! BECAUSE I LOVED ALL OF THEM!!!

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Fantastic!!

I love these stories about the star sisters. They are fascinating as they wind between the past and present. The narration is perfection ☺️

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So inspiring!

This series is so incredibly inspiring. I cannot out the books down. I feel empowered to find myself, the way the sisters have done. Lucinda Riley has created an epic story of inspiration, determination and love.

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Loved it.

Great read! A great story intertwined with other book in series. Moving on to book five.

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  • Brigitte Bjorklund
  • 2018-01-07

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
  • 2017-11-07

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
  • 2017-12-17

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
  • 2020-07-11

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
  • 2018-05-10

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
  • 2017-12-07

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
  • 2017-12-06

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
  • 2017-11-27

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.
  • 2017-11-09

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
  • 2017-11-09

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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