The Pearl Sister

The Seven Sisters, Book 4
Series: The Seven Sisters, Book 4
Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (819 ratings)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • Amanda Tork
  • 11-07-17

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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  • Sharon Leverick
  • 11-25-17

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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  • Sally
  • 11-12-17

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
  • 02-01-18

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
  • 01-08-18

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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  • Steve
  • 11-30-17

Enthralling couldn’t put it down

I have read or rather listened to all of Lucinda’s books and this latest has not failed.
So many twists and turns. I assume the last chapter is a snifter of the next sister Tigi

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  • David Franklin
  • 11-26-17

exceptional best of the sisters books

loved it and the narrators were very goog indeed. didn't want to put it down

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  • suet
  • 11-23-17

An Amazing Series

Please I beg you if you haven't already started this series of books, to read them! I am entranced by the stories of all the sisters and having just read The Pearl Sister the thought of having to wait for the next book is very sad. If you start reading the enjoy!

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  • Abbey
  • 11-23-17

excellent

I've enjoyed all of this series and loved this Star Sister. I would highly recommend this latest Sister. The narration was equally excellent. Only sadness was when it ended!! Can't wait for the next sister's. Wish he had adopted more!! Just listened to the Pearl Sister again after a year of so. Just as good the second time!!

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  • Mrs. Nicola Jemphrey
  • 11-18-17

Best narrators of the series so far

It’s good that Audible decided against using the terrible French accents which detracted from the previous two books. The story contains some interesting aspects of Australian history and culture but was very long and rambling - it was hard to see the point of the whole episode in Thailand, apart from the laughable link to the cursed pearl toward the end, but maybe this will become clear in future books in the series. The character of Kitty, like that of Flora in the previous book, didn’t live up to expectations - she is hyped up as a great female pioneer but is often conventional or inconsistent in her actions and actions. I’m just about hanging in with this series as I’m curious about the mysterious seventh sister, the true identity of Pa Salt and whether or not he is actually dead!

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  • Adrianna Strafella Coyte-King
  • 11-10-17

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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  • Chris
  • 10-01-20

Great story!

Such a pleasure to listen to . I enjoyed this book very much. Great characters and good mix of past and present. Flows well and having different narrators adds depth and interest

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-04-20

Lovely

Really enjoyed this one. Narrators both amazing. My favorite of the seven sisters so far. Looking forward to starting the next one. Thank you Lucinda Riley...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-20

Favourite so far!

Cece wasn't my favourite sister, but this book is definitely my favourite! Gripping, great accents

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  • Sheryl
  • 04-25-20

Good book

I enjoyed this book. It was probably my 2nd favourite in the series thus far. Interesting read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-22-20

pearl of a love story

loved it. this book enthralled me from chapter 1 through to the end. The Narrators were so convincing with the parallel stories thank you

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-19

CCS story my favourite

The best book of the seven sisters. Waiting now for last book read the 5 books and then realised 6th book not ready yet.

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  • HeatherOz
  • 07-01-19

Mostly set in Australia

I loved this book. Living in Adelaide myself, it was good to see the author had done her research. It appears to be factually correct with some of the places still existing today.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-28-19

brilliant series

just wanted to keep reading, Brilliant stories well written and told. Need more sisters please.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-02-19

beautiful read

i work with Aboriginal people. the accurate history of this book impressed me. lots of research when into finding out about the Aboriginal culture. great read one of the best sister stories