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Publisher's Summary

From the Sunday Times number-one best-selling author Lucinda Riley, The Missing Sister is the seventh instalment in the multimillion-copy epic series The Seven Sisters.

They’ll search the world to find her.

The six D’Aplièse sisters have each been on their own incredible journey to discover their heritage, but they still have one question left unanswered: who and where is the seventh sister?

They only have one clue - an image of a star-shaped emerald ring. The search to find the missing sister will take them across the globe - from New Zealand to Canada, England, France and Ireland - uniting them all in their mission to complete their family at last.

In doing so, they will slowly unearth a story of love, strength and sacrifice that began almost 100 years ago, as other brave young women risk everything to change the world around them.

The Missing Sister is the seventh instalment in Lucinda Riley’s multimillion copy epic series.

©2021 Lucinda Riley (P)2021 W. F. Howes Ltd

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I was very disapointed.

I have read many of this author's books and the complete "Sisters" series. Not only did this book just end with telling that another book would be out in 2022, I did not care for the story or the main character. She was very inmature. I do not expect I will waste my money on the next book.

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Mix of History & Fiction, but drags a bit

I love the Seven Sisters series & was so happy to see this one appear in Audible. I love the mix of History with the fictional characters life! I'm addicted & need to see this through to the end to finally know who PA Salt is, but this one dragged a bit for me... the character Mary (also known as Merry?) was not my favorite & I was so annoyed with her by the end of the book. It felt like this book dragged on a bit. I loved how the others were structured. Hope the next book isn't as annoying. But I will anxiously await the next book in the series!

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I have loved this whole series but this performance has disappointed me as this is not read with a New Zealand accent, the narrator has an Australian accent. I'm fond of Australians of course but we do have quite different accents. This was hard to shake off but the performance was well done otherwise.

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The best book in a stellar series

I enjoyed Merope’s story immensely. Lucinda Riley has a beautiful way of weaving fascinating stories together. I am so sad to hear that she recently died.

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This was the best book so far for me in the series. Can't wait for the next one.

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not worth waiting for

I have listened to all 7 Sisters books. Until the very end of the 7th I thought that was all there was. Several could have been combined together as they were dragged out and repeated over and over. This one was the worst. Could have easily been told in half the book and the other have devoted to Pa's story. What a crummy way to sell more books. I will not be purchasing the 8th book. I will never read or listen to another book by this author.

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Great story, an awesome narrator

with this kind of storyline oh, I wish there were 10 sisters. looking forward to the next book

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No, I do not want to wait for another year!!

The story as always is will written with little lead ins that keep you reading, but the end says the next part will not come out till fall next year. We waited a long time for this part. It doesn't seem fair!!!!

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perfection

From start to finish, story and narration were phenomenal. Narrator had a real gift.

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What!

I almost returned the book after first couple of chapters because the New Zealand accent (my country) was so badly done. But I got over my hissy fit and kept going. The rest was so well done I forgave the narrator. (Mostly but if you ever do a NZ accent again, please get voice coaching) . Great story, totally engrossing, and as it ended all I could say was Oh **** I wanted the next bit straight away.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-11-21

Masterful as always - farewell Lucinda Riley

As I was listening to the last 35 minutes of this amazing book I heard of the very sad passing of Lucinda Riley. What a gifted writer of fiction. I’ve travelled the world with her. She will be missed by all who loved to read her work. May she Rest In Peace. May her family be granted all the courage and strength they need at this time. Thank you Lucinda.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-07-21

Simply the best!

I have read all the other missing sisters books on my Kindle this is the first one I have listened to on audible. It was so well narrated and being Irish myself and living in England for many years I fully understood the history. This story is certainly different to the others and was wonderful to see all the sisters united in their search for Mary who finally ended up in Ireland.
You do have to have read the previous novels as this ties up some threads for those books. I was disappointed that I now have to wait till 2022 to find out Pa Salt’s journey.
Having read all Lucinda Riley’s books now she has an amazing talent putting together a personal story linking to the facts of the time involved. Her attention to detail Is second to none!
I know I have a waiting game to hear about Pa Salt’s life and his involvement with each of the adopted sisters ….. I can’t wait!

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  • kitty67
  • 06-04-21

Absolutely a dream of a book

There is nothing I can say which is negative apart from….it ended!!

This not a book I’d usually go to but I fancied something different.
I’m glad that I did.

I can’t wait the next book to arrive and follow the story.

There were times I cried and times I laughed. Thankfully I was alone or my family would have thought I was a crazy person

And incredible story, highly recommend it

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  • Sarah
  • 06-01-21

Cross about book 8 and poor narration

I, like many, have been waiting for a long time for the conclusion to this 7 book series. Ah no, it’s now an 8 book series. Sorry, Lucinda Riley, I’m a fan but this shameless money making is quite offensive to fans. There was plenty that could’ve been cut out of this rambling, directionless book to make room to finish the series as expected. And, it apparently matters to the author to get the right narrator. The terrible antipodean accent and slow drawl of these narrators missed the mark. And why was Tiggy the only sister with a (bad) French accent? Weren’t all the sisters brought up together? Consistency would’ve been good. I’m quite disappointed.

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  • Colette Hodson
  • 06-21-21

Excellent

I have loved this book just as much as the other six in the series and I can't wait for the book about Pa Salt . The depth of the stories are marvellous, the amount of background history is fantastic. If I have a criticism it is that I find it a shame that the same people cannot be employed to read the particular sister they have been as a main character.
In 'The Sun Sister' the sister had a rich black American voice, that was so relaxing. In 'The Missing Sister' the same character was very English and in some of the other books she had a French accent! The only thing that spoiled the almost perfect books for me.

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  • Serena
  • 06-13-21

Needed a major edit…

I have previously really enjoyed Lucinda Riley’s series but found this far too long, drawn out and frankly a bit boring. The narration was engaging however but I just felt like this was a filler book that didn’t really move us much further along from the previous book. Disappointed.

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  • Danni
  • 06-01-21

well worth the read

don't want to add any spoilers but I will say I really enjoyed the book

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  • LittleMissP
  • 06-17-21

Fine but frustrating

The storyline was solid but I just didn't engage with the historical subject matter. Perhaps it's because I'm British and Ireland's not exotic enough! I was interested enough to listen to the end though.

However, the biggest disappointment was that the book did not conclude the saga of the Seven Sisters!! And I have to wait another 15 months or so for Part 8.

EDIT:I have just discovered that the author passed away recently. I'm sad that I might never find out about Pa Salt but more so I'm grateful for the lovely books I have read and listened to in the last 2 years by this author. She write captivating stoires.

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  • K. L. Way & M Way
  • 06-28-21

Utterly brilliant

I had the date in my diary for the publishing of this book, purchased it on that day and have savoured every chapter. Lucinda Riley has again written with excellence, thoroughly, detailed research bringing together the seven sisters series. Reading this made me want to read all the others again and I may well as we now wait for October 2022 for the final book to be published.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-22

Poor accents and storyline

This was just a filler book, it had no good storyline and the reason the main character left was really an anticlimax. The narrators accents were so bad, especially the Ma one.

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  • Eleanor Middleton
  • 09-01-21

Mangled representation of New Zealand

Well as a kiwi I have to warn you the NZ and Australian accents are just awful! Also lots of inaccuracies about NZ to have a laugh at.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-21

Great story, terrible NZ accent

I wish the New Zealand characters were not read by Australians. I found it hard to concentrate with the mispronounced place names and accents. I also wished the sisters were read by the voices that were in their books

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  • Helen
  • 06-27-21

I loved it, I LOVED ALL OF THE STORIES, but this was my favourite

I a loved this missing sister last book, I loved ALL of the books that Lucinda wrote in this series of books, this last book (fir now) though very long, is my favourite, I am so sad to hear that Lucinda has passed away, that was a horrible shock, as I have fallen in love with her writings, I feel as though I have lost someone very special in my life, I have 3 sisters, and reading Lucindas story’s of each of these sisters, has made me realise Although all bought up under the same roof, and all treated the same, we are all so different, just like these 7 sisters, I am so glad there is a final book on PA SALT, to tie the whole story together, though I am confused if Lucinda has passed away, who will be writing it? As it says it will not be out until Autumn 2022, I may have to revisit each of theses stories again, to remind me of where Pa Salt comes in, Thank you Lucinda, where ever you are in this universe, for your amazing imagination, and story writing skills, I will not forget you ❤️❤️❤️

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-27-21

Narration and Australianisms

The worst Kiwi accent I ever heard. Its just embarrassing. Also we don't put an O on the ends of words that Australians do. So the little sister wouldn't call her brother Jacko. Also we don't call our country NZ in conversation. So many other things we don't say like 'defo' or Sis etc etc ??? So cringey to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-21

It's long....

I was so excited to start this final chapter in the Seven Sisters. It started in New Zealand, my home, how wonderful! Unfortunately the NZ accent was not well done & it was definitely more of an Ozzie twang, however...
Then Lucinda passed away 😢, my condolences to her whanau (extended family/loved ones).
I read on.
Then I heard that all was not to be revealed in this book, oh no!
I read on.
Now this book is done, questions are answered, but more are raised. Please, please someone confirm that Pa Salt's story will be published in autumn 2022 as promised!

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  • Roslyn
  • 10-16-21

not enjoyable

Well performed by narrators.
The story was annoying. Merry, the lead character, for someone that was supposedly very intelligent was rather shallow thinking.

I felt the story was way too far dragged out for far too long, especially since there was no definitive ending. To get the ending of this story I need to buy yet another book!

I may finish the story as I hate leaving things unfinished, but I'll wait until I can find it in a library- free of charge.

I feel quite agitated at the story.

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  • Andrea S
  • 07-29-21

Great story Terrible Performance

Love all the Seven Sister stories but all of them have been terribly read. Appalling accents - they would be better not trying to do any accents at all and just read them in English.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-16-21

Enjoyed the Irish story

I usually enjoy the historical storylines the most, this was no exception. Piqued my interest for Irish history for sure.
Enjoyed the Irish voices in the narration a great deal.
Definitely didn’t for the Jack and Mary Kate characters. The Kiwi accent was way off and was very unpleasant to hear.
Mostly excellent though.

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  • Shirley
  • 07-04-21

Excellent story line.

Loved the story but as a kiwi cringed everytime Jack or Mary-Kate spoke. The accent was more Australian than the Australians!! A little more research on Maori pronunciation and N.Zed accent would have made it perfect!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-25-21

a bit disappointing really

The stories about Ireland were riveting but the back story was meandering left me feeling flat

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