Book Review Of “The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley” @atriabooks

From New York Times bestselling author Lucinda Riley, The Moon Sister transports you to the grandeur of the remote Scottish Highlands and the gypsy caves of Granada, just as Spain descends into civil war, interweaving the stories of two women searching for their destinies, at the risk of potentially losing their chance at love.

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…

In 1912, in the poor gypsy community outside the city walls of Granada, Lucía Amaya-Albaycin is born. Destined to be the greatest flamenco dancer of her generation—and named La Candela, due to the inner flame that burns through her when she dances— Lucía is whisked away by her ambitious and talented guitarist father at the tender age of ten to dance in the flamenco bars of Barcelona. Her mother is devastated by the loss of her daughter and as civil war threatens in Spain, tragedy strikes the rest of her family. Now in Madrid, Lucía and her troupe of dancers are forced to flee for their lives, their journey taking them far across the water to South America and eventually, to North America and New York—Lucía’s long-held dream. But to pursue it, she must choose between her passion for her career and the man she adores. The Moon Sister follows these two women on their journey to discover their true futures—but at the risk of potentially losing the men they had hoped to build futures with

Thank you Atria Books and Netgalley for gifting me a copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars.

I am not much of a Romance reader, and I have never read books of this nature. Nor have I read the first 4 books in this series. All that being said, I really enjoyed this book. It was such a lyrical read, I couldn’t help but feel the love. Even though I hadn’t read the first 4 books, I had no problem delving into this one.

It had so much depth, and character development. It was so rich in the history of Spain and and Scotland, I felt like I was reading a History book at some points. I love writing, that reaches into your soul, and has you feeling the emotions that your character felt. I hurt when they hurt, I was happy when they were happy, and when they were shocked, I was shocked too. I would love to pick up the first four books, but I am not sure how soon that will be able to happen.

Overall, I am so happy I was pushed outside of my reading bubble, and that I got to experience a book that I may not have picked out for myself.

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