Lucinda Riley was born in Ireland and, after an early career as an actress in film, theatre and television, wrote her first book aged twenty-four. Her books have been translated into thirty-seven languages and sold thirty million copies worldwide. She was a Sunday Times and New York Times number one bestseller. Lucinda's The Seven Sisters series, which tells the story of adopted sisters and is inspired by the mythology of the famous star cluster, has become a global phenomenon. The series is a number one bestseller across the world and is currently in development with a major TV production company. Though she brought up her four children mostly in Norfolk in England, in 2015 Lucinda fulfilled her dream of buying a remote farmhouse in West Cork, Ireland, which she always felt was her spiritual home, and indeed this was where her last five books were written. Lucinda was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and died in June 2021.
A masterclass in beautiful writing -- <i>Sun</i> on <i>The Sun Sister</i> Delicious reading -- <i>Daily Mail</i> on <i>The Pearl Sister</i> A breathtaking adventure brimming with cruelty, tragedy, passion [and] obsession -- <i>Lancashire Evening Post</i> on <i>The Moon Sister</i> Another epic tale of love, loss and discovery -- <i>My Weekly</i> on <i>The Pearl Sister</i> Heart-wrenching, uplifting and utterly enthralling. The Seven Sisters series is Lucinda Riley at the top of her game: a magical storyteller who creates characters we fall in love with and who stay with us long after we finish reading. Dazzlingly good -- Lucy Foley, bestselling author of <i>The Hunting Party</i>, on <i>The Sun Sister</i>