Lucinda Riley's The Seven Sisters books in order

Loosely based on the mythology of the star constellation known as the Pleiades (‘The Seven Sisters’), Lucinda Riley’s phenomenal bestselling series bring the sisters into the modern world. Discover all you need to know about The Seven Sisters books in our ultimate guide.

10/05/2021
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Lucinda Riley is the No.1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of the much-loved series, The Seven Sisters. Inspired by the Greek myth of the Pleiades, the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione who were said to have been turned into the star constellation of the same name, the Seven Sisters books have captivated readers across the globe.

The series follows the story of seven sisters, and begins as their adoptive father – the elusive billionaire they call Pa Salt – dies, and they are each given a tantalising clue to their true heritage. Each book is the story of one of the sisters as they trace their origins all over the world in spellbinding tales of love and loss.

The first book in the series is The Seven Sisters; followed by The Storm Sister which has been nominated for the prestigious Premio Bancarella literary prize in Italy, The Shadow SisterThe Pearl SisterThe Moon SisterThe Sun Sister, and the eagerly awaited The Missing Sister.


Will Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt be published?

After consulting with the Riley family, we share a message regarding Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt:

Shortly before the publication of The Missing Sister, Lucinda announced an eighth and final book in The Seven Sisters series, promising to answer the question at the heart of the story: Who is Pa Salt? Before her death, Lucinda was able to write several important passages and detailed notes on the story. She expressed a clear wish that her eldest son, Harry, should complete the series if the worst were to happen. 

We can now confirm that Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt will be published around the world in spring 2023, co-written by Harry Whittaker. Lucinda and Harry worked closely together on The Guardian Angels series for children. Harry writes: ‘Mum has passed on the secrets of the series, and I will keep my promise to her in sharing them with her loyal readers. Rest assured that in spring 2023, the whole world will know just who Pa Salt is and why he adopted the sisters.’ We thank those of you who have allowed us the space to grieve, and those who have donated so generously to Mary’s Meals. – Lucinda’s family

Read on for our guide to Lucinda's Seven Sisters books in order.


The Seven Sisters books in order

The Seven Sisters

by Lucinda Riley

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Book one in The Seven Sisters series

Maia D’Aplièse and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home – a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva – having been told that their beloved adoptive father, the elusive billionaire they call Pa Salt, has died.

Each of them is handed a tantalising clue to their true heritage – a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.  Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of where her story began.

The Storm Sister

by Lucinda Riley

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Book two in The Seven Sisters series

Ally D’Aplièse is about to compete in one of the world’s most perilous yacht races, when she hears the news of her adoptive father’s sudden, mysterious death. Ally decides to head out on the open seas and follow the trail that her father left her, which leads her to the icy beauty of Norway.

The Shadow Sister

by Lucinda Riley

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Book three in The Seven Sisters series

The third spellbinding story in The Seven Sisters series is the story of Star D’Aplièse who follows Pa Salt’s first clue to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and discovers the incredible story of headstrong and independent Flora MacNichol a hundred years earlier.

The Pearl Sister

by Lucinda Riley

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Book four in The Seven Sisters series

CeCe D’Aplièse has never felt she fitted in anywhere. Following the death of her father, the elusive billionaire Pa Salt, she finds herself at breaking point. Dropping out of art college, CeCe watches as Star, her beloved sister, distances herself to follow her new love, leaving her completely alone.

In desperation, she decides to flee England and discover her past; the only clues she has are a black-and-white photograph and the name of a woman pioneer who lived in Australia over one hundred years ago . . . 

The Moon Sister

by Lucinda Riley

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Book five in The Seven Sisters series

After the death of her father Tiggy D’Aplièse , trusting her instincts, moves to the remote wilds of Scotland. There she takes a job doing what she loves; caring for animals on the vast and isolated Kinnaird estate, employed by the enigmatic and troubled Laird, Charlie Kinnaird.

Her decision alters her future irrevocably when Chilly, an ancient gipsy who has lived for years on the estate, 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 to Granada in Spain ...

The Sun Sister

by Lucinda Riley

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Book six in The Seven Sisters series

Supermodel Electra D’Aplièse appears to have everything; she is beautiful, rich and famous. The death of her adoptive father, Pa Salt, has rocked her fragile state of mind, and she turns to alcohol and drugs. As those close to her worry for her health, she receives a mysterious letter from a woman who claims to be her grandmother . . .

As Electra learns about her family history set in the wide-open plains of Kenya, she battles her inner demons and discovers a cause bigger than herself that is truly worth fighting for…

‘Never have I found myself so deeply involved or moved as I have been by the bravery, humanity and sheer determination of the incredible people, both past and present, that I have encountered during the writing of Electra’s story.’
Lucinda Riley on The Sun Sister

The Missing Sister

by Lucinda Riley

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Book seven in The Seven Sisters series

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 one hundred years ago, as other brave young women risk everything to change the world around them.

Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt

by Lucinda Riley

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Publishing in spring 2023, Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt will draw the multimillion-copy epic series The Seven Sisters to an unforgettable conclusion.