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The seven sisters / Lucinda Riley.

by Riley, Lucinda, Author [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Riley, Lucinda. Seven sisters series: bk. 1.; Thorndike Press large print romance series: Edition: Large Print edition.Description: 795 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781410482532; 1410482537.Subject(s): Landowski, Paul Maximilien, 1875-1961, -- Fiction | Costa, Heitor da Silva, 1873-1947, -- Fiction | Adoptees -- Fiction | Sculptors -- Fiction | Arranged marriage -- Fiction | Monumento ao Christo Redemptor (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) -- History -- Fiction | Large type books | Sisters -- Fiction | Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Fiction | Nineteen twenties -- Fiction | Paris (France) -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Love stories | Biographical fiction. | Large type books. | Romance fiction.DDC classification: 823/.914 Summary: Maia D'Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, "Atlantis"--A fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva -- having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died. Each of them is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage -- a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of her story and its beginnings. Eighty years earlier in Rio's Belle Epoque of the 1920s, Izabela Bonifacio's father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into the aristocracy. Meanwhile, architect Heitor da Silva Costa is devising plans for an enormous statue, to be called Christ the Redeemer, and will soon travel to Paris to find the right sculptor to complete his vision. Izabela -- passionate and longing to see the world -- convinces her father to allow her to accompany him and his family to Europe before she is married. There, at Paul Landowski's studio and in the heady, vibrant cafes of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 791-792).

Maia D'Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, "Atlantis"--A fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva -- having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died. Each of them is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage -- a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of her story and its beginnings. Eighty years earlier in Rio's Belle Epoque of the 1920s, Izabela Bonifacio's father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into the aristocracy. Meanwhile, architect Heitor da Silva Costa is devising plans for an enormous statue, to be called Christ the Redeemer, and will soon travel to Paris to find the right sculptor to complete his vision. Izabela -- passionate and longing to see the world -- convinces her father to allow her to accompany him and his family to Europe before she is married. There, at Paul Landowski's studio and in the heady, vibrant cafes of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again.

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