Lucinda Riley’s The Seven Sisters book series will be adapted for television, with Raffaella de Laurentiis’ Raffaella Productions optioning the book series and on board to produce. The book series begins with The Seven Sisters novel published in November 2014 followed by The Storm Sister in November 2015, with The Shadow Sister set for release in November 2016. The fourth book of the bestselling series will be titled The Pearl Sister.
“The Seven Sisters story begins on the shores of Lake Geneva where six of the sisters gather in their childhood home after the death of their adoptive father and discover tantalizing clues about their true heritage,” said Riley. “We follow each sister on their journeys across the world to find their roots, but the overarching mystery is that of Pa Salt, the sisters’ adoptive father. Who was he? And where is the Seventh sister?” Through a story that unfolds in locations around the world, both in the past and present, the book series attains a Game of Thrones level of scale and expansive cast of characters, the emphasis firmly on complex family relationships and the redemptive power of love.”
Raffaella de Laurentiis was working on What Happened to Monday? starring Noomi Rapace when she saw The Seven Sisters in a book store. What Happened to Monday? also deals with seven sisters, and so the book’s title intrigued her. “While Riley’s storyline is completely different from What Happened to Monday?, the book’s title and the seven sisters connection compelled me to read it,” stated de Laurentiis. “Though What Happened to Monday? deals with seven sisters in quite a different time and setting, the coincidence was just too much to resist. I immediately fell in love with Lucinda’s story.”
The Seven Sisters Book Plot: Maia D’Apliése 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.