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Stuck for what to read after The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley?

If you've finished the hugely popular Seven Sisters series and struggling to find something to read next, we are here to help.

We've recommended some authors below who will hopefully keep you reading while waiting for the final book in the Seven Sisters series to be released next year.

Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah has written a lot of stand alone novels and also the duology Girls of Firefly Lane. Some of her most popular novels are The Nightingale, The Great Alone and The Four Winds.

Below is the abstract for her most recent novel The Four Winds.

Texas, 1934. Elsa Martinelli had finally found the life she'd yearned for. A family, a home and a livelihood on a farm on the Great Plains. But when drought threatens all she and her community hold dear, Elsa's world is shattered to the winds. Fearful of the future, when Elsa wakes to find her husband has fled, she is forced to make the most agonizing decision of her life. Fight for the land she loves or take her beloved children, Loreda and Ant, west to California in search of a better life. Will it be the land of milk and honey? Or will their experience challenge every ounce of strength they possess?

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Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon is best known for her incredibly popular series Outlander (which has also been adapted into a TV series).

Below is the abstract for the first book in the Outlander series.

What if your future was the past? 1946, and Claire Randall goes to the Scottish Highlands with her husband Frank. It's a second honeymoon, a chance to learn how war has changed them and to re-establish their loving marriage. But one afternoon, Claire walks through a circle of standing stones and vanishes into 1743, where the first person she meets is a British army officer - her husband's six-times great-grandfather. Unfortunately, Black Jack Randall is not the man his descendant is, and while trying to escape him, Claire falls into the hands of a gang of Scottish outlaws, and finds herself a Sassenach - an outlander - in danger from both Jacobites and Redcoats. Marooned amid danger, passion and violence, her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.

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Santa Montefiore

Santa Montefiore is an historical fiction and contemporary romance writer. She has written the Deverill Chronicles plus lots of standalone novels.

Below is the abstract for her latest novel An Italian Girl in Brooklyn.

New York, 1979. It is Thanksgiving and Evelina has her close family and beloved friends gathered around, her heart weighted with gratitude for what she has and regret for what she has given up. Northern Italy, 1934. Evelina leads a sheltered life with her parents and siblings in a villa of fading grandeur.

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Kate Morton

Kate Morton has written six novels (with a new one due for release next year), while each novel is a standalone they usually fit the historical fiction, romance, mystery genres.

Below is the abstract for her latest novel The Clockmaker's Daughter.

My real name, no one remembers. The truth about that summer, no one else knows. In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe's life is in ruins. Over one hundred and fifty years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph of an arresting-looking woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist's sketchbook containing the drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river. Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph? Will she ever give up her secrets? Told by multiple voices across time, The Clockmaker's Daughter is a story of murder, mystery and thievery, of art, love and loss. And flowing through its pages like a river, is the voice of a woman who stands outside time, whose name has been forgotten by history, but who has watched it all unfold: Birdie Bell, the clockmaker's daughter.

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Nicky Pellegrino

New Zealand author Nicky Pellegrino has a number of popular novels about Italy, friendship passion and food.

Below is the abstract for her latest novel To Italy, With Love.

Love happens when you least expect it... Assunta has given up on love. She might run her little trattoria in the most romantic mountain town in Italy, but love just seems to have passed her by. Sarah-Jane is finished with love. She's buying an old convertible and driving around Italy this summer - it's the perfect way to forget all about her hot celebrity ex-boyfriend! But when Sarah-Jane's van breaks down outside Assunta's restaurant in Montenello, she has to stay longer than she intended! And the trouble is, love is everywhere.

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