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Me And My Sisters (Devlin Sisters #1)

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  938 Ratings  ·  118 Reviews
Julie used to be the easy-going sister. But now she's mother of four boys under five, her marriage is under strain and she is struggling to keep sane. She needs support, but her sisters don't understand. After all, their lives are perfect. The Devlin sisters think they have little in common. They might just be in for a surprise.
ebook, 448 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Penguin UK (first published August 4th 2011)
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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
3.5 stars for Me and My Sisters by Sinead Moriarty, a chick-lit that was an enjoyable read and gave me a few laughs along the way. It was a quick easy and entertaining read about sibling rivalry and how easy it is to believe that everyone else has a better/easier life than you do, when in fact, they don't.

Julie has always been the easy-going one of the three Devlin sisters. But now with four boys under five (the mother of triplets) she is struggling to cope. She has lost her sense of humour, alo
Ohhh I'm soo happy to have read this book!!! It's the first book of the year 2016 to which I put 5 stars out of 5!!! I loved this book and devoured it from the first page to the last one! It's so well written (it's the first time I read a book from Sinead Moriarty but I can tell you that from now on, I will read all of her new published books!!!). And I absolutely loved reading about the lives of the 3 sisters, Julie, Sophie and Louise. They are all so different with totally different lives but ...more
Jun 06, 2012 Sruti rated it liked it
The book is really good.It is my third sineard moriarty's book. I find her writing light and approachable with a dash of humour and a happy ending is always there.
Jackie Mceachern
Jan 30, 2012 Jackie Mceachern rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! This author was recommended to me because I really enjoy Marian Keyes. And she definitely fit the bill. I love Irish humour, having ground up in Newfoundland where there is a big Irish influence. The bond between the sisters in the book made me sad that I don't have any sisters. But I connected with the characters and enjoyed the story. The ending wasn't really a big surprise or anything but I still so enjoyed the ride.
Mar 23, 2013 chippyvale rated it it was amazing
The first novel that I read from Moriarty was Keeping It In The Family, which was really funny and fluffy so I was kinda expecting more or less the same in Me & My Sisters. But it wasn't. Sure there's a good dose of chick lit in some aspects as well, but really, the book explores several themes such as women juggling motherhood and career, the idea of a Self, family ties, and perhaps on a more subtle level, equality between men and women.

My favorite character has to be Louise; she is a top
Dec 18, 2011 Pamela rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed, dnf
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Mar 26, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
A pleasant read if a little predictable in places. Julie, Sophie and Louise are very different personalities and have drifted apart slightly as they have grown older but as problems hit them they discover that blood is thicker than water and they do all pull together. The story is nicely told with chapters alternating between the three of them and we also have the funny storyline of their brother Gavin who insists on being called Willow to blend in with his tree hugging friends!!
Jan 04, 2012 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
what a totally amazing book i so loved the relationships between the sisters and how close they were to their brother, i loved how when things went wrong they were all there for each other this is up there as one of my fav books by this author she never disappoints brilliant
Jul 03, 2016 Kourtney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads, kindle
To anyone who loves chick lit books - grab this one IMMEDIATELY! I loved loved loved this book and I wonder if I can give the book justice with my review.

This is the first book in the Devlin Sister's series, where we get to meet the Devlin family and catch a glimpse of their life.

Julie is married to Harry, and they have 4 sons. Three of them just happen to be triplets. YIKES! She is a stay-at-home mom (or mum since the book does take place in Ireland) who is struggling to find her identity and f
Sep 10, 2016 Nat rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-kindle-books
I rated this: 3.5/5

I'll be honest up until the halfway mark, I wasn't a fan of this story. The characters felt very stereotypical and two dimensional and I had to will myself to finish it. Although the writing is good, actually very good, I was not connecting to it at all. However, once the characters went through their life changing moments, my feelings for them changed. They actually felt more real if that makes any sense.

To me, Julia was the worst of the three sisters. Was not a fan of her st
Me and My Sisters tells the story of three Irish sisters—Julie, Louise, and Sophie—and how their relationships with each other begins to change and become more meaningful when their lives face unexpected challenges and upheavals. Julie is an exhausted mother of four very young boys—including a rambunctious set of triplets—struggling to make ends meet on her husband’s reduced salary. Louise is a very successful lawyer in a London law firm whose world is turned upside down when she becomes pregnan ...more
May 22, 2016 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Me and My Sisters is the first book that I have read by author Sinead Moriarty. If this book is any indication, I have been missing out on some amazing books! I absolutely loved this story, and especially loved the focus on the bond between sisters.

The story is about three sisters...Julie, Louise, and Sophie...all going through some sort of crisis or problem. Julie is married with four boys. She loves her husband, is totally devoted to him and their boys, but feels as if she is slowly losing he
Jamie Holzberg / Fluff Smut & Murder

Thank you to and to the publisher for the ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

Loved the book – It was cute, funny, and just as wonderful the second time through SINCE IT ORIGINALLY CAME OUT IN 2011!!!! It really bothers me that publishers take advantage of those of us who read way too much, don’t always document every single book we pick up, and re-release a book - either under the same name or a slightly different, cooler sounding name. I know – its my fault since I
Jun 30, 2016 Penni rated it really liked it
*I recieved this eBook from NetGalley for an honest review.*

I enjoyed this story very much. I liked that it was set in Dublin (since I’ve always wanted to go to Ireland) and in London and that it focused mainly on the three Delvin sisters – Louise, Julie and Sophie.

At the beginning of the book it seemed that the sisters were not as close as they wanted it to appear to be, but as time went on it was evident that the three stuck by each other through thick and thin. I like how each learned so much
May 25, 2016 Sky rated it really liked it
This is not the first time that i have read this book but i continued reading it as i love Sinead Moriarty books and really enjoy her writing style.

I love the relationships shared between the sisters in this book and enjoyed reading about the three sisters Julie, Sophie and Louise and their lives.

Me and My Sisters was a great mix of love, friendship, seriousness and the highs and lows we all face in life. It was a touching read about the unbreakable bond shared between sisters and I would recomm
Megan Esch
Sep 06, 2016 Megan Esch rated it really liked it
Quick read--really a 3.5 instead of a 4. At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like the book; the sisters all seemed like total stereotypes. At various times I wanted to scream at all of them but as I got farther into the book I saw the characters did have depth. As someone who was a stay at homed mom for 10+ years I could relate to a lot of her life and the emotions that go along with its it. I'm also the middle of three sisters and have one brother, although he's older, not 15 years younger ...more
Sep 10, 2013 Jojo1981 rated it really liked it
This is the first book of Sinead's I have read and I really really enjoyed it. It was a nice easy read and I found the characters of the 3 sisters so easy to relate to. There was something in each that I personally related to. Some parts I hate to say I skimmed over slightly as I found a bit pointless or longwinded and some of the dialogue was on the same fashion (like every person having to say something however unnecessary). Regardless of these couple of little negatives it did not alter my en ...more
Oct 17, 2012 Rebecca rated it liked it
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Jun 17, 2016 Ann rated it really liked it
I was surprised to find out that this delightful novel is part of a series featuring the Devlin family. The sisters are grown and married with children. Julie, Sophie and Louise are all back in Ireland and getting back on an even kilter. The ladies make you smile a good bit as they relate their stories throughout the book. Great characters that are certainly real with flaws and problems make for a story many can relate to easily. I'll certainly be looking for the other books thar star this graci ...more
Kim Holsapple
Jun 08, 2014 Kim Holsapple rated it it was amazing
This was a fast pace read and I thoroughly enjoyed entering each of the three sisters and their lives. I could see a little bit of me in each of the sisters. I enjoyed the highs and lows that each of them experienced. I think this is the first book in a long time that I have read that is set in Ireland. I look forward to reading more from Sinead Moriarty.
Dec 31, 2016 Jo rated it really liked it
'Me and My Sisters' by Sinead Moriarty is a great book. Based on the everyday lives of three sisters, Julie, Sophie and Louise, it is packed full of reality, with all the ups, downs and in-betweens of their everyday lives and relationships.
Julie, married to Harry has triplets and a baby; four boys under five. Struggling with money, self-image and sanity, Julie constantly doubts her ability as a mother and a wife, questioning her value in her husband's life, a doubt that leads to the ultimate tes
Nathalie Slavens
Witty, approachable, and easy to read, but without much substance. A bit like a canned soup, the flavor is there but it lacks substance, layers and nice chunks of meat. If you like reading about designer clothes and spoiled children you'll love it, unfortunately I never felt a connection to any of the characters.
Necole Moreau
Dec 29, 2016 Necole Moreau rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing book about sister's. It is sad that sisters feel like they should have to hide and keep secret the hard times going in their life because they feel the others have everything together. I love how this book finally gets these sisters to lean on each other and they show that none of their lives are perfect. Family is everything and this author did a great job on showing that.
Dec 26, 2016 Alicia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Laura Crosse
Nov 01, 2014 Laura Crosse rated it really liked it
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Dec 29, 2012 Sue rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, read-2014
This is quite a readable book, about an Irish family with three very different sisters, all around forty. They're rather caricatured: one ultra-successful highly intelligent lawyer who likes to be in control, one harassed mother of triplets plus a toddler, and one ex-model who married a millionaire and spends her time shopping and getting beauty treatments. Oh, and a token tree-hugging brother.

Then crises hit them all in different ways and they discover just how important their relationships wi
Aug 29, 2016 Sarah rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderfully captivating story. I adored this book to the point where I finished it and realised there was a second book and ordered immediately.

I started reading this book and couldn’t put it down. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Each sister had their own life and it was good to read about each one and get their background whilst enjoying the interconnecting story. The book flicked from one sister to the other per chapter but was easy to follow. I connected with each sister and felt their st
Apr 21, 2016 Michele rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, fiction
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars

‘The other thing I’ve learnt over the last year is how important family is. I wouldn’t have got through it without my sisters. …The three of us have overcome big obstacles this year and have survived, bruised and battered, but the better for it.’

Me and My Sisters was an in-depth look at three sisters as they each struggled to fight their way through a year of monumental changes and life-altering decisions. We in turn got to see the good, the bad, and the comical through
May 18, 2016 MaryAnn rated it really liked it
Solid 4 stars for Me and My Sisters. It was an interesting look at 3 sisters, their overbearing mother and the way their lives intersect....or in this case, don't really.

Julie, Sophie and Louise each chose different paths in life and are happily living life with little interaction with each other until chaos hits each of them in different ways. None of the sisters ever really got along and so they aren't close as adults. Mom is pretty tough to take or would be if she were my mom!

Yes, this is a s
Kelly (purplebookstand)
May 16, 2016 Kelly (purplebookstand) rated it it was amazing
Me and My Sisters

This is the first book by Moriarty that I've read and I'll definitely be seeking out more of her work!

I really loved this book. It had a great mix of highs, lows, humour and more serious bits. Above all, there was a lot of love. Each character had something endearing about them and they were all relatable in one way or another. The sisters are all so different, their lives couldn't be more different from each other, but ultimately they love each other unconditionally and they st
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Sinead was born and raised in Dublin where she grew up surrounded by books. Her mother is an author of children’s books. Growing up, Sinead says she was inspired by watching her mother writing at the kitchen table and then being published. From that moment on, her childhood dream was to write a novel.

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