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Weekend Warriors (Sisterhood #1)

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INSIDE: Fern talks about the Sisterhood series--and more!Justice Has A New Outfit

Life isn't fair. Most women know it. But what can you do about it? Plenty. . .if you're part of the Sisterhood. On the surface, these seven women are as different as can be--but each has had her share of bad luck, from cheating husbands to sexist colleagues to a legal system that often doesn't...more
ebook, 330 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Zebra Books (first published December 2001)
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Elizabeth
A couple weeks ago I was browsing in the public library and struck up a conversation with this sweet older lady. She's probably in her late 60s. And seemed like the nice grandmotherly type. In the course of the conversation she recommend Fern Michaels Sisterhood series. So I picked it up. Little old ladies are rarely wrong, right? Wrong.

Revenge makes for great stories in all media. I mean, who doesn't like Chuck Bronson in Death Wish?

While I liked the plot idea, a group of wronged women joining...more
Denise~The Procrastinating Book Diva~
This was one of those books that made me glad I've adopted a three chapter rule. After the first two chapters I was convinced that this book was headed for a early departure to the bad book graveyard. It was disjointed as the author spent more time attempting to build the foundation for a series rather than focusing on the current storyline. Also, having listened to the audiobook, the narrator was mediocre at best and made it hard to get through. However, the book takes off once the sisterhood i...more
Donna
I actually read the rest of the Sisterhood series first as this book was so hard to get in the library. The book is a fast and entertaining read.
After her pregnant daughter Barbara was killed in a hit and run accident by a Chinese diplomat whose diplomat status saved him from prosecution, Myra goes into a depression for over a year. The depression ends when she watches a mother shoot the man who had been freed on a technicality after the man murdered her daughter. Myra vowed that she would help...more
Jill Dunlop
Weekend Warriors is the first in the Sisterhood Series by Fern Michaels. Myra Rutledge, a wealthy billionaire takes it upon herself to form and fund a vigilante group of other women who have been victimized and whom the law was unable to help. Myra formed this group after her own daughter was hit by a drunk driver and could never place charges on the man. These women formulate a plan to vindicate each woman in the group. The first woman whom they help is Kathryn Lucas, who was raped by three mot...more
Jane Stewart
2 ½ stars. Characters not developed. Action and events not interesting enough. Dialogue was so-so. Needed more suspense.

STORY BRIEF:
Myra is a billionaire. Her daughter Barbara was killed in a hit and run. The driver had diplomatic immunity so he couldn’t be prosecuted. Myra invites five women to her home who were victims of crimes where justice was not done. Their purpose is to get revenge. They call themselves the Sisterhood. Nikki is a defense lawyer who was close to Myra and Barbara. She also...more
Keith
Weekend Warriors, Payback, Vendetta, etc. is a series of books about a group of women who get revenge on situations where the law has done them completely wrong because friends or partners have lied and managed to ruin their lives. One lady had a business partner get in an accident killing a family then claiming our heroine was driving and succeeded in getting to spend a year in jail and lose the business. Another lady's husband was running for president, but he beat her, had affairs on her, etc...more
Tina
This book was somewhere between awesome and awful. It was completely cracked out and unrealistic as all get out and yet, I enjoyed the heck out it.

Years ago I watched an episode of that tv show L.A. Law. In this episode there was a woman who was raped but her rapist escaped prosecution because he had diplomatic immunity. So the woman walks over and shoots the guy and then hands over her gun and says "read me my rights." I flashed onto this episode while reading this book because this book includ...more
Tara Chevrestt
This is a story with balls!!! Get your attention? Well it is true. This novel really does have balls. Literally. I thoroughly enjoyed it despite the fact that the writing is a tad rushed and a bit amateurish compared to many other bestsellers. I have passed over this novel thru the years because for some reason, it is always in the Romance area. However, upon recommendation of a co worker I gave it a go and found there really is no romance in it. On the contrary, it is about 7 women that have be...more
Susan
My 78 year old Mother recommended this series to me. As a general rule I only read Christian fiction and of course this isn't. I enjoyed the story and the concept of the sisterhood. It lost a rating star due to the profanity. Personally I always feel it detracts from the story. I do plan to eventually read the entire series.
Brittney Musick
When I finished this book, I decided I needed to sleep on it before I rated and reviewed it because my feelings were pretty mixed.

In Weekend Warriors, a group of woman who have suffered from great injustice are brought together by a wealthy woman named Myra who's pregnant daughter was killed in a hit and run accident. The driver, a Chinese diplomat with immunity, goes unpunished. After going into a fugue state for many months, Myra comes alive again when she realizes that these injustices don't...more
Christine
Wow. This was a struggle to rate. You know how some things are so bad that they're good? When the dialogue is so silly or the execution of the plot is just ludicrous? That's kind of where this one ends up for me. It's almost, almost good campy fun. Who doesn't love a good laugh at a scene you're supposed to take seriously? And how can you have a plan with so much potential for failure but it actually goes off without a hitch? I love the idea that you can teach someone to drive a stick shift sole...more
Kathy Davie
First in the Sisterhood suspense series revolving about a group of women gathered together to find justice for those whom the law has failed.

The Story
Devastated by the death of her daughter, Barbara, in a hit-and-run accident, Myra Rutledge is suddenly jolted back to life when, as a result of a not guilty verdict against a man who had confessed to killing a woman's daughter, the woman shot and killed him on the courthouse steps. Myra realized there were too many instances where the law was prote...more
Karen
Where to start ...

From the very beginning, this story was forced and contrived. The writing was choppy and every other sentence the characters were calling each other by their names. How many times do you actually say the name of the person you're speaking with in a conversation? Exactly.

In addition to clumsy dialogue, where were the actions, the body language that SHOWED the reader what the character was feeling, the sighs, the running of one's hand through one's hair, the emotional tug 'o war,...more
Kathy
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Heather  * Yeah...Why!*
A group of women form the Sisterhood to right the wrongs done to them. Vigilante justice one case at a time.
One "sister" was raped by three men seven years ago in front of her invalid husband...statue of limitation is up and justice turns a blind eye to her pain. Well this new group are out for blood..um well balls to be more precise.
Dale Safford
B-

This group of women, "The Sisterhood," choose to get vengeance for Katherine, who was raped by 3 motorcycle "Weekend Warriors" while her handicapped husband was locked in their semi truck and forced to watch. They determine to use their skills and their leader Myra's huge supply of money to hunt down these men and "cut off their balls." They succeed in doing this, and await news of how these men react. The first of the 7 wronged women of The Sisterhood has now been avenged.

A little unbelievabl...more
Bob
Every book, movie, etc. creates its own world that must adhere to the principles the author dictates...much like the real world. This is a novel about revenge in a real world type setting that suddenly has a ghost and psychic thrown into it thereby negating the author's initial premise.

I would like to have seen a hint of mental disorder with the character who saw the ghost and maybe even with the psychic as well. The thought that one or more of the Sisterhood members are headed for a mental brea...more
Mindy
lifelong friends meeting to celebrate news ends in a hit and run tragedy. A group of women who have dealt blows by injustice have banded together to set things right. Billionaire Myra and Charles the ex MI-6 agent head the group dubbed the "Sisterhood". These women mean business and want revenge wrapped in vigilante justice. The women put their names in a shoebox and then draw a name--that person decides the way her justice will be meeted out to the people who escaped justice through the law. I...more
♥Robin ♥
Fern Michaels has been a favorite author of mine for quite some time. Her books have yet to disappoint me. This book was not realistic but at the same time it was fun to read and probably something that a lot of us females have thought about doing to evil men (Lorena Bobbit style) LOL

This book has it's faults and could have used a little bit more editing but it kept me interested and that's a plus :) It was a quick read and a nice change from some of the crappy books I have read lately. I proba...more
Melsha
Sep 14, 2008 Melsha rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: no-one
Recommended to Melsha by: website
This is one of the worst books i have ever read ! I picked it up thinking it would be enjoyable light entertainment, a no-brainer. Well I was right about the no brainer, seems to me the author has no brains as the writing is truly awful. The premise of the plot sounds good but the writing is so bad and the revenge the scorned women wreak is so unbelievable that really the book is just a waste of good paper. Suspension of disbelief just didn't happen for me. I certainly won't read any more in the...more
Stephie Lynn
This is my first Fern Michaels book and I am glad that I am finally on board. This first I'm series is completely different than what I expected. It is not romance, which I thought was FM's MO. It turned out to be more of a female drama/ suspense, with some kick ass women with smarts. The woman are seeking vindication for crimes against them that were not handled fairly by the law. I love this cast of characters. Mara, Charles and Nikki are my favorites, but they are all pretty great. Jack, alth...more
Andrea Corley
For a more in depth review, please visit my blog, Chorley Chronicals, HERE!

I have to start this review by saying that I think I would have rated this book higher, had I actually read the book rather than listen to the book! Listening to it just did not do it for me for this type of book! It's just one of those that is better of read! So that is most likely the source of my lower rating (which is actually pretty low for me!)

That being said, I had a hard time listening to the Narrator, Laurel Mer...more
Barbara ★
I was burned out from the paranormal and fantasy genres so thought I'd give something else a shot. And even though I don't go in for the whole chick-lit thing, I really enjoyed this book. And as it's the first in a rather long series (20 books so far, not sure if the series is complete), I guess I'll be reading about these ladies (and others) for quite a while.

I totally loved the premise, a very rich lady's daughter is killed (view spoiler)...more
Laurel-Rain
When billionaire Myra Rutledge's daughter Barbara is hit by a car and killed, she is devastated. Not only because she has lost her only daughter, who happened to be pregnant with her grandchild at the time, but because nothing can be done to vindicate the death. The diplomat who hit her with his car has immunity and goes unpunished.

Time passes and Myra sinks further into depression. Then Nikki, her daughter's friend, whom Myra has raised, is faced with a difficult case in which another victim's...more
Tammy
This just wasn't my thing. I read this book as part of a book club read. For starters I found the writing in the beginning to be very amateurish. This was really surprising to me since I have read other stuff from this author that I liked and found to be well written. The storyline felt very forced at the start. Secondly , I really really disliked many of the main characters. I had no empathy, none whatsoever for these people and felt it impossible to get on board with their revenge scenario. Th...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Summary: As Nikki and her best friend, Barbara, are walking, a car comes out of nowhere and kills Barbara and her unborn child. Unfortunately, the driver, a Chinese diplomat, isn't subject to prosecution. Barbara's mother, the fabulously wealthy Myra Rutledge, who also raised Nikki, goes into a two-year depression, only snapping out of it when she sees television coverage of the mother of another murdered child taking the law into her own hands. Barbara and Myra recruit five female vigilantes, a...more
Colleen
This book (the whole series, really) falls under the category of "it's so bad, it's good."

It's about a group of women called "The Sisterhood" who have all been wronged by the law after an injustice/crime was perpetrated against them or one of their loved ones. These women decide to take the law into their own hands and exact justice in the way that they see fit, aided by their "sisters."

The writing style isn't that terrific, and it could have been better edited - there is a bit to much reliance...more
Mark Buehl
I have read several of the Sisterhood books that come after this first in the series. I do not know if that has tainted my review or not. The Sisterhood series is a great read and I find not reading them in strict order is not an issue. But after reading a few in the series, reading this first one is like reading the last chapter, then reading the rest of the book. You know how this one will come out before you are half-way done with the book. And maybe that is why I gave this book only three st...more
Corrie Beebe
This book was suggested to me by a co-worker after we discussed various "fluff" books we have read. I am open to reading all kinds of different things, but I do have an expectation of the author to actually be able to write. I couldn't read this book because it was horribly written, with terrible character development, choppy story line and terrible editing.

The story itself has promise, women who have been victims of the "justice" system turn vigilante with the help of a wealthy woman whose dau...more
Cheryl Marvin
Loved the premise of this series, a group of women who have been wronged by the justice system, band together to right the wrongs each has suffered. You learn what happened and how they put together and execute a plan for revenge. The group of characters is not well developed and it took me several chapters to be able to remember each as an individual. Dialogue was short and to the point, not much depth. The only suspense in the book was whether or not the group would get caught or succeed. The...more
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Fern Michaels isn’t a person. I’m not sure she’s an entity either since an entity is something with separate existence. Fern Michaels® is what I DO. Me, Mary Ruth Kuczkir. Growing up in Hastings, Pennsylvania, I was called Ruth. I became Mary when I entered the business world where first names were the order of the day. To this day, family and friends call me Dink, a name my father gave me when I...more
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