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Weekend Warriors (Sisterhood #1)

4.06  ·  Rating Details  ·  6,013 Ratings  ·  503 Reviews
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 do its job. Now, drawn together by tragedy, they’re forging a bond that will help t ...more
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Published August 20th 2005 by Brilliance Audio (first published December 2001)
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May 18, 2011 Elizabeth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 16, 2009 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jill Dunlop
May 05, 2011 Jill Dunlop rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 01, 2013 Keith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Tara Chevrestt
Oct 09, 2009 Tara Chevrestt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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
Jane Stewart
2 stars. Characters not developed. Action and events not interesting enough. Dialogue was so-so. Needed more suspense.

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
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
Aug 13, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sep 01, 2013 Karen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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,
Jan 15, 2008 Bob rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 14, 2008 Melsha rated it did not like it  ·  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
Jan 21, 2015 Suzanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Weekend Warrior” Fern Michaels 1st book in the Sisterhood Series I liked it. I read in about 4 days which is really really fast for me. The Sisterhood is formed to avenge the people that ruined their lives in various ways like falsely accused of crimes and rape just to name a few. This first book takes you through one of the sisters getting to break it even with the jerks that changed her life. You get to know a few of the characters very well and start to form a bond w/them almost immediately. ...more
I like the idea of this series. I enjoyed this first book and look forward to continuing.
Sep 28, 2015 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kobo-read, series
Imagine that something so terrible happened to you, as a woman. This terrible thing ruined your life up to that point making it very hard to move on. It changed your life in a way that you have lost your spouse, or your career, or your family or other things that are making it absolutely impossible to move ahead with your life.

You have gone to the law but have been disappointed by the let down from that source. What do you do, if anything.

Myra, a lady who is not hurting money wise, has lost her
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
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
Sep 17, 2011 Kathy Davie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
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
Dec 04, 2013 Tammy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 26, 2013 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, strong-women
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Corrie Beebe
Dec 08, 2013 Corrie Beebe rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
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
Heather  *got a job*
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 well balls to be more precise.
Dale Safford
Dec 29, 2011 Dale Safford rated it liked it

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
Oct 11, 2011 M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
I have a lot of interesting conversations with little old ladies at the library, and a lot of them recommend this series. I kind of assumed that Fern Michaels was the usual bestselling drivel, boy was I wrong.

I'm not entirely sure why so many little old ladies are enjoying a book about a bunch of women avenging their fellow sisters by castrating a bunch of rapists, but I totally dig it. This was really fun.

Katherine Coble
I know these books are much loved and incredibly popular.

I just couldn't take it. It was full of anger and retribution and hate. People are horribly mutilated and we're supposed to be amused and cheer on the mutilators because they're The Good Gals.

Plus...the text is full of errors. One early example: in the prologue a character is introduced as Charles Emery. When he shows up again in chapter 1 his name is Charles Martin, while another character altogether is called Jack Emery. Sloppy.

I gues
♥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
Katie Q
Oct 30, 2014 Katie Q rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books
This is the first Fern Michaels book I have read. It was terrific. Fast paced. Love the concept of the series. Love books that empower women. Highly recommended.
Jul 02, 2015 BER rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I was browsing when I came across the Sisterhood books. I believe it was the third one and I also think that it was a free download. (I have found many great writers through those special deals. Hope they continue.) I had just finished reading a fantasy/sci-fi series and was looking for a change of pace. It took a bit and some pages to switch genre gears but I did and was hooked. The reason I wasn't sure if the book was free or if it was the third one is because I've been buying more of the
Jan 05, 2015 Elaine rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I believe this is the first Fern Michael's book I've read. Though a somewhat clever plot line I found it to be silly and amateurish. I can actually envision this for TV. It's a story of those who have been "mistreated" by the judicial system exacting revenge on their perpetrators. Of course there's someone out to thwart their efforts. It's clever but it seems poorly done. I thought of giving up on reading it early on but decided to hang on. It seemed as though parts were missing however I didn't ...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 w ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Sisterhood (1 - 10 of 25 books)
  • Payback (Sisterhood, #2)
  • Vendetta (Sisterhood, #3)
  • The Jury (Sisterhood, #4)
  • Sweet Revenge (Sisterhood #5)
  • Lethal Justice (Sisterhood #6)
  • Free Fall (Sisterhood, #7)
  • Hide and Seek (Sisterhood, #8) (Rules of the Game, #1)
  • Hokus Pokus (The Sisterhood: Rules of the Game, Book 2)
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