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Sisters

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  10,206 ratings  ·  851 reviews
Four sisters, a Manhattan brownstone, and a tumultuous year of loss and courage are at the heart of Danielle Steel’s new novel about a remarkable family, a stunning tragedy—and what happens when four very different young women come together under one very lively roof.

Candy–it’s the only name she needs—is blazing her way through Paris, New York, and Tokyo as fashion’s late...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 29th 2008 by Delta (first published February 13th 2007)
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Tory
My kid bought me this book for Valentines Day. Since he's five, we won't really judge him on his lack of literary tastes. Yet. Give him a few years.

Sentimentally, I read it. And then I hated it. Her writing seems to be aimed at the barely literate. She uses small words. Short sentences and repeats things over and over. Then again. And again, just to make sure the point was made.

This book. It made me feel less intelligent, just for having read it.
Lindsay
Awful, couldn't finish.

The characters were "too perfect," and the father absolutely pathetic when he doesn't visit his daughter in the hospital because it's just "too hard." If I could talk to the book I'd tell the girls to get over themselves and to the dad to grow a pair.

Doesn't even deserve one star.
Mona
رواية مميزة ... انتهيت منها و أنا أشعر بطاقة ايجابية و تفاؤل غريب ... و
هكذا هي روايات دانييل دائما ... تشع بالأمل و القيم الإنسانية
أحببت ابطالها كثيرا خصوصا الوالدة التي انتهى دورها بعد الفصل الخامس إلا أنها ظلت مسيطرة على الأحداث بروحها و قيمها التي ربت عليها الشقيقات .. بالحب الذي جمع بينهن و دفع كل واحدة منهن للتضحية بصديقها أو مهنتها أو استقلاليتها و خصوصيتها في سبيل مساعدة أختهم لبناء حياة جديدة مستقلة لا تحتاج فيها لأحد ... عندما خسرت هذه الأخت حياتها و والدتها في ذلك الحادث
رغم هذا لم...more
Hannah
This is the second book I have read by Steel - well, nearly read, seeing as I couldn't finish it. The first one - Coming Out - was bad. Very bad. But I thought everyone deserves a second chance, and tried this novel. What a mistake that was.
While yes, the accident did bring a small tear to my eye, it soon became pretty apparent that there was no use in crying over this book, as it is completely unrealistic. The sister goes blind - a tragedy yes, but it's amazing how the metal pipes that cause...more
Jen
I am not a huge Danielle Steel fan but this book's title, "Sisters" and blurb on the back caught my eye (I am one of three girls so ya, I have sisters). Interestingly enough, I didn't completely hate it. It had the makings of a good story. However, there were some serious turnoffs about it. The major one being the author's characters are almost, in a sense, overcooked. For me, I prefer to have the characters remain a bit pink so they retain some flavor! I, also like to develop my own opinion of...more
Jeannie Miernik
The best part about this book is how awful it is. Hilarious! Candy the Model is THE ULTIMATE Mary Sue. But my favorite part is when the artist sister gets in a car accident, which does no damage to her pretty face or green eyes on the outside, but the doctor can see on the X-ray that her brain is like totally broken and she is going to be blind forever. Oh, and she will have extra brain damage if they don't operate. Immediately. "Oh no!" her sisters think. "She would totally hate that." (She mea...more
Charlotte
I love the way the book opens for you. There are four sisters in the book and the first four chapters are dedicated to introducing you to them and their current lives. Sabrina(a successful lawyer in Manhattan), Tammy (a successful t.v. producer in Hollywood) , Annie (an aspiring artist living in Florence, Italy), and Candy (a globe-hopping supermodel). Their family ties are very strong and always drop their own lives to celebrate family holidays together with their parents in Conneticut.

They al...more
Delaney
Sisters by Danielle Steel was actually recommended to me by my mom. She thought this book would be enjoyable for me and she was right! I gave this 4 stars because while reading this book there was many times when tears actually started to fill my eyes. This is the story of 4 sisters, all completely different from each other but extremely close with one another. Their mother and one of the middle sisters, Annie, get into a horrible car accident. Their mother unfortunately does not make it, howeve...more
Emily Kudeviz
Aug 25, 2012 Emily Kudeviz rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one.
Recommended to Emily by: My granndmother
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The Lost Lola
Feb 19, 2009 The Lost Lola rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NO ONE
Recommended to The Lost Lola by: my cousin
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paris
تدور حول أربع شقيقات يعشن في مناطق متباعدة عارضة أزياء تتنقل بين باريس وطوكيو ونيويورك , محامية تعيش في نيويورك , فنانة تشكيلية تعيش في فلورنسا , ومنتجة برامج تلفزيونية تعيش في سان فرانسيسكو ... يعدن معا إلى منزل العائلة للإحتفال بالعيد الوطني الأمريكي يوم الرابع من يونيو
ذلك اليوم الذي سيشكل مفترق طرق لحياتهن ... تلقى والدتهن حتفها وتفقد شقيقتهن آني" الفنانة التشكيلية " بصرها نتيحة حادث سيارة ... ويبدأن بتغيير حياتهن لتوائم ظروفهن الحالية ...لن أحرق عليكم الرواية بذكر جميع أحداثها الهامة .. وما...more
caractere
دانيال كاتبة مشهورة الجميع يقرأ لها لبساطتها في التعبير وشرح الموضوع المتناول في رواياتها. قرأت الشقيقات فعرفت هذا الأسلوب في الكتابة الغير متكلف. لا عجب أن كتبها لاقت شهرة واسعة وأظن أن كل من يريد أن يقرأ فليبدأ بدانيال .. لن يواجه صعوبة في اللغة والمحصلة جميلة في النهاية فمواضيعها اجتماعية عاطفية .. تدعو للتفاؤل والتضحية وترتيب الأولويات وغيرها من السمات التي تقوم كالبلسم للكل .. لأن مامن أحد إلا وتعرض لمشكلة وإحتاج لمن يفهمه .. وطبعاً لن يشعر بوجود شخص يعي تماماً ما الذي يتحدث عنه إلا بعد أن...more
Lisa Ritzheimer
First of all did anybody else notice all the errors in this book? There were so many contradictions which irritate me to the core! First she says tammy's hair is red like her mothers only curly, then when the sisters are dividing up their mother's clothes Annie puts on a cashmere sweater and looks so beautiful, of course, and just like her mother who "has the same color hair", yet Annies hair is a chestnut. Then when she is describing Tammue's home in the beginning she says that tammy is just to...more
Ohood Natsheh
كِتاب الشقيقات محتوياته بعيدة تماماً عن عاداتنا في الشرق الاوسط والعالم العربي، فقد كُتب ليُناسب العادات والمجتمع الغربي..
بالإضافة إلى الكثير من الفصول التي من وجهة لم يكن لها أي داعٍ فقد كانت عبارة عن صفحات تزيد من حجم الكِـاب

الكِـتاب لم يُكن له صدى كبير في أرجاء نفسي، فهُناك اختلافات كبيرة بين الواقع في الرواية وما بين الحاصل في عالمنا العربي فلا الأجواء اجوائنا وعلى الافكار تُناسبنا..

لكن هُناك بعض النقاط التي قد أعجبتني في الرواية ومنِها، التعلق الشديد في العائلة والتماسك الأُسري رُغم المسافا...more
Angela
I'm about half-way through this book. I haven't read a DS novel in about 15 years. This book has reminded me why I really don't like her. How repetitive can a person be? Seriously, the central issue is that the mom dies in a car accident is the sister is blinded from a head injury. Do you SERIOUSLY need to repeat that over and over and over. I think we know WHY everyone is feeling “sad.” If I ever wrote that a previous book I read was the worst book ever, I was wrong. Sisters is truly the worst...more
Jenni
This is the first book I have read of Danielle Steel in over a decade. I stopped reading her because it was the same story over and over with different settings. Most of her books dont come with descriptions on them, so when I was in the bookstore the other day, I was surprised to find this book with one. It sounded interesting, so I gave it a chance.

It seems she is trying her hand at a new kind of writing. She had too many details in the beginning and then seemed to cram as much info as she cou...more
Amanda
SPOILERS

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Sisters is about four ... sisters. I don't remember their names, so I'm going to call them CareerWoman, AttractiveWoman, HollywoodWoman and ArtistWoman. Yep, their personalities can be summed up by their careers/basic personality-traits. They don't have any personality beyond that. They live very far away from each other, of course, in cities that one would assume each of the personality types would live in.

Oh, and don't worry if you find it hard to get to know people! Stee...more
أشواق Soshoart
بسم الله …
اليوم انهيت الكتاب أحببته ولم أفعل بنفس الوقت
البداية قوية جميل وجيدة أحببت الاخوات كثير احببت العائلة بأكملها لكن هذه المحبة بدأت بتناقص بعد الحادث
الاب شخصيته تدفعني للجنون ! في البداية قُدم كرجل حكيم محب لزوجته وبناته وصاحب مكانة اجتماعية
لكن بوفاة زوجته ينقلب الى اخرق عاجز < اعرف ان زوجته كانت تهتم به كثيراً لكن هو رجل بالغ وأب في النهاية
ابنته تفقد بصرها لم يأتي الى زيارتها ؟! لانه حزين < أقنعوني رجاءً
لكن شخصيات الاخوات جداً جميلة أحببت صرامة تامي وسبرينا والطفلة كاندي والح...more
Adi Mol
It's one of the most awful books I have read in my life.
After Silent Honor, I expected something great from Danielle again, but I was very wrong. Story is so-so. Everything seems so perfect it's pathetic. Her style couldn't be worse. Anyone could have written it better, even 15-year-olds.
I was feeling awkward while reading it. The sentences are annoying, and so are the characters. Sabrina annoyed the hell out of me.
And I have to agree with one of the reviews here, Danielle repeats the same thi...more
Jenmitchell
Ah, what it must be like to live in Danielle Steel's world - where are the main characters are beautiful, perfect, and happy. And if you forget, you'll be reminded of it several times. My favorite part of this book is when, after a family tragedy, the family doctor gives one of the sisters a bottle of Valium to distribute at her pleasure. Hello! Isn't that illegal? What if she then subsequently sold them, was caught, and then hauled off to jail? Who would be responsible - the sister or the docto...more
Brandie
If there was a rating lower than one star, I would give it to this. It was not written well at all, breaking every rule of writing--and not in a good way. I could not even finish it, though I tried a hundred pages worth. I do not recommend this at all, to anyone, and the only thing I learned from it is that if this could get published, then I could.
Redial
I bet they're all different and they all get along in the end.
Mary
Danielle Steel is a fantastic author - one of my favorites. I have many - but not yet all of her books. I'm looking forward to buying what I don't have, and reading them. All Danielle Steel books go on my keeper list - a list of my personal favorite authors. Sisters is well written and one of my favorite Steel novels. I also revisit earlier books by Danielle Steel. I recently reread "Going Home, and look forward to rereading more of Danielle Steel's earlier novels."
Katherine Madison
Jun 10, 2009 Katherine Madison rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who is desperate to read a very passive and boring book.
Sisters caught my attention when I was walking around Borders, I read the description and was excited to read it. I'm all for independent women leading successful jobs or doing something they like and I love it when women conquer over hardships in their lives. I thought this would be a great book to read, at least I thought I did.

The first chapters of introduction were quite nice actually, I enjoyed reading about the different lives the sisters led and it amazed me how close they were. The plot...more
Adrienne
The idea of the book, the central point of sisterly love and support through difficult times, was good. The book, however, was written with short sentences, very little variation in syntax, and often times repetitive. It spends the first four chapters describing the life of every sister, every single one of which seemed superficial and two dimensional. None of the characters change or develop throughout the story, despite the accident and one of them becoming blind. The relationships between the...more
Rahmadiyanti
Novel-novel Danielle Steel tak terlalu menarik perhatian saya. 2 atau 3 judul yang sudah saya baca, menurut saya sudah cukup untuk tahu gaya seperti apa yang Steel tawarkan. Tapi judul yang ini ternyata lumayan menarik perhatian saya. Persaudaraan 4 kakak beradik, yang diuji saat ibu mereka tewas dalam kecelakaan dan salah satu dari mereka buta.

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Materi cerita ini menarik, dan sejujurnya cukup memaku saya untuk terus baca. Tapi oh tapi, heran juga ya dengan penulis yang sudah ratusan kali melah...more
Valerie
This was a book club selection. For the most part I did not like it. I don't like fiction that is so unbelievable that it is difficult to get into the story. I don't like perfect people who name drop designer clothes and flashy events with celebrities.

I liked the stories premise but I did not like the dialog. I read/listened to the book on CD. I do believe that influenced my opinion of the book. I did not like the person reading the story.

To be honest, I read a lot. I like fiction. At some poin...more
Renee
My latest audio book for while I am working out. I have loved her stuff in the past so I am hoping that this one will be just as good.

This one was so amazing. While I was listening to it and working out, I quickly found myself in tears. Danielle Steel's stuff usually does this to me, but I was hoping because I was active and doing something that I wouldn't cry over it. This book definitely had its sad moments, but the main reason it was so sad was that the characters were so well developed. It e...more
Imas
Awal-awal membaca novel ini agak boring karena sepertinya semuanya indah dan berbunga-bunga kehidupan empat bersaudara perempuan-perempuan canti dengan kehidupan memesona.

Setelah ditinggal beberapa waktu, kembali dibaca lagi karena pada prinsipnya aku selalu berusaha menghabiskan buku yang telah mulai kubaca walaupun harus dengan penuh perjuangan...*melirik tumpukan buku yang di pause.

Kehidupan yang memesona seketika berubah dalam waktu sekejap, keempat saudari itu harus berjuang bersama-sama me...more
Melissa Ward
Danielle Steel - Sisters
Bantam Dell, 2007

Steel takes her readers into the complex world of a family as four sisters weave in and out of each others' lives, growing and changing together. One of Danielle Steel's greatest strengths as a writer is fleshing out her characters. Once each sister enters our minds, it is as if they are our lifelong friends. She masters the art of intimacy and familiarity with her diverse characters. Her choice of plot is brilliant in Sisters. The moment we have settled...more
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