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Sisters

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  11,551 ratings  ·  898 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
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Paperback, 341 pages
Published April 29th 2008 by Delta (first published November 15th 1989)
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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.
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
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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.
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
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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
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
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
Ena Hasečić
2.5

Razočarenje. U suštini dobro osmišljena radnja ali slabo razrađena. Previše patetičnih opisa svakodnevnice bez bilo kakve dinamike osim u prvih 50ak strana. Noviji roman ove spisateljice, 2007.godina kada joj je, očito, ponestajalo ideja...
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
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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
Sarah ( 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
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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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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
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
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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
Redial
I bet they're all different and they all get along in the end.
Filipa
Este livro foi uma surpresa.Resolvi lê-lo porque eu também tenho três irmãs. Por um lado, fiquei um pouco desapontada com a autora; foi o primeiro livro dela que li,mas tinha elevadas expectativas. Não esperava encontrar um livro sem muita emoção e com muitas ideias repetidas a cada capítulo (Já para não falar de determinados acontecimentos, como o casamento do pai!). Por outro lado, a ideia principal da obra marcou-me; penso que isso aconteceu porque me identifiquei bastante com as personagens ...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
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Amanda
SPOILERS



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! Steel tells us al
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أشواق
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
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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
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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
Lily
Jul 08, 2013 Lily rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody
This book is written so horribly. Every sentence is a simple sentence, with not syntax variation. Steel describes the sisters to detail but then can't keep the details straight throughout the whole book. The book seems to be an exploration into "Telling, not showing" (which is the opposite of what good writers do...). There was little to no dialogue, and every idea gets repeated 15 times because clearly you can't understand it the first 14 times. Certainly an easy read, if a bit painful to have ...more
Demiere Lee
I'd probably be over exaggerating if I said the book was the best I've ever read because honestly it wasn't. However the case may be, it wasn't the worst either. Actually in all the books I've read by Danielle Steel since the 2000s, considering she hasn't has a great book since 1997, this was a poignant tale about sisterhood, hence the title Sisters. Of course I knew there would be some happy go lucky ending with the story but the second, third and fourth chapters I wasn't prepared for! I will n ...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.
Noor Baher
أن تقرأ رواية لدانيال ستيل كأنك تقرأ رواياتها جميعاً. الأفكار معادة و القيم التي ترتكز عليها تظهرها بشكل نمطي جداً.
هي قصة أربعة شقيقات يتفرقن ليرتبطن من جديد، و في حادث تفقد أحدهن بصرها. القصة لا تحتوي على كثير من الأحداث التي تحرك النفس و تثير القارئ، مجرد سرد نمطي و متوقع .
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
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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
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