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Payback (Sisterhood #2)

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Meet the Sisterhood - seven very different women who found one another in their darkest days and formed an indelible friendship, strong enough to heal their pasts and bring laughter and joy back into their lives. In Myra Rutledge’s beautiful Virginia home, amid hugs and fresh iced tea, shrimp fritters and shell-pink tulips, the friends have gathered to embark on their seco ...more
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Published December 20th 2005 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 1st 2005)
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Julie
Aug 17, 2015 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-shelf, e-book
Payback by Fern Michaels is a 2005 Zebra publication.

Years ago, It was suggested to me that I might like this series. But, I was skeptical because at that time I was into really dark, gritty novels and looking at the book covers, this one as an example, with a white picket fence and red roses on it, I was sure it was too syrupy for me. But, when I received a copy of one the sisterhood novels as a gift a while back I thought- “Why not?”

As it turns out I really liked the book, and wanted to read
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Susan
Aug 13, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Understand I don't like profanity in books. I've chosen to make an exception with this series which is why it's rated a 4 instead of a 5. I enjoy my clean, Christian books so much more. The characters are remarkable and endearing. The mission of the sisterhood and how it is accomplished is always intriguing. I do plan to read the entire series.
PepperP0t
1.75stars
I've rather enjoyed a couple of the later books of this series, but find the second installment far less appealing. The overall premise of women banding together for vengeance is a fine driver for this long-running series, and lends itself to a variety of situations for our protagonists. This time out the senator husband of one of the sisterhood has not only drained their financial accounts, he has given her a death sentence. Before she takes her last breath, Julia would like nothing be
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Kathy Davie
Second in the Sisterhood suspense series that revolves around finding justice for each of the "sisters" and others they find worthy.

The Story
It's Julia Webster's turn for justice. Diagnosed with HIV caught from her philandering senator husband, Julia had to give up her career as a plastic surgeon. She wants Mitchell to pay with humiliation, disgrace, and never have the opportunity for a comeback. She also wants justice for the subscribers to the Monarch HMO. Hundreds, if not thousands, of subscr
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Sara
Feb 03, 2011 Sara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ok I admit I didn't even read this book. But I feel I have the right to rate it; I read the first book in the Sisterhood Series, and while it was painful for me to get through, decided to read the next one to see if the books grew on me at all. The dialouge is so choppy in these books...but the main issue I had with the first book was all the typos and mistakes. Being an English teacher I do tend to have a critical eye for grammar detail, but I would still expect more from a well-known author! I ...more
Jen
Aug 17, 2010 Jen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Tara Chevrestt
Oct 09, 2009 Tara Chevrestt rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This is the second in the Sisterhood series. The Sisterhood being 7 female vigilantes that have been wronged by the American justice system. I enjoyed the first one, but this one was ridiculous. First of all, I had a hard time believing that a local lawyer is going to actually sell most everything he owns and take a month leave of absence from his prestigious job just to spy on these women. Jack is a very annoying character and if he is in the other books, I may not bother to read them. Anyway, ...more
Becky
Oct 20, 2015 Becky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 2 in the Sisterhood series is another great story of revenge and justice to be served by seven vigilante women. Julia Webster's husband is a US Senator and uses her only as an ornament to further his career. Julia has know of all his affairs and now finds out she has contracted AIDS and wants to get revenge before her life is over. He has abused her and left her life in taters. She has had to leave her position as a renowned surgeon. Her husband is getting to announce that he has been chose ...more
Arlene
May 04, 2009 Arlene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Sisterhood series by Fern Michaels are very entertaining, quick reads. The characters are likeable, unique women who you envision to be your neighbors. The stories move at a nice pace and although you know that justice will prevail at the end, Michaels always throws in a couple of twists and turns in to keep you engaged.

One is not left with deep philosophical ponderings after reading these books. Instead, they make you feel like you have had a nice "catch up" visit with a friend and they ma
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Carol  MacInnis
May 29, 2011 Carol MacInnis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
At Myra Rutledge's Virginia home, she meets with her six 'chicks' to discuss their next mission. Julia Webster, married to a U.S. Senator has taken nothing but abuse and finally the very last indignation for Julia to turn to the Sisterhood for her revenge. Once again, Fern Michaels had me on page 1 and I could not put this book down. A terrific read!
Janet
May 09, 2009 Janet rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
These books are just weak. I don’t know if they’re intended for younger readers, or if Michaels has lost her touch. I can understand sending the Monarchs off to work for 17 cents a day in Africa, but what does that have to do with Mitchell’s crime? Are we really supposed to believe that four prominent citizens can vanish off the face of the earth with such ease and no questions raised?
Dolly
Jun 25, 2008 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fern Michaels fans
Shelves: 2007, other-usa
It's an interesting story, but not much to it. I often wonder why I read her books. Perhaps it's for the continuation of her characters' stories, but overall, I'm not impressed with her writing.
Shirley
Mar 07, 2016 Shirley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good one.
Will take a break for another series until the other audible series come on sale.
Susan
Jan 05, 2017 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm hooked on this series because of the crazy characters. It is a light read with good, well thought out solutions to some peoples deplorable lack of moral scruples. No murder or gunfights just a good ole caper with a little humor mixed in. Some parts are a bit far fetched but it certainly adds to the adventure. Laural Merlington's excellent narrative brings life and timing to all of the characters personalities. Onto the next in the series, it's a nice, light way to start out the New Year.
Kristina
Oct 27, 2016 Kristina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books
I enjoyed this about as much as the 1st, but it was very frustrating because of the lack of continuity. It's almost as if someone wrote this book after reading the first once. Suddenly an exboyfriend was a fiancé and a single woman is married! Other than that, it was enjoyable. I'm guessing it was kind of like pilots of shows and things were changed based on feedback/convenience
Judy Howell
Oct 27, 2016 Judy Howell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Sisterhood Series is really interesting. At first I wasn't sure how I would like the idea of vigilante justice. However, with a little bit of suspension of disbelief, the story line is great. I love that we get to know the characters. I will note that some of the details are a bit unrealistic but it's a very enjoyable read.
Synthetic Darkness
I love all the sister hood books but I'm some what partial to this one as I feel Julia almost deserves her justice more than the others. I hope Julia gets better cause I'm already so in love with all the characters I don't want to say goodbye.
Swanbender2001
Jan 02, 2017 Swanbender2001 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is certainly something exhilarating about a group of women righting the wrongs of the underdogs including themselves. I am so excited to have found this series but it is unfortunate that other stories slightly dim compared to the next one. Sigh
Chris
Jul 25, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kat
Dec 17, 2016 Kat rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cheap-thrills
couldn't finish it
Kathy
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Senghee Cho
Payback is the second book of the sisterhood series, although it was the first and only book I read by Fern Michaels. Payback was a book that I grabbed without much thought, simply because it was priced really low during a sale. Nevertheless, I think it was an average read despite its tacky cover. I admit I didnt really get the story at first, especially about how these group of women got to get together. Payback is another classic revenge novel, in which the protagonist (a Doctor) avenges her h ...more
Jean Kovats
Oct 10, 2016 Jean Kovats rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gives you insight to the different personalities in the group.
Sue
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Brittney Musick
When I first read the premise for the Sisterhood series, I was really intrigued, so when I picked up Weekend Warriors, I was pretty excited to check it out. I wound up feeling pretty let down by the story on the whole, but I was still curious about the series, so I decided to give Payback a chance.

In this book, the Sisterhood is ready for their second mission to set things right. Alexis, who was chosen at the end of the first book for the next mission, admits that she's not yet ready, so they d
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Jennifer Schreiber
Julia

Good story about Julia and her revenge. Two parts to the revenge which never looked better. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Michelle
May 18, 2015 Michelle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Myra's daughter, Barbara, is killed by a hit and run driver who happens to be a diplomat and therefore cannot be charged or prosecuted for her murder (in Weekend Warriors). This is a huge reason why Myra decides to start the Sisterhood. Anyway, starting in Weekend Warriors and continuing in Payback, Barbara remains a character in the form of a ghost. We haven't seen her ghost form (yet), but she moves objects, can be felt in drafts of air, and she speaks to Myra and Nikki. I'm not sure why Micha ...more
Laurel-Rain
In this second book of the Sisterhood series, the women take on the mission of righting injustices done to Julia Webster, a doctor infected with the HIV virus by her philandering husband Mitch, a senator.

Julia's mission is two-pronged in "Payback (Zebra Romance)." In addition to making Mitch pay, she also wants to punish a greedy HMO that sentences patients "to death" by denying claims for treatment.

Again, technologically savvy Charles Martin's expertise is critical to the success of the plan th
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Barbara ★
This is the second book in the Sisterhood series, a group of ladies who have been done wrong by the justice system. Each book focuses on one lady and trying to avenge them. Now it's Julia Webster's turn and exacting revenge on her husband, a U.S. Senator whose philandering gave her AIDS. However, Julia's mission is two-fold. She is also determined to make an HMO pay for sentencing their patients to death by denying their claims for treatment.

I enjoyed the story though it is over the top and ridi
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Lynn Demsky
“Some Women Get Angry. . . The Sisterhood Gets Even.

Meet the Sisterhood--seven very different women who found one another in their darkest days and formed an indelible friendship, strong enough to heal their pasts and bring laughter and joy back into their lives. In Myra Rutledge's beautiful, Virginia home, amid hugs and fresh iced tea, shrimp fritters and shell-pink tulips, the friends have gathered to embark on their second mission of sweet revenge for one of their own. Julia Webster's husban
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Sisterhood (1 - 10 of 27 books)
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