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Sweet Revenge (Sisterhood #5)

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There are some things that a group of gracious ladies just can’t overlook—and doing one of their friends dirty is at the top of the list. That’s the mission of the Sisterhood, seven women who would do anything to help out one of their clan, especially when it means righting a wrong. And Isabelle Flanders has definitely been done wrong.



Her former colleague, the conniving Ro
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Published October 3rd 2006 by Brilliance Audio (first published May 1st 2006)
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Kathy
Dec 28, 2013 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, strong-women
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Tanisha Peck
This book in the series seemed unfinished. Fern Michaels normally cleans up the loose ends in the epilogue, but not this time. Did Isabelle keep the architect offices? What about Bobby, her ex? That was left unresolved. Fern even had an opening for Isabelle to explain her side of things and for Bobby and her to get on the same page about what happened, but instead she had Isabelle push him out the door and that's it. Case closed. A bit more time should have been spent on this one instead of tryi ...more
Mahoghani 23
This book was funny, entertaining and interesting to read.

Linn met Nick Pemberton when she was seventeen. She had a week affair with him and ends up pregnant. When her abusive father finds out, he throws her out of their home. Linn tries to contact Nick but her letters were returned unopened.

19 years later, Linn takes Will her son, to NYU freshman orientation and sees Nick as one of the guest speakers. Linn decides to take revenge into her own hands but someone with a higher power may beat her
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Katie Q
Nov 05, 2014 Katie Q rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who says revenge isn't sweet? This revenge is one of the sweetest I have ever seen. This team of women know how to turn wrongs into well rights...
Kathy Davie
Oct 08, 2011 Kathy Davie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense

Fifth in the Sisterhood vengeance-suspense series about a group of women seeking satisfaction from a flawed legal system.

The Story
It's Isabella's turn and she wants vindication for what her employee, Rosemary Hershey, did framing her for the car accident that killed a family and stealing Isabelle's designs. Charles has it all planned. Bringing Isabelle back on top and making her appear to be in high demand. Then the bait in the trap. After purchasing the Barrington farm, Myra gets a Kentucky Der
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Chris
Mar 23, 2013 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Susan
Mar 02, 2017 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rather predictable
Hirit
Oct 13, 2008 Hirit rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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The book I’m reviewing today is Sweet Revenge by Fern Michaels it’s a Fiction story. Michael’s main theme in the sweet revenge there are some thing that a group of gracious ladies just can’t over look & doing one of their friends dirty is at the top of the list.
The book is about a seven women who would do every thing to help out one of their clan, especially when it means righting a wrong. This is one of the books in the sweet revenge. I really enjoyed r
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Swanbender2001
Feb 14, 2017 Swanbender2001 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this one even more because of the development of Ted and Maggie's relationship and Jack and Nikki's too. I also appreciated the punishment more and loved the way Jack stepped in and saved the day right when he could. I really look forward to reading more of this series.
Sandie
Revenge is a common theme in literature, drama, and other arts, popular because the desire for revenge is an easily understood emotion. In many of these works, tragedy is compounded when the person seeking revenge realizes he has become what he wished to destroy. However, in Fern Michaels SWEET REVENGE the execution and fulfillment of the revenge scenario is depicted as satisfying and cathartic.

If emotional detachment and planning are the best means by which to exact one’s “pound of flesh” then
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Heather
Apr 15, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sisterhood #5

Isabelle's name was drawn at the end of the last book now it is time for her revenge. Isabelle was an architect heading to a client when her right hand gal/collleague, Rosemary, ran a stop sign killing three people. With Isabelle knocked out Rosemary blamed the accident on Isabelle and accused her of stealing her (Rosemary's) design. After the courts and lawyers got through with Isabelle she was broke, lost her firm, house, carrer, her engament to Bobby...basically everything she wo
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Linda Walters
Feb 06, 2017 Linda Walters rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great characters, great plot and even better execution. Plenty of emotion, planning, twists and turns and best of all revenge because the truth does come out. Rosemary is one tough, clever, mean adversary but the truth does finally get achieved and some justice given to some of the people who were stolen from. I missed reading the book just before this one so I missed out on some of the things mentioned in this book, but it wasn't enough to make this one difficult to read. That's a true sign of ...more
Shelley
Synopsis: The fifth in the Revenge of the Sisterhood series Isabelle Flanders had everything: her own architectural firm, her fiance Bobby Harcourt, a life she deserved. Until Rosemary Hershey came and stole it all. Took her reputation, her clients, her man, and even framed her for drunk driving ? killing three innocent people in the process. The loyal Sisterhood agree: Rosemary has to be punished, along with the conniving Bobby. Isabelle has learned to endure, running, hiking, pushing her body ...more
Carol
Mar 18, 2011 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fifth in the Revenge of the Sisterhood series Isabelle Flanders had everything: her own architectural firm, her fiance Bobby Harcourt, a life she deserved. Until Rosemary Hershey came and stole it all. Took her reputation, her clients, her man, and even framed her for drunk driving ? killing three innocent people in the process. The loyal Sisterhood agree: Rosemary has to be punished, along with the conniving Bobby. Isabelle has learned to endure, running, hiking, pushing her body to its lim ...more
Erin Bell
Jun 25, 2013 Erin Bell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: purchased
My best friend's mom got me started on this series with the first five books. This is a series of 20 books that lead you on the adventures of several women seeking revenge for crimes the court system couldn't or wouldn't provide well deserved justice. They have the financial backing and resources to formulate well thought out plans and see them through to complete them. Each mission takes on new danger and suspense and the lines between legally right and morally right become blurred. Even those ...more
Dixie LoCicero
Jul 10, 2015 Dixie LoCicero rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 5 in the Sisterhood series, this time it's Isabelle's turn for revenge.

Isabelle was a very talented architect, engaged to be married to fellow architect Bobby. She worked with Rosemary Hershey, who was jealous of Isabelle. Rosemary was driving a car with Isabelle in it when she ran a stop sign & the resulting accident killed a young family. Isabelle had been taking many doses of cough syrup for a cold and was knocked out in the accident with no recollection of what had happened. Rosemar
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Dale Safford
Mar 18, 2016 Dale Safford rated it it was ok
I might have missed something here, but I have no idea how the problem was solved. This book just seemed like an excuse for a bunch of older gals to pretend to be rock stars.

Isabelle Flanders was an architect, one of the most successful around. She hired an assistant, Rosemary, who seemed to be wonderful at first, but she ended up taking credit for work she didn't do, framing Isabelle for a drunk driving accident where Rosemary was the driver, and stealing her fiance. She calls upon the Sisterho
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Christine
I liked this one, but it didn't have the fire of the first few in the series. It focused a lot on the target, which certainly provided perspective, but I missed the ink that was formerly devoted to developing the core characters. Even Isabelle, whose mission this was, seemed neglected to me. She really wasn't in the story very much. There was also a plot inconsistency that was unexplained, and that bothered me. (The bit about Rosemary's invitation - this doesn't give anything away by means of a ...more
Becky
Mar 30, 2013 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Sisterhood is working at getting some sweet revenge for one of their own, Isabelle Flanders. Her former colleague Rosemary ruined Isabelle's career, standing in the architecture's community and stole her fiance. Now it's payback and the sisterhood is going after Rosemary.
I really liked this book but didn't do my homework ahead of time and didn't realize it was book 5 of a series. So I was lost for the first few chapters. But Fern Michaels did an excellent job of character and story descripti
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M
Oct 14, 2011 M rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Isabelle's turn for revenge on Rosemary Hershey. Rosemary was driving the car that ran a stop sign and killed a family. Isabelle was in the passenger seat but in the aftermath of the accident Rosemary said Isabelle was driving. Rosemary also contrived to steal Isabelle's business, fiance and win a law suit naming Isabelle. The plan for justice was more crafty than violent this time. The gold shields are still lurking waiting to settle the score with Jack and Ted. Jack is able to bale the women o ...more
Arlene
Apr 23, 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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Sharon
Jul 25, 2011 Sharon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Totally different than my usual genre. I struggled between 2 and 3 stars. I ended with 3 stars because the book reminded me of my childhood days and my devotion to Charley's Angels TV series. As with the TV show, the story is completely implausible. The author did do a good job of creating the characters, as silly as they are. She also demonstrated imagination and descriptive writing skills. Again, I doubt I would have endured the book had it not had an element of sentimentality. I must have bee ...more
Jodi
Feb 26, 2011 Jodi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
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Beth Pearson
Jun 09, 2012 Beth Pearson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
In all fairness, I didn't really read this book. I only got to page 67. That was enough for me to figure out this was a later book in a series and there was a lot of back story that I didn't know. That, combined with multiple swear words made it hard for me to enjoy so I decided to just skip it all together. So, its off my "paperbacks to read" shelf (in my house, not on Goodreads!) and I'm on to something else.
Beth
Dec 24, 2009 Beth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book for 50 cents and that is what it was worth. It's a good read for the beach or river since you won't care if it gets wet or lost. The storyline is fine, but the writing is so terrible. The author uses the "F" word, but won't use the "S" word. She calls it the "brown stuff." It's actually rather funny in a way, but I'm pretty sure it isn't supposed to be!
Marsha
Sep 26, 2008 Marsha rated it really liked it
The Ladies of Pinewood are again out to avenge one of their members. This time the gang is out to trap an architect who not only stole drawings from her previously employer but also framed her as the responsible party in a deadly car accident.

Once again Fern Michaels spin a fun plot using the flaws of the target to con her, Good fun.
Leedra
Sep 08, 2011 Leedra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-on-my-nook
This was my first Sisterhood book. I know I should not have started with anything but book 1. I checked from the library and was not aware it was a series. I have liked all the previous Fern Michaels books, but did not like this one. I almost put it down without completing, but did read to the end.

Won't be reading any of the other Sisterhood series.
Sandy
Sep 08, 2014 Sandy rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
It was okay, but the language was not good, which was a negative for me. Also it appeared to be a sequel, or part of a series. Although the author tried to explain things, having not read the earlier books seemed to diminish the experience of reading this book. It would have been nice if it had been a stand alone read, but as it was I felt as if I stepped into the middle of something.
Darlene Ferland
Jul 05, 2013 Darlene Ferland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book in the series really caught my attention. I just was a little surprised at the revenge metered out because I was thinking about the previous books. That didn't matter because Ms. Michaels had me from page one. The story places the reader in the middle of the actions while you feel like these people are family. . . Book 6 here I come. . .
J. Ewbank
Though I am not a "sister" I really enjoyed this book by Fern Michaels. This is the first of the five Revenge of the Sisterhood series and I will start looking for the others. The plot is certainly interesting and the by-play between the characters is well done. I enjoyed it.

J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms" "Wesley's Wars" and "To Whom It May Concern"
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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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Sisterhood (1 - 10 of 28 books)
  • Weekend Warriors (Sisterhood, #1)
  • Payback (Sisterhood, #2)
  • Vendetta (Sisterhood, #3)
  • The Jury (Sisterhood, #4)
  • Lethal Justice (Sisterhood #6)
  • Free Fall (Sisterhood, #7)
  • Hide and Seek (Sisterhood, #8 / Rules of the Game, #1)
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