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The Jury (Sisterhood #4)

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New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels pens the fourth novel in her Sisterhood series, delivering a fast-paced, satisfying story about female friends who dish out their own brand of justice. This time, their target is an abusive, high-profile Washington powerbroker husband of one of their own. Original.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Zebra (first published June 1st 2005)
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Heather
Apr 15, 2014 Heather rated it liked it
Sisterhood #4

At the end of book #3 Nikki's name was chosen. After everything that happened Nikki just needs a break. What can go wrong if Nikki spends a month or three on an Island incommunicado? Well Myra stubbles upon neglected horses and reports it, and things sotra go down hill. So half the book is about that and of course brings them into the Sisterhoods spotlight.

The other half is a surprise visitor that deperatly needs their, the Sisterhoods, help. Pauly Woodley was brought out to the far
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Mary Cushnie-Mansour
Nov 21, 2012 Mary Cushnie-Mansour rated it it was ok
What happens when those in high places use their power to abuse their family, thinking they can get away with their crimes just because of who they are? That is the basic essence of "The Jury." I was intrigued by the write-up on the back of the book, however when I started reading it wasn't until half-way through the story that Paula Woodley, the victim, showed up and the real meat and potatoes of the novel started to piece together. Until then, I was tempted, numerous times, to just put the ...more
(Kelly)~Got Fiction?~ Oakes
Jan 20, 2010 (Kelly)~Got Fiction?~ Oakes rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
Okay, I've read Fern Michaels before and I was disappointed by this book. The story was all over the place and the book was so short. I really feel she didn't give enough time to really play out all the characters and background to make this a good book.
Kathy
Nov 03, 2016 Kathy rated it liked it
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Carole Stamps
Mar 17, 2014 Carole Stamps rated it liked it
Once again...nothing good to say. However, I am ashamed to admit that I seem to be aggravatingly addicted.
The narrator is alright as far as the main characters voice goes, but when she pulls in characters such as Myra, Charles, Jack, etc....she's totally unbearable to listen to.

Remember that monotone voice from the TTS function...that would be much more suitable here.

Character developments are way off the realm of description. For example try to picture a tough, female semi-truck driver. We al
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Jennifer Verley-Mitchell
Feb 04, 2012 Jennifer Verley-Mitchell rated it did not like it
this book was so disjointed. you spend half the book or more reading about the horse problem and THEN it switches to the wife abuse. Sometime before that you also have a problem with a lawyer.....it was like 3 stories in one and 2 were never finished. I've read other books by FM but seriously this one stunk.
Katie Q
Nov 08, 2014 Katie Q rated it really liked it
This is like an ongoing soapie that snares you in because it is simple and interesting. This book did not have as much development of characters as previously and had a touch of romance to soften the revenge being undertaken.
Corina
Oct 20, 2016 Corina rated it liked it
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Kathy Davie
Oct 08, 2011 Kathy Davie rated it liked it
Shelves: suspense
Fourth in the Sisterhood vengeance and suspense series revolving around a group of women vigilantes seeking their own brand of justice for the wrongs done to or against them.

The Story
It's Nikki's turn for vengeance and she's thoroughly confused. She's sure that the ladies expect her to want retaliation against Jack Emery for trying to find evidence against them and that's not what she wants. In fact, she wants just the opposite. And isn't that going to throw a spanner in the mix!

Luckily, she fin
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Chris
Aug 16, 2014 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLY

Fourth in the Sisterhood vengeance and suspense series revolving around a group of women vigilantes seeking their own brand of justice for the wrongs done to or against them.

The Story
It's Nikki's turn for vengeance and she's thoroughly confused. She's sure that the ladies expect her to want retaliation against Jac
...more
Nancy J
Feb 01, 2015 Nancy J rated it it was ok
I swore I'd never read another book by Fern Michaels after reading a romance of hers years ago. Normally, I would not have finished it, but it was required of me to read and report for a Yahoo reading group called Read & Swap. Years later, I happened across Fern Michaels' Sisterhood series. It intrigued me, so I read the first and loved it.

The series revolves around a rather elite group of extraordinary, young, pretty women who had been terribly wronged by men in their lives. They got very i
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Sherry Wheeler
Sep 19, 2016 Sherry Wheeler rated it liked it
very sad- Julia passes away
Jane
Apr 30, 2015 Jane rated it it was amazing
Nicki is part of a group of women, The Jury ~ Sisterhood #4 that meet, plan and administer justice to individuals the escape the court system after committing crimes against helpless victims. Nicki is the lawyer for the group and in this story it is her turn to pick a project to correct a wrong.

The group starts an investigation of stable owners that have mistreated horses, where a group of horses have starved to death and had the case acquitted when the stable manager was accused of the abuse af
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Jodi
Feb 26, 2011 Jodi rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2011
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Shelley
Jan 15, 2011 Shelley rated it it was ok
Synopsis: It's Nikki's turn for payback in the latest installment in Michaels' Revenge of the Sisterhood series. Everyone believes she'll go after her former fiance, Jack, who has sworn to bring the ladies down for stepping outside the law to bring restitution to those denied justice by legal means. But Nikki has no intention of doing so. In fact, she gets back together with him after they agree that Jack will not actively pursue the Sisterhood in his new job as the Washington, D.C., district ...more
Suzanne
Dec 22, 2015 Suzanne rated it liked it
There is a difference in being attracted to an idea and reading about it. While part of me likes the idea of correcting for the law's flaws, another part of me knows it can only lead to chaos. The Sisterhood series is like science fiction in that there are few rules of life that get in the way from Charles who has access to classified and personal information to Myra who has the money to make things happen. And the sisters themselves who have talents that don't seem to get them anywhere in ...more
Carolyn Browne
Jan 23, 2016 Carolyn Browne rated it liked it
The Sisterhood dive in. This time they could be out of their depth. The Sisterhood have decided that the next revenge mission will be Nikki?s. Jack Emery, her former fiance, has made it clear that he will do everything he can to stop the women. But Nikki is surprised by this decision because she felt that she was only an advisor to the group. And she still loves Jack. Now she says that she wants to pass on her turn." Amazon.com The sisterhood discovers that the National Security Advisor to the ...more
Dixie LoCicero
Jul 10, 2015 Dixie LoCicero rated it really liked it
Love the Sisterhood series! This book had a lot of sadness with 2 women's deaths. Nikki's turn for a misson goes awry when they are unable to pursue the Barringtons, who disappeared. What I like best about this story is the revenge is on an abusive husband who punishes his wife nearly to death and got away with it for years. He is National Security Adviser and the President is his best friend, so apparently the wife was intimidated enough to tolerate years of punishment. Fortunately the ...more
Joie
Feb 25, 2013 Joie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Fern Michael's Sisterhood series continues to grow more annoying and ridiculous with each book. The Jury is the worst yet.
These stories are corny, far-fetched and at this point, I'm not sure if I will see the series through.
I can understand desperately wanting to see justice served, but these women take their revenge too far. I am often appalled at what they do in carrying out their (sometimes violent) missions.
To top it all off, I am becoming more and more apathetic towards the characters in t
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Janet
May 09, 2009 Janet rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction
Groan! Michaels has got to be using a ghostwriter. The quality of work in this series keeps slipping further and further. In the last book, Nikki and her crew drugged her ex-fiance, kidnapped him, and made him horribly ill. Jack vowed revenge. In this book, he won’t even speak to her, then suddenly he forgives her, they make love, and are back together again. I know true love is supposed to conquer all, but this is ridiculous. The only reason I keep reading this series is to see the evil doers ...more
Aquit
Ok...The first book and second book was good but this book was just plain stupid. Nikki has got to be the weakest and stupidest woman ever. All she does is cry about how she's still in love with Jack and whine about choices and blah blah. Then magically after everything Jack made her and her gaggle of friends go through they forgive each other after a magical pocus of sex and all is well. I don't even get the "revenge" theme anymore. There is no revenge until the last three or four chapters. The ...more
shalla
Aug 16, 2008 shalla rated it liked it
I started reading these books because they were highly recomended to me, and while I enjoy the theory and the story itself, I find myself rolling my eyes often at the writing, they are really poorly written...which kind of shocks me because while Im not a huge fan of fern michaels, I have read other books of hers and the books themselves werent written this juvenile..

getting past that though haha, the story itself is good, and thats why I keep on with the series, I like to see what these women c
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Becky
Sep 27, 2015 Becky rated it it was amazing
I so very much enjoy this series. The Sisterhood can get away with anything. They seek out revenge on behalf of those that have been SERIOUSLY wronged from others. It's almost a female vigilante group. It can be mental, physical or emotional payback. This was pretty hard core. Wouldn't everyone just once in their life want to get back to someone if they could. This is a way we can pretend to just do that. Wonderful book and so fun to read. It was also very emotional and powerful story regarding ...more
Carol  MacInnis
May 31, 2011 Carol MacInnis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Sometimes the justice system just doesn't work and those that are wrongly hurt turn to each other. Like the 'Sisterhood", who now have each other and are becoming recognized as the "vigilantes".

Paula Woodley, who has been severley abused by her power broker husband and now has the backing of these vigilantes. Fern Michaels does an incredible job of putting a smile on my face when one who has been so wronged, finally gets some satisfaction. A great novel!
Jintana
Dec 21, 2011 Jintana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
ตอนที 4 ของซีรีส Sisterhood ไมคอยชอบเลมนีเทาไหรรูสึกวาเรืองมันออน ๆ ยังไงไมรู จู ๆ พระเอกกับนางเอกกคืนดีกันงาย ๆ จะวา "because I love you" มันก...นะ

สวนเรืองการแกแคนเลมนีเหมือนคนแตงยังหาพลอตไมเจอรึเปลา เหมือนเขียนไปแลวครึงนึงแลวเปลียนใจเลยออกมาครึง ๆ กลาง ๆ ทีจริงอยากใหแค 2.5 ดาวแตไดเรืองโรแมนติคของพระ-นางมาเปนตัวชวยอีกหนอยละกัน

ความทาทายของการเขียนซีรีสมันกอยูตรงนีแหละ ถารักษามาตรฐานเดิมไมไดมันกแยลง
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Donna
Apr 03, 2012 Donna rated it it was ok
Recommended to Donna by: Mom
I have really enjoyed the Sisterhood books BUT I have to agree w/ the MANY readers who have voiced their displeasure at the writing style. The vengence aspect & the creativity is entertaining BUT (yes, again)the writing is junvenile & contrived. Characters exhibit anemic development, holes remain & conclusions dangle in minor threads of the stories. Not much else to say on this count. Read it for the entertainment factor ONLY if you can ignore the writing faux pas.
Christine
Jan 18, 2016 Christine rated it liked it
Although I liked this Sisterhood Series book very much, it seemed a bit scattered - as if Fern Machaels wasn't sure which direction she wanted to head in, or she was trying to introduce too many plot lines. In any event - it lacked the steadfast consistency present in the 5 books of hers that I previously read and loved. Don't get me wrong. It's still a good revenge tale, but the overall plot line seemed a bit murky throughout this book
Arlene
Jun 23, 2012 Arlene rated it it was amazing
The fourth book in the Sisterhood series! This time its Nikki that needs to even the score, but things change and the sisters decide to even the score for one that is not in their group! Lots of things happening in this book that I dont want to give away, so lets just say there's mystery and suspense and love and our ghost also. Very much a page turner and I cant wait to read the next in the series!
Erin Bell
Jun 25, 2013 Erin Bell rated it it was amazing
This is a series of 21 books. The author does a great job of pulling you in, making you sympathize with these "damaged" women. You cheer them on as they meet in secret to plot their next revenge, wanting them to be able to bring closure to the tragedies that have turned their lives upside down. With Myra and her unlimited funds, plus Charles and his unlimited skills, it seems like nothing can go wrong... Or can it?!?! I am only on book 5, but I am loving this series!
KM
Oct 01, 2011 KM rated it did not like it
This is one of the most stupid books I've read. The story was all over the place - the original problem these "ladies" were supposed to solve was dropped in the middle of the book and never solved.

I also think that while the idea of getting justice for those who can't get it on their own seems appealing, I think these "ladies" go way too far and the boyfriend, reporter, etc wouldn't really go along with all this.

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Sisterhood (1 - 10 of 27 books)
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