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The Secret Diamond Sisters

(The Secret Diamond Sisters #1)

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Three sisters. One billionaire father. What could go wrong?

Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad -- a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel
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Paperback, 382 pages
Published February 25th 2014 by Harlequin Teen
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Pearl Angeli
Book review and Author Interview is also posted on my blog: https://bibliopearl.wordpress.com/201...

(A paperback copy was provided by the author Michelle Madow in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating and review)

My level of enjoyment with this book can be summed up into 5-diamond studded stars. Why? Because this book is highly entertaining. It goes beyond expectations.

The Secret Diamond Sisters is the first book of The Secret Diamond Sisters series. This book talks
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Nadhira Satria
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
don’t even ask
don't even judge
I’ve been obsessed with gossip girl-esque books since I was 13 ok?

Let me say it again just to be clear, I’ve been obsessed with gossip girl-esque books since I was 13

Ok so I LOVED this! Reading this felt like I was 14 again and it was so trashy and light and juvenile I loved it I'm guilty.
Honestly this reminds me soooo much of The Carlyles aka my fav series back when I was 14. Savannah reminded me of Avery, Peyton reminded me of Baby, Courtney reminded me of Owen
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Ashley
Nov 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: e-arc, arc
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1.5 Stars


It breaks my heart to write this review. I feel like I'm about to rip the book to shreds, and that saddens me. I actually met the author (very, very briefly) at BEA last year. She was SO SWEET and so excited about her upcoming book, The Secret Diamond Sisters. When I saw what it was about, I was excited too! It sounded AMAZING! Now, months later, I've finally read the book and I didn't like it... and that really upsets me. :(

There are two big
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Michelle Madow
Dec 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Andie
3.5 Stars

There were some issues with the writing and flow of the book. There were too many pov's going on and it sometime felt like too much. But overall it was a fun and addictive read and I'd be interested in reading the sequel :)
Anatea Oroz
Dec 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Gossip Girl
This review is also posted on my blog, Anatea's Bookshelf.

I have been looking for a book like this for ages now! Does this mean I liked it? It certainly does! I am a huge fan of Gossip Girl and have been super sad since the TV show ended, so discovering Michelle Madows's The Secret Diamond Sisters is like a gift from heaven to me. But I have to warn you, if you did not like Gossip Girl and all the drama, glamour, parties and everything else it features, there is a high chance you may not like
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Debbie Narh
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1.5 Stars

I don't know what to say. I'm speechless. More so because I had to take multiple naps while reading this (or trying to) before I finished it. The Secret Diamond Sisters could have been an amazing novel that's light-hearted and fun but instead what I got was mindless crap that either didn't make sense or was too boring for me to care about.

The characters are so very flat and annoying. The say the same things over again and they all seem to share one stupid brain. I couldn't stand any of
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Josiah (bookishfanboy)
This was a fun read! (full review to come)
Nasty Lady MJ
May 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
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This book has no plot.

So if you actually care about those things then you’re not going to like this book.

The characters are horrible too.

Then you might be wondering why read this book at all.

The answer: Las Vegas

Madow does a fantastic job describing the city. You really did get a feeling of the city for this book. From its themed hotels, wild parties, and over the top atmosphere I really did feel like I got to know Vegas in this book. Grant it, I
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Nathan Siegel
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
“I've never seen a diamond in the flesh
I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies
And I'm not proud of my address,
In a torn-up town, no postcode envy”


Savannah, Courtney and Peyton. Three teen sisters who grew up their entire lives with next to nothing, public schools, a bad home, and an alcholic mother. Until now.

“But every song's like gold teeth, grey goose, trippin' in the bathroom
Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room,
We don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams.”

Three Ca
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Erica Alyson
Dec 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a little shallow, and juvenile but it was so much fun to read. It is exactly what I needed. A light fun read. Kind of like Gossip Girl. I started it last night and couldn't put it down.

This is the story of 3 sisters Peyton, Courtney, and Savannah. They have to move in with their dad that they don't know because their mom had to go to rehab. They find out their dad is rich and owns hotels in Vegas and they are moving in. Peyton is a little goth and moody and wants to make things ha
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Michelle
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book was so much fun. It made me feel like I was living it up on the Las Vegas Strip right along side with Peyton, Savannah, and Courtney. The three Diamond sisters are each so unique. The book was split up into multiple different characters views. The chapters each alternated between the diamond sisters and the resident "it" girl at their soon to be high school, Madison. There were also little sections scattered throughout from a school online website, where people were posting rumors ...more
Jen Ryland
Nov 26, 2013 added it
Shelves: feb2014
Sometimes I'm 100% in the mood for a book that doesn't take itself too seriously. The Secret Diamond Sisters was 100% sparkly, escapist fun.

Three teenaged sisters are plucked out of obscurity and taken to live with their casino mogul dad in Vegas. Yes, a lot of this is pure girly wish fulfillment: "Hey- I'm your long lost father. Here are three Black Amex cards; go have fun!" But I have to say, I did come to like all three sisters. There's rebellious Peyton, responsible Courtney, and naive Savan
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Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
I can’t really talk about this novel without spoilers, but it’s okay, because there’s not really a plot, just a love dodecahedron.

The Secret Diamond Sisters is the story of what happened when three sisters from the poor side of town find out their long-lost dad is a billionaire hotel owner, and are uprooted to become Las Vegas’ hottest new princesses/heiresses, when their alcoholic mother goes to rehab.

successful businessman

dad's just really rich

The problem with The Secret Diamond Sisters is that there’s not really a plot, it’s really jus
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Michelle Wrona
For the longest time, I’ve had my eyes on this beautiful chick-lit series taken in one of the most wildest cities in the world—Vegas. Three secret heiress sisters arriving in the city for the first time? That’s a world that’s definite clung to partying and wild romance. Now that I’ve finally gotten a chance to read this, I must say that there’s no book in the world that’s like or even close to The Secret Diamond Sisters’s stunningly-built world.

This book isn’t for everyone. If you’ve read other
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Tiffany (About to Read)
Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
In true Gossip Girl fashion, Madow throws us into Las Vegas’ sparkling lights with a billion dollars and pretty much no rules. If you love stories about the high life, you won’t want to miss it. Madow goes above massive shopping sprees and crazy parties though and gives us more: three sisters from a broken family who find out that their long-lost father is a hotel tycoon. I am a huge fan of sister stories, and unlike several novels that just can’t seem to understand what sisterhood means, Madow ...more
Justine (bookwormaniac)
(I received this book from the author herself for review, and this does not change my opinion or anything else.)

This book is just another 9O21O episode written through a book. I was absolutely disappointed throughout the book. It started and ended blandly. However it did quite entertain me as I read the book.

One thing that really helped this book: multiple POVs. I really don't like having third person point-of-view when it's in a multiple point-of-view. But I guess the author rocked it and it's
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Devan
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Well, all I can say is... If you want to feel like you're living in a modern-day fairy tale, this is the book is for you.

I felt hooked from the very beginning (you're thrown right into the action alongside the Diamond girls) and it's exciting but you also feel the tension of what it would be like to be uprooted suddenly from everything you know. And then, as things progress, you really feel whisked away into another life where the whole world is suddenly open to you - and your only limit is how
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Rachael
Jan 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Fans of Gossip girl and the A-list series will devour 'The Secret Diamond Sisters'. The whole novel took place only over about a week but my god, the drama is more than most people have in a year. It was an amazing look into Las Vegas and in the Q&A in the back Madow says she visits Vegas every year so her expertise really shines in the novel. I am a bit of a sucker for a rags-to-riches story simply because I like seeing how the characters change and develop in such a environment and I think ...more
Susan (The Book Bag)
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! How cool would it be to find out your father was a Las Vegas billionaire? But knowing that you, your sisters, and your mother struggled all those years without him and his money? That would be hard. And there would be lots of issues to work through and a lot of questions that would need to be answered.

Savannah, Courtney, and Peyton go to Vegas to live with their father, a father they knew nothing about, after their mother passes away. They are dropped into a totally different lifestyle from
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Alyssa
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow
Book One of The Secret Diamond Sisters series
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Publication Date: February 25, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the author

Summary (from Goodreads):

Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire
...more
Rissi
Jan 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I first learned about Michelle Madow, it was back when she self-published her first series – the Transcend Time saga. What interested me most was her journey to publication; it was neat to read about an up-and-coming author who didn’t start out expecting to publish. But after inspiration struck, she took the encouragement of family and musical motivation to pursue publishing a project that started out as a school paper. After reading the three novels comprised of said series, I was tickled ...more
Grace (LovingDemBooks) Z.
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I received a free copy of this book from HarelequinTEEN in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Thanks HarlequinTEEN!

2.5 of 5 stars. My prediction about this book before reading it was it would be something like the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” TV show… You know, 3 rich sisters that live in a rich environment that party, drink, and eat fancy dinners… But as I read more of the book, I realized that my prediction
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Patricia Crowther
Jul 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Copy provided by the author in exchange for review.

Actual rating 3.75

This was my first novel by this author and I don't know about you but sometimes it takes my a little time to adapt to a new authors writing style. That was certainly the case with this one. I actually took a few days break from reading this about half way through just because I was having trouble adjusting. It must have really helped because when I came back to it, it felt much more familiar and I started to enjoy it more.

This
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Alicia
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
In her debut novel Michelle Madow introduces us to the Diamond sisters, three girls who recently discovered that they are the heirs to a Las Vegas fortune. This book takes place in the midst of the glitz and glam of Las Vegas. The overall theme – rich teens living the party lifestyle – was vaguely reminiscent of the Gossip Girl series, but I found the characters in this book to be easier to relate to and generally I enjoyed the writing style of Secret Diamond Sisters a lot more than that of the ...more
Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Fun, flirty, fluffy, fame, rags-to-riches.

This wasn't a fantastic book.

It's not the type of book that will change your life.

But it's light and fluffy and fun, so if you're in that mood then pick it up.

I did somewhat enjoy this book. But there was something about it I couldn't stand. Peyton.

Peyton has to be the most self-absorbed, smug, selfish bitch I've read this year. Grow up you nasty brat, take some responsibility and stop being a ho.

Although I didn't fully get on with this book, I
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Colette
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing from the first page to the last. I love the alternating first person perspective between the four main female characters. Everyone will be able to relate to different traits in their unique personalities. Madow perfectly describes the Las Vegas setting, from the over-the-top Diamond Resort to the less extravagant Karaoke club. Overall 5/5 stars; I cannot wait to read the rest of the series!
Rachel Harris
Highly addictive! Hold on tight, because The Secret Diamond Sisters throws you head first into the Vegas fast lane. Three every day teens navigate the slippery slope of wealth, popularity, and too much freedom, along with family drama, cat fights, and more gorgeous guys than should be legal. A fun ride not to be missed. LOVED it :)
Sarah Amelia
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5/5 stars! I really really liked this book! I need a good contemporary every ince and a while and this perfectly fit the bill. It was entrancing and open a whole different side if Las Vegas than the one I went to in between 6th and 7th grade back in Jr. High!
Lyn *GLITTER VIKING*
Review of the book:

I wonder what PC color of poop this book could be. Pink? Yellow? Ignorant?
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