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Vendetta (Sisterhood, #3) (Sisterhood #3)

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The third in the Revenge of the Sisterhood series Having waited patiently for many years, the time has finally come for Myra Rutledge to avenge her daughter's death. Barbara died before her time in a hit-and-run accident by a politician with diplomatic immunity, and justice was never served upon the killer until now. With the help of the Sisterhood, the organisation set up
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Severn House Publishers (first published May 31st 2005)
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Susan
The girls are off on another caper that this time takes some of them out of the country. Myra takes off on a crazy trucking expedition, that is so out of her realm that it becomes quite funny and unexpected. The ole gal proves to her pomp and circumstance self that she still has it. As I have said before, these books would be cozy's if not for some brutality that is needed to keep the series true to itself as a revenge story. I will definitely be revisiting this series and wonderful characters s ...more
Lisa Roberts
Feb 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first starting reading this book, I thought it was a cheesy story but as I kept reading I realized that this was part of a series of books. The premise behind the books is a group of women called the Sisterhood that spend their time putting together very elaborate ways of seeking revenge on the people who have done wrong by them or ruined their lives in some way.

This particular book was about seeking revenge for Myra (whose name was chosen next from a shoebox). Myra's daughter Barbara and
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Linda
Feb 23, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
These Sisterhood books are easy, quick reads. My stomach still turns at the gruesome vengeance tactics used by the "sisters" but somehow I keep on turning the pages!
Harmonie
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
These books are stupid. I have no idea how Fern Michaels got so popular.
Kathy Davie
Sep 29, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
Third in the Sisterhood suspense series which is focused on righting the wrongs done each of the seven women.

The Story
It's Myra's turn for justice and Charles and the Sisterhood plot to kidnap John Chai, the diplomat's playboy son who ran Barbara down, from Hong Kong. The ladies aren't into killing anyone and, I must say, they do find a particularly nasty way of punishing Mr. Chai that is very much in keeping with his vanity and his and his father's viewpoints.

The Characters
I like the ladies for
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Kimberly Dull
Mar 13, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really disliked this book. I haven't read any others in this series, so I don't know whether I just got a bad one, but I don't think I'll be reading any more of them. It felt like it was written by someone in high school.

Everything was just too convenient. They always had exactly what they needed.

I thought the dialog was utterly ridiculous; add this to the silly metaphors, and I found myself rolling my eyes A LOT.

And the revenge was also ridiculous and overly nasty. I didn't like any of the
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Tabby Kat
It isn't easy to root for the vindictive women in Michaels's Revenge of the Sisterhood series. Sure, they're loyal and fearless, and they look good in eveningwear ("We're stunning," lawyer Nikki says. "We sizzle and we look sensual"). But in this third installment of the payback saga, the six women commit a morally repugnant act likely to leave readers cold. Myra and her longtime lover, retired MI6 agent Charles, finally discover the whereabouts of John Chai, the man who killed their daughter in ...more
Josie
Apr 30, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
Okay, so I've read the first two in the series pretty quickly but have to admit this book was a little harder to stomach. The women don't really have much depth to them and to see them deal the physical punishment in this one I lost a little bit more respect and interest in them. I might take a break from this series for a bit, but will still return.
Linda
Mar 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Sometime I wonder why I am reading this series. I thought it went a bit to far with the caning. I understand wanting revenge but think there could be a better way to do it. I did like what happened at the end with the mirror. Still I want to read the rest of these books.
Karen
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The saga of the sisterhood feces on. Can't wait to start #4 The Jury. Happy reading to me!!
Linda Walters
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been really enjoying this series. And this book was, "Brilliant and at some times squirm worthy." The squirmy part of the feelings came in when I read what the women did as his punishment. Ouch, painful. Cunning, well planned but brutal and life-long in its effects. The details could have been worse, I guess and I'm just glad that they weren't more detailed. The rest of the story, critical planning of the mission, the relationships were close and very well written. It was good to see the ...more
Lisa
Myra had been through a lot in the past 5 years, since the son of the Chinese Ambassador, who has Diplomatic Immunity, was involved in the 'hit & run' that killed her daughter and unborn grandchild. Getting revenge for this act was difficult, but it is now in the past. The Sisterhood has completed its "Vendetta" for Myra, but also had to deal with the ever curious Jack Emery and his FBI friend as they get closer to figuring out what the women are doing. Next up to see the Scales of Justice t ...more
Judy Howell
Justice is Served

This book is dependable good. For me, I find, that this series is interesting, but not surprising. Each of the main characters take a turn in getting revenge. In this installment it's time for Myra to seek revenge for the death of her daughter and unborn grandchild. Join this group of ladies who invent retribution for crimes that were never punished. Vigilante justice is served by these educated, strong and usually law abiding citizens.
Chris Blackton
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book and was very happy that there were few typos until I came to one glaring error when he referred to Jack and it was supposed to be Mark. I look forward to reading the next in the series. I also admire the skill of the author regarding the way she assembles the plot.
Heidi
May 18, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The reader on the audiobook was excellent. The content of the book was horrible... about performing the most terrible punishment as vengeance and that is somehow good. Yuck.
Lyn Soulia smith
Wow, moving story
Chris
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Bruce Gleba
A bit twisted that the good guys could do such sick things - not my kind of book
Michelle
May 18, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Honestly, after reading some reviews and seeing all the hype over how supposedly violent the women are in this book, I was rather disappointed that punishment for murder was caning and that was it. One violent scene. One. Caning.

The overall story was okay. I feel like the conversations in these books are not very, mature. I mean, Myra is supposed to be old enough to have grown daughters and yet much of the time the way she speaks is like some naive 20 year old. She goes on and on about how exci
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Shelley
Oct 20, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Synopsis: They Can Run, But They Can't Hide From The Sisterhood. Once upon a time there were seven very different women who had been broken but not beaten by life. In those tough days of healing, they became the Sisterhood, a group of devoted friends who vowed to change their lives, empower themselves, and be there for each other, no matter what. Now, they're ready to answer the call for the woman who started it all, Myra Rutledge.

Five years ago, Myra's pregnant daughter was killed by a hit-and
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Elizabeth
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Marilu
Up until a few days ago, I had never read anything written by Fern Michaels.
You know, how you recognize an authors name and just avoid the book altogether? That was what I had been doing when shopping for books. If I book had Fern Michaels' name on it, I avoided it!! I had a friend tell me years ago that she wrote the type of really fluffy and mushy stuff that I do not enjoy reading.
I have now come to the conclusion that either my friend was thinking of a different author, or she really had n
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Diane
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't realize this was part of a series but it does stand alone. The Sisterhood is a group of women and Charles Marten who right wrongs under the radar of law enforcement. Some of their activities especially with Charles's background in MI6 are not exactly above board but they help those that have been unjustly treatment by the law.

Five years ago Myra's daughter who was pregnant was run down by a hit and run driver. The hit and run driver was covered under diplomatic immunity and left the cou
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Tara Chevrestt
Oct 09, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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Jintana
Jul 16, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
เลมที 3 ของชุด Sisterhood เรืองนีเปนการแกแคนของเจาของไอเดียและผูใหการสนับสนุนดานการเงิน Myra มหาเศรษฐีนีทีลูกสาวคนเดียวของเธอถูกรถของลูกฑูตจีนชนตายพรอมลูกในทองแตไมสามารถดำเนินคดีไดเนืองจากติดกฎหมายขอความคุมครองทางการฑูต ดังนัน Sisterhood จึงตองไปปฏิบัติการตางแดนถึงฮองกงโดยไดรับความรวมมือจากเพือนเกาของ Charles

ไมเหนดวยอยางมากกับวิธีการแกเคนในครังนีเลยคะ ออกจะโหดรายทารุณมากไปหนอย จริงอยูคนเราควรตองรับผลของการกระทำแตบางทีวิธีการกไมนาจะตองถึงกับทารุณกรรม อีกทังผูกระทำผิดกไมไดมีเจตนาจะฆาลูกของเธอ แตด
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Alison
Apr 30, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I learned it pays to have close friends who have unique skills! A group of women form the Sisterhood and it's best not to have them as enemies. When one of them is wronged, the Sisterhood rights the wrong, even if it's outside of the law. Although I enjoyed the book, and will read the series, it's not believable that a group of women with just the right skills can come together and take the law into its own hands. I also found it a little distasteful of the means justifying the ends. Having said ...more
Carol
Mar 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-again
SECOND READ: Have been having fun re-reading some of this series. First time was about 6 years ago before our accident. This has been fun re-reading them again. Fern Michael's is an excellent writer and it makes for a very enjoyable read. This story has been very good. Recommend. Need to find the ones I haven't read and finish those. Yea!

FIRST READ: I Love the "Sisterhood" series. I've read them all but one, and can't find it...don't know the name, so am still looking and trying to figure it out
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Tiffany
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Philip
Jun 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-given-2me
Was not a bad book; Once I found out what the story line was I really wanted to find out what was going to happen next. It is about a mother seeking revenge for the death of her daughter and unborn grandchild. The Sisterhood is seven women with different background; Myra-has money; Nikki-legal abilities; Kathryn- eighteen wheeler; Alexis-red bag of tricks; Julia-surgical skills; Isabelle-architectural expertise and Yoko-Eastern philosophies. You can't leave out Murphy who is Kathryn's dog. Also, ...more
Erin Bell
Jun 25, 2013 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
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