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Safe and Sound

(Sisterhood #29)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  1,367 ratings  ·  145 reviews
The Sisterhood: a group of women from all walks of life bound by friendship and a quest for justice. Armed with vast resources, top-notch expertise, and a loyal network of allies around the globe, the Sisterhood will not rest until every wrong is made right.

Isabelle Flanders Tookus isn't expecting to involve the Sisterhood in a new mission when she strikes up a friends
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 18th 2018 by Zebra
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Susan R
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fiction
Maybe I am not meant to read this series.... While the idea of a group of strong women righting wrongs is appealing in the abstract, it comes across as unrealistic in this book. The violence at the end was more than a bit over the top. The frequent use of the phrase "safe and sound" became annoying by the third time.
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-reads
This has been one of my favorite Sisterhood books in awhile. I could not put it down. I wish they would have dealt with the step mom just a little different but I love how they had the 8 year old boy be such a big part of the story.
Nov 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy and quick read, i was not too enamored with the story though.
Nov 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Another Sisterhood book. I read all the first Sisterhood books, which helped me appreciate/understand the backstory of this book, which was largely unmentioned. For the most part, even thought the basic subject matter was dark, the story itself was light and an easy, quick read. I may just be too old and too jaded now, for these books. It seemed that everyone was too nice. The ending seemed rushed and left a lot unanswered. I understand that the author, I'm sure, was under a time deadline and po ...more
Sara Jane
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve read one other book in the series, but I don’t remember that the punishment was so violent at the end. It was a fairly light read and I appreciate the interest in Ben, but I can’t quite reconcile the violence the the women. I may or may not read any others in the series.
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was ok - a little rushed to finish I felt and not quite the plot of some of the other sisters books. Easy read!
Amy Ingalls
Apr 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways
I won this book in a giveaway. I have only read 2 other books in this series, and they weren't sequential, so I had a little trouble differentiating between the sisters-- they were just names to me since I didn't know their backstories or how they came to be part of this. I think knowing more about them would have increased my enjoyment and understanding. I absolutely loved Ben, and thought his character was charming and well written. The book had an easy flow to it, making it a quick read. I di ...more
Debbie W Wesley
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Always love reading and being engrossed about the Sisterhood. Live way they always have the power of togetherness and toughness! Bens story had me crying, mad, and happy.. I wanted be with Izzy, Myra and the others in punishing the stepparents.
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another sisterhood winner. This book was dealing with the young, elderly, the greedy, mental illness, genius. It had a little bit of everything, and I loved it all. The love, trust of a child, intelligent beyond his years, remembering what he had learned in the past, and wanted in the future.
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A quick read. The level of violence at the end of the book turned me off. I won’t be reading any others in this series. The overall idea of fixing wrong doings is fine, but the cold hearted implementation of the group’s idea of justice was appalling..
Getting close to the end of my need for fluff (at least temporarily). My knee is getting better and the pain is lessening so I can probably handle more. Haven't read any Fern Michaels for a long time. I always remember the race horse series where a love interest "makes my ears hot" and have thought about that sensation many times.
Linda Walters
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say this book has to be one of my all time favorites by this author in this series. Of course, you know that little boy Ben had a lot to do with that. That little eight year old boy ran away with our hearts, right? And it turned Izzy and ALL of her "sisters" into fierce mama bears doing whatever it took to protect him. Ben wasn't only a book smart genius but he had some pretty good street smarts too! And boy did he need them.

It was great is see the gang all together again although the
Linda Smatzny
Another short Sisterhood book. This time Isabelle Flanders Tookus is the lead on this as she befriends a little boy , aged 8, who is super smart. He is the grandson of Eleanor Lymen who Isabelle worked for years earlier. The little boy, Ben, asks Izzy to find his grandmother as he has not seen nor heard from her in six months. When Ben hears the woman married to his adoptive father threaten to kill him, he runs away and contacts Izzy. The sisterhood responds and protects Ben. None of the men are ...more
Marianne K. Benvenuti
An easy read as all of Fern Michaels books are. Thank goodness for the sisters! The only problem I have is at the end when the Sisters mete their own punishment on the abusers. Too over-the-top and unnecessary for my liking
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great adventure from Fern Michaels. the "Sisters", dedicated to helping others out of dangerous situations rescue an 8-year-old genius whos life is in danger. Well written and will hold your interest to the last page!
Dianne McCorcle
The book was just ok. Don’t care for the violence at the end.
Kristi Lewis
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is one of best ones yet of the Sisterhood. I loved little Ben. A kid genius who has has a rough life. His mother has died, and his stepfather and his new wife have taken him from his grandmother to gain access to Ben's trust fund. Ben isn't mistreated, just left to fend for himself and neglected.
Ben befriends Isabelle Flanders Tookus (one of the sisters of the Sisterhood) in the park and find out that she knows his grandmother, Eleanor Lyman. Isabelle tells Ben she is there for him if
Sep 26, 2019 rated it liked it
When a Isabel (Izzy) member of the sisterhood befriends an 8 year boy she discovers that he is a student at n elite private school for which she was the architect and that he was due to graduate from college in a few months. She further learned that he was the grandson of the woman who started the school and was a friend of hers. It develops that the grandmother has been missing along with two of her friend for several months and through a loss at court the boys stepfather has obtained custody o ...more
Sep 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The girls of the Sisterhood have a new case. An eight-year-old child prodigy has run away fom home after hearing his step-parents talk about doing away with him. He has a trust fund and they want it but his grandmother took action to prevent that from happening. Since he was legally adopted by his step-father, all monies would go to him upon the boy’s death. The boy ran to his friend Isabelle Tookus for safety. The Sisterhood is livid when they hear the boy’s story and vow vengeance on the two s ...more
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The brains of the family

Oh the sisters are back with a vengeance. I have missed them. This time their case starts with Izzy and a eight year old boy, named Ben. Ben is a young boy with a IQ that is off the charts. It has taken awhile, but they have become friends. Izzy feels there is something wrong and gives him her card, in case he ever needs her. Ben is adopted and has been taken away from his grandmother and his adopted parents are bad. Ben overheard them talking about getting rid of him, he
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Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the best of the series written lately. I fell in love with Ben. I hate people who abuse/neglect children and animals. Especially if it is done for greed or entertainment. Though Ben handled the neglect well, he was still a child. My only disappointment was the ending. It might be just me,but it seems the sisterhood has mellowed. They don't seem to give out the extreme, somewhat sadistic punishment found earlier in the series. If they are going to deliver justice, the author should get b ...more
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is is the 29th book in Fern Michaels series, The Sisterhood. And, true to form, this is one of Ms. Michaels best books. It’s impossible to read one of her books and not love it. This involves a young boy, his grandmother and some scheming and manipulative people who, of course, want and intend to take advantage of the youngster. And, of course, when the girls discover what’s been going on, they make plans to take control of the ruthless people, in their own fashion. And, what the girls deci ...more
Jessica Miller
May 05, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not the book (or series, I would imagine) for me. I shouldn't have kept reading once I realized I didn't like it, but I was committed... and that's three hours of my life I won't get back. The writing was overly formulaic, as others have mentioned, the story too neat and tidy, the villains too villainous, heroines too much so, the sleuthing too vigilante. Even the dips into other perspectives didn't do anything for me. Plus the bizarre, personal satisfaction that these women take in torturing th ...more
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As always Fern Michaels has a hit in her hands with this one.

When Izzy meets a new friend she has no idea that it will lead to such an amazing relationship. Her secret lunches with this handsome man has her happy and worrying at the same time. When his safety becomes an issue she has to call in the sisters to keep him safe and dole out their special kind of punishment.

In this new episode of the sisterhood we meet a wonderful little boy and his grandmother who will stop at nothing to so the right
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the first of the Sisterhood series I have read and it will be the last. Spoiler alert! I was appalled by the casual torture the Sisterhood performed on the villain. Burning a person's feet with a blow torch and making sure the person is awake to experience it fully is horrible.

That came at the very end of the book. I found the writing to be formulaic and too on the nose and repetitious. I would say it would be fine for casual reading except for the end.
Ada Iaboni
At the beginning, I was confused, not knowing anything about the "Sisterhood."
An second view, I saw that this is #29 of this series! I guess the author got tired of explaining who and what the sisterhood is. I understood enough to realize some of who they are and what they do.
It was a nice and sweet story of a child genius who was mistreated and used for his trust fund.
The sister came to his help and saved him. Cute and sweet!
Aug 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: michaels-fern
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Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a new author for me.
The book description sounded interesting and unusual. A story about a group of strong women from all walks of life on a quest for justice. The story had potential in the beginning but quickly became repetitive and a few of the characters were never developed. The story became extremely unbelievable and it all seemed rushed.
Probably won’t return to this author.
Barb Ashby
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes, I realize I read the last book in this series first, but it came up in a library search first. After reading a few heavy books in a row, this lighter mystery was a breath of fresh air despite the somewhat dark revenge scene at the end. This is a long series so I won't have to search for something to read for a while.
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