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Sisters

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  14,741 Ratings  ·  1,069 Reviews
Four sisters, a Manhattan brownstone, and a tumultuous year of loss and courage are at the heart of Danielle Steel’s new novel about a remarkable family, a stunning tragedy—and what happens when four very different young women come together under one very lively roof.

Candy–it’s the only name she needs—is blazing her way through Paris, New York, and Tokyo as fashion’s late
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ebook, 448 pages
Published February 25th 2009 by Dell (first published January 1st 2007)
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Tory
Feb 19, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My kid bought me this book for Valentines Day. Since he's five, we won't really judge him on his lack of literary tastes. Yet. Give him a few years.

Sentimentally, I read it. And then I hated it. Her writing seems to be aimed at the barely literate. She uses small words. Short sentences and repeats things over and over. Then again. And again, just to make sure the point was made.

This book. It made me feel less intelligent, just for having read it.
Lindsay
Mar 02, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Awful, couldn't finish.

The characters were "too perfect," and the father absolutely pathetic when he doesn't visit his daughter in the hospital because it's just "too hard." If I could talk to the book I'd tell the girls to get over themselves and to the dad to grow a pair.

Doesn't even deserve one star.
Denise
Apr 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The reader can almost predict what they will read when you choose a Danielle Steel book. Sisters is about the relationship of four sisters who overcome tremendous loss. The reader knows all will evolve into a happy ever after ending. I did like how the author wove the story together to make it realistic. I also liked the sisters and their bond. 4 stars for this easy, summer read.
Sarah ~
Jun 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
تدور حول أربع شقيقات يعشن في مناطق متباعدة عارضة أزياء تتنقل بين باريس وطوكيو ونيويورك , محامية تعيش في نيويورك , فنانة تشكيلية تعيش في فلورنسا , ومنتجة برامج تلفزيونية تعيش في سان فرانسيسكو ... يعدن معا إلى منزل العائلة للإحتفال بالعيد الوطني الأمريكي يوم الرابع من يونيو
ذلك اليوم الذي سيشكل مفترق طرق لحياتهن ... تلقى والدتهن حتفها وتفقد شقيقتهن آني" الفنانة التشكيلية " بصرها نتيحة حادث سيارة ... ويبدأن بتغيير حياتهن لتوائم ظروفهن الحالية ...لن أحرق عليكم الرواية بذكر جميع أحداثها الهامة .. وما
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Lisa Ritzheimer
Jun 12, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
First of all did anybody else notice all the errors in this book? There were so many contradictions which irritate me to the core! First she says tammy's hair is red like her mothers only curly, then when the sisters are dividing up their mother's clothes Annie puts on a cashmere sweater and looks so beautiful, of course, and just like her mother who "has the same color hair", yet Annies hair is a chestnut. Then when she is describing Tammue's home in the beginning she says that tammy is just to ...more
Hannah
Apr 17, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book I have read by Steel - well, nearly read, seeing as I couldn't finish it. The first one - Coming Out - was bad. Very bad. But I thought everyone deserves a second chance, and tried this novel. What a mistake that was.
While yes, the accident did bring a small tear to my eye, it soon became pretty apparent that there was no use in crying over this book, as it is completely unrealistic. The sister goes blind - a tragedy yes, but it's amazing how the metal pipes that cause
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Charlotte
Feb 19, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
I love the way the book opens for you. There are four sisters in the book and the first four chapters are dedicated to introducing you to them and their current lives. Sabrina(a successful lawyer in Manhattan), Tammy (a successful t.v. producer in Hollywood) , Annie (an aspiring artist living in Florence, Italy), and Candy (a globe-hopping supermodel). Their family ties are very strong and always drop their own lives to celebrate family holidays together with their parents in Conneticut.

They al
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Jeannie Miernik
Apr 05, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The best part about this book is how awful it is. Hilarious! My favorite part is when the artist sister gets in a car accident, which does no damage to her pretty face or green eyes on the outside, but the doctor can see on the X-ray that her brain is like totally broken and she is going to be blind forever. Oh, and she will have extra brain damage if they don't operate. Immediately. "Oh no!" her sisters think. One says, "She would totally hate that." (She meant about being brain-damaged.) <- ...more
Jen
Apr 06, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am not a huge Danielle Steel fan but this book's title, "Sisters" and blurb on the back caught my eye (I am one of three girls so ya, I have sisters). Interestingly enough, I didn't completely hate it. It had the makings of a good story. However, there were some serious turnoffs about it. The major one being the author's characters are almost, in a sense, overcooked. For me, I prefer to have the characters remain a bit pink so they retain some flavor! I, also like to develop my own opinion of ...more
Ena Hasečić
2.5

Razočarenje. U suštini dobro osmišljena radnja ali slabo razrađena. Previše patetičnih opisa svakodnevnice bez bilo kakve dinamike osim u prvih 50ak strana. Noviji roman ove spisateljice, 2007.godina kada joj je, očito, ponestajalo ideja...
Delaney
Sep 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sisters by Danielle Steel was actually recommended to me by my mom. She thought this book would be enjoyable for me and she was right! I gave this 4 stars because while reading this book there was many times when tears actually started to fill my eyes. This is the story of 4 sisters, all completely different from each other but extremely close with one another. Their mother and one of the middle sisters, Annie, get into a horrible car accident. Their mother unfortunately does not make it, howeve ...more
Emily (StacksandCats)
Aug 25, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one.
Recommended to Emily by: My granndmother
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Ohood Natsheh
كِتاب الشقيقات محتوياته بعيدة تماماً عن عاداتنا في الشرق الاوسط والعالم العربي، فقد كُتب ليُناسب العادات والمجتمع الغربي..
بالإضافة إلى الكثير من الفصول التي من وجهة لم يكن لها أي داعٍ فقد كانت عبارة عن صفحات تزيد من حجم الكِـاب

الكِـتاب لم يُكن له صدى كبير في أرجاء نفسي، فهُناك اختلافات كبيرة بين الواقع في الرواية وما بين الحاصل في عالمنا العربي فلا الأجواء اجوائنا وعلى الافكار تُناسبنا..

لكن هُناك بعض النقاط التي قد أعجبتني في الرواية ومنِها، التعلق الشديد في العائلة والتماسك الأُسري رُغم المسافا
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Heba
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
رواية شيقة في موضوعها واستمتعت بقراءتها نظراً لأنها تدور حول 4 شقيقات ولكل منهن قصتها وهكذا
ولكن على الرغم من إحتوائها على أحداث ومشاهد مؤثرة ولكن ربما طريقة الصياغة لم تجعلني أتأثر أو أتعاطف كما يجب مع الأحداث
أنصح بها
The Lost Lola
Feb 16, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NO ONE
Recommended to The Lost Lola by: my cousin
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caractere
دانيال كاتبة مشهورة الجميع يقرأ لها لبساطتها في التعبير وشرح الموضوع المتناول في رواياتها. قرأت الشقيقات فعرفت هذا الأسلوب في الكتابة الغير متكلف. لا عجب أن كتبها لاقت شهرة واسعة وأظن أن كل من يريد أن يقرأ فليبدأ بدانيال .. لن يواجه صعوبة في اللغة والمحصلة جميلة في النهاية فمواضيعها اجتماعية عاطفية .. تدعو للتفاؤل والتضحية وترتيب الأولويات وغيرها من السمات التي تقوم كالبلسم للكل .. لأن مامن أحد إلا وتعرض لمشكلة وإحتاج لمن يفهمه .. وطبعاً لن يشعر بوجود شخص يعي تماماً ما الذي يتحدث عنه إلا بعد أن ...more
Angela
Feb 04, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm about half-way through this book. I haven't read a DS novel in about 15 years. This book has reminded me why I really don't like her. How repetitive can a person be? Seriously, the central issue is that the mom dies in a car accident is the sister is blinded from a head injury. Do you SERIOUSLY need to repeat that over and over and over. I think we know WHY everyone is feeling “sad.” If I ever wrote that a previous book I read was the worst book ever, I was wrong. Sisters is truly the worst ...more
Stephanie Jenkins ortiz cerrillo
The first Danielle Steel book I've read since my late teens/early twenties and I truly enjoyed this book. I'm one of four sister's so this book really drew me in. The closeness of these sister's makes it a very sweet book to read even though it has plenty of tragic events.
Four sister's on their own paths in life each successful in their career choices return to their hometown to celebrate the Fourth of July just like they do every year. Tragedy strikes and turns their lives upside down. This cl
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Yankeecountess

It's sad when you build up such high expectations for something and then come to the reality that no, you set the bar far, far too high, this doesn't even come close to meeting those expectations.

That's how I felt about this book.

I have never read anything by Danielle Steel before, and I highly doubt I will read anything by her again after this. Though to be fair, this was the first and only time I had ever been interested in pursuing a book of hers.

I liked the premise of Sisters, it sounded li
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Tejasvi
The best part about this book is Tammy's pet dog Juanita. There's nobody else in the book who even stood out as an individual character. It was written horribly and repeated everything, like I'm going to do right here while saying this book is terrible.

WHO EDITED THIS???? Or has this book even been edited? Why is everything repeated like 20 times? I don't need to be told that their mother likes having them home once every paragraph (I'm not kidding, I hope I was). Or that Candy is very beautiful
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Jenni
Jul 31, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I have read of Danielle Steel in over a decade. I stopped reading her because it was the same story over and over with different settings. Most of her books dont come with descriptions on them, so when I was in the bookstore the other day, I was surprised to find this book with one. It sounded interesting, so I gave it a chance.

It seems she is trying her hand at a new kind of writing. She had too many details in the beginning and then seemed to cram as much info as she cou
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Filipa
Este livro foi uma surpresa.Resolvi lê-lo porque eu também tenho três irmãs. Por um lado, fiquei um pouco desapontada com a autora; foi o primeiro livro dela que li,mas tinha elevadas expectativas. Não esperava encontrar um livro sem muita emoção e com muitas ideias repetidas a cada capítulo (Já para não falar de determinados acontecimentos, como o casamento do pai!). Por outro lado, a ideia principal da obra marcou-me; penso que isso aconteceu porque me identifiquei bastante com as personagens ...more
أشواق
Mar 03, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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بسم الله …
اليوم انهيت الكتاب أحببته ولم أفعل بنفس الوقت
البداية قوية جميل وجيدة أحببت الاخوات كثير احببت العائلة بأكملها لكن هذه المحبة بدأت بتناقص بعد الحادث
الاب شخصيته تدفعني للجنون ! في البداية قُدم كرجل حكيم محب لزوجته وبناته وصاحب مكانة اجتماعية
لكن بوفاة زوجته ينقلب الى اخرق عاجز < اعرف ان زوجته كانت تهتم به كثيراً لكن هو رجل بالغ وأب في النهاية
ابنته تفقد بصرها لم يأتي الى زيارتها ؟! لانه حزين < أقنعوني رجاءً
لكن شخصيات الاخوات جداً جميلة أحببت صرامة تامي وسبرينا والطفلة كاندي والح
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Rawan Mohder
May 18, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
لم تكن رواية،وانما قصة سرد أحداث يومية في المنزل أو في العمل ﻷربع شقيقات اضطررن للعيش سويا" بسبب حادث ألم بأسرتهن أدى إلى فقدان إحداهن بصرها ووفاة والدتهن..
لا تحوي ﻷي عنصر تشويق أو إثارة،ومن يقرأ لدانييل ستيل يجد اﻷسلوب نفسه وتشابه الحبكة في كل ما تكتبه،ولا أدري إن كان المجتمع الأمريكي يحوي على ذلك النوع من الترابط اﻷسري أم لا.وإتمامي لهذه الرواية على الرغم من أنها أخذت وقتا طويلا وقد شعرت بالملل كثيرا منها لم يكن إلا لعدم رغبتي في أن أبدأ شيئا" دون أن أنهيه،ومتأملة في أن تشدني إحدى صفحاتها التي
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Jenmitchell
Ah, what it must be like to live in Danielle Steel's world - where are the main characters are beautiful, perfect, and happy. And if you forget, you'll be reminded of it several times. My favorite part of this book is when, after a family tragedy, the family doctor gives one of the sisters a bottle of Valium to distribute at her pleasure. Hello! Isn't that illegal? What if she then subsequently sold them, was caught, and then hauled off to jail? Who would be responsible - the sister or the docto ...more
guppy
Aug 13, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's one of the most awful books I have read in my life.
After Silent Honor, I expected something great from Danielle again, but I was very wrong. Story is so-so. Everything seems so perfect it's pathetic. Her style couldn't be worse. Anyone could have written it better, even 15-year-olds.
I was feeling awkward while reading it. The sentences are annoying, and so are the characters. Sabrina annoyed the hell out of me.
And I have to agree with one of the reviews here, Danielle repeats the same thi
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Lily
Jul 08, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody
This book is written so horribly. Every sentence is a simple sentence, with not syntax variation. Steel describes the sisters to detail but then can't keep the details straight throughout the whole book. The book seems to be an exploration into "Telling, not showing" (which is the opposite of what good writers do...). There was little to no dialogue, and every idea gets repeated 15 times because clearly you can't understand it the first 14 times. Certainly an easy read, if a bit painful to have ...more
Brandie
Apr 01, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If there was a rating lower than one star, I would give it to this. It was not written well at all, breaking every rule of writing--and not in a good way. I could not even finish it, though I tried a hundred pages worth. I do not recommend this at all, to anyone, and the only thing I learned from it is that if this could get published, then I could.
Noor Baher
Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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أن تقرأ رواية لدانيال ستيل كأنك تقرأ رواياتها جميعاً. الأفكار معادة و القيم التي ترتكز عليها تظهرها بشكل نمطي جداً.
هي قصة أربعة شقيقات يتفرقن ليرتبطن من جديد، و في حادث تفقد أحدهن بصرها. القصة لا تحتوي على كثير من الأحداث التي تحرك النفس و تثير القارئ، مجرد سرد نمطي و متوقع .
Redial
I bet they're all different and they all get along in the end.
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