Weekend Warriors (Sisterhood Series #1)

Weekend Warriors (Sisterhood Series #1)

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by Fern Michaels
     
 

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In the first of a new series, a group of extraordinary women are united by one thing: they have all been failed by the American justice system. They're down but not out, and plot the ultimate revenge. But with dissention from within the group and out, there's no saying if the plan will work.  See more details below

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In the first of a new series, a group of extraordinary women are united by one thing: they have all been failed by the American justice system. They're down but not out, and plot the ultimate revenge. But with dissention from within the group and out, there's no saying if the plan will work.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Readers beware: this book is not for the faint of heart or for fans of Michaels's more traditional romances (Kentucky Rich, etc.). There is no happily ever after here; indeed, the primary emotion fueling this story is not love, but anger. Anger leads wealthy Myra Rutledge, who lost her daughter to a hit-and-run driver with diplomatic immunity, to found the Sisterhood, a secret vigilante group of women who have been unable to seek justice through lawful means. Assisting Myra in this effort are former MI6 agent Charles Martin and defense attorney Nikki Quinn, who was Myra's daughter's best friend. High on estrogen and hate, the women pinpoint their first target-the Weekend Warriors, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts who brutally raped Kathryn Lucas, one of Nikki's former clients. The women decide on a Lorena Bobbitt-style punishment and carry it out with very few misgivings-so few that readers will have trouble seeing them as sympathetic. With its paper-thin premise and lack of a rational or moral grounding, this overwrought story isn't likely to satisfy or inspire. (July) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Michaels's newest series is based on the premise that if a crime victim is not protected by the legal system, it is her right to seek revenge through whatever means she finds. The Sisterhood of the series title pursues justice for one of their group who was raped by three motorcycle-riding professional men on a weekend joy ride. The group is assisted in their search for revenge by a rich widow and an ex-member of British Intelligence whose expertise with the coordination of transportation for getaways is truly phenomenal. Like Charlie's Angels, the education and expertise of these women is spectacular, ranging from surgery to truck driving to architecture and the law. The dialog and level of suspense is also reminiscent of an action-packed television series, with little character development and less to make the reader care about the outcome. The extreme measures taken by the surgeon to "fix" the rapists is the extent of the suspense. Will they really do that? Will patrons really want to read this? It seems doubtful. Purchase only if fans insist.-Kim Uden Rutter, Lake Villa Dist. Lib., IL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780727873088
Publisher:
Severn House
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Sisterhood Series, #1
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

FERN MICHAELS is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood, Men of the Sisterhood, and Godmothers series, as well as dozens of other novels and novellas. There are over seventy-five million copies of her books in print. Fern Michaels has built and funded several large day-care centers in her hometown, and is a passionate animal lover who has outfitted police dogs across the country with special bulletproof vests. She shares her home in South Carolina with her four dogs and a resident ghost named Mary Margaret. Visit her website at www.fernmichaels.com.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Summerville, South Carolina
Place of Birth:
Hastings, Pennsylvania
Education:
High School

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Weekend Warriors (Sisterhood Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 309 reviews.
Beadgal64 More than 1 year ago
I had heard about the Sisterhood Series from a friend of mine and I am liking the sisterhood revenge. It's a fun read and the characters are great and the personalities are great also. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to read the Fern Michaels books including the sisterhood series. Weedend Warriors was great and I am on Hokus Pokus now. I hope it continues the sisterhood series for a long time. :)
Lauren Gallagher More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! This book is so awesome, my only complaint was that I wish it was longer! The ladies of the sisterhood are so interesting and you can't help but root for them, even though what they do is not for the faint of heart! I'm reading the 2nd book now and I plan to finish the whole series.
dressmakerSC More than 1 year ago
Fell in love with this series. I am addicted to these women and their vendetta. I am all for them. I would love to see this series as movies.I read the first 11 books in 5 days. The remainder are on my wish list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
thie is the book that started it all, and i was interested from day one! Meet the sisters, listen to their stories and the sit back while they kick a##
cmesserle More than 1 year ago
My mom suggested I start reading this book series. She said I would love it!! SHe is absolutely right!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!! It is a MUST READ!!
KIRAKAT38 More than 1 year ago
I just started reading this series and I absolutely love it!! The characters are sweet and funny annnnnddd ready to take on the bad guys or girls, no matter what. Looking forward to reading the whole series.
Nook-LoverOH More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge Stephanie Plum Series fan.... so I thought this would be a good series to pick up... I'm a little disappointed so far (only on chapter 5) Having a difficulty staying with it... is is a little slow and drawn out so far. I purchased the first 4 books of the series, so I'm determined to stay with it. I'm hoping maybe it is just slow to start and will pick up soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 30 page preview was 28 pages of publisher info and the "how I wrote the Sisterhood series." The last 2 pages were where the story began. I won't buy a book for which I can't get a feel for the story, even if it is Fern Michaels. Perhaps our previews could include less extraneous reading and more actual story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Only because I rarely give up on a book mid-read did I slog through this awful story to the last page. Within the first couple of chapters I was deeply skeptical of the ridiculous, far-fetched, revenge-filled plot and seriously considered not reading any further. But I did, regretfully. There were so many preposterous plot details (e.g., the multimillion dollar 'war room,' the dead talking sister, the dead sister suddently becoming the daughter of the ex-MI6 lover . . .) and then if you add to that the offensive stereotypes of Yoko as the reserved, tea-drinking, nursery-owning 'oriental' and the bad-ass leather-clad tattooed biker chicks and I was disgusted by 'The End.' The writing was poor and disjointed, and as an English teacher I would not have given this a passing grade if it had come from one of my students. It goes beyond my understanding how this book ever made it to print.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I paid $2.99 for this, the first book of the Warrier Sisters series. There are twenty books in the series. I thought it was too short for the money spent, but since it was the first, I thought it might evolve into something better. There is some rather painful violence, sadness and quite a bit of death. There is sodomy and rape, which was rather graphic. Then the plot took off in left field and became really unbelievable. Wronged women joined forces with a rich woman and a relocated man of the Queen's men to wreck vengence on evil. This was written in a style totally unlike Micheal's other books. I didn't really care for it. This is also an older series, just currently rereleased. It felt almost like the script for a play and this was just act one. I decided to see if act two was any better and paid $5.50 plus tax for book two. It was even shorter consisting of around 145 pages and was not as good as this one. The rest of the books cost about $5.50 each and go up as they become newer. I will not be purchasing any others. Books one and two were not worth my money for the little entertainment value furnished. Chick lit for ages 18 and up. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't expecting War & Peace but the on going chats with the dead best friend/sister was even too far-fetched for me. I was hoping for something along the lines of Janet Evanovich but it is not to be. I thought the stereotyping of the oriental character over the top. If you are willing to suspend any sense of reality, this would be the book for you.
LTB88 More than 1 year ago
I'm an avid reader. I love reading and will read most anything. But this was one story I just couldn't get through. It was probably unfair to rate each element with only one star because truthfully, I decided that my reading time was precious and this book was a waste. I gave up reading it. Perhaps it would have gotten better...but I'll never know. I've tried several of Fern Michael's books. I've decided to save my money as none have been interesting to me. But this one was, by far, the most boring!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so psyched when I heard about this Sisterhood series of books from a friend and reading all the reviews. I planned on reading them one by one in order so I took out the first three from the library. I ended up returning 2 and 3 without reading them because I was so disappointed in the first one. Obviously it's fiction, but there was just so much stuff that was ridiculously far fetched it spoiled what could have been some good characters and stories. It just ended up seeming silly to me. Especially the dialogue between Myra and Charles, made me laugh/gag. I just felt like the author rushed through the writing of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a story filled with excitement and an odd group of characters. Revenge is a good word to use for the story. Keeps you reading right to the end
bboup More than 1 year ago
Great I have enjoyed reading the 6 books I have red in the series and plan to keep reading them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love anything by Fern Michaels. She has interesting books that keep your attention from start to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So I read the entire book, it was alright. Most of it is not realistic. Will I get the 2nd book in the series? Probably not.
SassieNL More than 1 year ago
I found the book to be very interesting, as with all of Fern Michaels it keeps your mind wondering whats next. Obviously it's pretty easy to figure out I am a Fern Michaels Fan (with good reason). The SisterHood Series is a MUST read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here is the first in a series of books about the ladies who dare to go out for justice and take care of the punishments themselves. They do things a so called "civilized" court system can't do, but the punishment fits the crime these scum got away with the first time. You go girls!
smd241 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Not at all what I expected by the cover. Makes you want to cheer for your "sisters". I am definately going to get the rest of the series.
Terri18 More than 1 year ago
Fern Michaels is a great writer. What an imagination. This book is the first of 20- I am on number 6 and enjoying them very much. A little suspense and a little feel good that a few good people can git r done.
Elvin_Scribe More than 1 year ago
One of the few times I have ever said this about a book but this one more than deserves it. I have read several of Fern Michael's other books and enjoyed them. But something in the way she wrote this one reminded me of a teenager, or maybe a beginner in the field of writing. The characters were fairly one dimentional, with little though or attention to the growth and change. The dialouge was mundane and completely wrong for the characters. The plot was both umimaginative and medicore till the end. The pacing was neither logical with year long gaps followed by every moment captured, or condusive for an enjoyable read. I think this book would do okay as a young adult.
MMWH2014 More than 1 year ago
Cant just read one but the last few drug on
Guest More than 1 year ago
The premise behind this story had promise, but was far from fulfilled. I felt like I was reading a story someone wrote in middle school - the ideas were haphazardly thrown together without consideration for any type of research or fact. There was no sense of subtley to this book, or any attention to nuance and the beauty of language. Instead of focusing on the understated tragedy behind the stories, it was almost farcical in it's melodramatic emotions. The author also put way too may unbelievable aspects - a psychic, a former MI6 agent, a billionare (that made her fortune on candy?! What, did she put crack in it?!) and a ghost that actually warns her sister of what to do, and interacts with her? Maybe if she had focused on just one of those, it would have been a better plot. And the fact that there is absolute certainty that no one will find out? They do wipe things down for fingerprints and DNA...but what about hair, or skin or sweat they left behind? What about witnesses? Simply throwing on a wig doesn't mean you'll never be found. Not a author I wish to pursue any further.
Anonymous 6 months ago