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Weekend Warriors (Sisterhood Series #1)

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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.
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Overview

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.
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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: 9781469265476
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 12/1/2012
  • Series: Sisterhood Series , #1
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Fern Michaels
Fern Michaels is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood and Godmothers series, and 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 daycare 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.

Biography

Born Mary Ruth Kuczkir in Hastings, Pennsylvania, Fern Michaels was married and the mother of five before she embarked on her long, successful writing career – a career that began with something midway between a challenge and a command. When her youngest child went off to kindergarten, Michaels's husband imperiously ordered her (in just so many words) to get off her ass and get a job. Long years in the domestic trenches had left her short on marketable skills, so she decided trade off her lifelong love of reading and write a book. Just like that. The domineering, unsupportive husband is history. And Michaels has gone on to pen bestselling romance after bestselling romance. Just like that..

With typical modesty, Michaels does not claim to be a great writer; however, she admits proudly to being a born storyteller. Her bulging bookshelf proves she is all over the map, producing with equal facility hot historicals, lighthearted contemporary capers, adrenaline-laced thrillers, and heartwarming tales of family and friendship. She is especially adept at writing stories about women who prevail in hard times – a reflection, perhaps, of her own struggles in her marriage and early career.

Raised to believe that the fortunate in life have an obligation to give back, Michaels devotes a lot of time to philanthropic concerns. She has established a foundation that grants four-year scholarships to needy students and has set up pre-schools and daycare centers for single mothers. She is also an avid animal lover and has been known to own as many as five dogs at a time.

In 1993, Michaels picked up stakes and moved from her home in New Jersey to a 300-year-old plantation house in Charleston, South Carolina. She and the dogs share the house amicably with a friendly ghost whom Fern has dubbed Mary Margaret. In addition to stopping clocks and moving pillows from room to room, Mary Margaret has been known to occasionally leave flowers on Michaels's nightstand!

Good To Know

Michaels confesses in our interview: "I'm a junk food junkie and a chocoholic. My desk drawers have more junk food in them than paper and pens. I chomp and chew all day long. At night I get up and eat Marshmallow Fluff right out of the jar. In between eating, I write."

Her first "sort of, kind of job" was in market research. Michaels recounts the gig's low-point in our interview: "I had a partner and we were testing a new pressurized drain cleaner. All you had to do was put this can in the drain, squeeze and supposedly the drain would open right up. It did, all right.

"The whole wall collapsed, and stuff that was in there for a hundred years flew everywhere. The lady didn't tell us the drain backed up to her kitchen drain and disposal. The company didn't care that we smelled like a sewer or that our clothes were ruined. The lady got a new bathroom, and we both got fired."

Michaels reveals some of her sources of inspiration: "Inspiration comes from everywhere. The title for Finders Keepers came from a cartoon with two chipmunks that my grandson was watching. I had a title but no story. I finally came up with one to fit that wonderful title.

"Names for characters sometime come from television. I had a character named Metaxis which is odd to begin with. There is a news anchor on T.V. who has that same last name. Sometimes it will just be a word someone says in passing, something I read or saw. There's no rhyme or reason to it. It's almost like, okay, I need something here, stay alert and it will happen."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mary Kuczkir
    2. Hometown:
      Summerville, South Carolina
    1. Education:
      High School

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

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    Good Book!

    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. :)

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    Such a bad a** story!

    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.

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2012

    Fell in love with this series. I am addicted to these women and

    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.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    getting revenge can be sweet!

    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##

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2013

    I don't understand why B&N allows these role playing jackals

    I don't understand why B&N allows these role playing jackals to post comments that have nothing to do with  the books in the review section. These are extremely annoying.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2013

    I just started reading this series and I absolutely love it!! T

    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.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 13, 2011

    slow going - a bit disappointed so far, but early yet.

    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.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

    Great chick series

    Cant just read one but the last few drug on

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

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    Amazing book!!!

    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!!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    Just okay

    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.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Useless Preview

    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.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

    Great book but you have to keep reading the series.

    Great I have enjoyed reading the 6 books I have red in the series and plan to keep reading them.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2011

    Ridicules plot

    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.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    This book cost $2.99 and was very short. It only had about 170 pages.

    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

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

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    For Insomniacs Only

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2008

    A waste of my weekend!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2008

    Bummer

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    highly recommended

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    Highly recommend

    I love anything by Fern Michaels. She has interesting books that keep your attention from start to finish.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Cool

    Awas

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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