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Publisher's Summary

Meet the Sisterhood - seven very different women who found one another in their darkest days and formed an indelible friendship, strong enough to heal their pasts and bring laughter and joy back into their lives. In Myra Rutledge's beautiful Virginia home, amid hugs and fresh iced tea, shrimp fritters and shell-pink tulips, the friends have gathered to embark on their second mission of sweet revenge for one of their own. Julia Webster's husband, a U.S. Senator, has used his wife's graciousness and elegance to advance his career even as he's abused her trust at every turn and left her dreams for the future in tatters. Now, on the eve of his greatest political victory, he's about to learn a serious lesson in payback. Because the senator crossed the wrong woman...and there are six more where she came from....
©2005 Fern Michaels

Critic Reviews

"Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces...fast-paced...puts poetic justice first." ( Publishers Weekly)

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great romp

I really enjoyed the cast of characters, their brains and beauty and spunk. Well paced and fun listening to a good narrator. Helped make the time knitting samples go by quickly.
Am downloading #3 right now.

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Great Books

As with all of the Sisterhood Series this was a totally enjoyable listen. Laurel Merlington does a superb job with the audio and I love the story line.

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The sisters always keep you glued to the story. <br />

The sisters always keep you glued to the story. Fern Michael's has never written a story that is under a 10, believe me, I have read most of them.

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i love the Sisterhood!

i love the Sisterhood. and listening while i work! The voices of characters are decent too!

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When the justice doesn’t work, Women Warriors do !

Weekend warriors

Fern Michaels kicks off her Sisterhood Series with a rousing story of retribution. Each woman in this secret Sisterhood is introduced, along with why they felt need to wield vengeance and vindication. The performance kept this reader’s attention from start to finish. Michaels weaves a great tale. Not only was this book a great read, it promises future books describing more retribution again and again by women wronged by injustices.

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great book

loved it. gripping book. great performance by the narrator. suspense is wonderful. read it again.

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The Sisterhood ROCKS!

Is it so bad to want to be part of this group of women? I want to be part of The Sisterhood! These women are amazing! I know Payback: Revenge of the Sisterhood #2 is only the second in this series, but I'm hooked. I love this series! I already have Book #3 and I will soon be starting it. Even though this is my new favorite series, I think these will be my shortest reviews because there is nothing more to say that get this audiobook! Make sure to start with Book #1, though! I cannot be more happy that I came across these books. They are the only books I have read by Author Fern Michaels. Obviously, I have been missing out on some fabulous writing....I'm going to check out another one of her series and get a book with my credit!

The narration couldn't be any better. It's soooo good. Laural Merlington is a superstar narrator! I can't imagine hearing anyone else play these parts. She is perfect in every way!

My rating is 5/5 stars! I highly recommend you check The Sisterhood Series out!

Thank you for reading my review. I hope it was helpful. :-)

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Hooked on these characters

I'm hooked on this series because of the crazy characters. It is a light read with good, well thought out solutions to some peoples deplorable lack of moral scruples. No murder or gunfights just a good ole caper with a little humor mixed in. Some parts are a bit far fetched but it certainly adds to the adventure. Laural Merlington's excellent narrative brings life and timing to all of the characters personalities. Onto the next in the series, it's a nice, light way to start out the New Year

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Revenge is a dish best served....cold!

If you could sum up Payback in three words, what would they be?

A satisfying conclusion! (to a brave woman's ordeal at the hands of her cheating husband!)

Which character – as performed by Laural Merlington – was your favorite?

I really like the portrayal of Myra Rutledge. Every time I hear her voice, I clearly picture her and her busy hands, frequently wringing her pearls. I especially enjoy how her character has developed over the past few books. Nicki Quinn is also quite believable. Laural is one of my favorite audiobook performers due to the way she keeps each person in their voice. It's like sitting in with a group of woman friends, good friends, with comfortable conversation!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Julia gathered up her plant and brought it home.

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Loved it

Narrator is superb. I wish I could give some pay back to some people who deserve it.

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  • Heli
  • 10-20-11

Entertaining

While just as entertaining as the first book in the series, the 'payback' in this one is not as undoubtedly justified as the one performed in Weekend Warriors, and that distanced me a little from the story this time. Still well worth a listen though, and I do not regret using my monthly credit on this.

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  • Rosslyn
  • 07-28-15

Sisterhood Series Surprisingly Disappointing

It was very hard to stay focused with this book. The main characters justify violence and revenge too easily. Revenge seems a poor motivator, and by book 3 of the Sisterhood Series, the enjoyment the female characters experience just planning as well as inflicting pain is disturbing. It tips the balance to the extent that their scales of justice are a joke.
If you enjoy descriptive torture, you will enjoy the Sisterhood Series.
The performance shows the different characters, but the laughter is grating and has the same tone for every character.