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The first in an exhilarating new series following a group of extraordinary women who are out to see justice done ... a step at a time. Nikki Quinn is devastated when her best friend Barbara is knocked down and killed by a hit-and-run driver who claims diplomatic immunity. But Nikki has her work and her lover, fellow lawyer Jack Nolan, to keep her going, whereas Barbara's mThe first in an exhilarating new series following a group of extraordinary women who are out to see justice done ... a step at a time. Nikki Quinn is devastated when her best friend Barbara is knocked down and killed by a hit-and-run driver who claims diplomatic immunity. But Nikki has her work and her lover, fellow lawyer Jack Nolan, to keep her going, whereas Barbara's mother, Myra, has nothing. Festering in a sea of recriminations and hatred, unable to gain a sense of perspective, Myra is lost...until one day she switches on the evening news and sees Marie Lewellen, mother of a murder victim, take matters into her own hands and stab her daughter's killer. An idea is born, and within months Myra and Nikki have drawn together a group of women who have one thing in common: they have been failed by the American justice system, they're down but they're not out, and they're ready to find their nemeses and make them pay. First up is Kathryn, a long-distance truck driver who was raped at a road stop by three motorcyclists as her paralysed husband watched, helpless. Banding together, the Sisterhood plot the ultimate revenge -- but with dissension from inside the group and out, there's no saying if the plan will work until the moment of truth arrives....

Title : Weekend Warriors
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ISBN : 9780821775899
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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Weekend Warriors Reviews

  • Paula Kalin
    2018-11-01 01:55

    What an entertaining series the Sisterhood brings with this first audio Weekend Warriors. This is just plain fun. Nothing fancy, nothing to take serious, but a well done romp with a group of women who have been wronged and are seeking revenge. Short and sweet. I will be continuing this audio series, as I read too many serious books, and it's nice to have breaks in between with a book that makes you laugh.4 out of 5 stars

  • Elizabeth
    2018-11-01 05:40

    A couple weeks ago I was browsing in the public library and struck up a conversation with this sweet older lady. She's probably in her late 60s. And seemed like the nice grandmotherly type. In the course of the conversation she recommend Fern Michaels Sisterhood series. So I picked it up. Little old ladies are rarely wrong, right? Wrong.Revenge makes for great stories in all media. I mean, who doesn't like Chuck Bronson in Death Wish?While I liked the plot idea, a group of wronged women joining up to help each other exact revenge on the people who wronged them and escaped justice for one reason or another.In reality, I felt the vitriol seemed harsh--I know all vitriol is harsh, but this seemed harsh and disingenuous. And I just couldn't suspend belief long enough to get on board with the plotline. This revenge is too much. Just too much.And it also seemed that Ms Michaels may have had a word limit to this book. Decisions were made by characters and suddenly everything was finished. No details. Just like SNAP and it happens. And that felt disingenuous. And rushed. And hurried. Like she wasn't allowed to flesh out the storyline more fully. I don't know. Many people liked this. Little old ladies love this series. But this one left me cold.

  • Jill Dunlop
    2018-10-25 03:47

    Weekend Warriors is the first in the Sisterhood Series by Fern Michaels. Myra Rutledge, a wealthy billionaire takes it upon herself to form and fund a vigilante group of other women who have been victimized and whom the law was unable to help. Myra formed this group after her own daughter was hit by a drunk driver and could never place charges on the man. These women formulate a plan to vindicate each woman in the group. The first woman whom they help is Kathryn Lucas, who was raped by three motorcyclists while her invalid husband watched helplessly.First let me say that my dislike of this book was not due to the writing, it was more due to the content of the story. The whole premise of the book is one of revenge, anger and hate. These women are out to get those who did them wrong. Since the law didn't help them they are now going to take matters into their own hands and the punishment will fit the crime. The subject matter was too brutal for me. I had trouble connecting with the women’s' vindictiveness. I understood where they were coming from, but in my mind what they were doing was wrong, even if justified. It made it difficult for me to enjoy the story and the characters. I didn't like how Myra enlisted the women to join her group. I felt like she coerced them into doing it. On lots of levels this book just didn't work for me.

  • Donna
    2018-11-01 00:56

    I actually read the rest of the Sisterhood series first as this book was so hard to get in the library. The book is a fast and entertaining read. After her pregnant daughter Barbara was killed in a hit and run accident by a Chinese diplomat whose diplomat status saved him from prosecution, Myra goes into a depression for over a year. The depression ends when she watches a mother shoot the man who had been freed on a technicality after the man murdered her daughter. Myra vowed that she would help others seek redress that the law had not given them and thus the sisterhood was formed. It's first case was to seek justice for Katherine who had been raped in a parking lot while her husband with MSSS was forced to watch helplessly as he was unable to get out of their truck without assistance. Since Katherine had the semi's keys, he couldn't even blow the horn for help. Katherine refused to drag her husband through the ordeal of a trial, but after his death she tried to have the rapists prosecuted only to learn it had been to long according to the statue of limitations. The Sisterhood recognizes no limitations.

  • ✨Susan✨
    2018-11-01 00:36

    This is the first in a suspense series in which the amount of action and quirky characters fit perfectly together. A very smooth operation is pulled off by non professionals to right a horrible wrong that each of them feel equally motivated to vindicate. I enjoyed this very entertaining story by Fern Michaels that was made great by Laural Merlington's narrative. Not quite a cozy because of some of the brutality and lack of sexy romance, but would definitely be a fun dramady for the big screen. I will be reading more in this series.

  • Keith
    2018-11-13 03:47

    Weekend Warriors, Payback, Vendetta, etc. is a series of books about a group of women who get revenge on situations where the law has done them completely wrong because friends or partners have lied and managed to ruin their lives. One lady had a business partner get in an accident killing a family then claiming our heroine was driving and succeeded in getting to spend a year in jail and lose the business. Another lady's husband was running for president, but he beat her, had affairs on her, etc. and got away with it because he was so famous, another lady, a truck driver, was brutally raped by 3 bikers on a trip with her disabled husband. These books and the succeeding ones get into each woman's story and the revenge they take as a group against each of the wrong doers. There is a good antagonist in the love interest of one of the women. Each book is a case of revenge. The stories are interesting and compelling. The writing and plots are not the deepest, but they are fun and entertaining. I have been listening to them all on CD, so they make driving time pass quickly.

  • Denise ~The Procrastinating Book Diva~
    2018-11-09 00:01

    This was one of those books that made me glad I've adopted a three chapter rule. After the first two chapters I was convinced that this book was headed for a early departure to the bad book graveyard. It was disjointed as the author spent more time attempting to build the foundation for a series rather than focusing on the current storyline. Also, having listened to the audiobook, the narrator was mediocre at best and made it hard to get through. However, the book takes off once the sisterhood is formed and Kathryn Lucas is chosen as their first case to avenge. While this book is clearly no literary masterpiece (the writing is ridiculously simple and amateurish), the story of these wronged women seeking their own brand of justice resonated with me to the point that after awhile it became easier to over look its flaws. In the end, there was enough here to hold my interest and reserve judgment on the series as a whole until I've read the next two books.

  • Tara Chevrestt
    2018-11-16 23:46

    This is a story with balls!!! Get your attention? Well it is true. This novel really does have balls. Literally. I thoroughly enjoyed it despite the fact that the writing is a tad rushed and a bit amateurish compared to many other bestsellers. I have passed over this novel thru the years because for some reason, it is always in the Romance area. However, upon recommendation of a co worker I gave it a go and found there really is no romance in it. On the contrary, it is about 7 women that have been chewed up and spit out by the American legal system. They decide to take matters into their own hands, beginning with avenging the rape of Kathryn. Thanks to the statute of limitations, the legal system could not help her so thus, the Sisterhood sets out to find, bait, lure, and trap her rapists and remove their balls. Truly a tale for women about women. It is also an easy, one day read.

  • Jane Stewart
    2018-10-30 03:02

    2 ½ stars. Characters not developed. Action and events not interesting enough. Dialogue was so-so. Needed more suspense.STORY BRIEF:Myra is a billionaire. Her daughter Barbara was killed in a hit and run. The driver had diplomatic immunity so he couldn’t be prosecuted. Myra invites five women to her home who were victims of crimes where justice was not done. Their purpose is to get revenge. They call themselves the Sisterhood. Nikki is a defense lawyer who was close to Myra and Barbara. She also joins the group. They draw names from a box to decide who will be first. Kathryn’s name is drawn.Kathryn drives a truck. Several years ago at a truck stop, three motorcycle riders raped her. She had good reason for not prosecuting them until it was too late due to the statute of limitations. The rapists are prominent businessmen who ride motorcycles on the weekend as part of a group called Weekend Warriors. She wants to cut off their testicles. The Sisterhood decides to make it happen. Most of the rest of the story is about finding out who the rapists are, interacting with them, and what happens.About a fourth of the book is about Nikki and her ex-boyfriend Jack who is a prosecutor. Jack is suspicious of Myra and Nikki about another case. He gets a search warrant for Myra’s home. As a result he is aware of this group of women. He is suspicious and starts looking into what they are doing. He has a “gut feeling” about them.A small part of the story has the ghost of Barbara talking to Nikki. They had been close friends before Barbara’s death. It is not important enough to classify the book as paranormal, but it’s there.REVIEWER’S OPINION (WITH MINOR SPOILER):The concept was interesting but the delivery was lacking. It seemed to be more about friendship conversations than “action” regarding the caper. I wanted to feel more suspense or excitement during the events leading up to the revenge. I wanted to see the pain, anger, and horror of the three men afterwards. That was disappointing. It was glossed over by “telling rather than showing” at the end.Everything happens too smoothly. Myra is so wealthy that she can pay for whatever they need to make things happen, including supporting the women financially so they can work full time on the revenge projects. It would have been better to be in the minds of the bad guys before, during, and after - also to have interesting, different, and surprising things happen. This was just “here’s the plan, lets pull it off, now it’s done.” Most suspense came from an occasional glitch that the women handled quickly. A touch of suspense came from Jack being suspicious and arguing with Nikki.The writing style does not appeal to me. She is writing about contemporary women with careers, but it feels like women from earlier decades. They don’t talk about interesting things. Their characters aren’t developed enough. I might have enjoyed hearing more about the relationship between Myra and Charles, a former British intelligence agent.The narrator was ok, but I didn’t like her interpretation of Jack. There was one line where Jack said something with a cold tone of voice, but the narrator said it in a normal tone, not the way I imagined it. It wasn’t a big problem, but it was off – for me.DATA:Unabridged audiobook length: 6 hours 6 minutes. Narrator: Laural Merlington. Swearing language: strong. Sexual content: none. Setting: 2000 Virginia, D.C., and California. Copyright: 2001. Genre: contemporary women’s fiction.

  • Tina
    2018-10-29 03:59

    This book was somewhere between awesome and awful. It was completely cracked out and unrealistic as all get out and yet, I enjoyed the heck out it.Years ago I watched an episode of that tv show L.A. Law. In this episode there was a woman who was raped but her rapist escaped prosecution because he had diplomatic immunity. So the woman walks over and shoots the guy and then hands over her gun and says "read me my rights." I flashed onto this episode while reading this book because this book includes people getting away because of diplomatic immunity and women shooting rapists who get off on a technicality.In this book, young Barbara Rutledge is walking to her car when she is hit and killed by a speeding car. That car was driven by a Chinese diplomat who is whisked out of the country and faces no charges for his hit and run murder. Barbara's death was witness by her mother Myra, a billionaire owner of a candy company, and Barbara's best friend Nikki, a defense lawyer. Myra sinks into a two-year depression after the death of her daughter only to be snapped out of it after seeing a client of Nikki's on the news shoot a guy dead on the steps of a courthouse. The guy was a child kidnapping murderer who got off on a technicality. The mother of the murdered child showed no remorse. Myra, feeling some kinship in not getting her own justice is determined to throw all of her billions of dollars behind making sure this woman goes free.But that is just the beginning for Myra. She has a lover who is also a retired British Spy (seriously, Charles is like 007 -- all versions of them -- only older). Charles has mad skillz. He can hack computers, he has shadowy connections who can find out all kinds of information and he has a subterranean lair in Myra's Mansion. Myra and Charles have found six other women who, through egregious miscarriages of justice, have had their lives ruined and have been unable to get any legal satisfaction. So Myra is determined she will be their Vengeance fairy godmother.The women come together and enter into their revenge pact. They draw names to see who goes first. The winner is Kathryn a woman who was gang raped by a group of bikers. She gets to choose what form her vengeance takes. And it is a doozy.As I was reading I couldn't help but come to understanding that this is pure revenge fantasy and needed to be read with a grain of salt. There was absolutely no character development and no, well, reality really. But it was hella fun to hang out with this pissed off Sisterhood of the Traveling Vengeance as they plan to get back at those bikers. I couldn't help but gasp in incredulity when they come up with their plan and snort at it's execution. Seriously, I could NOT see that happening. But, what the hell. It's fiction, right? This is a series so each woman gets her time up at bat. I am morbidly curious enough to continue the series just to see if the rest of the payback is as blood thirsty and this one was.

  • JoAnna
    2018-11-20 06:01

    Quick and easy read! Absolutely amazing. On to the next one for sure!

  • Karen
    2018-11-03 04:02

    Where to start ...From the very beginning, this story was forced and contrived. The writing was choppy and every other sentence the characters were calling each other by their names. How many times do you actually say the name of the person you're speaking with in a conversation? Exactly.In addition to clumsy dialogue, where were the actions, the body language that SHOWED the reader what the character was feeling, the sighs, the running of one's hand through one's hair, the emotional tug 'o war, etc. - because these details were lacking, the characters were wooden and completely dull. The story was everywhere. I would have preferred to follow one, two, even possibly three characters around. I wanted to get into their heads, I wanted to feel their pain, I wanted to emotionally invest in their nightmare so that when their revenge happened, I could rejoice in their triumph. I wasn't emotionally invested in any of these characters, sure, I felt sorry for them, but I didn't care enough about them to really care about their individual predicaments.And this whole revenge thing ... I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, life is not fair. And victims, especially in today's society, are too often made to feel guilty for something they had absolutely no control over. And yes, our legal system is FLAWED and evil people get away with murder - BUT - if revenge is sought, then show the reader that there's a little human remorse, and/or compassion while exacting that revenge. Because even though the revenge is warranted, if the characters don't have at least one moment of remorse, then that character comes off as cold and unfeeling and compassionate human nature is somehow lost in translation. This whole story was too clinical for me. It moved too fast and felt rushed. Another reviewer commented on how she thought maybe Ms. Michaels had a word limit on this story was rushing through the plot in order not to exceed the word limit - those are my thoughts exactly. And finally, the whole Niki speaking to Barb's ghost angle - I simply couldn't stomach that part. Granted, I'm not a big ghost believer myself, but there are times that can work in a story, but it didn't work in this story. If felt too much like Ms. Michaels needed to give Niki someone she could confide in, digest all of her feelings with, and she didn't have time to introduce a new character, so she stuck Barbara's ghost in there. The first time Niki spoke to Barb's ghost in the rocking chair, I nearly stopped reading right there. But I trudged forward because honestly, this story has gotten a lot of good reviews and I gave it the benefit of the doubt based on that. But the choppy dialogue and the dull characters finally ruined it for me - I didn't even make it halfway through the story. I'm done with this story and the sisterhood series. Revenge makes great stories, but when it's rushed and handled poorly, it just comes off cold, distasteful, and dare I say, boring.

  • Melsha
    2018-10-22 23:38

    This is one of the worst books i have ever read ! I picked it up thinking it would be enjoyable light entertainment, a no-brainer. Well I was right about the no brainer, seems to me the author has no brains as the writing is truly awful. The premise of the plot sounds good but the writing is so bad and the revenge the scorned women wreak is so unbelievable that really the book is just a waste of good paper. Suspension of disbelief just didn't happen for me. I certainly won't read any more in the series. This is one book that I actually threw out, it was not worthy of passing on to anyone !

  • Krissy
    2018-10-23 02:49

    I like the idea of this series. I enjoyed this first book and look forward to continuing.

  • Christopher Hicks
    2018-10-23 21:46

    This was a really fun easy read. It's the first book in the Sisterhood series. It's about a group of women the legal system has failed (for various reasons) they form a sort of "club" and get their own justice. Vigilante style. At times it's far fetched but was extremely entertaining. I've been looking for a new fun series to read and I do believe i've found it.

  • Becky
    2018-11-03 05:58

    Book 1 in the Sisterhood series. Who hasn't been treated unjustly and would love to get retribution? These women are doing just that. Seven women from all walks of life and that had different situations have been brought together to become vigilantes in a sense to even scores. With the help of one millionaire woman and mother of the ring leader and former MI6 agent Charles Martin they are after the first mission. Kathryn Lucas was brutally raped while her invalid husband watched from a weekend biker group of men. Nothing short of what Bobbitt did, they are going to make them pay. This is a great series, and I am reading them all. You learn to love and cheer for these women and I set in my own mind who and how I would love to retaliate to. I can only do it through there work. Great book, great series. More than 5 stars.

  • Bob
    2018-10-29 05:49

    Every book, movie, etc. creates its own world that must adhere to the principles the author dictates...much like the real world. This is a novel about revenge in a real world type setting that suddenly has a ghost and psychic thrown into it thereby negating the author's initial premise.I would like to have seen a hint of mental disorder with the character who saw the ghost and maybe even with the psychic as well. The thought that one or more of the Sisterhood members are headed for a mental breakdown would increase the danger factor for their missions while keeping the story grounded in the author's real life setting.As it stands, the novel is just another story quickly churned out for the masses without the beauty and sophistication of prose that truly sets an author apart.

  • Mary
    2018-11-20 22:56

    Sisterhood RulesWhat can I say, I loved this story. I know parts are gruesome and vigilantes should not be touted as heroes. However, unless you have been sexually assaulted you may not be able to relate. I'm not saying what was done was the "right" thing to do, but I can understand the need/want for this type of justice. Looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

  • Susan
    2018-11-10 00:56

    My 78 year old Mother recommended this series to me. As a general rule I only read Christian fiction and of course this isn't. I enjoyed the story and the concept of the sisterhood. It lost a rating star due to the profanity. Personally I always feel it detracts from the story. I do plan to eventually read the entire series.

  • Rachelle
    2018-10-21 23:57

    I did not want to stop reading this book. It was so easy to read that I was halfway done in less than three hours and finished it on a bus trip. It is the first book in the Sisterhood series, so t explains who the members are and why they are members.I am using this as an occupation for What;s in-a-Name-2016 challenge.

  • Christine
    2018-11-14 23:45

    I didn't know that this was a series when I read what I believe is book #25, so I decided to read the first one to see how the wonderful sisterhood came to be. This delighted me. Who doesn't love a good revenge story? The sisterhood is very good at evening the score for victims who don't find justice through "legitimate" channels.

  • Wen Labrum
    2018-11-14 03:50

    I have never heard of this series before, however my mother has read all but 3. She got me interested in reading one to see if I would like it...I could not put it down. She gave me all her books on Sisterhood. I proudly has displayed them. This was not only suspenseful, but what imagination Fern has! Loved it.

  • Sharon
    2018-11-11 01:44

    I read some of the reviews for this book and some of them said the book wasn't worth reading. I decided to download a sample of the book on to my Kindle. After reading the sample, I ordered the book because I was so intrigued by the story. I enjoyed this book and all of the characters. I'm glad I read this book and want to read the whole series.

  • Kayla Thomas
    2018-11-19 02:55

    This was the first book in the series about a group of vigilante women procuring justice for themselves where the legal system failed. It was a fun, fast read, and I can't wait to dive into the rest of the series.

  • Sara Smith
    2018-11-11 03:39

    It's hard for me to believe this was written by the same author who wrote The Scrolls because they are so different. That one was hard for me to get through. This one was impossible to put down. A group of women who have been wronged and are out for vengeance. Love it.

  • Mary Walls
    2018-11-09 23:53

    Awesome book!!!!I really enjoyed the sisterhood. It's great to have a few close great friends sharing l the things they do together. I first read sweet revenge a friend lent me the book and now I gotta read the rest! Thank you you much for writing these books!

  • Christine Huber
    2018-10-30 00:59

    wow! can't wait to read the next oneYes, yes, yes! Something that should happen yo all rapists. Although I know that rape isn't about sex, it's about power. But this really is the best revenge book I ever read. Can't wait to get reading number 2.

  • Christina
    2018-11-05 23:43

    SisterhoodA great first novel in the sisterhood series. A great read. Can not wait to read the rest of the books in the series.

  • Judith Bowers
    2018-11-04 21:45

    Weekend warriors book 1I am a big fan. As usual once I picked up her book I couldn't put it down and read until the wee hours.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-10-29 02:44

    Such an entertaining read, I enjoy the Sisterhood very much. I will definitely read the next one in this series...