Book Reviews of Between Sisters

Between Sisters
Between Sisters
Author: Kristin Hannah
ISBN-13: 9780345450746
ISBN-10: 0345450744
Publication Date: 6/1/2004
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 269 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
I was shocked and amazed that any book was able to enchant me the way Between Sisters did from the first moment I opened the book.

While I don't have a sister with which to compare this story to, I had lived through a similar experience with my oldest brother. It pains me that we can't get over our past, but my present and future are much brighter without his shadow to overcast upon it.

Even though the book was somewhat predictable, the way it was told made it even more poignant. Not every piece of the puzzle was formed until the end, and I loved how Hannah wove it together. This was my first read by this author, and it won't be my last.
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Helpful Score: 5
Very moving. I have to admit, there was a lump in my throat. And that does not happen very often.
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Helpful Score: 4
An easy summer read. But with enough story-line and engaging characters to keep the pages turning....it's easy to understand the relationship between the sisters--even though they are so different. I have a sister, and it's not often that an author gets the nuances so right in the way two people relate to one another....Hannah does here. These two women are struggling as adults to find the innocence in their relationship that they once had--before it's too late. It made me want to call my sis' right up...
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Helpful Score: 4
A beautifully written tale about two sisters and their shared family dysfunction. This inspiring story gives hope that it is never too late to restore relationship and start a new history together.
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Helpful Score: 3
If there is one thing author Kristin Hannah likes, it is stories about sisters. So, not unlike True Colors, we have another book about sisters. This time it is two sisters (Meghann & Claire). Older sister, Meghann, is a successful divorce lawyer but unlucky in love. Claire is a single mother and caretaker of a popular lodge. Meghann and Claire are not as close as they used to be, but things may change now that Claire is getting married.

This is a good story. Again Hannah does a good job with character development and emotions. I think there was more romance in True Colors, which I liked more. This one is just about relationships between sisters.
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Helpful Score: 3
A good summer read, verging on chick lit category. The characters are fairly well developed but a little one sided but... if you belong to or know anyone from a dysfunctional family , you are sure to relate (.This is the first book I have read from this author and am now reading Firefly Lane..similar conflicts and a quick read, just friends as characters not sisters....)
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Helpful Score: 3
I thought it was a good book with a well written story line. Having 5 sisters I could relate to the feelings and frustrations of that relationship and by the time the book was done, I felt compelled to want to call and tell them how much I loved them. This is my first Kristin Hannah book and I would be willing to read more by this author.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was one of the best books that I have ever read. I did not want to put it down when I started reading it.
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Helpful Score: 2
One of the best reads of all times. This is a story about 2 sisters who lose each other and find their way back to being family. A very touching story about these sisters and others that surround them.
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Helpful Score: 2
Have tissues ready. Had me laughing and crying a couple of times. I enjoy Kristien Hannah because she weaves a very human story and being human, I can relate.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was the first Kristin Hannah book I have read. I wasn't sure I would like it that much but as soon as I started to read it, it became one of my favorite books. It was a little predictable until the twist in the middle of the story. There aren't many authors that can completely take my emotions for a spin. Can't wait to read more of her books!
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Helpful Score: 1
"Between Sisters" by Kristin Hannah was another enjoyable experience in the lives and relationships of two very special women. Like all Kristin Hannah books, this one too focuses on the normal conflict and chaos that occurs in close female relationships. Having a sister of my own, I completely relate to Meghann and Claire. Hannah always delves deeply into the heart of relationships and what makes them work. I was taken down an emotional road that had moments of joy, sadness, anger, and laughter. I truly delighted in this story in the same way I have for every other Hannah novel that I have read.
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Absolutely amazing read. Just when I thought it was getting predictable I was thrown thru a loop. This was the first book I read by Kristin Hannah but it won't be the last.
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I am Meghann in this book and my sister is Claire. I loved this book and the characters will be with me for a long time.
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This book was awesome! I loved the characters and the author's way of writing. This is my second book by Kristin Hannah and now I'm hooked. Love her stuff!
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Anyone who has a sister should read this book!! Good book.
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Great book! Meghann became a mother to her little sister Clair when their single mother went off to star in a space series. When Meghann was at her wits end as to what to do, she contacted Clair's father (who didn't even know he had a daughter) and left Clair with him to go off on her own at 16. Meghann eventually becomes a successful divorce lawyer and Clair helps her father run a river resort camp. Neither is close until tragidy comes into their lives. I have read a lot of tear jerkers but this book brought on a flood of tears.
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I like happy endings and Hannah delivers!
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Interesting story of estranged sisters.
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If you have sisters you will totally LOVE this book!!
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Excellent book but it made me cry.
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I loved this book!! Great Story. My first by Kristin. Will definitely be reading more from her!
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A great book for curling up on the couch!
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really enjoyed this week....keep reading when i should have gone to bed.
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Very good book.
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heart-warming story. i didn't think i would like it, but suprisingly, i did.
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Meghann Dontess is haunted by heartbreak. Twenty-seven years ago she was forced to make a terrible choice, one that cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a hotshot divorce attorney who doesn't believe in intimacy - until she meets the one man who can change her mind.

Claire Cavenaugh has fallen in love for the first time in her life. As her wedding day approaches, she prepared to face her harsh, judgemental older sister. It is the first time they have been together in more than two decades. Over the course of a hot Pacific Northwest summer, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.
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Started a little slow at first, but turned out to be an excellent read! I was pleased with the ending :)
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Two sisters who find they have more in common than just the same set of parents. A good book for anyone who wants to understand the special bonds that sisters share.
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I loved this book!! But be warned, have tissues ready. Kristin Hannah does a wonderful job of building the characters and making you friends with them. The bond between the characters is very powerful and the plot keeps you pulling through. 2 thumbs up !!
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Thoroughly enjoyable. Well written despite back and forth from present to past. Easy to follow and keep track. I wanted to meet some of these characters! A nice evolution of relationships.
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I really felt for these characters. This book wasn't as good as Firefly Lane, but I enjoyed it very much.
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Loved this book. The author really kept your interest throught the whole book. Didn't want to put it down. Had to keep reading.
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Kristin Hannah with another delightfully fraught with trouble to be solved somehow plot. Read it all night long. Great read.
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Loved it!
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This is a good book about the bond betweeen two sisters and their fight to restore the closeness the had a children. Explicit sex scenes did not add value but seemed to lend a bit of trashiness to an otherwise okay book.
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Good book.
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Another excellent book from Hannah! It was sweet but not too sappy with some romance thrown in... Nice story about the love between two sisters as they navigate life's strange waters...
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twenty years later...is there anything that can overcome the distance between two sisters...
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I have a sister that I am very close to and this book rang very true to our relationship.
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Very good storyline - great development of relationships
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I liked the book, it was pretty predictable, but for cheesy chick lit it was good. a very fast read, and one that made me think about my sisters.
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Great read!! I would highly recommend!!
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Tremendously moving. A must-read.
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I love Kristin Hannah books! They are always good emotional and realistic reads. BETWEEN SISTERS was not my favorite of her books, but it was good and kept me reading. What else can you hope for?

This one really did explain the unbreakable bond between sisters, no matter how broken that bond may seem. The tenaciousness of Meg's determination to reconnect and ultimately save Claire's life was wonderful.

If you like Hannah's books too and have missed this one, pick it up. I suspect you won't put it down until you've read the last page!
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The book started out slow and it took quite a few pages to completely describe each character and their part in the story. Once all that was done, it really held my attention and it was hard to put it down. Pretty well written, although I think the "lead up" to the actual story was a bit long.
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this book was very good
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Well written story revolves around relationship between two sisters. Honest, believable characters and situations -- I really loved this book !
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Wonderfully written book that hit home with many aspects of my life. If you have a sister you have to read this book. It makes me feel like I had better do more appreciating and forgiving of family members. Life is just too short to hold grudges and hurt feelings.
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No one knows you like your sister. She can make you laugh or break your heart with a single word. And no one writes novels like Kristin Hannah, an author who vividly explores the intricate bonds of family and, as Tami Hoag said touches the deepest, most tender corners of our heart. Now, in her rich, captivating new book, she creates an indelible portrait of two women, once lost to each other, about to come together in a time of exquisite joy and almost unbearable sadness. Sisters by blood, strangers by choice, each stands at a crossroads, ready to confront the betrayals of the past. . . .
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This book was picked by CBS's The Early show as one of the Best Books of the Summer. Two sisters who have been estranged for twenty years come together at the younger sister's wedding and try to become a family.A very good read especially if you are lucky enough to have a sister yourself.
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If you like Luann Rice you will love Kristen Hannah
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it was a good plot line but a little bit slow in the begining...........
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Meghann Dontess is haunted by heartbreak. Twenty-seven years ago she was forced to make a terrible choice, one that cost her everything, including the loe of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a hotshot divorce attorney who doesn't believe in intimacy - until she meets the one man who can change her mind. Claire Cavenaugh has fallen in love for the first time in her life. As her wedding day approaches, she prepares to face her harsh, judgmental older sister. It is the first time they have been together in more than two decades. Over the course of a hot Pacific Northwest summer, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.
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made me cry
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This story line takes place in the Pacific NW where I grew up so I enjoyed reading about places I knew about. Great story about 2 sisters getting over their differences and becoming close again.
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Don't usually like "relationship" books but this one I picked up at the airport when I had a long layover and I couldn't find anything else and....I loved it! Enjoy!
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This was a sweet story about the unconditional love between two sisters. I would read it again.
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GREAT BOOK
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Meghann Dontess is a woman haunted by heartbreak. Twenty-five years ago she was forced to make a terrible choice, one that cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a hotshot divorce attorney who doesn't believe in intimacy -- until she meets the one man who can change her mind.

Claire Cavenaugh has fallen in love for the first time in her life. As her wedding day approaches, she prepares to face her harsh, judgmental older sister and their self-absorbed mother. It is the first time they have been together in more than two decades. Over the course of a hot Pacific Northwest summer, these three women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.
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This is a real heartwarming novel involving family, love, hate, conflicts and everything else in between. Great read!
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Started out a little slow but I have to say it's one of the BEST books I've ever read. I couldn't put it down! You won't regret reading this one!!!!
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Chosen by CBS's The Early Show as one of the best books of the Summer
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I really like this story. Its about what you would expect from Kristin.
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Very good story. Kristin Hannah writes another good one.
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Another good book by Kristen Hannah. I was curious to read this, as I can relate to sister and mother issues... that part was a good learning lesson (Free therapy!) for me.
but I could do without the vivid sexual descriptions and the definitions of "true love" that I do not agree with.
Story line was not too predictable, and character development was great.
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Stayed up all night to finish reading this great story. This author never disappoints.
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i loved this book..made me cry.. also just a side note..the book is in good condition but i do not have the original cover...
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Liked it!
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A great novel dealing with the underlying sibling rivalry between two sisters that in the end doesn't hold up to the real issues that matter the most in the life.
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Meghann Dontess is haunted by heartbreak. Twenty-seven years ago she was forced to make a terrible choice, one that cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a hotshot divorce attorney who doesn't believe in intimacy-until she meets the one man who can change her mind.

Claire Cavenaugh has fallen in love for the first time in her life. As her wedding day approaches, she prepares to face her harsh, judgmental older sister. It is the first time they have been together in more than two decades. Over the course of a hot Pacific Northwest summer, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.
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Meghann Dontess is haunted by heartbreak. Twenty-seven years ago she was forced to make a terrible choice, one that cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a hotshot divorce attorney who doesnt believe in intimacyuntil she meets the one man who can change her mind.

Claire Cavenaugh has fallen in love for the first time in her life. As her wedding day approaches, she prepares to face her harsh, judgmental older sister. It is the first time they have been together in more than two decades. Over the course of a hot Pacific Northwest summer, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.
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ordered this one but after a few pages knew I didn't want to read it all the way through so skipped to the back and got the gist of the story and let it go, just too sappy and sad
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I love Kristin Hannah! I have read everything by her I can get my hands on.
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For Meghann Dontess and Claire Cavenaugh, life has never been easy and family ties haven't been strong. Over the course of a hot Pacific Northwest summer, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.
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Couldn't put this book down. Wonderful story.
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Meghann is haunted by heartbreak. 27 years ago she was forced to make a terrible choice, one that cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Now she is a hotshot divorce attorney who doesn't believe in intimacy - until she meets the one man who can change her mind.
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Loved this book. There is always a twist in the plot just when you think you have it all figured out.
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Great love story between sisters who were estranged for awhile.
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EXCELLENT BOOK!!!
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Meghann Dontess is haunted by heartbreak. Twenty-seven years ago she was forced to make a terrible choice, one that cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a hotshot divorce attorney who doesnt believe in intimacyuntil she meets the one man who can change her mind.

Claire Cavenaugh has fallen in love for the first time in her life. As her wedding day approaches, she prepares to face her harsh, judgmental older sister. It is the first time they have been together in more than two decades. Over the course of a hot Pacific Northwest summer, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.