Sunday, March 26, 2017
The women of Fern Michaels’ New York Times bestselling Sisterhood series are beloved for bringing justice to strangers in need. And when one of their own needs help, that loyalty and commitment goes double…
Nothing compares to the bond between Sisters—except perhaps the special brotherhood between some of their menfolk. Nikki’s husband, Jack Emery, and Yoko’s partner, Harry Wong, have forged a deep friendship over the years. So when Jack awakens one night, knowing in his bones that Harry’s in trouble, he immediately rushes to Harry’s dojo.
Harry, pacing like a lion, has received a phone call from his old schoolmate Jun Yu in China. Both were educated at a Shaolin temple—the same temple where Harry’s daughter, Lily, is now a student. But Jun Yu has had to vacate the temple urgently. He’s managed to get his son out, but Lily is missing. And now Jun is trusting Harry to guard the most precious things in his life—his wife Ling and their two children, whom he has smuggled to America.
While long-time ally Pearl Barnes whisks Ling and her children to safety via her underground railroad, the Sisters and their allies head to the war room to make plans. Finding Lily is a top priority, and Kathryn’s partner, Bert Navarro, comes up with a way for the group to travel to China. They’ll go to Macau, nicknamed “the Monte Carlo of the Orient,” on the pretext of opening a casino there. But what will they find once they reach their destination? Can they hope to rescue Lily when the enemy has the home advantage…and the will to kill? The odds are stacked against them, but when the Sisterhood is involved, you can always bet on the underdog…AMAZON
A good story. Cooper the supernatural dog is going to show up in this book too. And he has a larger part to play in this one. "Follow the dog" because a oft said refrain. It has plenty of action and you know some of it isn't going to be in America. Some of the sisterhoods significant others are doing better in their personal relationships and at least one couple are in danger of losing it. In fact, it looks like Kathryn lost it again (anger) and she's feeling constrained in her relationship with Bert. Things don't look good for them. But there also is a twist concerning them, so the question is still out there.
Cooper isn't the only one in action in this book of course the ladies of the Sisterhood are in full swing and you know that means trouble for the bad guys.
THE BOND OF SISTERHOOD
For years Myra Rutledge and Annie de Silva, founding members of the Sisterhood, have funded an underground network run by former Supreme Court Justice Pearl Barnes to help women escape abusive relationships. When two of Pearl’s clients fail to report for their weekly check-in, the Sisterhood and their allies begin a search for French model Amalie Laurent and her one-time maid, Rosalee Muno. Amalie’s estranged husband, Lincoln Moss, is a distant cousin of the President of the United States and one of his closest advisers. Moss’s power is matched by the violent streak he hides from the world, and he beat Amalie viciously until she finally escaped with her maid’s help. Moss is accustomed to doing exactly what he wants without fear of consequence. But Moss has never faced an adversary like the Sisterhood…AMAZON 4 STARS
As the book starts out, Pearl is in a panic. The sisterhood had helped her before and it looks like things just got dangerous for everyone in underground railroad and Pearl. She's going to need the sisters help again but they aren't budging unless she gives up some valuable information on the network. Like one of the sisters said, how can we help you with minimal information and you blocking us part of the way? If she can't trust the sisters who can she trust? Things are going to have to change in order for the network to get even better. Good points.
Even the dogs who belong to the sisterhood and their extended "families" are unique and have skills.
Two new members to the family. Interesting slant on the punishment for the villain before they were able to wipe out his finances.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Lush, exclusive Spyder Island is home to many of the world's billionaires. Years ago, Gretchen Spyder, daughter of the island's namesake, gave her twin babies up for legal adoption. Now Gretchen and her father are trying to get them back. The twins' adoptive parents are a loving but poor couple, completely outgunned by the Spyders' wealth. Their only hope lies with Myra Rutledge and her formidable Sisterhood, who are as ready as ever to fight the good fight. But nestled among the lavish mansions and immaculate landscaping of Spyder Island is a sinister enemy. And in a case that's far more twisted than it first appeared, the ingenuity, courage, and friendship of the Sisterhood will be tested as never before.
AMAZON 4 STARS
Okay, I didn't like the story-line with Lily (Harry and Yoko's daughter) but we'll see where that goes later. That is the first thing that is introduced in this book but then moves on to to other things. And there are a lot of other things going on. Lots of action and mysteries going on. Updates on how the girls are doing, encountering an old enemy and some updates on Charles and Fergus. And about that old enemy? He escaped once before but that wasn't the Sisterhood's fault. Annie is still in full swing as a gun-toting, over the top billionaire Countess. And this gig allows her to be as outrageous as she wants to be. That was fun to read as was their "target" getting madder and madder at her wealth, popularity, and what he considers her white trash attitude and entourage. I'm still enjoying the parts that the newer people of the group are bringing. That would be Abner Tookus and Dennis West. Abner is the computer genius and Dennis is the newer reporter that has added his own style of help. He often helps pull unexpected things out of the bag.
The evil gets overcome and the innocent set free and compensated.