Read The Sisters Club by Lauren Baratz-Logsted Online

the-sisters-club

Four women have little in common other than where they live and the joyous complications of having sisters. Cindy waits for her own life to begin as she sees her sister going in and out of hospitals. Lise has made the boldest move of her life, even as her sister spends every day putting herself at risk to improve the lives of others. Diana is an ocean apart from her sisterFour women have little in common other than where they live and the joyous complications of having sisters. Cindy waits for her own life to begin as she sees her sister going in and out of hospitals. Lise has made the boldest move of her life, even as her sister spends every day putting herself at risk to improve the lives of others. Diana is an ocean apart from her sister, but worries that her marriage is the relationship separated by the most distance. Sylvia has lost her twin sister to breast cancer, a disease that runs in the family, and fears that she will die without having ever really lived.When Diana places an ad in the local newsletter, Cindy, Lise, and Sylvia show up thinking they are joining a book club, but what they discover is something far deeper and more profound than any of them ever imagined.With wit, charm, and pathos, this mesmerizing tale of sisters, both born and built, enthralls on every page....

Title : The Sisters Club
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 9781626817050
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 340 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

The Sisters Club Reviews

  • Pamela
    2019-04-01 19:50

    ** Thank you to the publisher and Net Galley in exchange for an honest review ** A thoroughly enjoyable read about life. The good and bad of it, the ups and downs of it and the love of it. My favorite character was Sylvia, I liked her "to-the-point" outlook and actions. All the women were easy to read about though. Each one had something they needed to fix or work on in their life and it was a nice journey to take with them.

  • Debbie
    2019-04-03 15:54

    4.5 stars!!! Man, can a group of women get catty. Thankfully that's just a very small part of this book. Four women brought together by one ad in the library paper. A book club, but not necessarily about books. When I first started reading this book, I had mixed feelings. What a boring group of women. Then the one that I did like turned monstrous and the one I didn't like turned human. And once their stories and personalities started coming out, they were not boring at all. I want to be a part of this group!!I can't think of a negative about this book. It was a great feel good, touchy feely book with a great cast of characters. I'm terribly sad that it's over, I wasn't ready to say goodbye. They all helped each other so much, that reading it just brings a slight tear or two to your eyes. The story was certainly believable because everyone knows someone just like them. It was truly an enjoyable and entertaining book which I highly recommend. I want to thank Diversion Books and Net Galley for providing me 4.5 star entertainment for free in exchange for an honest review!

  • Bianca
    2019-04-17 21:57

    I've received this novel through NetGalley, thanks to Diversion publishing for the opportunity to read and review. This novel is about women; it's about sisters and sisterhood. Our protagonists are four very different women, who come together after one of them had placed an ad in the local book store's newsletter. What makes them similar is the loneliness and the search for something else, for more. There were many good things about this novel. I liked that the women were very different, in age, occupations and backgrounds. I liked that none of them was perfect. I liked that it wasn't overly sugary and that there was conflict. And I loved it that they overcome the misunderstandings and resentment to stay friends.Regardless, at times I felt disconnected, like I was looking in from the outside. I didn't care much for the first person alternate povs of each of the ladies. Occasionally, I thought I was reading somebody's pov, but few paragraphs in, I'd realise it was somebody else's. I hope that's just the case for the draft version I received, and that more obvious delineations between the different characters' narratives will be introduced for the published work. Each of the main chapters starts with the name of the each of the women and a novel next to it. Which I thought it peculiar, since there are no other references to those books. So that was kind of pointless, because there's no way someone would have read or heard of all those novels, especially since they're all contemporaries. I love stories about women, women's issues, about women coming together and sticking to each other through thick and thin. But although this novel was about all that, I didn't connect emotionally with any of the characters. So for that reason, I'm giving it 3.5 stars.Cover: 4 stars

  • Jess
    2019-04-23 20:12

    “No matter what goes wrong in life, I thought, the bookstore is always the best place to go”I really enjoyed this read, even when at one point I had a couple of issues with almost every female character I really liked it. I think the author portrayed women and friendship between them and the real blood sisters relationships so to the point that is sometimes hard to read! It is impossible not to find a little of yourself in all of them, even when they annoyed me sometimes, we are all like that! We are rude, we get jealous, get into competition wars but we, above all that, can love immensely.“Sometimes I wonder why I still bothered with her. But the answer was obvious: she was my sister”The sisters club follows 4 women all different in types, ages, professions and backgrounds. After Overweight Diana a British newlywed recently moved to The U.S. Makes a request for women to join her “book club” really thinking more about finding the sisters her own sister isn’t there for her, she comes across the other three girls, Cindy the young one, Lise the professor and aspirational writer, and Sylvia the “rude Chef” a lot happens and they become close friends with all the implications of that.“Life doesn’t come in one size fits all, the same decisions working for everybody”Like I said I really liked it, to be honest at the beginning it was hard for me to really relate with them but as I started knowing more about them I started to care for each of them even when I didn’t like some of their attitudes and decisions, it also felt like it dragged at some points but overall like I said before is easy to find a little of yourself in every one of them, in every one of their relationships, between them and between their own blood sisters, that’s what I liked more about the story. It is relatable. I also like their book recommendations how it made sense what they were reading according to what was happening in their lives.“If you’re always thinking about ‘what’s in this for me?’ Or ‘How do i benefit?’ Or ‘Can I get hurt by this somehow?’ Then life will always fall short for you”Would I recommend it? I would! I know Becca and I prefer more heavy on the romance books but The sisters club is a good read, one that makes you think, feel and appreciate life, you know how much I like these kind of stories and it does have love stories between the pages but trust me that is just a plus.Jess & Becca's Swoony Reads BlogFacebookTwitter

  • Mandi Kaye Ottaway
    2019-04-03 16:10

    Review coming soon....

  • Debbie
    2019-04-15 20:55

    This book sucked. I couldn't stand Dianne, she was a self-absorbed bitch. Cindy was an idiot. Lose was boring. Sylvia was decent, but got on my nerves a little. And really, how much bad stuff could happen to her sister. In this book everything. I was so glad when it was over.

  • Dawnie
    2019-04-02 15:55

    *Copy received for a honest review thanks to the Publisher and NetGalley*“No matter what goes wrong in life, I thought, the bookstore is always the best place to go.”I loved the idea of this book. Four women coming together to be part of each others life and act as the sisters they themselves have, but for some reason are not there for them as those women feel sisters should. What a fantastic idea!I also loved that this book did not have just one age group, but the entire age spectrum. The early twenty year old, the thirty something, the starting forty and the early fifty one. I don’t find it very often in books that there are huge differences between the ages of the main characters, so that was refreshing.I also liked how different each woman was. They did not like the same things –other then books, but even there their tastes were different- they had other wishes and dreams and hopes for their futures. They had completely different jobs and lives overall. They were actually and completely different from each other. And still, they managed to not hate each other. I also really enjoyed the different kind of relationships the women and their men had. And how it changed throughout this story. To me that made this story more realistic, because people change –even in a short amount of time- with what kind of people they have around them. And so it is normal that the relationships change as well. To me the relationships in this book felt just realistic –for the most parts! I did not like one of them, at all and still can not stand Dan!For the most parts there were still nice and realistically written relationships. Ups and downs, misunderstandings and trying to work it out, coming together and leaving. All very real life, and all pretty well done. Now to what I did not like and why I gave the book 3 stars and not more. I did not like that when the group first started –and that might be a spoiler but really it happens in the first 5% of the book so how much of it can it spoil? So I am going to talk about it!- is that when the women first get together, one of them is rather mean and says that the other three should just do what they want to do, what are they waiting for? In a much meaner way. And the other three, even thought they don’t know that woman or should care what they say, they suddenly decide to do everything they said they wanted to do!I mean tell a girl to start a diet, and she instead of exercising and eating healthy and maybe a bit less, decides: hey surgery! That is what I am going to do, because that woman that i have never seen before and that was a real bitch to me said that I should do something! For me that just did not make any sense. Yes, okay that woman was unhappy about her weight, but really just because someone is mean and tells you, that if you are unhappy lose weight, you do not go ahead and get surgery! Especially not in the way this book says it is done. You do not just read one thing on the internet, go to the first doctor and get it done! No! Just no!I did not understand how some aspects of this book could be really well written and very realistic, and in the next moment it gets completely unrealistic. Also those four women can be fantastic to each other, and at the next moment –for me more or less without any reason- those women get bitchy with each other. And I really mean, extremely horrible to each other. How can someone write a group of women in a way that they support each other, and help each other out and leave everything in a moments notice even if they don’t know each other that well, only to turn around and be horrible to each other? I don’t understand why those parts were added to the book. Either you are nice to people and like them, or you don’t respect them and are horrible to them! There is no both ways like this book tried it! Either people respect each other enough not to be horrible to each other, even if they don’t agree, or they don’t respect each other, but then they don’t try to help each other! You can not have it both ways! This book is a really good idea, and for a good part of the book it is also done pretty well. But there are those parts that are not done that well, and sadly the parts that are done not so well, are done horrible, at least to me. If you are looking for a book that has drama, has different women, different life stories, and don’t mind bitchiness and sometimes a bit unrealistic moments throughout a story and the reaction of characters, give this one a try.

  • LizaJane Chronicles
    2019-04-07 19:54

    I was given this eBook for free from NetGalley and Diversion Books in exchange for an honest review.I’m not sure what I was expecting when I read this book but I think I disappointed myself by having higher expectations. It wasn’t that the book as bad, far from it, it’s just that the book was stagnant the entire read for me. Each character had such promise and I can honestly say only two really continued to show promise from beginning to end.Diana is a chubby girl that can’t see past the fat. She is so obsessed with it that she goes behind her husband’s back to have a life threatening gastric bypass surgery while he’s away on business. It’s your first glimpse into how self-absorbed and shallow Diana is and will continue to be. She’s married to a decent guy who loves her because of her charm, intelligence, wit and beauty. He could care less if she weighed a ton but she thinks he’d love her more skinny. It’s a vicious cycle being in her head and only gets worse after a trip home to visit her family. Diana originally puts an ad in a bookstore newsletter to seek out friendship and sisterhood because she’s in a new country and far away from a sister she’s doesn’t really like but depends on. It’s very strange how she’s so offended by her sister but craves her approval and opinion on everything.You meet Lise who is a college professor who teaches young writers who to get a book published despite never having published a book herself. She was seen as the next big thing when she started at the college but never really followed through. After having an extremely annoying student challenge her ability to teach she decides to write a book and is introduced via email to a publisher through Diana. The guy completely tears her first draft apart so she burns the manuscript and destroys every copy. I found that to be odd, how can expect to be a successful writer if you let some publisher tell you your work sucks and you throw it away. Of course a first draft sucks! It’s the first draft. She’s also been dating the same guy for 10 years and does the same thing Diana did, she quits her job to write fulltime on a new book and neglects to mention it to her boyfriend. I didn’t expect her to ask permission but relationships include two people right?Cindy is a high school drop out with a jerk off boyfriend she thinks she can’t live without. She works at the mall selling bras and thongs but once she becomes friends with the women in the group she takes the advice of one of them and begins online classes to graduate. She does do something deceitful in the beginning and that’s get pregnant without informing her boyfriend, Eddie, until she’s nearly 6 months. I think he was also in denial to not notice her mood swings, swelling belly and overall personality change. But he also comes across as a egoistical asshole who only really cares about himself and has major control issues. After a rather violent end to a dinner party Cindy takes a vacation with the Sister’s Club and has her “ah ha” moment. She sees that Eddie will never be the man she wants him to be nor will he be the father she child deserves. In the end she walks away from him.Sylvia might be the best character in the book. She’s a surviving twin that has lived her entire life as one half of a whole. After her sister dies she becomes incredible sad and mean as hell. She runs a catering business and decides to answer the ad to help her move out of her comfort zone. After meeting the other women she’s not pleased at all and leaves immediately but that doesn’t stop them from including her when Lise as to help Diana home from the hospital after her surgery. She eventually becomes the blunt conscious the group needs. After discovering a lump in her breast and being afraid to go to the doctor Cindy makes her an appointment and refuses to allow her to bail out. I really enjoyed the relationship with these two women the best. I could have read a book strictly about them. The lump turns out to be nothing but it leads to the doctor entering her life and pursuing her, something Sylvia is definitely not prepared for…who would want her she wonders. The story moves along but I set the book down several times and only finished it because I can’t not finish a book. I’m only giving this book 2.5 stars because it just didn’t do anything for me.

  • Kathy
    2019-04-18 20:03

    4.5 starsIn The Sisters Club by Lauren Baratz-Logsted, four very diverse women form an unlikely friendship that changes their lives. This heartwarming novel is a realistic depiction of their friendship and the various up and downs they encounter as they embark on life-altering events.Diana Taylor is newly married and a little lonely since leaving Great Britain to move to the US with her husband, Dan. After yet another unsettling conversation with her sister, Artemis, she places an ad in hopes of meeting other women she can connect with. Much to her delight, Lise Barrett, Sylvia Goldsmith and Cindy Cox answer the ad and despite their somewhat awkward introduction, the women soon become close friends. After no-nonsense, outspoken Sylvia challenges the women to do something about the areas of their lives they are dissatisfied with, they eagerly begin working on their goals.Diana's weight has always been an issue for her and after Sylvia's common sense advice, she researches weight-loss options. She quickly decides to undergo gastric bypass surgery while Dan is out of town for a business trip. The only problems? She makes the decision without talking it over with Dan and her recovery is not as easy as she thought it would be. Delighted with the immediate effects of the surgery, Diana is soon obsessed with daily weigh-ins, counting calories and exercise. Although her weight loss is dramatic and she is ecstatic with the results, her self-esteem remains low and she requires enormous amounts of reassurance about her new look. Her relationship with Dan also continues to deteriorate as Diana strikes up a long distance friendship that goes in a questionable direction.Lise is a college professor who put aside her dream to write a novel after she began her teaching career. She has been involved an in on again/off again relationship with Tony DiCaprio for quite a few years and she does not plan on making any changes to their arrangement. After Sylvia's blunt advice, she quickly begins working on a novel but finds it difficult to balance writing with her regular job. Lise makes an impulsive decision that shocks her family and jeopardizes her relationship with Tony.Cindy Cox lives with her boyfriend, Eddie and works at a lingerie store in the mall. Her dream is to have a baby and after hearing Sylvia's suggestion, she throws out her birth control. She quickly gets pregnant but her life with Eddie is anything but stable and once everyone realize how volatile he is, Sylvia whisks her away to safety. Cindy then must decide whether returning to Eddie is the best choice for her and her unborn child.Sylvia is gruff and plainspoken but she has a heart of gold. She has never married and she is still mourning the loss of her twin sister, Minnie. She is reluctant to talk about her problems but after a health scare, she forms an unexpectedly close bond with Cindy. Diana's weight-loss surgery pulls the women together and Sylvia eventually becomes the group's unofficial mother figure. While Sylvia does not really have any big issues initially, a surprising friendship with Dr. Sunil "Sunny" Gupta leads to the possibility of a romance and an unexpected job opportunity also comes her way.While there are several secondary story arcs for each of the women, The Sisters Club is easy to follow. The chapters alternate between the four women's points of view, but these perspective changes are clearly marked at the beginning of each chapter. The characters are beautifully developed with easy to relate to flaws and imperfections. The women's relationships are realistically portrayed and the dynamics between them ebb and flow throughout the story. Tempers sometimes flare and the various relationships occasionally become tense but everyone easily sets aside their differences to support their friends when needed.An absolutely delightful story that resonates with genuine emotion, The Sisters Club by Lauren Baratz-Logsted is a heartfelt and engaging novel that I highly recommend to readers of contemporary fiction.

  • Maryna aka Ryna
    2019-04-17 17:57

    Okay now this review will not be the longest review you see on my blog, but that is not the point, the point is that this is the third time for me to type out this review because my stuff just does not want to save :/ Anyway I would give this book a very nice 3.5 rating. If you look above you will only see a 3 heart rating but sadly I don’t have a 3.5 rating system.Now why would I give this book a 3.5 rating. Well the answer is actually obvious, this was a good book. An enjoyable read full of love and hope of having friends to be like sisters. This book was sweet and a very enjoyable read with my favourite types of POV’S. What does that mean? It means that I like to read a book that has all of the main character’s POV’S. Well actually it is needed to have the book told in all four of these women’s POV because they are all different people with different stories but come together as one. This book is such a women’s fiction so that means not a lot of men would like it but that is so not the point of this book. I am totally rambling today. :PNow ask me what this book is about? Come on ask me! Okay don’t worry I’ll tell you…… This book is about four women, all different from each other and all different ages. They came together as friends and late became as close as sisters. Well is sort of what they wanted, isn’t it? Anyway this is about four women that loves reading and has to have a sister they are miss or wish they were closer to. Now Diana is the one who got this idea. She just moved to America all the way from London and she was very lonely. She had no friends and barley went out. The only time she went out was to the bookstore…. One day she was looking through the local bookstores newsletter with all these ads and got an idea to post an ad herself. This ad said that she is looking for women that loves reading and has sisters. She wanted to meet people and make sure they become as close as sisters or maybe even closer. Three very different women answered this ad. They were Sylvia the one who lost her sister, Cindy the youngest of the four also the one who wants to life her life more fully and Lise the college teacher who wants to become an author and write her own novel.Now Sylvia did not think this idea was such a good idea but she missed her sister so she went to the bookstore to meet up with those three women. When she got there she saw this group will not be what she expected, they weren’t talking much about books and more about their lives and all their problems. She told them as such and gave them some easy solutions. Strangely enough they followed her advice and Diana’s solution was the most drastic one of them all. That solution started the beginning of getting them closer together. They become friends and later so closer as sisters.The character that I liked the most was Lise maybe because I loved what she did… I loved that she was so passionate about writing and that is something I would love to do myself. I would have loved to have her as one of my teachers because she sounded like a great teacher. I disliked Cindy the most, I don’t know why I just really did not like her.This was one good read but why I didn’t like it more was most probably because this book is more early thirties or older. So I struggled to enjoy this book more…. Anyway this book was still an easy read and it flowed perfectly. I most probably will reread this book when I’m older but let’s just wait and see. Readers have fun reading this book because I know I have but for me this book needed a little more but maybe that is because I’m at this moment loving the genre of New Adult and find it harder to put my NA books down to read women’s fiction. I still did enjoy it!MORE REVIEWS ON MY BLOG:

  • Jody
    2019-04-23 17:53

    Review first posted on my blog 'A Spoonful of Happy Endings': http://spoonfulofhappyendings.blogspo...Diana is starting a new part of her life after her move from England to the USA to live with her new husband. While she loves him very much, she can’t help but miss her own family and friends. To feel less alone, she decides to start a ‘sisters club’, a place for women to bond and talk to each other, and she places an advertisement in a local newsletter. This is the start of an interesting friendship for Diana and the three women who respond to the ad: Cindy, who has a dead-end job in a lingerie shop and a controlling boyfriend; chef Sylvia who has lost her beloved twin sister to breast cancer; and Lise, a creative writing professor who wants nothing more than to write and release her own novel. The club is the start of a new friendship between all of them; a friendship that comes with ups and downs and big changes for all of them.I really loved the main plotline of ‘The Sisters Club’; the idea of four completely different women being brought together by an advertisement for a book club which is the start of a new friendship for all of them. The story is told from the points of view of all four female characters: Diana (who just moved from the UK to the USA to be with her new husband but is struggling with a lot of things), Cindy (who is figuring out what she wants with her life, including her boring job and controlling boyfriend), Lise (a writing professor who wants to finally sit down and write her own novel), and Sylvia (who is afraid to live her life after her twin sister’s death). All four characters had something completely different to bring to the book, which was great, and really resulted in a well-paced, fascinating and captivating story. The novel includes several completely different characters, which I think results in the reader being able to find at least one or two characters to whom they can relate in one way or another. The book is quite fast-paced and there is some real character development, and I personally loved joining the four female characters for the ride. Based on the blurb and title, I did expect the book to focus a bit more on the characters’ relationships with their sisters, but even though the book was a bit different from what I expected, it didn’t disappoint me; not at all. Overall, ‘The Sisters Club’ is a captivating and engaging read about the ups and downs of life and being able to share it all with your friends; a read I’d recommend to any women’s fiction fan!

  • Dani
    2019-04-11 16:19

    First of all, I liked that the story was told from each person's point of view. And I absolutely loved Sylvia's character. Yes, she came off as kind of a bitch initially, but I feel like she was also the easiest to relate to (maybe a little too much like me), and would drop everything in a heartbeat for the people she cares about. Her words may seem harsh, but they are meant with love, and as a wake-up call because she believes in you and that you can do better. At the same time, she is scared as well, and though she may try her hardest to shut people out, she definitely needs these ladies, and is grateful when one breaks past her hard shell. This is how I felt about each of them:Diana- annoying; when she went on and on about weight loss, I started skimming. Cindy- youngest, most naive, but also most open and able to changeSylvia- my favorite, bluntLise- wannabe author, ex-college professor; I couldn't connect with her very wellI think the idea of the book club and how it evolved into just a group of women who liked to talk, drink, and be friends is exactly how my book club turned out; a book was chosen and spoken about loosely, but overall it was a place/time where we could get together and just talk. I thought the story progressed seamlessly, and each character had a clear voice. This was a quick read about love and friendship.*This book was given to me by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • PaulaPhillips
    2019-03-29 14:08

    There once were four women , who felt alone and like they didn't fit in anywhere. We had Sylvia whom ever since her sister Minnie's death - she's been alone , Cindy who works in a lingerie shop and has a deadbeat boyfriend who controls her, Diana who has just moved to America with her new husband and whose family seem to always put her down and Lise who is a professor teaching creative writing courses but really her dream is to publish her own book. Diana decides one day, that she wants to meet new people so puts up an ad in a local bookshop and therefore meets the other three women. Each want something new in their lives and soon these four women will find themselves relying on each other , entwining themselves in each other's lives and becoming the best of friends through thick and thin, through hospital scares, pregnancies, failed marriages, lost jobs . These women will discover once and for all what it is like to really have a sister who cares for you no matter what and that sometimes the ones who you call "Sisters" do not have to be blood relatives. This was a good read and is aimed at woman aged 30+ and shows readers and women all around that having a good group of friends can often be better than siblings when it comes to understanding and that friendships like these are ones that will last for years to come.

  • Kristen
    2019-03-31 21:05

    I won a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review thanks to the First Reads giveaway program.5/5 Stars!I really, really, (okay, one more) REALLY loved this book!The book focuses on four main women, each beautifully crafted and perfectly unique women who I almost instantly adored. Lauren Baratz-Logsted is a really gifted writer. To be able to perfectly capture and portray such different women, all the while making you love them is brilliant. Bravo! That takes real talent.My favorite character was Cindy, because I felt like I could relate to her the most, but the three other women all held a strong hold on me as well. I felt like I wanted to be a part of their club, their friendship. I am so glad that I was able to take the journey with these four (yes, I know they're not real - shut up!) women. I worried about them when things went south. I cheered for them when it all ended happily. I have such a happy feeling inside right now after having just finished the book. I'm only sad that it had to end, but the ending was so perfect, I feel that the novel is complete. This book definitely doesn't have to have a sequel. Nothing more needs to be said; everything was wrapped up so beautifully.I loved this book so much, I could kiss it. (But I won't because then people will look at me funny.)

  • Nayuleska
    2019-04-12 18:58

    The eclectic group of women who at first try and band together have major disagreements, idle thoughts which turn into life-changing and not always wise decisions, yet eventually laugh and cry together as well as support each other. I say eventually because initially there are distinctive personality clashes which I honestly didn't think could to be resolved; when certain characters had personal revelations and changed their opinions of others I needed tissues. The character development is huge, encompassing all sorts of relationships with both family and friends. It is interesting how the women pull through for each other, and also stand back as major decisions are taken by each of them as they change their not so wonderful present life to one they think they'll be happier with. Both the huge events and the tiny daily tasks that each of them do make it an engaging read. It's a book which I was sad to finish because I enjoyed the motley crew who enabled each other to find meaning to their lives and follow their dreams, or what they thought was their dreams.I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review on my blog Nayu's Reading Corner http://nayusreadingcorner.blogspot.co...

  • Jamie Holzberg / Fluff Smut & Murder
    2019-04-16 16:10

    Four women, 4 different walks of life, becoming friends. Been there, read that many, many times. This novel had the premise of bonding over a shared general love of books; but books, with the exception of the college professor trying to write her own, are hardly ever mentioned. Yes, there is personal growth and a touching story of friendship and it’s a quick read, but not much more.What I loved: Each chapter begins with a the 4 books each main character is reading and I found myself saying, “Read that, read that one,ooh – that sounds good.” What I didn’t love: With a name like, The Sister’s Club, I expected them all to either have better relationships with their actual sisters or have their foursome be more like sisters. The intent was there, but not the delivery. I felt that way about quite a bit about different parts of the story – it wasn’t living up to the expectation I was hoping for based on the book description.What I learned: Got some more book titles and authors to read – that’s always a bonus in my book, but not much more.Overall Grade: B-

  • Whitney Werling
    2019-04-01 15:16

    I really enjoyed reading this title! It read quickly and I thought the pacing was good. The relationship between these women was fascinating to watch develop. I had to suspend belief a little bit because I wasn't sure that these women really would develop a relationship so quickly in this way. But I appreciated a break from the norm book that depicts women as hateful to each other. I loved each of the women and was rooting for them to become better. My only disappointment was the lack of books in the actual book. Aside from the titles mentioned at the beginning of each new section, they didn't seem to tie into anything. For a group that started in a bookshop, I would have liked to hear a little more about that. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who likes reading books about relationships among women in a positive way. * I received this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review *

  • Leona
    2019-04-21 20:50

    Thank you to the publisher (Diversion books and netgalley) for an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.This book is about 4 different women who meet to form a 'sisters club'. Each of the women have a different problem and we learn as the book progresses what these problems are. We see through the book how their friendships progress and also the way some of their personalities change as the book goes on.This is not a romantic fiction book it's one about life and friendship. There is a difference in ages between all the women which shows that friends can be made at any age and there's nothing to say you must have friends in the same age group as yourself.At the start of each chapter there is a list of books that each woman is reading. I really enjoyed that and have written down a few I'm going to find out about and maybe buy.I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it.

  • Rachel Martin
    2019-04-09 15:50

    Each of the protagonists annoyed me at some point during my (fairly quick) reading of this book - but that's kind of the point! None of the women presented are perfect, and they represent many of the difficult issues women of all ages face, yet manage to survive, and even thrive thanks to their friendship. This description makes their relationships seem sickly sweet, but I found the realistic portrayal of female friendship, in all its complexity very refreshing.I think my school aged students wouldn't really appreciate the focus on adult friendships, but I'll definitely recommend this to my own book group.I received an advance digital copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Tanya Brough
    2019-03-27 15:14

    The Sisters Club -- Lauren Baratz-LogstedI don’t have a sister, but I’ve often wondered what it would’ve been like. Would we have been rivals or best friends? The bonds of sisterly friendship is also the basis of ‘The Sisters Club’.We meet four women: Cindy, Lise, Diana and Sylvia.Each have their own sisterly situation, each with a certain sadness. Diana then advertises to attract members of a book club, but she has much different things in mind.‘The Sisters Club’ is a warm, touching tale of friendship and kindness. I recommend it to anyone that prefers their books to have a heart and soul.

  • Judy
    2019-04-12 16:58

    This book kept me interested from beginning to end. I was interested in the individual stories of the four main characters as well as watching how the friendship among the four women developed. I particularly liked the listing of what book each woman was reading at the beginning of each chapter. I found myself pausing and thinking about whether or not a book fit the character. I think this book would spark lively discussions in both high school or college classrooms and in book discussion groups.

  • Sally Coles
    2019-04-18 16:17

    Diana places an ad in the local newspaper and Cindy, Lise and Sylvia all meet and review books - each chapter begins with a description of the book that they are reading which I think is a great touchThe only things that all of the women have in common is their love of books and that they have sisters, each of which have some sort of problemIt is a book about relationships and how these four women start to build up a friendship amongst themselves that helps them in their individual lives

  • Susan Obryan
    2019-04-03 20:03

    Lauren Baratz-Logsted has captured the read for companionship in " The Sisters Club," a sweet, humorous. sometimes sad, but always insightful novel. Four women with nothing in common find out the hard way that life is more fun and satisfying with you have close friends. As we all know, you can't pick your family, but you can pick your friends. For this group, a love for reading provides them with love of another kind - love from the heart.

  • Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
    2019-03-27 16:12

    3.5 starsThank you to Diversion Books for the opportunity to read and honestly review The Sisters Club. The Sisters Club was a good novel about four women at different ages and stages in their lives that answer a book club request. I liked how each character was unique and had their own issues. I also liked how each character grew and the group came together. What I would have liked to see more of was the actual book part of the group.

  • Marisa
    2019-04-13 13:55

    As I turned the figurative pages of my e-reader, I realized that I’d read only a hundred pages. I was barely knee deep into the story and I already had that feeling that this was not what I expected. When it comes to fiction, I look for books that captivate my imagination completely —whether it’s because of the beautiful writing, the power of the story, or the characters, this has two of the three.Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher Diversion Books for the ARC for an honest review.

  • Joy
    2019-04-17 19:17

    A nice story of 4 women who gather to discuss books they're reading. Friendships form and they help each other through difficulties and share joyful times. I enjoy reading novels about a group of women and their friendships, there's nothing like a sister...or a good friend. This is an enjoyable, warm, tale that touched my heart. I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-24 15:10

    Middle of the road chick lit type novel, about four very different women of different ages and walks of life, who are brought together by a notice one of them posts in a book store about forming a club. Cute enough, but I am unlikely to remember anything about it a year from now. Note: I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Beth
    2019-04-17 16:18

    Thanks to NetGalley for the preview of this book. This was a nice, lighter book about 4 women from 4 different walks of life, who gathered together to form a book club, but in the long run became almost as close as sisters - walking next to each other through good times and tough times, and eventually becoming as close as sisters.

  • Kerstin
    2019-04-21 13:59

    The Sister's Club is a story about 4 lonely women who meet through a book/friendship club. Lauren Baratz-Logsted beautifully writes how these women's walls are torn down and the love and support they share.

  • Maria Stringer
    2019-04-09 15:56

    A good holiday read, nothing terribly exciting but "cute". My sister lives out of town and I got to thinking about having a sisters club...............