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Between Sisters

Narrated by: Laural Merlington
Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
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Summary

RITA Award Winner, Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements, 2004

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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....

BETWEEN SISTERS

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.

Tender, funny, bittersweet, and wonderfully moving, Between Sisters celebrates the joys and heartaches that can only be shared by sisters, the mistakes made in the name of love and the healing power of new beginnings - all beautifully told by acclaimed author Kristin Hannah.

©2003 Kristin Hannah (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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a story about redemption

a very well structured story, with an excellent narrator who made all the characters very distinct.

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A must read

A fabulous read , full of emotional twists &turns. anyone with a past and siblings will enjoy this book.

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  • drwm
  • 21-02-15

Fantastic!

The narrator did a fantastic job bringing this book to life. I've read a couple books by this author and I must say, I really enjoyed this particular novel. There are a couple sentimental and tearful scenes, of course. I thought that the complicated relationship between the sisters was very realistic mainly due to the fact that no relationship is ever perfect. My favorite character throughout the book was Meghan. She is such a strong independent female character. Her view towards men after her divorce was quite harsh, especially after I learned that it was basically her fault the relationship ended in the first place.

What made this novel unique is that it mostly revolved around the relationship of these two sisters, who were born from the same mother, by different fathers, and both ending up living different lives and facing different struggles.

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  • Lizzy
  • 31-12-11

I wish I had a sister!

This is beautiful story. Although the plot was fairly predictable the characters were real and there was nothing boring about this book. Read with feeling and thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • KellyMac
  • 13-04-11

Keep a tissue handy

Book was a good listen, but it had me in tears a number of times. Hannah did a good job of evoking the complicated emotions that arise in troubled families. I really enjoyed it.

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  • Jan
  • 16-09-10

Beautiful

Loved it! Sisters are beautiful just like this book! Wonderfully narrated. Highly recommended.

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  • T. T.
  • 16-12-18

Sisters

Another great story. It was a tear jerker, but done so beautifully. Kristin Hannah is a very talented writer.

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  • Wendi
  • 11-09-17

Classic Hannah Pre-Nightingale

I picked up 'Between Sisters' for $4.95 on one of Audible's wonderful sales. I wasn't a big fan of 'The Nightingale,' (probably the only person who didn't like it), so it was very refreshing to read an old school book by Hannah.

Between Sisters deals with older sister Megan, a detached woman in her early 40s who is married to her job as an attorney. She has no friends, no real relationships, and although she's rich she is also extremely lonely.

Megan and her sister Claire were raised by a very selfish mother. Claire knows her father while Megan does not know hers, and the sisters are pretty much estranged. When Claire announces that she is getting married and wants Megan to attend the wedding, things get messy. Megan agrees and travels to Claire's town of Hayden, where she meets a stranger she actually develops feelings for..

Between Sisters is classic Hannah- a chick lit, dramatic tear-jerker. I pretty much loved it, like all of her 'oldies.' It's what I expected and wanted.

-Wendi

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  • Joann
  • 05-05-14

I loved this audible book.

Would you consider the audio edition of Between Sisters to be better than the print version?

I did not get the print version.

What did you like best about this story?

It had a little laughter, a few tears, a little romance and a story about how the past experiences influences the present life decisions.

Have you listened to any of Laural Merlington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

If you could take any character from Between Sisters out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Claire and Megan.

Any additional comments?

Good listening

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  • Nancy
  • 04-10-11

Great Book!

I loved this book as much as I have loved all of Kristin Hannah's books I've read so far, but the narration left something to be desired.

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  • Joy
  • 04-01-14

Loved it

What made the experience of listening to Between Sisters the most enjoyable?

Great narrator and story line.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Loved the entire book.

Have you listened to any of Laural Merlington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first time I have listened to Laural.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book takes you from laughing to crying and back to laughing.

Any additional comments?

I didn't want this story to end.

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  • Stephanie W.
  • 04-01-19

Great book but...

I really wish I would have read instead of listening on Audible. The narrator was not great with accents or when talking like a child. The setting is in the Northwest and felt that the accent was a mixed between Wisconsin and Alabama. I live in Alabama btw so not making fun of the South! It was annoying actually especially when she played the child. Once I started listening I was drawn to the story but the voice drove me crazy. Sorry!

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