Between Sisters - Kristin Hannah

Between Sisters

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2003-04-15
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 1,284 Ratings



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. . . .


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.


  • Brilliantly written and heart wrenching

    By KC Rainbird tunes
    Beautiful story about the most difficult topics , death and loss and its after effects on each family member
  • Slow start

    By IreeneG
    Took a while to get in to the story. But after the first half it picked up, and many tears were shed!
  • Not my favorite by far

    By TLHgirl
    I loved The Great Alone and Nightingale. This novel is predictable and repetitive. I am trying to finish it but feel like I am wasting my time. The Great Alone is the book to read, not this one.
  • Wow! What a read

    By Ammasdolls
    This book is a phenomenal read. As a recovering cancer patient (not the same as in book) it really hit home for me. I laughed, I cried and felt as if I was reading a movie. I cry watching most movies. It was as real as life. Way to go Kristin. I have read quite a few of your books and they get me every time. Keep writing about real life.
  • Between Sisters

    By Ibladyjj
    Great read-Great Author. Couldn't put the book down. Up until 4:00 a.m. reading. Have read 11 of Kristin's books and loved every one. Can't wait to start my 12th one. I have told friends and family what enjoyment there is in reading her spell binding way of writing and many are agreeing with me. Thank you so much Kristin for giving me MANY hours of fascinating reading and Between Sisters proved to be another favorite. Starting my 12th Kristin Hannah read NOW.
  • Between Sisters

    By Speakview
    As I expected the book was a wonderful read, touching for today’s medical world, where we look for hope and happiness. The characters are part of the story and gives and good picture reactions good and bad in some and find a telling tale GTM
  • Between Sisters

    By Tykesma
    A good read but, Predictable!
  • One Word

    By JustNagham
  • Hits close to home

    By Nannerz1314
    This is an amazing book. There is nothing like the bond of sisters. I just hope the one that has chosen to remove herself from our lives will come back without any of this happening. Such a good cry!
  • This is a wonderful book

    By Photoapt
    I very very seldom give more than a 3 or Max a 4 star rating but this book is so great. If you hate to cry over a book because it's sad or something special then don't read this book. It's at least a 10+ Kleenex tear wiper. I loved it and will now down load more of this authors books.