The Savvy Sistahs

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Amber, Carla and Brandy—-known as the "ABCs"—-are intelligent businesswomen who met in their business support group "The Savvy Sistahs Who Mean Business" and became the best of friends. They've bonded over lost loves, past hurts, and too many lonely nights. . .

Amber Stuart escaped an abusive marriage and now finds peace running her small bookstore. But when a man passes out in her establishment, after eating one of her homemade cookies, she'll do anything to avoid a lawsuit, ...

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Overview

Amber, Carla and Brandy—-known as the "ABCs"—-are intelligent businesswomen who met in their business support group "The Savvy Sistahs Who Mean Business" and became the best of friends. They've bonded over lost loves, past hurts, and too many lonely nights. . .

Amber Stuart escaped an abusive marriage and now finds peace running her small bookstore. But when a man passes out in her establishment, after eating one of her homemade cookies, she'll do anything to avoid a lawsuit, even if it means going into his home and nursing this fine brother back to health. What she doesn't know is that this brother is about to turn her life upside down; Raising a two-year-old son on her own and running the computer business she inherited from her father, Carla Osborne doesn't have time for anything else. Then she finds herself the object of a hostile takeover. And it turns out that she's fighting to save her company from the man she had a one-night stand with all those years ago—-the man who happens to be her son's father; After a divorce settlement leaves her the sole owner of the St. Laurent Hotel, Brandy Bennett decides to manage her new business full-time. When she finds herself the object of a deranged stalker her family convinces her to bring in a security expert to help. Enter ex-FBI agent, Grey Masters—-and with him a whole lot of drama.

Life is dishing it out hard, but these ladies are determined to hold on to each other.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a well-crafted tale of three interwoven romances, with a dash of a suspenseful mystery."

RT Book Reviews

 

"Jackson's characters are credibly flawed and endearing."

Publishers Weekly

 

"Brenda Jackson ... has come up with another stunning tale about three savvy sistahs."

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Publishers Weekly
Three Orlando, Fla., women form a friendship club for spiritual inspiration and professional support in this earnest, plodding novel by Jackson (Ties That Bind, etc.). Amber Stuart, Brandy Bennett and Carla Osborne, otherwise known as the ABCs, have been meeting regularly for a year, holding "sistah-circle" gatherings where they share wine and secrets. They have plenty in common: all three are successful businesswomen and all have been done wrong by men. Brandy, owner of a "very prestigious hotel," discovered on the eve of her wedding that her husband-to-be was sleeping with her best friend; she went through with the ceremony, but then showed the incriminating video at the reception. Now someone is stalking her at work, and she must live in close quarters with a hunky ex-FBI agent while he tries to get to the bottom of the mystery. Amber, a bookstore owner, left her husband three years ago after she found him in bed with another woman. Since then she has thrown herself into her work, but when one of her customers-a handsome tax attorney-passes out on the premises, she devotes herself to nursing him back to health. Carla, computer company CEO, is a single mother as the result of a disastrous one-night stand. When her son's father discovers that he has a child, she is willing to let him into her life, but reluctant to let him back into her heart. Jackson's characters are credibly flawed and endearing, but stiff exposition ("Tonight was a time to not only celebrate their success, but also to embrace their growth as women who were finally able to put to rest their deep emotional pain") and canned sentiment make this a lackluster effort. (Nov.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Amber has escaped an abusive marriage, Brandy divorced her cheating husband, and Carla is raising her four-year-old son on her own. In this latest page-turner from Jackson (Ties That Bind), these sistahs meet in a support group and help out one another until life takes a different turn. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312315122
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 784,438
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 8.31 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Brenda Jackson

Brenda Jackson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Westmorelands series and, from St. Martin’s Press, Some Like It Hot, Taste of Passion and The Playa's Handbook, among others. She was the first African-American author to have a book published under the Harlequin/Silhouette Desire line of books and the first African-American romance author to make USA Today's Bestseller's List and the New York Times Bestseller's List for the series romance genre. Jackson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Jacksonville University, and worked for thirty-seven years in management at a major insurance company. She now divides her time between family, writing and traveling. She has been married for thirty-seven years to her childhood sweetheart, Gerald, and they have two sons. She lives in the city where she was born, Jacksonville, Florida.

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Amber, Carla and Brandy—-known as the "ABCs"—-are intelligent businesswomen who met in their business support group "The Savvy Sistahs Who Mean Business" and became the best of friends. They've bonded over lost loves, past hurts, and too many lonely nights. . .

Amber Stuart escaped an abusive marriage and now finds peace running her small bookstore. But when a man passes out in her establishment, after eating one of her homemade cookies, she'll do anything to avoid a lawsuit, even if it means going into his home and nursing this fine brother back to health. What she doesn't know is that this brother is about to turn her life upside down; Raising a two-year-old son on her own and running the computer business she inherited from her father, Carla Osborne doesn't have time for anything else. Then she finds herself the object of a hostile takeover. And it turns out that she's fighting to save her company from the man she had a one-night stand with all those years ago—-the man who happens to be her son's father; After a divorce settlement leaves her the sole owner of the St. Laurent Hotel, Brandy Bennett decides to manage her new business full-time. When she finds herself the object of a deranged stalker her family convinces her to bring in a security expert to help. Enter ex-FBI agent, Grey Masters—-and with him a whole lot of drama.

Life is dishing it out hard, but these ladies are determined to hold on to each other.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2003

    fine tale starring strong female protagonists

    In Orlando the three thirtyish ladies met one year ago at a meeting of the Savvy Sistahs Who Mean Business. They became friends and regularly meet to share their business successes. They also share failure when it comes to men. Pregnant Amber Stuart caught her husband in bed with another woman and went crazy leading to a miscarriage and a divorce. She now owns Amber¿s Books & Gifts. Just before her wedding Brandy Bennett found a video of her future spouse in bed with her best friend. Using the video as a weapon she gained an immediate divorce with her settlement consisting of the St. Laurent Hotel. Carla Osborne runs Osborne Computer Network while raising her two year old by herself. Cord Jeffrey chokes on a cookie in Amber¿s store, sending her in a panic even after he recovers. Brandy hires former FBI Agent Grey Masters when someone begins to stalk her. Carla fights off a hostile takeover of her business led by Jesse Deveraux, the only man she ever loved literally and emotionally. The three relationship failures have found love, but will any one of them realize what they have if they go for it? Brenda Jackson displays she is a savvy sistah when it comes to successfully providing an enjoyable contemporary romance starring three delightful single women. THE SAVVY SISTAHS contains three prime intermingling story lines as each of the female trio stars in their own respective tale, but overlap just enough so that the audience feels like participants in a cleverly designed plot. Ms. Jackson provides a wonderful novel that gifts fans of strong female protagonists with an integrated charming triad. Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2007

    A Savvy Read

    I enjoyed all the characters of this novel. Brenda Jackson has done it again. Three friends, three drama filled stories, and three steamy romance. I couldn't put it down. Enjoyed Brandy's story the most, but they were each a good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2005

    BRINGING SISTAHS UP HIGHER AND HEALING HEARTS

    I REALLY ENJOYED THIS HEART WARMING STORY. IT PROMOTES THE POWER OF PRAYER AND LOVE'S ABILITY TO HEAL EVEN THE DEEPEST OF WOUNDS, AND PROMOTES WHOLE LIVING. THE CHARACTERS HAVE A CERTAIN REALISM THAT ONE CAN TRULY APPRECIATE, AND STRUGGLES THAT YOU CAN IDENTIFY WITH. BRENDA JACKSON IS A VERY TALENTED STORY TELLER, WRITER AND SPIRITUAL MOTIVATOR THE WRITING IS SOULFUL AND DELICIOUSLY HOT!! KEEP ON WRITING! READERS SHARE THE JOY OF READING THIS STORY WITH FRIENDS, ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE GOING THROUGH THEIR OWN CHALLENGES AND NEED TO TAKE THEMSELVES OUT OF SELF, IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    LOVED IT!

    Another first-class page turner by Brenda Jackson. She never fails to provide the reader with tantilizing plots and thorough character development. Loved reading about the Westmoreland family and their acquaintances. LA-TXN

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Go girls

    Svvy proud

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Good

    This was a good book. Fiance was misspelled numerous times though!

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