Sister, Sister [NOOK Book]

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Donna Hill introduces sisters long divided by their mother's favoritism--now reunited in Washington, D.C., one sister's sudden illness is the catalyst for a long waited reconciliation.

Carmen Green takes two very different sisters to beautiful Martha's Vineyard, where a week in the warm and healing sun ...
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Overview



Donna Hill introduces sisters long divided by their mother's favoritism--now reunited in Washington, D.C., one sister's sudden illness is the catalyst for a long waited reconciliation.

Carmen Green takes two very different sisters to beautiful Martha's Vineyard, where a week in the warm and healing sun brings mutual understanding.

Jamice Sims unites two estranged sisters in new York City where their childhood loyalty is tested, a new life is welcomed--and a family restored.
 
From three favorite authors, Sister, Sister brings you three short stories about the trials and bonds of sisterhood.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429905541
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 279,396
  • File size: 2 MB

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Donna Hill is the author of SISTER, SISTER.
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Angela Richards put her glass down on the smoked-glass top of the kitchen table, barely able to meet her husband’s incredulous stare. Mark’s question bounced back and forth in her head until it throbbed. She knew he was right. Every fiber in her body screamed at the absurdity of her decision. But it was family—a totally dysfunctional family—but a family nonetheless.
When she’d walked away from her mother, her sister, her niece, ten years earlier, she swore all the way from D.C. to New York that she would never go back. That she would never allow them to inflict that kind of pain on her again. She’d broken her self-imposed promise once when she’d returned to put her grandmother to rest and stand stoically at her grave site. Now it was to keep vigil over her ailing sister, Gayla.
Mark pushed away from the table and paced the black-and-white tiled floor while stroking his goatee. This was the room where decisions were made, Mark mused, not in the bedroom, where passion could be confused with reason. It was here in the kitchen where he and his wife cooked, cleaned, shared meals and their dreams, where they planned their lives.
Until now they’d always found a means to meet halfway, no matter what their issues may have been. But today, there was no compromise, and the table that separated them barely represented the rift that had sprung up between them like a leak in a sinking boat.
“Answer me, Angie,” Mark suddenly shouted, halting his pacing.
The boom of his voice snapped her to attention. Her reluctant gaze found his stony one.
“Make me understand why you would go back there. After everything they’ve done to you.”
“My sister is sick, Mark,” she mumbled. Even to her own ears she didn’t sound convincing.
“When was the last time Gayla did anything for you, Angie? Where was she when you had pneumonia? . . . Busy,” he answered for her. “And when you had the operation for that fibroid a few years back, where was your family then? Occasionally on the other end of the phone.”
She sat there, staring at her hands as he continued his verbal assault.
“And how many times have you lain in my arms crying about how it had been growing up in that house, how you felt like a servant instead of a member of the family? Angie, how many school functions did your mother miss? How many birthday parties? You had to practically drag yourself out of your own sickbed to make arrangements for your grandmother because Gayla ‘just couldn’t handle all the pressure.’ ”
He stared at her for a long, hard moment, his sandy brown face flushed with his ire. Angie watched the pulse pound dangerously in his temple.
Mark pulled in a deep breath and stepped to the table. Bracing his palms on the smooth wood top, he leaned toward his wife.
“I love you, Angie.” He reached out and covered one of her clenched fists with his open hand. “More than life itself. I’ve seen how broken you were inside and the time and strength it took to get you where you are.” Slowly he shook his head. “Going back there . . . will negate everything you’ve worked for—we’ve worked for.”
She fought back tears, shielding her face with her free hand.
“Baby,” he whispered. “You’ve got to know that.”
Angie finally looked into her husband’s loving gaze, saw the depth of the concern and sincerity there. She also felt his pain.
“Mark, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to explain it, explain why I believe in my soul that going back to D.C. to take care of my sister is something I must do. And not for Gayla or my globe-hopping niece, Tiffany—not even for my mother, but for me.”
“I’m coming with you,” Mark said adamantly. “I ca—”
“No.” Gayla squeezed his hand and looked unflinchingly into his eyes. “I’ve got to do this on my own. And we both know that.”
Knowing from the determined look in Angie’s eyes that this was a battle he couldn’t win, Mark resignedly lowered himself into a chair opposite her. Silently holding her hands, he prayed that this wouldn’t be the trip that crushed her spirit for good.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    The 3 stories were very interesting and enjoyable. I would recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    This ia based on the tv show

    With the twins i forgot thier names i think tia ad tamara but its a good book u shod lover ur sister i have a sister mia shes 5 and im 11 u never no wen its ur lastd day

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2005

    THIS BOOK IS OUTSTANDING!

    This is actually the very first African American Romance novel that I read, and it was worth it too. This book really brought me to tears.I can't wait to read it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2003

    Great Anthology: Made me apologize to my sister!

    My sister and I have been on the outs for years. Well, until I read this anthology, that is. After reading the three stories about three sets of sisters who are estranged from one another it made me think: Why was I being so pigheaded? A sister is blood. And when I thought about it, our break-up was over something really stupid: A man! Get this book, it'll make you think, really think about your relationship with your sister. To SIS, the reviewer who wrote the previous review: I think Leon made sure he took care of LuAnne before that scene you mentioned. At least that's the way I understood it. BEST LEFT UNSAID was my favorite story in the anthology. Sure, Ms. Sims had a few words that sent me to the dictionary, too, but I love it when a writer doesn't write down to me. After all, I read to learn as much as to be entertained. Bravo to all three authors. You did a fabulous job. My sister and I are speaking to each other again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2002

    Sis ...

    I enjoyed each of the three novellas, and appreciated the 'full-fiqured' sisters that appeared in the story lines. Of the three, I found 'Loving Lola' to be my favorite. That story could have gone on for a few more chapters! 'Better Left Unsaid' sent me to the dictionary a few times, and I was wondering how Luanne was so fulfilled after satisfying Leon???

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2001

    THIS BOOK WAS GREAT

    I LOVED THIS BOOK VERY MUCH. I WOULD READ IT AGAIN AND AGAIN.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2001

    a great book for troubled sisters

    This book was the best book I have read in years! The romance is all so real and very detailed. In 'Best Left Unsaid' (last novella), Janice Sims describes the passion and romance between two people so vividly I was almost put into shock myself. The relationships between the sisters in all three novellas comes to a happy ending and all troubles get resolved. All in all, this book is very detailed and helpful if you have a troubled relationship with your sister (if you have one). If not, I highly suggest you buy the book anyways. I am about to read it again so you can tell it's worth the money. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2001

    YOU HAVE GOT TO BUY!!

    I just finshed reading this book it is and it was good all three stories about sisters who have to come together it felt a little rushed when reading he stoies but overall a good book

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