Sisters and Husbands

Sisters and Husbands

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by Connie Briscoe
     
 

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Ten years have passed since Sisters and Lovers, and Beverly, now 39, is engaged to Julian, a man her family and friends agree is the epitome of a great catch: he's gorgeous, loyal, trustworthy, successful, and very much in love with her. Since this is Beverly's third engagement in the past five years, after breaking off the previous two at the last moment, everyone's

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Ten years have passed since Sisters and Lovers, and Beverly, now 39, is engaged to Julian, a man her family and friends agree is the epitome of a great catch: he's gorgeous, loyal, trustworthy, successful, and very much in love with her. Since this is Beverly's third engagement in the past five years, after breaking off the previous two at the last moment, everyone's happy that she's finally settling down. For Beverly and Julian, nothing could be better than being in love and planning their wedding. That is until Beverly's oldest sister's marriage falls apart and dampens the mood of what should have been the happiest time in Beverly's life. Now, second-guessing her impending nuptials, Beverly is forced to wonder if marriage really works. Will she stick it out? Or will her fears cloud her judgment once again?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446550871
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
06/02/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
911,205
File size:
528 KB

Meet the Author

Connie Briscoe has been a full-time published author for more than ten years. Born with a hearing impairment, Connie never allowed that to stop her from pursuing her dreams...writing. Since she left the world of editing to become a writer, Connie has hit the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.

Connie lives with her family in Maryland.

For more information visit www.conniebriscoe.com/

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Sisters and Husbands 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
RGoGo More than 1 year ago
Rarely am I thinking as I finish a book that it's one I won't miss if there's no permanent place on my bookcase. As I was reading I kept thinking "was Sisters and Brothers really this slight?" Did I love it because I was 15 years or so younger, and maybe the issues were more directly relevant to my life? Is it that the fun of reading something set in my hometown has worn off? I didn't love the last Briscoe book I read but wanted to read the sequel to "Sisters and Brothers". Don't bother buying -- go to the library if you're curious.
DeeDee6822 More than 1 year ago
I agree this is a light-weight read about a ulta-involved family members in each other's lives. The story skims the surface of the characters where there could be some wonderful detail exploration of characters. I expected more substance to the book, but it was OK. Book provides good reason to stay out of family problems.
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ToyNY More than 1 year ago
This story is very interesting from start to finish. A page turner!
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Sisters and Husbands is a great book to use as part of a book club. It addresses many issues women face when getting married.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Baltimore Beverly is now thirty-nine years old and been engaged twice before, but broke it off each time. Now she prays three is the lucky charm as she and Julian plan to marry in four weeks. Her two older married sisters and her best friend believe he is the one who will exchange I do with Beverly as he is perfect and they are obviously in love.-------------------- However, the commitment phobic Beverly receives three shockers that makes her reconsider marriage. Her two forty something siblings are having marital problems with the oldest Evelyn considers divorce after pretending her spouse is perfect and Charmaine has had enough; both have kids. Her best friend is having an affair with her brother-in-law. Beverly once again doubts marriage as vows mean nothing even to people she respected like her extended family and her former BFF.-------------- A decade in literary terms (fifteen years in real life) has passed since Beverly was a sort of schizoid mix of wanting to marry but somewhat fearful of commitment (see SISTERS AND LOVERS) though her two sisters had husbands and children. The cast is solid as each has personal issues while Beverly holds the story line together with her scrutiny of what is unraveling around her. Although not quite as intense as one would expect from a family drama that looks into marital woes, Connie Briscoe provides a wonderful sequel that her fans will enjoy catching up with Beverly.---------- Harriet Klausner
Slessman More than 1 year ago
SISTERS & HUSBANDS Connie Briscoe Grand Central Publishing $24.99-Hardback 272 pages ISBN: 978-0-446-53489-5 Reviewer: Annie Slessman The American family saga continues with Connie Briscoe's latest work, SISTERS & HUSBANDS. In this story, Beverly is engaged to be married to a man that her family thinks is a great choice. However, Beverly's world gets rocked when her sisters encounter problems in their marriages. On the shy side of commitment, Beverly facilitates in her commitment of marriage and is stunned when her best friend has an affair with her sister's husband. Sure that this discretion has ruined her sister's life, Beverly not only breaks off her relationship with her best friend but also, with her finance. This book is filled with the problems many families face in marriage today. Trying to mix two families into one due to second, even third, marriages, betrayal of marriage vows, the dilemma of aging and losing one's vitality.it is all within the pages of this work. You will probably recognize yourself or someone you know in this story. While this is not the great masterpiece, it is good, light reading. It might even make you feel better about problems you are experiencing in your own marriage. Will Beverly make it to the altar? Will she renew her friendship with her best friend? Can her sister's marriages be saved? Will Beverly's mother and father ever realize what is really happening with their daughter's lives? You will have to read the book to find out.