Sisters and Lovers

Sisters and Lovers

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by Connie Briscoe
     
 

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Beverly, Charmaine, and Evelyn — three sisters living in the same Maryland town outside Washington, D.C., each wishing her life were just a little different. Beverly is twenty-nine and single. She's a successful magazine editor who would love to be in love. The problem is, no man can meet her high standards. Charmaine longs to finish her degree, but meanwhile,

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Beverly, Charmaine, and Evelyn — three sisters living in the same Maryland town outside Washington, D.C., each wishing her life were just a little different. Beverly is twenty-nine and single. She's a successful magazine editor who would love to be in love. The problem is, no man can meet her high standards. Charmaine longs to finish her degree, but meanwhile, she has to juggle a thankless job, a beautiful child, and an irresponsible husband she doesn't quite have the nerve to leave. Evelyn seems to have it made. She has a successful psychology practice and her husband is a partner in a prestigious law firm. But there's trouble in paradise, and Evelyn refuses to face the facts.
Warm and bittersweet, believable and real, SISTERS & LOVERS is a novel of family and love, heartache and hope, and above all, the triumph of sisterhood.
""Riveting . . . Lively . . . Hilarious . . . Three sisters who are remarkably different except in one respect: their men are driving them crazy." — Mademoiselle

Editorial Reviews

Denise Perry Donavin
Beverly, Charmaine, and Evelyn, three black sisters, face turbulent relationships with one another, their parents, their husbands, and their lovers in this lively, realistic first novel. Beverly's anger over a broken date nearly drives her to vandalism and does drive her away from her family as she tries to sort out her sense of loss. Charmaine is raising a young son and coping with the infidelities, overspending, and unreliability of a man who'd like the good life without earning it. Evelyn, the envy of her sisters, owns a luxurious home and has a perfect-seeming family life but then discovers that her husband is markedly discontent. Although Briscoe lapses into soap opera at times, on the whole, she does a good job of dealing with her characters' sociocultural differences while telling a convincing, passionate contemporary tale. Briscoe knows her D.C. setting well, from her position as managing editor of "American Annals of the Deaf" at Gallaudet University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804113342
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
409
Sales rank:
1,174,095
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.20(d)

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Sisters and Lovers 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED EVERY MINUTE SECOND WORD AND HOUR. THIS BOOK IS GREAT I LOVE IT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IT WAS OKAY
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was one of the first I ever started reading by C. Briscoe. I don't want to give the story line away, but it is going to keep your attention from beginning to end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Turn the television off, this is all the entertainment you will need! This book, this author has thoughtfully and carefully woven together pain, joy, heartache and heartbreak, love and laughter all into the three main characters. If you have a circle of friends or a book club or you read independently you will definitely enjoy every minute of the story and you will discuss this novel as if you were speaking of some infamous soap opera. Connie Briscoe is an excellent writer/artist because the visual picture she painted in this novel was art!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a great book!! I think that if i were in these sisters positions i would have gave Clarence the boot a long time ago,would not have put a second morgage on the house for Kevin,and finally i would not have taken back Vernon ,a cold man!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
At the beginning I wasn't to interested. But once I got towards the middle it started getting good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book so much that I requested that all my friends and family members read this book I found my self every waking moment reading this book Looking forward on reading you next book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are no words that would truly describe how emotional this book is. If you have siblings this is the book for you. I have two sisters and I saw so much of each of us throughout this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was excellent. Even though I was only in highschool when this book hit air, I could relate. This book was excellent, is excellent and will remain excellent to me and my four co-workers. I give connie 5 stars. She dealt with real issues, things I like to talk about- love, life, breaking up, working problems out, money situations and other real world issues.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very inspiring, funny and true to life story of three african-american women experiencing what all sisters experience now. I felt I had experienced what Beverly and Charmain had experienced before I finally got married. It was a good book and I will definitely recommend it to anyone who want to read a gooooood book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
That is what I said when I read this book. This book is great it. Instead of feeling like I was reading a book I felt like a detective taking a peek inside these ladies lives. When the book ended I was a little sad because I wanted to follow Charmaine,Beverly and Evelyn forever. I couldn't put the book down, infact it reminded me of my own aunts in D.C. If you want to laugh out loud and find a book you can relate to read SISTERS AND LOVERS.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was o.k except that it dragged on and on and on. It was a book that you could already tell what the ending was going to be. But what i did love about the book was the supportive sisters in this book among each other.Personally, I finished reading the book but I wouldn't recommend it for someone else.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS THE BOOK THAT TELLS IT LIKE IS FOR ALL WOMEN: SINGLE MARRIED OR SCARED ABOUT BEING EITHER. I TRULY ENJOYED THIS BOOK.CONNIE BRISCOE KNOWS LIFE AND THE RELATIONSHIP GAMES WE PLAY.IF YOU NEED A WAKE UP CALL ABOUT YOURS, THEN THIS THE BOOK FOR YOU.I ACTUALLY LAUGHED OUT LOUD.