Sisters and Lovers

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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 ...
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Overview

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

In the tradition of the bestselling Waiting to Exhale, Briscoe presents a riveting novel about three African-American sisters and the men in their lives. "Humorous, poignant, realistic, and romantic."--Library Journal.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804113342
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 409
  • Sales rank: 1,408,674
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Connie Briscoe
Connie Briscoe
CONNIE BRISCOE
is the New York Times bestselling author of Big Girls Don’t Cry.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    GOOD BOOK

    LOVED EVERY MINUTE SECOND WORD AND HOUR. THIS BOOK IS GREAT I LOVE IT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2009

    OKAY

    IT WAS OKAY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2008

    Too good!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2003

    Turn the television off!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2002

    loved every word in it!!!!!!

    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!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2002

    It was all right!!

    At the beginning I wasn't to interested. But once I got towards the middle it started getting good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2000

    Family and Friends

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2000

    WONDERFUL

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2000

    An excellent peice of work

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2000

    GREAT BOOK!! YOU GO GIRL!!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2000

    How can a book about everyday life be so good?

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2000

    I CAN RELATE

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2000

    Never Ending Story

    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.

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