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The Other Sister [NOOK Book]

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Sanita Jefferson returns to town after a mysterious absence with more secrets than can fit into the bags she's carrying. Bad choices and an undercover career make her vulnerable to more than just heartbreak.

When Terrence Catchings, the handsome ex-NBA player that Sanita’s sister Carla has her eyes on ...
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The Other Sister

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Overview

Sanita Jefferson returns to town after a mysterious absence with more secrets than can fit into the bags she's carrying. Bad choices and an undercover career make her vulnerable to more than just heartbreak.

When Terrence Catchings, the handsome ex-NBA player that Sanita’s sister Carla has her eyes on falls for Sanita, and Sanita's secrets are revealed, family ties are tested.

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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - John Guzlowski
This modern retelling of the fable of the prodigal son crackles with energy and honesty. ...Laced with comedy and tears, loss and redemption, this is a novel to read and pass on to your closest friends.
Amazon - Brenda Lisbon
Cheri Paris Edwards writes a very clever modern-day rendition of the parable of the prodigal son from the Bible in THE OTHER SISTER. The characters were well-developed and memorable, even down to the nosey church busybody and the sleazy deacon. - Raw Sistaz Review
Amazon - Katrina Spencer
When Sanita's old demons follow her home, it will take her familly's love and her sister's forgiveness to save her from her worst enemy--her past. The Other Sister will have you have you hugging your family, and calling up lost friends. It is a story of forgiveness and redemption, but ultimately it is the story of how love trumps all.
Amazon - Carmen Oosa Review
"The Other Sister" by Cheri Paris Edwards is a very good read that I'm highly recommending. I love that you get knee-deep in the church business as well as the relationship with the sisters and the lesson on forgiveness. I'm looking forward to reading this author again.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149478507
  • Publisher: PurelyParis Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/23/2014
  • Series: The Jefferson's , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 318
  • Sales rank: 385,265
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Cheri Paris Edwards is the author of "Plenty Good Room" and the "The Other Sister." Edwards' work has been praised by Booklist and Publisher's Weekly. She is originally from the Midwest and makes her home now in North Central Texas along with her toy poodle Mocha.

Edwards is finishing a Masters of English degree at Texas Woman's University. In Fall 2014, she will be a Teaching Fellow at University of North Texas where she will complete her PhD in English.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    Pretty good!

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

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    Everybody Makes Mistakes

    Sanita left home and Illinois behind to attend a small college in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, Sanita finds herself running back to the safety net of her parents' home. After months of no contact, they are happy that the Lord returned Sanita safe and sound. Determined to put her past behind her, Sanita is looking forward to what the future may hold.

    Unlike her parents, Carla, the older sister, is very suspicious of her younger sister's mysterious disappearance and reappearance. Carla is going to keep a close eye on her because something does not seem right. Carla has had to work hard for everything, unlike Sanita. As the principal of a charter school, Carla loves her job, but there are a few anxious to see her demise.

    "The Other Sister" by Cheri Paris Edwards is a very good read that I'm highly recommending. I love that you get knee-deep in the church business as well as the relationship with the sisters and the lesson on forgiveness. I'm looking forward to reading this author again.

    Reviewed by: Carmen

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  • Posted May 17, 2011

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    The Other Sister by Cheri Paris Edwards--great book!

    I read this inspirational book just recently on my Nook and I must say, I loved it! The themes of love, forgiveness, and new beginnings are all represented in an intriguing read that ends up in a totally different spot than where it starts!! The sister relationship was my favorite part because it was real and filled with tensiin. Yet, they had each other's back, which is what being a sister is all about. I'd love to read a following book to see what Prince Charming Carla finds! To the authir I must say, job well done. The characters were well rounded, pacing and plotting two thumbs up, loved her descriptive phrases and settings and the story wrapped up nicely. I am a big fan of Ms. Edwards and I look forward to her next release!

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  • Posted December 7, 2010

    A quick and easy read

    Running away from problems in California lands Sanita back in quiet Urbana, Illinois. Her family thought she was in school, but Sanita, or Jazz as she was known on the west coast, was leading a life that finally caught up with her. Safely back in the embrace of her family, she's prepared to put that life behind her and create a new beginning.

    With a good ten years on her sister, Sanita, Carla was raised at a time when her parents didn't have much. So while Sanita had everything handed to her on a silver spoon, Carla has worked hard to get where she is. As the new principal of a charter school, Carla loves her job. She's won the respect of her students and most of the faculty, but there are a few teachers that would love to witness her downfall.

    Bishop James Jefferson loves the Lord, the church and his family. If there were any way to remove the pesky Marcella Lewiston from the church, he'd love it even more. But Marcella was raised in Faith Community Church of Christ as a preacher's kid and she has no intention of leaving the church that her father helped steer for years. Marcella goes out of her way to keep Bishop Jefferson in his place and with this latest gossip she heard about his youngest daughter, she's sure that she has him just where she wants him.

    What did you like about this book?
    It was a fairly predictable read, which was fine for a lazy holiday weekend.

    What didn't you like about this book?
    I was slightly thrown because I wasn't sure if this was supposed to be Christian lit, but there was a liberal dosage of Bible verses thrown in, so I suppose it is. Yes, I know there was a pastor in the story, but does that necessarily qualify a book as Christian lit? At any rate, it felt very much like a Tyler Perry play on paper. If Tyler Perry is your thing, then this is the book for you.

    What could the author do to improve this book?
    I felt like the book really focused on Sanita, which was unfair to Carla. I thought, well maybe there was another book that focused on Carla and so the title The Other Sister was appropriate because we were now focusing on Sanita.

    Due to her introverted ways, Carla was often the overlooked sister. On the flip side, Sanita was the black sheep in a family of "good, churchgoing people." I would say that since either sister could have been "the other sister," the focus should have been 50/50.

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    Posted April 13, 2011

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