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Sisters & Lovers

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,062 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
"A FRANK AND FUNNY TALE about the everyday lives of three Black women."
--Essence
Beverly, Charmaine, and Evelyn are 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
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by One World/Ballantine (first published April 5th 1994)
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Ari
Aug 18, 2015 Ari rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2015
Um this left me wondering about the state of Black women in the '90s based not only on the book but the exuberant reviews. Excluding Kevin all the men featured were a hot mess and yet the women kept taking them back. It was baffling. Knowing there's a sequel is actually discouraging, I'm worried Briscoe will try to bring back some of the trifling characters and salvage their reputation. Are things really this bad? My only consolation is I think people are more open to interracial relationships/e ...more
Kesia Alexandra
Oct 11, 2014 Kesia Alexandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed "Sister's & Lovers" for the very reasons I thought I would. I knew before reading that it was published in the nineties, around the time of the Terry McMillan craze. I knew it would be about love and family and how three more or less well-off black women of the nineties navigated those things. But what really interested me about the book was the fact that it took place in DC, where I'm from. I was interested in seeing how much of Briscoe's description rang true to my own experience ...more
Kellea
Oct 31, 2009 Kellea rated it liked it
Shelves: novels-for-fun
I read this so long ago, back in the 90s, that I think I need to read it again. This was at the time of all of the "Teri McMillan", sistergirl hype around new Black chic-lit, so I was reading books like water. I'm sure it was excellent, but I think I will need to pick this one up and read again, definitely.
Shavonne
Sep 18, 2014 Shavonne rated it liked it
What or who would we be without family? We all have relationship issues. Don't we? In "Sisters & Lovers," Connie Briscoe invites us to gaze into our own realities, whether we want to be conscious of our flaws, our shallow beliefs, our dependencies or not. Women can be weak, too unforgiving and too hopeful that we can indeed change a man. Read "Sisters & Lovers" if only to realize that there is much truth in fiction. Albeit, it is easier to read about the struggles fictional characters go ...more
Kyler Connelly
Aug 20, 2010 Kyler Connelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Book Sisters & Lovers is very intriguing book. Its about three sister who have very different lives but wish that when it came to their love life it would be perfect. Beverly is twenty-nine and single. She's a successful magazine editor who would like to be in love. But she has high standards that the men she wants, they dont meet them.Charmaine is finishing up her degree, but she has to maintain a thankless job, a child, and an a husband who doesnt do what is is supposed to do. She does ...more
Hannah
Feb 16, 2014 Hannah added it
Shelves: comfort-food
I was really into Connie Briscoe five or six years ago, but hadn't read anything by her in a while. This was a perfect choice for what I needed. The dialogue is delightful, and because the book is character driven rather than plot driven, I could read a couple of chapters after work or before bed without needing to finish the book in one sitting. I'm going to put some of her other books on my to-read list.
Shequaila Lacy
May 02, 2013 Shequaila Lacy rated it it was ok
Sisters & Lovers is very intriguing book. Its about three sister who have very different lives. but when it came to their love life it would be perfect. Beverly is 29 years old and single. She's a successful magazine editor who would love to fall in love with someone. But she has high standards for men she want and sadly they dont meet them.Charmaine is finishing up her degree and she has to maintain a job, child and a husband who doesnt do what is supposed of him. She feels like she don't h ...more
Jacqueline
Aug 29, 2015 Jacqueline rated it really liked it
Read this years ago. Remember that I really enjoyed it.
Bianca Harrison
Jul 14, 2014 Bianca Harrison rated it really liked it
Great read! Read it awhile back and enjoyed it.
Pamela
Nov 03, 2015 Pamela added it
Nice read.
Afrijewel
Dec 29, 2008 Afrijewel rated it liked it
When I first saw this book I thought of Eric Jerome Dickeys Friends and Lovers. Then I realized it was something totally different, a different author and writing style. I enjoyed this read and thought it was similar to other books I had read. It is filled with some surprises about three sisters and their issues. This book is written with a gentle touch, however it cannot compare to my man Eric Jerome Dickey!
Brittney Green
Jul 26, 2012 Brittney Green rated it it was amazing
Omg! this book was so good. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it left me wanting more after it ended. Here you have three sisters Beverly,Charmaine, and Evelyn...They kind of remind me of Soul Food!! the bickering, the arguments, etc and of course the men. Charmaine is struggling, Beverly is single, and Evelyn is in LA LA land!!! Eventually, they are able to find peace and true love :)
Raquel
Feb 10, 2008 Raquel rated it liked it
This was my second time reading this one. I read it once when I was a young teen, but wanted to again, just to see if it would be different. It's interesting becasue the author is deaf, and that's very evident in some of the odd dialog between her characters.
Stanjay Daniels
Mar 14, 2015 Stanjay Daniels rated it really liked it
This was the first book that've read by this author, Connie Briscoe. I really enjoyed reading this book because the characters and the storylines were so real. It was well written and definitely kept me engaged! 4 stars!
Andrea
May 08, 2009 Andrea added it
i read a story in usa today, and it sounded very promising!
you might enjoy reading it (i never read her, only mcmillan)
http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/ne...
Chineka Williams
Feb 18, 2012 Chineka Williams rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the dynamics of the three sister and how each one was different and looking for different things. I also likes how there is a love story in this book .
Sharon
Mar 02, 2009 Sharon added it
Read this book a long time ago so don't know how I would rate it. But I'm going to read it again before reading the sequel Sisters and Husbands.
Tia
Jul 29, 2008 Tia rated it really liked it
I read this a while ago. Don't remember it but I'm sure I enjoyed it. I can appreciate Ms. Briscoe's writing.
Vanessa
Apr 24, 2009 Vanessa rated it really liked it
I think this book was really crazy because no one can have a steady relationship with man.
Cassandra
An intersting 1990s look into three black sisters, and the drama that unfolds in their lives.
Tye
Mar 12, 2008 Tye rated it it was ok
The book was okay. I've read better...Better luck next time.
Roy
1-1/2 stars. I decided to be kind and round up rather than down.
Kristopher
Carbon: read 409 pages. Originally written/released in 1993.
Mo
Jul 13, 2007 Mo rated it it was ok
Can't remember what happened in the book. Not very memorable.
Shantadee Gadson
Sep 30, 2013 Shantadee Gadson rated it it was amazing
this is where I fell into reading, thanks to a good Aunt :)
Suzette.gum
Dec 05, 2007 Suzette.gum rated it it was ok
Just ok. I finished it but without much enthusiasm.
Nicole Falls
rereadiin in order to read the sequel...
Lora
Dec 26, 2011 Lora rated it it was amazing
Favorite books of 1994...
Grkhoney19
Jul 18, 2008 Grkhoney19 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It was OK.
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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.
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