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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,476 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant Narrator: Fran L. Washington Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN: 9781596005297
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From the time they were young, Gayle and Patricia were raised like sisters, as close as two friends could be. But they each had dreams that would take them far away - and far away from each other.

Gayle was the beauty who believed that a man could make her life complete. Patricia was the intellectual who thought that rising to the top of her career would make her happy. And then there is Marcus Carter, who has been linked to both Gayle and Pat since the tragedy that occurred when they were all children. Can either one save him from himself? Can friends survive a love that comes between them? Each of them gets what she wants, but no one counts on the price they have to pay.

When they realize that dreams can be hollow and love has its cost, they learn the most important lessons of all: to never give up on the people who love you, and that it isn't just blood that makes two people sisters.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita Dawson | 2/10/2014

    " A good read. The decades that passed in this book helped to develop the character profiles. There were so many emotions that were shared in this book. At times you rooted for the characters as well as felt their pain. Thanks for the read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iuli | 2/5/2014

    " I really liked this book not necessarily because of how it was written or the degree of sophistication. The themes of friendship, betrayal, suffering, and finding real love (not necessarily in a romantic way) touched a chord in me. So if you are down for those types of books I think you will really enjoy this one. It has a couple of interesting twists and turns and the chronological arrangement is nifty as well. I also liked the way the authors painted their characters: like real people that you can empathize with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Davis | 1/29/2014

    " An absolute great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Se | 1/17/2014

    " One of my all-time fav reads. Have read and re-read over half dozen times!!! Pat and Gayle really speak to me. Pat is my fav character in the book, Marcus is my second fav. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tamara | 1/17/2014

    " I read this book a while back, and all I can remember is how slow it was and how I skipped to the end of the book so I could at least discuss it a little in at my book club meeting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 1/16/2014

    " I read this book when it first came out. I would recommend all "girlfriends" read this book. It also makes for a great book club read. It really helps you to understand the meaning of family and friendship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 1/15/2014

    " Great book about friendship, family and love. I learned we make choices whether good or bad, but there is the opportunity to learn from them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Romona | 1/11/2014

    " I truely enjoyed this book I felt as if I knew Pat, Gayle and Marcus personally. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Niccoya Dobson | 11/22/2013

    " A great read! The authors did a great job showing how friendship and love evolves over time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 11/9/2013

    " Kinda predictable. But sort of a neat story. It's about best friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rnd | 11/6/2013

    " I remember reading this book a long time ago, and thinking that it was the best book I had read in a long time. It was different than the other books I was reading at the time, and I thought it was written so well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KaTrina | 10/13/2013

    " This is a great story. It shows that in "true" friendship nothing can break that bond no matter what obstacles you make face. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy Lewis | 10/7/2013

    " This book was interesting and showed how small of a world we live in. I like how the main character grew up and finished school and got herself a job, despite her mother's efforts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhonda McKnight | 9/11/2013

    " My favorite things about this book was the awesome character development. Caring about characters is paramount to my really loving a book. I loved these people. Moving through their lives was an experience. I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CKE387 | 7/19/2013

    " Friendship that endures from childhood into adulthood, bearing many trials and tribulations. True friends stay together & stand by one another through the tough times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 4/3/2013

    " Girlfriends going through changes yet supporting each other what life id about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 12/9/2012

    " The story of two friends helping each other through lifes tragedy's and triumphs. Great Summer Read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mo | 9/26/2012

    " Good read from beginning to end, hard to put down. I can't say that you any of the action coming, it just sort of happens. One of my favorite reads to date. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanna-Has Probably Read It! | 9/22/2012

    " This book was sooo good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Washington | 6/2/2012

    " The title says it all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 sunshine | 4/28/2012

    " Great book about friendship I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana "DWJ" | 12/25/2010

    " One of my sisters and my favorite books! I got so caught up in the story and the characters. I even got the chance to meet the authors and they were just as warm and wonderful. A definite must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tee | 12/8/2009

    " I loved this book! So interseting and so hard to put down, I almost didn't go to class this morning because I wanted to finish it. It started slow but eventually it picked up and when I say it picked up, I really mean it. So many twists and turns!! I'm a little sad that it's over ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra Norris | 11/13/2009

    " Loved this book, read it six times. Never can get enough of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 7/4/2009

    " really good writing. epic story. i was right there with the two main female sharacters as each one took her separate path in life, feeling the successes that were never enough for one, and the trials endured by the other. full rich descriptions and scenes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia Guillory | 4/9/2009

    " highly recommended...I love this book! "

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About the Author

Virginia DeBerry is a New York Times bestselling author who was a high school English teacher for almost ten years before becoming a plus-size print model. She attended Fisk University and graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She created Maxima, a fashion and lifestyle magazine for plus-size women, with Donna Grant, where she was the editor-in-chief, and has since become sought after as a keynote speaker, motivational/inspirational speaker, and panelist for a wide variety of meetings, organizations, companies, churches, and cultural and educational institutions. Virginia has also appeared on CNN and Good Day New York and been featured in Essence Magazine and Glamour, among others. She lives in New Jersey.