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Brenda Jackson
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12 Jan 2003
Amber Stuart escaped an abusive marriage to find peace running a small bookstore. But when a cute customer passes out after eating one of her cookies, she finds herself nursing him back to health. After a divorce settlement, Brandy Bennett has become sole owner of the St. Laurent Hotel. But when a stalker becomes obsessed with her, in walks FBI agent Gary Masters to turn her life around. A single mother and business-owner, Carla Osborne doesn't have a lot of free time. But when the father of her child threatens to take over her business, things get a lot more hectic!

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  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S. (12 Jan 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312315120
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312315122
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 928,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is a well-crafted tale of three interwoven romances, with a dash of a suspenseful mystery."--"RT Book Reviews""" "Jackson's characters are credibly flawed and endearing."--"Publishers Weekly""" "Brenda Jackson ... has come up with another stunning tale about three savvy sistahs."--"BookLoons"

About the Author

Brenda Jackson is the "New York Times" and "USA Today" bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Westmorelands series and, from St. Martin's Press, "Some Like It Hot," "Taste of Passion" and "The Playa's Handbook," among others. She was the first African-American author to have a book published under the Harlequin/Silhouette Desire line of books and the first African-American romance author to make "USA Today"'s Bestseller's List and the "New York Times" Bestseller's List for the series romance genre. Jackson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Jacksonville University, and worked for thirty-seven years in management at a major insurance company. She now divides her time between family, writing and traveling. She has been married for thirty-seven years to her childhood sweetheart, Gerald, and they have two sons. She lives in the city where she was born, Jacksonville, Florida.

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5.0 out of 5 stars You will love this book 22 Sep 2013
By Taps
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Brenda Jackson is one of my all time favourite writers. I think that most women can relate to this book and the characters. I don't want to give to much away but like most of Brenda Jackson's books it definitely has a twist. The book reminds me of a modern Waiting to Exhale love really gives me hope.
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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars  42 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars My Sisters� Keeper 24 Oct 2003
By Dawn R Reeves - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Simply put The Savvy Sistahs by Brenda Jackson is a girlfriend-to-girlfriend novel with a twist. These girlfriends, Amber, Brandy and Carla, are not lifelong friends that met during childhood and remained friends, they met at a support group for business women in Orlando, Florida and from that forged their own triple bond of friendship.
Each came into the group with their own set of baggage but one thing remains constant, they each have no time or patience for relationships with the opposite sex. Amber is a survivor of an abusive marriage and the owner of Amber's Books and Gifts. Through a divorce settlement, Brandy becomes the owner of the St. Laurent Hotel. Brandy was highlighted in Jackson's novel Family Reunion and someone is back stalking her with ties to that novel. Carla, a single mother, is named CEO of Osborne Computer Network after her father dies and finds her company the object of a hostile takeover.
The men highlighted in this story are endearing as well and also carry some of the same baggage when it comes to relationships with the opposite sex. Cord Jeffries is an accountant and a very bitter man who must learn to let go of the past and judge people as individuals. Grey Masters is a private investigator and ex-FBI agent who has kept a haunting secret from his family about his failed marriage and Jesse Devereau is a west coast corporate raider with no shame to his manipulations and takeovers of successful companies. What role do these men play in the lives of the savvy sistahs?
In true Brenda Jackson fashion, The Savvy Sistahs is a novel about family and the ties that bind, finding love in the most unexpected places and last but certainly not least, new friendships that span the test of time.
Reviewed by Dawn R. Reeves
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Liked It!! 1 Nov 2003
By thesavvybamalady - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I really enjoyed the book! You need some sisters in your corner like Carla,Amber and Brandy. One thing about them is that they took the time out for each other and didn't dog the other when they went celibate.It was moreso a team effort. So I enjoyed it and recommend it!! Get one for your favorite girl!
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5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable contemporary romance 7 Nov 2003
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
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In Orlando the three thirtyish ladies met one year ago at a meeting of the Savvy Sistahs Who Mean Business. They became friends and regularly meet to share their business successes. They also share failure when it comes to men.
Pregnant Amber Stuart caught her husband in bed with another woman and went crazy leading to a miscarriage and a divorce. She now owns Amber's Books & Gifts. Just before her wedding Brandy Bennett found a video of her future spouse in bed with her best friend. Using the video as a weapon she gained an immediate divorce with her settlement consisting of the St. Laurent Hotel. Carla Osborne runs Osborne Computer Network while raising her two year old by herself.
Cord Jeffrey chokes on a cookie in Amber's store, sending her in a panic even after he recovers. Brandy hires former FBI Agent Grey Masters when someone begins to stalk her. Carla fights off a hostile takeover of her business led by Jesse Deveraux, the only man she ever loved literally and emotionally. The three relationship failures have found love, but will any one of them realize what they have if they go for it?
Brenda Jackson displays she is a savvy sistah when it comes to successfully providing an enjoyable contemporary romance starring three delightful single women. THE SAVVY SISTAHS contains three prime intermingling story lines as each of the female trio stars in their own respective tale, but overlap just enough so that the audience feels like participants in a cleverly designed plot. Ms. Jackson provides a wonderful novel that gifts fans of strong female protagonists with an integrated charming triad.
Harriet Klausner
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book 9 Dec 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I really enjoyed this book. The only problem I had with it is that Brandy's story overshadowed the stories of Carla and Amber. Every other page was about Brandy and Grey, and as a result, their relationship was able to develop more fully than the other two ladies' relationships with their men. I especially enjoyed Amber's story and if the author had elaborated on it a bit more, I would have appreciated it. Overall, it was a good book that is worth your time.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Book About Real People 8 Dec 2003
By Sanas E. Murray - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I really enjoyed reading this book. The women in the story had real issues. They weren't complaining about stupid stuff. They were women willing to move on and start over. That not only took courage, it also took time. But in the end, all the heartbreak and drama they experienced was worth it. An excellent read.
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