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Roby's thin portrayal (after The Best-Kept Secret) of three steadfast best friends in Chicago shows how they cope with waves of individual and interpersonal troubles. Whitney is an intelligent, overweight singleton who consoles herself at Krispy Kreme and McDonald's. Her dearest friend, Taylor, a successful lawyer, has savvy in the courtroom but no real commitment from her longtime boyfriend, Cameron. The most troubled of the trio is Charisse, a controlling, Bible-thumping man-hater with two young children and a browbeaten husband who has begun to show signs of a backbone. Whitney resolves to face her weight problem head-on, meets an adoring Rico at the gym and finds that she just may be able to recharge both her self-confidence and her sex life. Taylor continues to put up with Cameron's insensitivity and inattentiveness, until a serious medical problem makes her re-evaluate her priorities. Meanwhile, Charisse conceals shady secrets and strives for the upper hand in her marriage. Finally, her bid for reconciliation with her own cartoonishly abusive mother results in a climax as incredible as it is tragic. Despite the book's potential for an honest look at friendship among modern African-American women, Roby's story takes a turn for the mediocre as this novel slides into near-farce. (Feb.)
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Three women--Whitney, Taylor, and Charisse--have been friends for years. They have learned to overlook each other's shortcomings to maintain their friendship. Whitney is a plus-size woman who has tried every fad diet only to have short-lived success. With her high-school reunion approaching, she is determined to shed those unwanted pounds. She loses some weight and finds a man who enjoys her company anyway. Taylor is a very successful lawyer who has been dating a man for two years. She is in love and ready to settle down, yet he will not make a commitment. She is compelled to choose between pride and romance. Charisse is the mother of two children and a devout Christian. In the name of God, she is judgmental and intolerant. She treats her daughter with contempt and henpecks her husband, yet she is victim to her mother's harsh words and cruel behavior. Each woman has to overcome her weakness, and their friendship is tested when Charisse confronts her demons. Roby succeeds in writing another engrossing tale. Lillian Lewis
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excellent read.... I love this author. I have several books of hers. very funny book. I also recommend "One in a million"Published 3 months ago by Phoebi Bunny
Wow what a roller coaster ride!!! Emotions will definitely change all through out this book!!! Definitely will read more by this author.Published 4 months ago by phenomenalwoman1125
Our book club loved this book. We all saw people we knew and the issues we could relate to. We had fun and laughed all the while talking about how good the book and the author... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Butterfly
I read this book in a day! I loved the well developed characters, excellent read. I plan to read more books from this authorPublished 5 months ago by JustcallmeRan
I love all her books I have read. Have not been disappointed.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
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I really enjoyed this book funny and entertaining. You can really relate to the problems the women were having. Can't wait to read other books by Ms. Lawson Roby.Published 9 months ago by Loulou