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ISBN: 034549492X
Author: Connie Briscoe
Language: English
Publisher: One World/Ballantine (February 27, 2007)
Category: United States
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 336
Size Fb2: 1958 kb
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Connie Briscoe’s previous novels have won the accolades of critics, positions on national bestseller lists, and the loyalty of millions of. .I originally bought this book for my wife. I was somewhat curious since I am from . I flipped through the first few chapters and I was hooked.

Connie Briscoe’s previous novels have won the accolades of critics, positions on national bestseller lists, and the loyalty of millions of fans. I finished it in 3 days. This is the funniest book I have read in a long time. I am originally from Seat Pleasant and lived as an adult near Woodmore/Lake Arbor(Silver Lake). Therefore, it was fun to see places in the book that I am familar with.

Connie Briscoe is an excellent writer. This books should be a movie for sure. This book is a mediocre entry in the career of Connie Briscoe. It is not at all indicative of her writing. It was a great insight to how people with wealth really think and act. It was not far fetched as I actually know people like this.

County, Connie Briscoe has outdone herself. She has brought us lives that are too often ignored. Briscoe uses her skill as a talented storyteller to deliver just the right touch of intrigue. FLO ANTHONY Black Elegance magazine and Jones Media Network. an entertaining romp. Thoroughly and delightfully enjoyable. Briscoe paints a vivid picture of the haves, the have-nots, and the gonna-gets, as they mix and mingle in this social jambalaya.

Connie Briscoe's previous novels have won the accolades of critics, positions on national bestseller lists, and the . County," Briscoe serves up a sexy, lush, and irresistible portrait of an elite African American community in Maryland.

Connie Briscoe's previous novels have won the accolades of critics, positions on national bestseller lists, and the loyalty of millions of fans. Essence" magazine called "Sisters and Lovers ""a frank and funny tale," and "Mademoiselle" dubbed it "riveting. Now meet the women of P. G. County: Barbara Bentley is fifty, rich, fabulous, and the wife of the powerful Bradford Bentley.

CONNIE BRISCOE is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Big Girls Don’t Cry and A Long Way from Home, as well as Sisters & Lovers, a Blackboard bestseller, and . She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland. Библиографические данные. Can't Get Enough: A Novel.

In the sprawling homes and upscale townhouses of the exclusive, largely African American Prince George's County, the lives of five women intersect-and the secrets, scandals, loves, and losses that ensue are par for the course where power, beauty, and wealth reside. A talented storyteller on matters of the heart, Briscoe taunts us with the convincing and complex character, Lenora Stone.

Connie Briscoe (born 1952) is an American writer of romantic and historical fiction. Briscoe's first novel, Sisters and Lovers (1994), sold nearly 500,000 copies in cloth and paperback combined in its first two years. Darryl Dickson-Carr has characterized Briscoe as "among the better writers to emerge in and benefit from the strong wave of interest in African American fiction that arose in the early 1990s after the publication of Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale (1992). Can't Get Enough, 2004. Darryl Dickson-Carr has characterized Briscoe as 'among the better writers to emerge in and benefit from the strong wave of interest in African American fiction that arose in the early 1990s after the publication of Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale (1992).

The memorable men and women of . County are back in Connie Briscoes wickedly funny and deliciously daring novel of romance and betrayal, dangerous choices and seductive second chances. This romp of a read combines lush settings, humorous dialogue and outrageous behavior. Ebony magazine wrote of . County, Connie Briscoes first excursion into the world of the overprivileged and undersatisfied inhabitants of an elite suburb of Washington, . Readers will be delighted to learn that their mischievous machinations and meddlesome ways reach new heightsand sink to new.

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In the sprawling homes and upscale townhouses of the exclusive, largely African American Prince George’s County, the lives of five women intersect–and the secrets, scandals, loves, and losses that ensue are par for the course where power, beauty, and wealth reside.Barbara is the most influential woman in this swanky neighborhood, but she’s got her hands full–one hand is busy dealing with her husband’s wandering eye, while the other always needs a cocktail glass. Jolene is half of P.G. County’s number-two couple–and she desperately wants what she doesn’t have: namely Barbara’s husband. Pearl owns a hair salon and lives on the outskirts of the posh community with her son, Kenyatta. She’s not only juggling a growing business and a bad divorce, but now she’s has to cope with Kenyatta’s less-than-ideal girlfriend. Candice is white and liberal, but her daughter’s new beau tests her beliefs–and opens a can of worms she never knew existed. Lee is a runaway teen, a girl whose only connection to her father is an old photo and the belief that he’s well-off and waiting for her in . . . P.G. COUNTYFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

Comments:

Taun
I read the books out of order. I read the sequel "Cant Get Enough" first. I must admit "Can't Get Enough" is much better.

Barbara Bently is married to the worse kind of philanderer, Bradford Bentley. He can't seem to keep his extra marital affairs a secret. He doesn't seem to care how his affairs have embarrassed Barbara and their daughters. They are one of the wealthiest couples in the neighborhood. It's evident that money isn't the root of happiness but is (in the book) the root of all evil. After many years of marriage and dealing with his extra marital affairs, she still sticks around.

Jolene is a very materialistic home-wrecker who is trying very hard to pretend to live a certain lifestyle just to impress her neighbors and family (mother and father). She doesn't care who she hurts, including her loving husband Patrick, to get what she wants. Jolene wants wealthy social elite. It doesn't matter who he is, just as long as he's rich and can afford the lavish lifestyle that she wants to have. In desperation, she tries to lure Bradford Bently in. She throws a huge house-warming party at her new million dollar home to impress her neighbors. She wants this party to be the party that everyone will remember and talk about for months. IT WILL BE!!!! All the things that she has done in the dark will come to light at this party.

Pearl is the single mother and awesome cook/baker who own a beauty shop. She isn't comfortable with her son, Kenyatta, dating out side of his race. After a lot of convincing she tries to accept Kenyatta's girlfriend (Candice's daughter) but still isn't comfortable with their relationship. Patrick (Jolene's husband) is helping with a political campaign and decides to ask Pearl to bake one of her famous cakes for the campaign celebration. The attraction between the two of them is too strong to ignore.

Candice is a mother of two teenage girls. One of her daughters is dating Pearl's son, Kenyatta. Candice has problems with her daughter dating outside their race. She soon realizes and appears traumatized to know that she and Kenyatta aren't much different at all.

I am a life long Marylander and am very familiar with P.G. County. The book was entertaining. I must agree with some of the other reviews, the ending was rather rushed.
Mayno
It was a fascinating read, as expected. After finding my first book by Connie Briscoe at the library (Big Girls Don't Cry), I knew I had to read everything she has written, so I bought this and two others before going on my last vacation. She has such insight into human nature, and writes real 'grippers' that keep you guessing as to what will happen next. In this particular story, there were lots of interesting characters to keep track of, many of whom any of us could relate to.
Xtintisha
This is Ms. Brisco's best book in my opinion.
Ms. Brisco did an excellent job developing her characters. It was interesting that the things that happened to you in your childhood were some of the very same things that troubled you in your adult life.
Barbara and Bradford Bentley were the envy of the neighborhood. They looked like everything was so together on the outside. But, what you see is not what you get.
Candice and Jim were a genuinely happy couple until Candice decided to start searching for unknown trouble.
Jolene and Patrick were your average couple. Jolene wanted the limelight Patrick didn't. Patrick was a devoted husband and father but Jolene wasn't satisfied she always wanted more. It's amazing how Jolene thought she deserved so much but did so little.
This is one of the best books I have read in 2002.
If you are interested in a fast read this is the book for you. I read this book in a day and a half.
Get this book you won't be disappointed.
Nten
A story of people wanting it all and never being satisfed. That is Jolene. Then there is Barbara whol has it all materially but her husband is the woman's man and although he does respect her, he feels that she has everything to make her satisfied and he has the world and all to keep him please.
I felt sorry for Lee but happy to know that she found her Daddy and through him a different life would be in store for her.
Pauline had done well raising her son but wanted him protected from the ills of society as she had seen what could have happened because of the love of a person of a different.
Jolene has no shame and quite a flirt. She just needed a husband to be a father to her daughter and one who will allow her the freedome to roam in lust.
Candice has a race acceptance problem which can be solved with the relationship of her daughter and Kenyatta.
A very moving book, easy reading filled with love, demanding time.
Xal
Enjoyed reading easy to read but hard to follow with so many characters but I finally got it all
Hope there is a second book to see how Lee and Patrick
And the others resolve their problems
Munimand
First let us remember this book is fiction not fact. I found this book to be very engaging and well written. Briscoe uses her writing skills to remind us that money doesn't equal no problems. The characters in the book represent everyday people they cheat, they lie, they steal, they hide their true problems and feelings. For this reason I found it a very good read. Keep up the good work Connie.
Hellblade
Loved it! I'm getting ready to order the sequel, so I can find out what happens next.
I am a big Connie Briscoe fan (having read all her other work), but I was hugely disappointed with this one. I found the story line predictable, the characters not well-defined and unbelievable and the whole thing not worthy of Connie's talents or my time.
I took it on vacation, read it in 2 days and was forced to find a Sue Grafton book in a public library to wipe its taste from my mouth. Sorry, Connie, but this one didn't do it for me.

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