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My Best Friend and Sister
am 31. Januar 2000
If you've ever had a "best friend", and that relationship was ever in trouble, you MUST read this book. Gayle and Patricia go through some trials and tribulations that life puts upon us but its wonderful reading how each one deals with their own troubles yet holding on to the memory of the other. One tragic accident sends their lives into turmoil and what emerges is a secret and friendship that will last for decades.
Gayle is the pretty one with two loving parents and a good stable home. She's spoiled rotten and has hair that every black girl wants---long and manageble. She manages to bribe her parents to take in/adopt Patricia, her best friend, after a tragic accident that sends Patricia to a foster home. Gayle willingly shares everything with Patricia and that best friend relationship immediately turns into sisterhood.
Gayle ends up falling for Marcus, another member who is also keeping the secret. For many years they date but one day it's all over and Gayle realizes she must move on, that Marcus wasn't the man for her after all. She meets and falls in love with Ramsey, a rich sweet talker who sweeps her off her feet instantly and changes her life forever.
Patricia is the smart one. Trying to earn her keep she makes her grades the number one goal in life so that one day she will be somebody AND respected.
Although she knows Joe and Loretta aren't her parents, she comes to love them as if they were. She gets a scholarship that sends her through college and once she graduates, she sets out to live her life as she see's fit. She has a body that is to die for and men have no problem letting her know it, as she soars to the top of her business in no time and makes everyone proud of her.
As adults Patricia and Gayle have a terrible fight which is left unresolved for many years keeping them out of touch and out of each others lives for years. As the years go by each woman is faced with different crisis and each finds themselves in need of the other.
This is one of those "I can't put it down books", and as I got closer to the end I was saddened because I was almost through with it. I want my best friend to read this book, hoping it will pull us closer together, knowing that we are not alone in our squabbles and disagreements.
This book is for everyone, sisters and bestfriends. Right on ladies, right on! .