By Valerie Frankel
Man; there ain't no such animal!
is tired of her older sister's matchmaking schemes. She is content
with her widow status and is more than happy to just raise her son.
She's not ready to get back into the dating game, or she isn't until
the most mouth-watering man she's ever seen walks into her frame
happily married any longer. Her husband is overweight, more concerned
with a desert menu than with her, and ripe for cardiac arrest. After
watching her younger sister's husband die, she doesn't want the
same thing to happen to her man. She's going to reform him or else.
is in awe of her beautiful siblings. She can never hope to measure
up to their combined talents. Frieda has her own business, and Ilene
is a go-get-'em businesswoman. All Betty has going on is her job
in a bookstore. That won't interest a flea, let alone a man, but
then again she could be wrong.
sisters all meet once a week to share a drink and the latest news
on what's happening in their lives. Their conversations resemble
a hodge-podge centering on hilarity, some man bashing, and even
a few tidbits to do with their sex lives. Although all three don't
always see eye-to-eye, the love they share for one another is loyal.
writing is true to life and will remind some readers of their own
squabbles with siblings. The author also clues us in on what is
going on in the male point of view, and that makes for some tense
moments for all concerned. Explicit language could make some readers
gasp but the storyline is touching and realistic.