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ISBN: 1583142355
ISBN13: 978-1583142356
Category: Literature
Subcategory: United States
Author: Sheila Copeland
Language: English
Publisher: Harlequin Kimani Sepia; Original edition (September 24, 2002)
Pages: 304 pages
ePUB size: 1248 kb
FB2 size: 1928 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 312
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Love Love LOVE this book.Read it numoerous times. Excellent condition.
Has Always been one of my Favorite books!
Vade' Chevalier definitely has it going on. Not only does she have an unusual name, she also has an exotic look with her long silky black hair, cocoa skin and her green eyes. She definitely turns heads wherever she goes. Living in Paris with her Haitian father, Creole mother and younger brother Laurent, Vade's life is what other little girls dream of. She shops at the most exquisite shops, takes art lessons at the Louvre and has dreams of being a famous interior designer in Paris.
Vade' has never been to America, but knows that she has family there. She does know that her mother's family turned their back on her mother the day she left for Paris. Vade' loves Paris and has no desire to visit America, but due to some financial problems revolving around her father's jazz club, the Chevalier's decide to relocate to New Orleans. The family has mixed emotions about the move, but have no idea what is in store for them once they arrive.
The once close knit family is shaken up by family secrets. Vade's brother Laurent is determined to become a famous singer and seduces sexy women along the way. Vade's parents, Desiree' and Pierre, have a very close loving relationship, but a secret from the past threatens to tear them apart. A big storm comes upon the family that once had everything. Can the Chevalier's stand the rain?
Princess Sister is a book that shows how family secrets can tear a family apart. It touches on racism, class issues, lies and deceit. This book will have you laughing and crying. Kudos to the author for a job well done...
If you are fond of previous novels by Sheila Copeland, you will know that she has a distinct flair for the dramatic. In Copeland's third installment, Princess Sister, she continues on that path, providing a dazzling and entertaining tale chronicling the Chevalier family.
Vade' Chevalier is dubbed a Princess Sister because of her life as a spoiled Parisian and because of her African-American descent. Her parents, one of Haitian descent and the other of the Creole culture in New Orleans, have deep buried family secrets in America, which resurface upon their return to the States. Family bonds are stretched to the limit as secrets are exposed and the emotional wounds are opened as life in America drastically changes Vade's and her family's life forever. Vade' learns that she must fight for the things that she truly loves most and learn to accept the things that she cannot change.
Copeland did a great job creating a cast of colorful characters who provide much drama and entertainment. At times, it is almost like a soap opera as Copeland describes the scenes in Paris and the lively banter between the characters. Dialogue appearing in English and French was also a great asset to the story, which made it more realistic. The story's setting from New Orleans to Paris was very vivid and allowed me to picture in my mind the scenes and characters. In some parts, I do feel some aspects were overly descriptive, such as her constant material references to dresses from the Collections in Paris, silky black hair and green eyes, etc. Besides this complaint, the story stands on its own as a lively page-turner that left me wanting to know what was next to be discovered.
If you are looking for a novel that sparkles with spectacle, look no further than Princess Sister. Copeland has again left readers with a novel that is witty and also fascinating at how a black family makes a transition from Paris back to America.
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I give the author credit for writing about black people who have traveled outside the continental United States. Having said that, the plot was awful and tried to address every black issue that plagues our society. How many books have been written about racism that exists in the black community. Do pretty black people only live in New Orleans? There was no smooth explanation for any of the plot twist. Was this book set in the 50's or this millenium? You are never given an opportunity to feel anything for any of the characters. Usually when I read I feel some sort of emotions for the characters. That did not occur with this book. The characters were not well developed. This book read like a bad soap opera. It was so trite and ridiculous that I only finished it because I spent money on it. I am so tired of reading about rich black people who are only light skinned. It is as if you can only be successful if you are lighter than a paper bag.
The book starts off interesting then about mid way it falls apart. If I had to read one more time that this character had green eyes and long hair I was going to scream!!! Every single character down to babies were described by their skin color. The author mentioned skin color about every other paragraph but never really gave it any further depth. The story midway and to the end was so unbelievable even in a fantasy world! The plot just fell apart and didn't make any sense. The last 15 chapters or so I was so mad at myself for continuing to read this nonsense but I had already read most of it so I finished and it just became a bigger disappointment. Horrible story not believeable at all,convoluted storyline, don't waste your money!!!
This is my first time reading Ms. Copeland's work, I will say first. So maybe I expect something different for a "close family" book. I read this very rushed book and grew more annoyed with the book as I continued to read it.

The description of landmarks are horrible. I've never been to Paris so I cannot comment on it's land mark but I do know Grambling State University is not an hour from New Orleans.A simple map can show that.

The names of the "main" character's name in the Book Description does not match "main" character's name in the book. Vade is "main" character, who is Mignon

The only good points in this book is the close family ties and the realities different Country mindsets shown to Vade'. That is all I can say.