Widow, Virgin, Whore by Deanna Lynn Sletten

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Three very different women−one house−one devastating diagnosis.
 
When recently widowed Katherine Samuals purchases a home to share with her son, Christopher, and best friend, Denise Richards, the last thing she expects is to include Denise's outrageous sister, Darla Richards, into the household. But Katherine agrees because she adores Darla's daughter, Chelsea, and feels this is a good opportunity to give the young teen a real home.
           
Living with Darla is not easy. She parties too much, sleeps around, and speaks her mind without apology. To conservative Katherine and shy Denise, Darla's behavior is intolerable. Then, Darla is diagnosed with AIDS, and the household is turned upside-down.  Katherine finds herself thrown into Darla's life, first as her caregiver, then as her companion as she explores the devastating lives of AIDS sufferers. Katherine's fledgling writing career flourishes as she shares the experiences of Darla's AIDS group in newspaper articles across the country. And Denise finds true love for the first time, but struggles with the inappropriate timing of her personal happiness. Surprisingly, Darla also finds love−real love−in a time when she needs it the most. 
           
As the household struggles with the stress of living with a terminal illness, Katherine, Denise, and Darla learn just how strong their bond of friendship, and sisterhood, is.
 
If you are a sister or best friend, you will love this story.

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What readers are saying about Widow, Virgin, Whore:

 
"Widow, Virgin, Whore Is An Engaging, Introspective, Skillfully Written Novel From First Page To Last". - Midwest Book Review 

"This book has literally left me breathless. Simply put, it is one of the BEST books I have EVER read (not something I say lightly.). Although fiction the subject matter is very real, very present in our society today and this story will have you taking a closer look at the world around you. I cannot recommend this book enough and plan on ordering several copies for friends and family." -Val on Goodreads

"When you see the book title it makes you do a double take and wonder what in the world you are getting into. Don't let the title scare you. I loved this book. I read it in 2 days.

This book is beautifully written. It really makes you stop and see what exactly a person with AIDS goes through. Not just the illness, but the emotional toll it takes on you as well. I loved this book. I did tear up a few times." - Gina Butler - Book Reviewer

"The situations were so real and human, the emotion conveyed through the author's words. Nothing trite or cheesy and no soap opera drama, just a canvas of lives in crisis and the value of true friendship and family. There are so many poignant moments in the wonderful novel. I highly recommend it." - Bea - Amazon Reviewer
 

About Deanna Lynn Sletten

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Deanna Lynn Sletten is a novelist who writes women's fiction novels and also has written one middle-grade fiction action/adventure novel. Deanna started her writing career as a freelance writer for parenting publications in the early 1990s and transitioned to writing for blogs and websites until she made the leap to novelist. Deanna is married and has two grown children. When not writing, Deanna enjoys walking the trails around her northern Minnesota home with her beautiful Australian Shepherd. Visit Deanna at her blog: deannalynnsletten.com or on Twitter @DeannaLSletten
 
Published December 14, 2011 by Deanna Lynn Sletten. 337 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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With a title like Widow, Virgin, Whore it may seem difficult to reconcile the title of this book with the heartwarming and supportive story inside.

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