Widow, Virgin, Whore
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 thi
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It is about the relationship between two best friends and the sister of one of them. Thus, the title, Widow, Virgin, Whore. The Widow has a son. Her house is too big so she decides to renovate and rent out some rooms. Her friend, the Virgin moves in and asks if her sister the Whore can also rent because it would be good for her daughter. Her mother, being who and what she is, is not the ideal parent and her daughte...more
This is a great story, not only well written but very human. At first you found a description of each character, of their lives and the world around them. But after Darla f...more
Widow, Virgin, Whore by Deanna Lynn Sletten
The Title of this book of this book is both appropriate and almostmisleading. I am not bothered by sexually explicit material in a book, because to me sex is a very real part of the human experience; and that is what I was expecting to find. I was surprised, but not disappointed to find that there was no actual sex in the story.
Instead I found myself drawn into a wonderfully written human drama that centered around Katherine, who is a conservative widow...more
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This book provides a beautifully written account of a group of freinds and family who must deal with terminal illness. As...more
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.
The topic of AIDS to some still in this day and age is a taboo subject. We all know about AIDS but no one really wants to talk about it.
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...more
As an author myself I can appreciate the time and effort Deanna took into writing this, clearly doing her research on the matter and putting emotion into it. I did feel however that at the start the women were harsh and easily angered towards Darla, but as the story goes on you start to feel a s...more
The title describes the three main characters: Katherine, Denise, and Darla. They all live together along with their children when tragedy strikes. I'm not going to tell you wha...more
I enjoyed reading this story about friendship, family, and how they come together with the support and love you'd need t...more
I never read more than a sentence or two of the book’s description because I think it gives away too much. I rather go into the book a bit blind.
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The title can be misleading. I had no idea what the story was about and made up my mind about maybe some sort of windy romance of sorts.
Not at all.
This books deals with the sensitive matter of AIDS. And the author treats it in a beautiful, delicate way. Yet it's not sugar coated.
I highly recommend you to take this journey - and have tissues close at hand.
This novel is a hidden gem.
I cannot recommend this book enough and plan on ordering several copies for friends and family.
Deanna has two grown children and lives in northern Minnesota with her husband, beautiful Australian Shepherd and five cats. When not wr...more
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Katherine stared at her, puzzled. “You’re a mom, too,” she said softly.
“No, I gave birth. That doesn’t make me a mom. Not like you.”
A look passed between the two women like none they had ever shared before. For a split second, Katherine felt a slight connection. “Well, you rest. I’ll check on you later.” She turned and left the room, a funny, unexplainable feeling inside her.”