Widow, Virgin, Whore

Mama’s Losin’ It

Today for the Writers Workshop I am going to use prompt #1 which is:  Book review time! Some people STILL read books…share one of your more recent reads and tell us what you thought!  Now the book I am going to review I didn’t actually get this book in book form but I read it on my Nook. I read 1 to 2 books a week and sometimes more depending on what I have going on and this book surprised me.
Widow, Virgin, Whore
 AIDS Changes Everything!

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 concedes to Denise’s request because she adores Darla’s daughter, Chelsea, and feels this is a good opportunity to give the young teen a real home environment.

Living with Darla is anything by easy. She parties too much, sleeps around too much and speaks her mind without apology. To conservative Katherine and shy Denise, her behavior is detestable. When Darla is diagnosed with AIDS, 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 patients. Katherine’s fledgling writing career flourishes as she shares the experiences of Darla’s AIDS group in newspaper articles across the country. Denise finds true love for the first time, but struggles at the inappropriate timing of her personal happiness. Surprisingly, Darla also finds love – real love – in the strangest of places.

As the household struggles with the stress of living with a terminal illness, Katherine, Denise, and Darla learn just how strong and deep their bond of friendship, and sisterhood, is.

If you are a sister or best friend, you will love this story.

My Review

I chose this book to review and I was super excited about reading it but I was pleasantly surprised when I got into it and literally didn’t want to put it down.  Every time I have a few minutes with nothing to do I turned on my Nook so that I could read a little bit more even if it was only a few lines.  I fell in love with the characters and was sad at the ending but I also knew how it would end once I was a few chapters into it.  The one thing I can say about this book is don’t judge it because of the title or after the first couple of chapters.  Give it time and I know you  will fall in love with it like I did.

Margaret Tidwell

I am a 30 year old blogger. I write about my life and my struggles with Multiple Sclerosis. I also am a huge book worm and because of that I review tons of books so other people can get ideas of books they should check out. I also blog about adoption from time to time because I placed my daughter for adoption when I was 20.

Margaret Tidwell

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