The Book has been self-published via Amazon KDP Select.
Memories is a women's fiction/contemporary romance novel. It is currently available in eBook format on Amazon for Kindle and has approximately 200 pages (71,000 words).
The novel Memories is more than just a simple romance; it portrays the characters as they are today and as they were years ago when they first met. It touches on the struggle many Vietnam Vets faced after coming home and how their struggles affected their relationships with others. The story has fully-rounded characters that you grow to care about and, as many have said, makes you feel for them. Memories touches readers.
About the Book
Michael DeCara came home from the Vietnam War a wounded man, both physically and emotionally. He tried putting his life back together, but found civilian life difficult after all he’d experienced in Nam. Raising his young daughter, Vanessa, by himself after his wife left, he found it difficult to commit to one job or one woman for any length of time. Then he met a young woman who made him feel good about himself again and who fell in love with Vanessa as well. But then a life-changing event occurred and he had to choose between his past and the present. He chose to leave without a word to the young woman, believing he was doing what was best for her. Now, years later, she has walked back into his life and he believes they may have a second chance at love–except she hates him and he doesn’t understand why.
Danielle Westerly fell in love when she was only eighteen and her heart was broken when he left her without a word. Her heartache was increased when she made a fateful decision that would alter her future, and she blamed him for her loss. Years later, she is single and has built up a successful career when she accidently runs into the man who was responsible for her past pain. Yet, their chemistry is undeniable. Can Dani give up her anger and let go of the pain of the past and fall in love again with the man she has hated all these years?
Dani and Michael share a journey of heartache, loss and painful memories that threaten to keep them apart.
Can they break past these and finally find love again?
- "Memories is a well-told dramatic tale of love lost and love found. At first glance, the ending seems obvious, but there are unexpected twists and turns along the way. Be prepared to laugh and cry as you get to know the characters and share in their lives.[...]" - Chrystal Marie
- "It is so great to find such a talented new author. This story has the perfect combination of romance and mystery, and she makes the characters both believable and likeable. I can hardly wait until her next book is released!" - D. Hinton
- "[...] Deanna [Lynn Sletten] has the great ability of describe characters with such deepness that you really feel you know them. You cry and laugh along them, and feel everything they face. Every dialogue, every scene is described in an excellent way! She really know how to make a girl cry. " - Ruty (Amazon)
About the Author
Deanna started her writing career as a freelance writer for parenting publications in the early 1990's and continued on to writing for blogs and websites. She currently is a contributing writer to the woman's website She Knows. 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.
Other Books from Deanna Lynn Sletten:
Outlaw Heroes is geared towards kids ages 10 and up. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ride again, but this time they are taking 12-year old Will Long along with them. Will loves the old west and wishes he could go back in time and ride with the famous outlaws Butch and Sundance. On a train trip to visit his family out west, he suddenly finds himself in the midst of a train robbery by his favorite outlaws. He follows along with them on some of their most famous robberies, but soon finds out that being an old-time outlaw isn't as exciting as he'd thought. Ride along with Will to find out what happens as he tries to find his way home.
Widow, Virgin, Whore is the story of three women, two sisters and a best friend, whose lives are suddenly transformed when one of them contracts AIDS. If you are a sister or best friend - this story is a must-read.
Links to the Author and the Book
Link to Deanna Lynn Sletten's Website
Connect with Deanna Lynn Sletten via Twitter @DeannaLSletten
Link to the Book Memories with Excerpt on Amazon