Author Denea Whitest’s New Book “Diamond in a Rough: Prayer Changes Things” is a Riveting Cautionary Tale Tracking the Lives of Five Inner-city Women and their Families

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Recent release “Diamond in a Rough: Prayer Changes Things” from Page Publishing author Denea Whitest is a spellbinding drama written as dialogue between five women navigating parenthood, addiction, tragedy, and faith in a crime-ridden Philadelphia neighborhood. Each ultimately seeks and finds salvation through the efforts of a friend whose own faith provides the strength they need to overcome the serious personal challenges they face.

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Denea Whitest, a mother of three and foster mother to nearly two dozen children who for many years has supported families in and around her native Philadelphia, advocated for children with behavioral health challenges, and served as a dedicated minister at Kingdom Life Christian Center, has completed her new book “Diamond in a Rough: Prayer Changes Things”: a poignant and thought-provoking literary debut.

Follow Diamond, Sissy, Christina, Leeya, and Desiree through this riveting tale of domestic violence, drugs, alcohol, sexual immorality, and murder that plagues the lives of these five Philadelphia families. Join them as they navigate through the pain, drama, and deceit that each family faces. Diamond, a God-fearing woman, plays an intricate part in each person’s life, encouraging them through the message of salvation in Jesus Christ that with God, they are able to see their own worth, potential, and value of a second chance.
Just like natural diamonds, they are formed under pressure. Through her own pressures in life, Diamond was not afraid to share her experiences with Sissy, Leeya, and Desiree to show why she is a diamond in the rough.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Denea Whitest’s book is a gritty work of realistic fiction offering encouragement that grace and forgiveness are within reach for all.

Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase “Diamond in a Rough: Prayer Changes Things” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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