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Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)|
Availability: In Stock
One young woman. Two very different roads. The choice will change everything.
Even as a pregnant, unwed teen in 1974, Sandy Lincoln wanted to do the right thing. But when an ageless woman approached her in a convenience store with a mysterious prophecy and a warning, doing the right thing became even more unclear. She made the best choice she could . . . and has lived with the consequences.
More than thirty years later, a pregnant teen has come into her life, and Sandys long-ago decision has come back to haunt her. The stakes rise quickly, leaving Sandy with split seconds to choose once more. But will her choice decision bring life . . . or death?
"The Choice shows the struggles of unplanned pregnancy and the courageous act of adoption in a way that I haven't read before . . ." Abby Brannam-Johnson, former Planned Parenthood Director and author of Unplanned
"Whitlow captures the struggle of many women trapped in the battle over abortion in a truly sympathetic and affecting way." Booklist
Robert Whitlow is the best-selling author of legal novels set in the South and winner of the Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. He received his J.D. with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the staff of the Georgia Law Review. Twitter: @whitlowwriter Facebook: robertwhitlowbooks
CTTATEScottsdale, AZAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent format and story.February 14, 2014CTTATEScottsdale, AZAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5One of the best Authors writing in this current day and age. Never a curse word or bad language. It is refreshing to read an author who can write an entire novel and it missing the filthy language, great for any young person to read. His best novel to me was "JIMMY" and I highly recommend that if you enjoy great reading to read all of his books, They are all part of our over 4,000 book library. He is excellent. CTH
MarjanneCanadaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5December 29, 2013MarjanneCanadaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleAn excellent book. I love to read and want the books I read to be well written and be written from a Christian view point, which this one was. "Abortion", which undermines our society is an issue even Christians want to side step at times. I love the compassion for those who face these issues.
ruthhill74Yelm, WAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Strong Christian ReadDecember 22, 2013ruthhill74Yelm, WAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was a book that I am so glad I read. Abortion is something very near to my heart. I have been an unashamed pro-life supporter for most of my life, and this book fit well into my belief system. It is a powerful book with a timeless message.
This book couldn't have picked a better starting year--my birth year. That caught my attention from the beginning. And Sandy was a fantastic character that I so enjoyed watching mature physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I was so glad she made the choice she did even though there was counseling on either side. I could never imagine being placed in her position. I always knew what the right decision should be for an unplanned teen pregnancy, but this put the decision into a real life situation.
When the story jumped ahead to 2008, I was quite pleased with the direction the story went. To see that Sandy continued to trust God and went on with her life was really neat. But the story was expertly written as it continued to take twists and turns. My emotions were played with on more than one occasion, but it was a fantastic ride. The ending nearly took me down one road, and I was prepared to accept it. And then the story took a 180 degree turn that truly astounded me!
There was a supernatural element of the story about which I was not quite sure, but in the end, it made perfect sense. While the gospel message was never spelled out, there is no doubt God was a major player in this story. The author is a master storyteller who writes with passion and intensity.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading about social issues with a Christian worldview.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
TerriEdmonton, AlbertaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Interesting book which held my attention.November 27, 2013TerriEdmonton, AlbertaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5This was an exciting, well written novel. The characters were believable and the suspense was good. I love a happy ending and a book that makes you feel good about life and this book did both those things.
Jennifer M4 Stars Out Of 5January 14, 2013Jennifer MQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4The Choice, by Robert Whitlow, is a story that explores both the legal and social aspects of teen pregnancy, abortion, and adoption. Sandy Lincoln is a happy and well-adjusted teenager whose life is forever altered when she finds herself pregnant. The first part of her story deals with the decisions she makes as a pregnant teen in 1974, and it continues in the present day where she is a high school teacher who befriends and counsels a young student who's faced with the same problem. While dealing with the student's issue, she simultaneously finds herself confronting head-on the choice she made about her own pregnancy as a teen.
Whitlow is a good story teller, and he's created a page-turning book here. The characters are well-written and likeable, and there are plenty of twists and tension to keep you reading and wondering.
My only issue with the book is that it is fairly heavy-handed with its anti-abortion stance. While the message is good, and it delves into the topic relatively fairly, it comes off as a bit "preachy" at times. It's a shame too, because it makes certain sections of the book feel a little clunky, which is in stark contrast to the otherwise smooth and enjoyable reading of the rest of the story.
Overall though, this was an enjoyable and heartwarming read about an important issue, one that will be relatable to many.