Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Choice By Robert Whitlow W/Review!

I have long been a fan of this author right here. Robert Whitlow has written some really great books and this new one, The Choice, was one of my favorites. Check it out and make sure to enter the contest for the Nook Color and read about the Facebook party!! This will be my next post so be sure to read it.

About the Book:
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 Sandy’s 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?

Meet Robert:
Robert Whitlow is the best-selling author of legal novels set in the South and winner of the prestigious Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. A Furman University graduate, Whitlow 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. A practicing attorney, Whitlow and his wife, Kathy, have four children. They make their home in North Carolina. For more about Robert and his other books, visit www.robertwhitlow.com.


MY THOUGHTS-Robert Whitlow knows how to write a good book. I mean one that gets you interested and then keeps your interest the whole way through. Have you ever read a book that you just couldn't finish? I know I sure have! Been several that I couldn't get into:) But that is not the case for this book. The Choice covers a very delicate subject or should I say, several touchy subjects. But Mr Whitlow pulls it all off with great finesse! I do have to tell you, you better have tissues handy!!

The book is separated into two parts. One is when Sandy is a young teen and the second part is when she is older. Sandy is the young, scared teenager who finds out that she is pregnant from a high school boy. I really liked how Robert Whitlow handled this. He could have been in detail about what happened and he also could have just had her parents brush everything off and just say that is what happens. Sure they care for her but at the same time, there are consequences. Her mother is very direct about this and how Sandy's life is going to change. At an early part in this section, Sandy is approached at a gas station by an older woman who tells her a very strange thing. I don't want to give anything away about the story so I will leave you guessing about what she says. But believe me, I was wondering what was going on.

The second part delves into the life of Sandy as she is in her later years. She gave birth and then put both children up for adoption. She chose to never find them unless they wanted to as well. Then guess what happens? A young teenager in her class at school finds out she is pregnant. And very scared. What would any good teacher do? She offers to help this Mexican teen and then gets into a whole lot of trouble. Everything spirals out of control at this point and I found myself cheering Sandy on.

This is a great book you will enjoy. Many tearful parts, some very thought-provoking areas and a lot of good discussion points. I put this book on my keeper shelf and then passed it on for others in my family to read. If you enjoy a good book with a lot to it, this is a book you will want to pick up. Excellent novel Mr Whitlow!!

According to FTC Policy, I received a copy of this book for my review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.

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