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 bring life . . . or death?
My take: Wow. I did not expect this book to have such an emotional impact on me! From the beginning, I was completely absorbed in the story—to the point where I was oblivious to everything else around me as I read. Because of my crazy back-to-school schedule, I had to read the book in bits and pieces ... and I found myself thinking about it when I wasn't reading it. I don't normally talk about the books I'm reading before I finish them unless someone asks, but I couldn't help sharing Sandy's story with anyone who would listen. And when I finally finished the book, my arms were covered in goosebumps and my eyes were filled with tears. It truly was the perfect ending to a powerful story.
Whitlow has written some amazing characters, like Sandy, her aunt Linda, and her lawyer Jeremy. I especially thought that Sandy's reactions to her circumstances seemed realistic (not always smart, but definitely realistic), and I wanted to jump into the story to tell her what I thought she should do.
This book shows the abortion debate in a different light as it goes beyond the choice itself and shows the aftermath of the decision. While I have always considered myself pro-life, The Choice helped me see past the politicized pro-life/pro-choice debate and consider the women who face the pain of unplanned pregnancy while also strengthening my belief in the importance of choosing life. I absolutely loved The Choice and will definitely be looking for Robert Whitlow's other books. 4-1/2 stars.
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