Thursday, August 16, 2012

"the choice" by robert whitlow

About the book (back cover copy): 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 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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About the author: 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.

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About the giveaway: Win a Nook Color from Robert Whitlow in The Choice Giveaway. RSVP for 8/28 Facebook Party.
Celebrate with Robert by entering to win a Nook Color with GlowLight!

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One "choice" winner will receive:
  • A Nook Color with GlowLight
  • A four book Robert Whitlow library (winner's choice)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 27th. Winner will be announced at the "The Choice" Author Chat Facebook Party on 8/28. Meet Robert, get a sneak peek of his next book, try your hand at a trivia contest, and more. There will also be gift certificates, books and a Book Club Prize Pack to be won (10 copies for your book club or small group.)!

So grab your copy of The Choice and join Robert on the evening of the August 27th for a chance to connect with Robert and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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