Friday, August 17, 2012
The Choice- Robert Whitlow
I have had a hard time sneaking in reading time lately, and wouldn't you know that some of my favorite authors have been coming out with new books. Robert Whitlow is a great author and I have always loved his books. I started The Choice last night, and tried to go to bed, couldn't sleep and got up and finished it around midnight! Where there is a will there is a way!
1974 finds Sandy and her boyfriend Brad 'in trouble'. Yes you really can get pregnant the first time, and now Sandy has to pay the consequences. Back in a time when teen pregnancies were hidden and shamed. Sandy has to leave school unless she gets an abortion. Her boyfriend Brad wants to marry her.. if she gets rid of the baby. This is on the heals of Roe Vs. Wade, abortions are legal and Brad and his family push for that. It just doesn't sit right with Sandy. She decides that the offer to go live with her Mother's olders sister in Georgia would be the best option, as there is a school there where pregnant teens can finish their high school year.
Sandy has decided to give the baby up for adoption, knowing she isn't ready to be a Mom.
What a choice... who says pro life women aren't pro choice, often making very difficult choices themselves.
This book chronicles Sandy's next months until after the birth. Then the author jumps 20 years ahead. Yep you can see what is coming here, long lost adopted child seeks out mom or vice versa. I don't want to give you any info, but it is a page turner! Sandy can see God's hand in the season of her life.
Very well written as the characters are so real, so touching, and you just want to reach out and comfort Sandy and her mom! Robert Whitlow's book dedication was very touching as well:
"To mothers. You give away part of your life each time you bring a baby into the world. May you be blessed for your selflessness."
Her children arise and call her blessed.
Get your copy of The Choice Here
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.
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for an honest review.