About this 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 ancient 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. But now, thirty-four years later, another pregnant, unwed 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 spur-of-the-moment decision bring life . . . or death?
My Review: Vintage Whitlow! I’ve been a fan of Robert Whitlow since his first book The List. The Choice is an excellent story with a great message. Our choices make a difference. The story opens shortly after the Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States. Young Sandy Lincoln has a choice to make one that would affect not only her life but the lives of the babies she’s carrying.
This story draws you in very quickly with strong characters that are easy to recognize in real life. Sandy, the perfect daughter, good grades, cheerleader, and football player boyfriend. Sandy’s mom, is the “perfect” housewife and mother where nothing is out of place. Sandy’s father is the man of the house and successful businessman. Sandy’s pregnancy threatens to implode this family. You then have Brad, the boyfriend, and his family the view the pregnancy as something that is easy to fix, just “get rid of it.”
Robert Whitlow has the ability to stir your emotions through his writing. You will feel many of the same feelings the characters of the book do. This is a serious story line so not many laughs in the story but there are definitely times you will tear up (or if you’re like me just cry out loud.)
I would recommend this story to any current Whitlow fans. If you’ve not read Whitlow before and you enjoy stories that look deal with real life situations in an informative, realistic manner with authentic emotion you’ll enjoy this story.
I would like to thank ThomasNelson for the opportunity to read and review this book, I was under no obligation other than to give my honest opinion.