Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Choice by Robert Whitlow

What a great book!  I love Robert Whitlow's books.  And this book is a departure from the subject matter of most of his books.  I downloaded the ebook of The Choice yesterday and couldn't put it down.

The Choice follows the life of Sandy Lincoln who is 17-years-old in 1974.  Sandy is a cheerleader and gets pregnant by the football star her senior year in high school.  The first part of the story chronicles each of Sandy's choices as she follows her heart--and the advice of an old woman at a gas station.  The old woman tells her that she's pregnant with twin sons and that if they ever meet, one of them will die.  And in fact, Sandy does have twin boys...and she chooses to give them up for two different families.  The case is sealed and can only be opened if either of the boys chooses to search for their mother.

Sandy never marries and becomes a dedicated high school English teacher.  She loves her students and becomes involved with a young hispanic girl, Maria, who tells her she's pregnant.  In order to help Maria (who doesn't speak much English), she takes her to a young lawyer who is able to begin the process of protecting her rights.  As Sandy meets with this young lawyer, she notices a photo of him as a young child in front of a house.  A house Sandy recognizes.  And Sandy is faced with yet another choice--thirty-three years later.

This is such a redemptive story.  And it's told in a very engaging way.  I highly recommend this book.  I'd give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Thank you to Thomas Nelson Publishers for providing this book for review. 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.

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