Monday, August 13, 2012

Blog Tour and Review: The Choice

About the 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 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 decision bring life . . . or death?

My Comments:

This book was a fast easy engaging read with a strong pro-life message.  In some ways it was just a little to neatly tied up at the end--too many coincidences all coming together at the same time and place.  Those who are pro-life will admire Sandy; those who are pro-choice will probably feel they have been unfairly portrayed as being more pro-abortion than pro-choice since part of what happens is a school counselor trying to persuade/force a student to have an abortion.  

The book is Christian fiction--the characters pray and go to church and we hear snippets from sermons.  

There were a few details that didn't quite ring true.  As noted above, the story begins in 1974 and involves a birth--and that birth involved an epidural.  Maybe my mom, who had her last baby in 1971, just missed that era but I know she never had one, and was highly impressed with the way it worked for me.  Also, when they visited the nursery, the book mentioned that the babies were on their sides.  I know for a fact that babies in those days were put on their tummies to sleep, to keep them from choking on spit-up.  Finally, although Whitlow is a practicing attorney, he talks about judge shopping in Federal Court.  While I don't have any trouble believing that happens at state courthouses, particularly small ones, the Federal Courts with which I'm familiar make judge shopping difficult to impossible.  

I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available.  I was not obligated to write a positive review.  Grade:  B.  

Meet Robert: Whitlow:

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 his website.  .

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