Have you ever read a book that made you think? I’m not saying, a book that made you just go “Hmmmm.” I mean a book that brought to mind the affects of the choices you have made, your stance on issues and outlook on life?
If you are looking for a great story, a book that isn’t just brain candy and will cause you to think, then you must read Robert Whitlow’s The Choice
Initially sent in 1974, Roe vs Wade was just finally decided and life for an unwed pregnant teen wasn’t like it is now. After one indiscretion, Sandy Lincoln finds herself pregnant and faced with choices that no person should need to be making. Will she chose to keep the baby, give the baby up for adoption or abort the child? After much thought and being ostracized at her school (and basically expelled as back then if you were pregnant you were not allowed to attend school as you would be a bad influence and a distraction to the other students), she moves to Atlanta with her unmarried Aunt to finish her senior year at an alternative school before having her child. While living in Atlanta, she befriends a young Hispanic girl who is also pregnant, but her pregnancy ends quite differently than her own.
Sandy gives birth, finishes school and then completes college to become a teacher in her hometown. Thirty three years later, she sees the same scenario starting out with a student. Can she help her student make the right decision? Or will she be forced to watch her choose to end the pregnancy?
There is so much more in this book. The theme of life and ow each life matters, no matter the circumstances of its’ conception are woven throughout. Robert Whitlow weaves the tale expertly and draws you in to the characters lives. You feel the weight of the choices that face Sandy. You cheer when right prevails and mourn when life isn’t the choice. You cry when she says goodbye at the adoption.
This story really drives home the fact that each and every choice we make doesn’t just affect us. Each choice we make affects the world. No man is an island unto themselves (John Donne). This book is a terrific example of that.
I highly recommend this book to everyone. It is a great story, brings up so many points and is a very satisfying read. I would suggest this as a supplement to a worldview class in a homeschool even. This book will open up so much room for discussion with your children (or to give to someone questioning the pro-life issue. This book shows and discusses it in a rather non-threatening way).
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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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I was given a copy of this book through Litfuse in exchange for my review. All opinions are mine and mine alone, no other compensation was received. No affiliate links were used in this post.