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?
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.
Call me a skeptical female, but I was wary that a male author could do justice to the voice of a pregnant teenager facing the life altering choice of becoming a mother, adopting or aborting. Thank you Robert Whitlow for effectively putting me in my place and proving me wrong of all doubts. Not only does Whitlow breathe life into a beloved heroine but he draws readers in with the fluid ebb and flow of his masterful storytelling.
I would not define The Choice as a pleasure read (although it is was unfalteringly enjoyable) because it surpasses recreational reading with its story and message that nestle in to your heart and remain at the forefront of your mind for days. As a woman who is resolutely pro-life, I sometimes struggle with explaining my views without sounding like a hybrid biologist-theologian. The Choice humanizes and personalizes the pro-life/pro-choice debate in a realistic and provoking way.
Life is full of choices: the subconscious and tedious to the monumental and defining. The story begins in the aftermath of Roe vs Wade-a choice made by a panel of Supreme Court judges that will affect the choices (either for or against) of women faced with unexpected or unwanted pregnancies for the unseeable future. Choices that today are still affecting and shaping our society. Sandy is introduced to an option that she would not even have conceived as a possibility when she briefly studied the court decision in her history class. The path she chooses will directly impact lives of many people in varying degrees of separation from her own for years to come. This book gives voice to the argument that being pro-life does not mean that a woman is void of choice. The choices we choose to consider value the gift of life: motherhood and adoption.
This story is thought provoking and emotionally stirring. Sure to facilitate rich discussion and and internal self-evaluation, I highly recommend The Choice for book clubs or to share with the people in your lives.
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