Saturday, August 4, 2012
The Choice by Robert Whitlow
The main character is Sandy who gets pregnant while in high school. We follow her as she examines all possibilities and decides what to do with her baby. Part way through, the story jumps ahead 30 years and Sandy has the opportunity to help another girl in a similar situation. I love this...it shows how we can use our experiences and heartaches to speak into the life of someone else and encourage them.
There is plenty of suspense mixed into this story to keep the pages turning quickly. While a bit unrealistic at times, I enjoyed the plot. My only complaint is that I would have liked a few additional chapters added. I felt it ended a bit abruptly.
I don't want to give away much of the story, but adoption is a major theme. The author says that his "ultimate hope is that readers of this story...will be encouraged to make unselfish, sacrificial choices." Thank you, Robert Whitlow, for writing a story to honor mothers that entertains us as well :)
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review.