Book Review ~ The Choice by Robert Whitlow @whitlowwriter

The Choice
Robert Whitlow

Back of 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 bring life . . . or death?

About the author:

Twitter: @whitlowwriter

Robert Whitlow is the best-selling author of legal dramas 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 adult children. They make their home in North Carolina.

My thoughts:

If you are like me you have your favorite authors in different genres. For a great southern legal drama I tend to gravitate to Robert Whitlow. His novels have an authenticity in them that seems to lack in others. Mr. Whitlow’s novels probably ring true because he is active in the areas that he writes about.

The Choice is the latest work from Mr. Whitlow. This story is an emotionally charged tale that starts in 1974 just following the passing of Roe v. Wade. For anyone that grew up in this time frame and especially anyone that has dealt with an unplanned pregnancy be prepared to have your feelings turned inside out.

The title is so appropriate. Throughout the two sections of the book we are led to see exactly how far reaching our choices are. The first section covers a nine month period in 1974. The second section jumps forward to 2008. With this jump in the story you get to experience the lasting effects of a choice made thirty plus years before. The repercussions are far reaching. They not only affect the one making the choice, but those that the choice was made for and everyone surrounding the decision.

I can already tell that this story is going to linger in my thoughts for some time to come. If you enjoy gritty real life dramas that make you contemplate not only what you believe but why you believe it, then The Choice is for you.

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