Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Choice-a book review

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?

"The Choice shows the struggles of unplanned pregnancy and the courageous act of adoption in a way that I haven't read before . . ." —Abby Brannam-Johnson, former Planned Parenthood Director and author of Unplanned.

About the author:

Image of Robert Whitlow

Robert Whitlow grew up in north Georgia. He graduated magna cum laude from Furman University with a BA in history in 1976 and received his JD with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1979. A practicing attorney, he is a partner in a Charlotte, NC law firm. He and his wife Kathy have four children and three grandchildren.

Robert began writing in 1996. His novels are set in the South and include both legal suspense and interesting characterization. It is his desire to write stories that reveal some of the ways God interacts with people in realistic scenario's.

This biography was provided by the author or their representative.
My Opinion:
This was a hard book for me to read, don't get me wrong it's very well written and tugs at your heart.  I'm on the other side of adoption, the side that took the children in and loved them, raised them, wiped tears and bottoms, eased worries and listened to the anguish of wondering why they weren't wanted by their birth parents.

  I've always wondered about the other side, the unselfish mom, dad and/or both that gave up all parental rights so their child would hopefully have a better life.  I worry if I'm doing a "good enough" job, would the birth parent look at us and regret the decision or know without a shadow of a doubt that they did the right thing.
  I cried, no I actually sobbed while reading The Choice and I grieved with the birth mom's in this book.  Even though I'm on the other side I can clearly see how much courage it takes to place a child for adoption, it's an unselfish love.  If I could talk to my children's birth parents, I would thank them over and over for giving me the life that I always dreamed of with children that I prayed for, it seemed like an eternity but it was only 8 years that I prayed for children.  I'd do it all over again if I could and if God called us to adopt again!  I give this book 5 stars out of 5 stars for showing the "other" side of adoption, the heartache, pain, grief, worry, regret and God's perfect will and timing.      

Thanks for reading,

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