Although “The Choice” was a bit different that previous novels I have read by Robert Whitlow, it was definitely a worthwhile read. Separated into two distinct sections that chronicled events during separate time frames of one woman’s life, the story revealed how certain choices Sandy made as a teen affected herself and the lives of others decades later. As always, Whitlow’s writing reflects his vast legal knowledge and manages to educate the reader without seeming to do so. I was beginning to think that the author had actually written a book without his usual trademark suspense when it jumped up and surprised me. I love it when an author can surprise me that way.
I thought Mr. Whitlow did an excellent job of showing the double standards about what is “politically correct” depending on which side of the issue one chooses. Although in this novel the abortion issue was highlighted, we are seeing more and more issues where “correct” behavior is slanted toward the liberal side and conservative and/or Christian actions are portrayed as bigoted, mean spirited or ignorant. If only we had more men and women who could see and convey the truth as clearly as Robert Whitlow.
While I can’t say that “The Choice” is my favorite book by Robert Whitlow (I still lean toward “The List”), it is nevertheless an excellent book and one that most people would benefit from reading.
This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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?
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ROBERT’S NOOK COLOR GIVEAWAY:
Suggested Title: Win a Nook Color from Robert Whitlow in The Choice Giveaway. RSVP for 8/28 Facebook Party.
Celebrate with Robert by entering to win a Nook Color with GlowLight!
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!)