Monday, August 6, 2012

The Choice - A Review

Robert Whitlow

A Review

Over the last four years, Robert Whitlow has become one of my favorite authors.  I look forward to each new title that he brings out.  The Choice did not disappoint.  

Sandy Lincoln is starting her senior year of high school and she is pregnant.  The year is 1974, abortion had become legal, the ultrasound was still being developed and tested, schools isolated pregnant teens, and parents sent their daughters to aunts so the family name could be protected.  Sandy had the same choices available today:

  1. Abort the baby
  2. Put the baby up for adoption
  3. Raise the baby - with or without her family’s help

The year is 2008.  Sandy had been teaching in the same high school she attended 30 years earlier and now Maria Alverez ,another student is pregnant.  The choices are the same, but the school officials, and the families are different.  And when the lawyers get involved, life gets difficult for all involved.

Robert Whitlow’s book does a good job of melding the problems of the past with the problems of the present.  Indeed, as usual, he interweaves the Grace of God into the lives of people from across the United States, in unexpected and, yet, pleasant ways.  God is indeed good.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review.  The opinions expressed are mine alone.  

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