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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Choice book review and giveaway

My Thoughts about The Choice:

It's 1974 and 17 year old, Sandy Lincoln, has just found out she is pregnant.  She's ashamed and in shock, her boyfriend's only concern is himself and her parents have left her future plans up to her.  An outspoken aunt, with a mind of her own, has come to the rescue with an offer to host Sandy in her home, if she chooses to keep the baby.  This means dropping out of school, leaving cheerleading, and life as she knows it, behind.  Sandy has her mind made up but then an eerie encounter with a stranger gives her pause.  An old woman in a blue print dress tells Sandy that the choice she makes could lead to death.  
The Choice , written by Robert Whitlow, had me hooked from the first page.  I was drawn to the main character, Sandy Lincoln, because of her vulnerability.  Thrown into a grown-up world over night she struggles along the way but ends up stronger for her efforts. God molds her into a woman who is loved by many but still has a heart for those that are often overlooked.  Sandy's Aunt Linda, in particular, is one tough cookie that helps to prepare Sandy for what lies ahead in life.  A bit of a women's libber, she's misunderstood by her family but that makes her all the more interesting.:)  

  The dilemma of "the choice", hence the name of the book, is one that I want you to read and discover for yourself.:)  I will tell you that it will keep you guessing until the very end!  Robert Whitlow is a master storyteller.  In The Choice he has combined an incredible story involving an eerie prediction, court room drama, topics straight from the headlines, action, likable characters, and more.  As soon as I finished The Choice I went searching for more of his books!  

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?

Meet Robert: 

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.

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!)

*I received a copy of The Choice from Litfuse Publishing in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*


amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

I haven't read any of his work yet. I have a friend who knows him--I think from when he was here at UGA. She reads all his books. I think I might have to borrow one from her!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Amy- You would really like him! He's an attorney that has taken up writing- kind of like John Grisham. Certainly can weave a good story and he's one of my new favorite writers! Lori

April said...

Hi Lori!
Another great giveaway, I see! Hope you've been doing well!