Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Choice by Robert Whitlow ~ Litfuse Blog Tour with review and giveaway

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (August 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401685617
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401685614
This book is also available in e-book form.


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?
My take on this book:
"The Choice" is a story that tackles some tough weighty issues such as teen pregnancy, abortion, and rape. With these kinds of topics one might think the book would be a difficult read. Instead it is a story that is hard to put down. It pulled me into the seventies, which really was a different time, allowing the reader to see how life's most difficult choices can haunt you for the rest of your life.
In 1974 Sandy Lincoln seems to have it all. She is a popular teen in school, a cheerleader and has a promising future. When she finds herself pregnant  and unwed she has to make a choice about what to do with the baby.
Fast forward over thirty years later. As a schoolteacher Sandy finds herself taken into confidence by a teen student who is pregnant. As she helps the girl Sandy can't help but think about her own past and the choices she made as a teen.  What sort of advice and guidance will she impart all these years later, and how will helping a pregnant teen impact her life and job? 
Strong believable characters really made this book stand out. I found it very easy to understand the choices that Sandy Lincoln made. The author created characters with emotion that literally poured of the pages. It was easy to see that Sandy's choices shaped the person she became. While Sandy's mothers reaction to the pregnancy was awful, sadly it is often very realistic. Overall, an interesting story that would be perfect for group reads. 
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. 
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

About the giveaway:
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!)

Don't miss a moment of the RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 28th!


  1. I liked this book too. Anything Whitlow writes is good!

  2. thanks for sharing..


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