The Choice is the unfolding tale of a fight for life. Sandy, a high school senior has a world of opportunity before her, but one poor choice has left her pregnant and now she must make another choice. Will she give the life inside her a chance at the opportunities she could lose? In the midst of the emotional turmoil a strange prophecy is given her by an old lady in a convenience store. Inherent in the prophecy is a warning and now doing what is right is even more confusing! Thirty-four years later as a high school teacher, Sandy is approached for help by an unwed, pregnant teenage girl. While seeking to use her own experience to help the girl, the prophetic warning comes back to mind and suddenly more lives are at stake and she again must choose between life and death.
I have enjoyed every book I’ve read by Robert Whitlow. I was very excited to see this one offered on Book Sneeze! Overall, this wasn’t quite the legal thriller that I’ve come to expect from Whitlow, but it was still an excellent read. Don’t misunderstand me, there is still some legal thriller to this book, but it takes a backseat to a higher purpose. Whitlow touches on issues of life — the lives of the yet to be born as well as those already living. In the end living comes down to true love — laying down your life for another. As always Whitlow does a fabulous job of creating characters that are believable — both Christian and not. As the main character struggles with her choices, every emotion leaps from the page to the reader’s heart. There were times that I found myself verbally (yes, I really said it out loud!) cheering Sandy on. And the heroine remains the heroine — not because she does something right. Although she does that. She is the heroine because she truly lives out faith.
I don’t care for “Christian” books that leave out the Bible. Robert Whitlow does a nice job of weaving Scripture and biblical principles throughout the text. This is a great book that I highly recommend to those who enjoy works of fiction.
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