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The Choice

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  977 Ratings  ·  169 Reviews
One Young Woman. Two Very Different Roads. The Choice will Change Everything.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published August 6th 2012 by Thomas Nelson
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Aug 11, 2012 Faye rated it really liked it
One choice can change lives.

This is the first book I have ever read by Mr. Whitlow and I really enjoyed how he did a great job of not forgetting those little details in life, yet not making them too obvious with overlong descriptions, which for me made this book feel more realistic.

I liked how this book dealt with the choices we make and how sometimes what some people would call an everyday choice can change lives and make a difference.

Being adopted myself, I liked how this book dealt with the
Tim Chavel
Jul 31, 2012 Tim Chavel rated it it was amazing
Robert Whitlow is one of my favorite writers. He has hit a homerun with this wonderful . This book is about being pro-choice, that is choosing life over death. If you are pro-life you will love this book. Whitlow does such a great job weaving the story. WARNING: you will need a tissue or two. I will not tip you off on the story but do want to leave you with a few quotes from the book:

Sometimes love doesn't get what it wants; it has to do what is best. p. 58

. . . adversity is the crucible for cha
Aug 09, 2012 Joy rated it it was amazing
Whitlow has done it again, this man continues to write some of the best novels I've read. The storyline is intriguing, the characters are fantastic. I especially liked that the main character, Sandy, was such a mature 18 yr old. This is a wonderful story of a mother's love and sacrifices for her children. A story about teen pregnancy, abortion, adoption. Beautifully written. I give it 5 out of 5 stars!

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher & Litfuse Publicity in exchange for
Kelly Duplechin
Feb 08, 2014 Kelly Duplechin rated it really liked it
This was the first audiobook I've ever "read", and I feel like there is potential that I would have given it 5 stars if I had actually read it as opposed to listening to it. Nevertheless, it was a beautifully crafted story about not only making a choice, but the right choice. While it has a TOUCH of improbability, it is still a tale of what being a mother is all about, and the value of human life. Loved it!
Nora St Laurent
Jul 08, 2015 Nora St Laurent rated it really liked it
I caught up with Robert Whitlow and his wife last year at the ICRS conference. He was passionate when he spoke of the book he just finished writing, The Choice. The subject matter was near and dear to his heart. Robert had longed to write a book that honored moms for all they sacrificed to be the bringers of life. I think he achieved his goal in The Choice.

There are a couple of things I look forward to when I read a Robert Whitlow book. One, I enjoy the legal aspect. He brings the reader into th
Lydia (Overweight Bookshelf)
Aug 11, 2012 Lydia (Overweight Bookshelf) rated it it was amazing
Full review here:

Call me a skeptical female, but I was wary that a male author could do justice to the voice of a pregnant teenager facing the life altering choice of becoming a mother, adopting or aborting. Thank you Robert Whitlow for effectively putting me in my place and proving me wrong of all doubts. Not only does Whitlow breathe life into a beloved heroine but he draws readers in with the fluid ebb and flow of his masterful storytelling.

I would not
Sep 11, 2012 Darin rated it it was amazing
Once again author Robert Whitlow writes a best-seller. Without one second of hesitation, I can quickly recommend this book to anyone who desires to read about the life of a young girl who finds herself pregnant and the choices that she must soon face. After Sandy, a senior in high school, finds herself pregnant by Brad Donnelly, a star football player, her life quickly changes never to be the same again.
The first part of the book deals with Sandy's choices that she has to make and the fact that
May 15, 2013 Irene rated it did not like it
It is autumn of 1974 in a well-off Georgian small town and the bright, beautiful, kind, naive head cheerleader gets pregnant by the popular, good-looking, manipulative captain of the football team. When she refuses the newly legal option of abortion, the football player and his parents become hostile. But, by the support of her loving family, the genuinely good young woman embraces the numerous sacrifices and elects to bring her twin baby sons to life and prayerfully place them in the best adopt ...more
Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)
Aug 25, 2012 Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM) rated it it was amazing
If you are like me you have your favorite authors in different genres. For a great southern legal drama I tend to gravitate to Robert Whitlow. His novels have an authenticity in them that seems to lack in others. Mr. Whitlow’s novels probably ring true because he is active in the areas that he writes about.

The Choice is the latest work from Mr. Whitlow. This story is an emotionally charged tale that starts in 1974 just following the passing of Roe v. Wade. For anyone that grew up in this time fr
Jul 31, 2012 Laura rated it it was amazing
Every time we make a choice, it impacts not only us but those around us and even some we never meet. An unwanted pregnancy is no exception. Seventeen year old Sandy is blindsided by her unwanted and unexpected pregnancy. Popular cheerleader and girlfriend to a star football player, Sandy has everything to lose. With the newly passed Roe vs. Wade, Sandy’s boyfriend promises her a life of love if she’ll just abort the baby. Her parents want her to leave town to give the baby up for adoption. Sandy ...more
Apr 11, 2013 Jeanie rated it it was amazing
The story is about motherhood at it's finest. It starts out in the mid 70's, right after Roe vs. Wade became into law. Sandy our main character is 17 and has found out she is pregant. You feel her anxiety and her emotions as she struggles to make a decision on what she will do. I thought it was very informative in what the law really says about Roe vs Wade and what the pro choice movement focuses on. Women's rights vs. human life. The author being a man, I thought he did very well in bringing ou ...more
Anisha Hindocha
Feb 07, 2013 Anisha Hindocha rated it it was ok
I am all for a nice, melodramatic, life-changing, makes you think sort of book. When I first picked this book up, that was my expectation. However, I was saddened, especially by the second half of the book by the number of times I was hit over the head with a pro-life Christian agenda. Everything works out perfectly for the can-do-no-wrong teen mother turned high school teacher. It was sickening and toward the end, I was flipping pages so I could just finish the thing. Also, the stereotypes were ...more
Aug 10, 2015 Amy rated it it was amazing
Fabulous book! The first I have read by this author and now will be looking for more by him.
Kat Andrew
Dec 14, 2016 Kat Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful choice!

As a mother I instantly felt connected to Sandy. Reading this story was thought provoking and emotional. Be prepared to feel for the characters, its impossible not too.
Jan 20, 2017 Patti rated it really liked it
Very interesting story about a teenage girl who becomes pregnant and decides to put the babies up for adoption but with two separate families.

Be ready with the tissues by the end of the book!
Ann Villanueva
Nov 10, 2016 Ann Villanueva rated it it was amazing
A great story about the difficult decision a young mother faces when deciding that adoption is the best choice for her baby.
Hariot R. Lippmann
Very enlightening

This. Book is a very different story that shows both sides of making a choice at a difficult time in a young girl's life and the outcome many years later. An enthralling read
Oct 26, 2016 Tracey rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Jan 18, 2017 Denise rated it liked it
Jan 24, 2015 Ola rated it it was amazing
"Niektóre wybory niosą życie, inne niosą śmierć."

Kiedy w 1974 r. w Stanach Zjednoczonych uznano aborcję za legalną jako "fundamentalne prawo konstytucyjne" każdej kobiety, dano jej możliwość wyboru do rozporządzania własnym ciałem, swoją płodnością i zamknięto go w formę świadomego macierzyństwa. Jednak czy ten wybór ogranicza się jedynie do przerwania ciąży? Czy istnieje dla niego alternatywa?

Nad tym trudnym, drażliwym i w dalszym ciągu kontrowersyjnym tematem nieplanowanej ciąży, macierzyństwa
Aug 21, 2012 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
One young girl made a sacrificial choice only to have it come back full circle more than thirty years later when her past choice comes back to haunt her.

The story is told in two parts:

Seventeen year old Sandy Lincoln is a popular straight A student in her senior year of high school in Rutland, Georgia. One careless night with her boyfriend Brad Donnelly will change her life forever. When Sandy finds out that she is pregnant, she is faced with the responsibility of making a decision from the opti
Victor Gentile
Aug 15, 2012 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
Robert Whitlow in his new book, “The Choice” published by Thomas Nelson takes us into the life of Sandy Lincoln.

From the back cover: 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 liv
Lisa Johnson
Aug 30, 2012 Lisa Johnson rated it it was amazing
Title: The Choice
Author: Robert Whitlow
Pages: 432
Year: 2012
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Note: I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book. The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility. Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspo.... Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988
This novel is broken in two major parts: Part one takes place beginning in the year 1974, and part two jumps ahead into the year 2008. In the first part of the story,
Caren Michael
Jan 05, 2017 Caren Michael rated it it was amazing
Amazing, powerful story about adoption and sacrifice!
Aug 21, 2012 Linda rated it it was amazing
Rutland, Georgia, 1974. One year after Roe v. Wade has become ‘law’ of the land. Back then, girls were hustled out of school and forced to make other accommodations to have their babies before returning to school.

That year, Sandy Lincoln, a senior at Rutland High School, gets pregnant by her football hero boyfriend, Brad Donelly. He tries to manipulate her into an abortion with the tantalizing offer of marriage later on. Her parents are supportive in helping her make a better choice. Sandy ends
Andi Newberry ~Tubbs
Aug 12, 2012 Andi Newberry ~Tubbs rated it it was amazing
I chose to review this book because I am adopted. Interestingly enough my adoption took place 8 years prior to when Whitlow has the book taking place. I was a private adoption in 1966 and the adoption process began six months into the pregnancy.
I have mixed feelings about this book. The book takes place in 1974, the height of Roe vs. Wade and what I would consider a much better understanding of teen pregnancy than what was expressed to Sandy. Her mother was more worried about what people would
Jennifer Defoy
Oct 30, 2012 Jennifer Defoy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-reads
I figured I’d be a little attached to this story, given that the description lays out how emotional of a story it is, and if you follow my reviews you know how I like an emotional story! I had no idea how drawn into this one I would become. I loved the story and the characters. I couldn’t help but be drawn into this one. It lead me to one long sleepless night because I couldn’t put it down. I had to see how it was going to end.

Sandy seems to have her head on her shoulders, except for the fact th
Aug 21, 2012 Charity rated it it was amazing
I have long been a fan of this author right here. Robert Whitlow has written some really great books and this new one, The Choice, was one of my favorites.

Robert Whitlow knows how to write a good book. I mean one that gets you interested and then keeps your interest the whole way through. Have you ever read a book that you just couldn't finish? I know I sure have! Been several that I couldn't get into:) But that is not the case for this book. The Choice covers a very delicate subject or should I
Feb 19, 2013 Honeybee rated it it was amazing
It's amazing what one night alone at a lake with a handsome football star, a bit of alcohol and a car with a spacious back seat can do to change a girl's life. When popular cheerleader Sandy Lincoln learned she was pregnant, she was shocked and confused. Back in 1974, there was still a stigma connected to getting pregnant out of wedlock. In her small-town school in rural Georgia, a pregnant girl was expelled from school, so as not to be a bad influence on other students. It pretty much guarantee ...more
Sep 22, 2016 Margaret rated it liked it
Enjoyed this story, even though the plot was quite predictable.
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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 thei ...more
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