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One Woman's Choice

4.89  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  8 reviews
"One Woman's Choice" depicts a heartfelt and emotional story about a young woman who faced difficult decisions: abortion, single parenting, and adoption. Lingering in sorrow and guilt can be destructive. Examining the past and reanalyzing life and previous choices can help one to cope with emotional pain. Karen Whitaker delves deep within her past and shares her own story ...more
Paperback, 102 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by iUniverse (first published October 8th 2002)
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Rosie Amber
Apr 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Karen Whitaker's book reveals her life from its start in the 1960's in America, it was a challenging life at times, filled with struggles including; prejudice, single parenting, step children, half brother and sisters. We feel Karen's pain as she grows up in an extended family where love was often needed more than it was given. Karen's family, peers and religion shape some of her later choices involving abortion, adoption and her own single parenting. Karen hopes that her book will help others ...more
Ronnie Gregory
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amazing... I've known Karen for 20+ years and can not express how very proud I am of her for putting her CHOICES and struggles out there. Having experienced the ramifications of being in a bi-racial relationship myself and raising the children from that relationship, I completely empathize with her story. I also have experienced the looks... judgement... disgust and hate from those I thought would never turn their backs on me or my children. The judgement from your immediate family is just heart ...more
Kimberly Dickson
May 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I grew up in the community in which Karen spent her later youth. So, I know the judgmental character of many of the people that helped shaped the women we have become. That's but a small reason I am so impressed by her courage, grace and loving tolerance as a woman, mother and friend.

Reading of the agonizing decision she had to make not once, but twice, brought me to tears. I empathized with the feelings she grappled with when deciding to tell her family and risk their disapproval. Some might
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Kristen Stewart
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I just finished the book. I could not put it down! Karen's journey has been an incredible one. I'm not one who believes in abortion but reading this story really had me thinking about it. Women are faced with these choices everyday because society refuses to hold men accountable for their role in creating life, most times leaving women alone, scared, and carrying all the blame.
You are a strong woman, Karen! Thank you for telling your story! God bless you!
Aliza Bloom
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what an incredible story. Karen truly lives her faith, follows her heart and expresses it in this heartwarming book with vulnerability and grace. Karen has walked a life, made choices like so many of us and she shares her walk, her soul in this book. I highly recommend it, for those who have made hard choices and for those who have not had to make hard choices. It will open your mind and heart to what goes on in one woman's mind as she stands in choices that will change her life.
Rebecca Bartlett
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing


This book is an honest look at the journey of one woman and how her choices guided her journey. Full of compassion, hardship, and love, this book will capture your heart. Karen writes with warmth and passion about her experiences.
Kim Frisbee carter
May 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What amazing woman Karen is! This book is truly a great read. Personally knowing Karen, I had no idea how strong of a woman and mother she is.
Maurie
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I know the Author personally and love the book. Karen Whitaker is one AWESOME Woman!!! Her son is fantastic too I bet and have yet to meet him!!!
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