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Sarah's Choice

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  142 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Only one thing stands in the way of Sarah's success . . . her unborn baby.

Sarah Collins is about to receive a promotion that will give her everything she's ever wanted: a huge pay increase, a new car, a fabulous apartment, and first-class travel.

But then she discovers she's pregnant. And while she "thinks "she loves her boyfriend, Matt, she isn't sure he's mature enough to
ebook, 320 pages
Published June 3rd 2014 by Thomas Nelson (first published May 27th 2014)
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May 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
Ew. Completely contradictory messages: "It's your choice/responsibility"; "God loves you no matter what"; "ABORTION IS WRONG." The only redeeming point was Audrey's character - I want a friend like her.
Lizzi Miller
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Very well written with relatable characters. Highly recommend it for anyone looking for a quick, somewhat relatable read.
Rachel Marie
I have not yet seen this movie. I've been wanting to for years, just never have. I've heard it really isn't the best movie ever (or, honestly, that good) but let's face it. Inspirational movies always get the short end of the stick when it comes to quality movies. So when I saw that they made a book adaptation of it, I decided to pick it up. (Although, 5 years later? What?)

Story-wise, this book wasn't bad, necessarily. It bordered a bit on boring, though. I know that books that are made off movi
The book's overall theme was prolife, of course, but the more powerful part was the culture in Sarah's workplace. It was so punishing towards women, especially those balancing work and family, that I was waiting for someone to ride in on a white horse and deal with that. Nope, I was disappointed.
Joy Horsman
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kept checking how much was left in the book on my reader bc I didn't want it to end!
Pink Pages
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thought provoking book, which made me appreciate all the more the wonderful blessings God have me.
Karen Wiser
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sarah’s Choice by Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue is not only an entertaining novel, but moves beyond mere fictional enjoyment into the sensitive subject of a woman’s ability to chose life or death for her unborn child.

Sarah’s Choice by Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue is a thought provoking and compassionate look at one woman’s journey through the emotions of an unplanned pregnancy. As the world of the main character, Sarah is unveiled; the reader gets a peek into her life both past, present an
Mar 23, 2014 rated it liked it
When I saw a novel called Sarah’s Choice on Netgalley, I was intrigued! I thought it sounded like a fascinating novel and I liked the idea of the whole three different scenario parts – and I wondered how the authors Rebecca and Nancy would make it work. It sort of reminded me of If You’re Not The One by Jemma Forte where you could see an alternate universe (or alternate life, if you will). I downloaded it to my kindle and was quite excited to read it, although I did have a bit of a moment when I ...more
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sarah is next in line for a promotion that will end all her financial woes. She will finally have the money to pay her father’s medical bills, back rent and buy a much needed car…since Buzz seems to be operating on his last cylinder. There is only one major problem…..she is pregnant, not married and definitely not sure if she can be a mother and travel for her job….IF she gets the promotion. Sarah is faced with tough decisions and conflicting advice from her coworkers and her mother. On top of a ...more
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Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-copies
Ohh Sarah Collins! Beautiful & on her way to a huge promotion, she is finally getting that break that she needs to get out of the financial hole that she's in. But then she starts getting sick and finds out that she's now pregnant and everything that she worked for so hard has to disappear. Unless she makes a choice whether to have this baby or have an abortion.

Sarah's boyfriend Matt still acts as if he was fifteen years old and never had a plan for the future. But Sarah's pregnancy is like
Bethany Phillips
This book was really good but I think I liked the Merciful Scar, these 2 authors other book that I have read, just a little bit better but this one was a great book as well.

This book is about a woman named Sarah who is working hard to get this one promotion in her job, she works at an advertisement business, she has had help from one person in a higher position than her to be able to get this promotion. That is until she finds out that she is pregnant. Now she has to decide what she is going to
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was written for the reader to walk to the painful decision making process that a young woman might go through in facing an unplanned pregnancy. Sarah had everything to lose in getting pregnant. The authors do a unique job of intwining a sort of Christmas Carol like event with three visions, of the future with Sarah’s choices before her. I thought it was a very different way to tell the story, and in searching out Sarah’s choice, you may do some of your own soul searching too. You might ...more
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sarah's Choice by Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue is a modern day story about something that many young women have to face: an unexpected pregnancy and falling away from God when He doesn't do what we want. While it is a fiction book it is interesting reading from the woman's point of view her thoughts and feelings as she thinks about abortion or keeping the baby.

Even with the deep subject matter it was an easy read and I finished it in just one weekend. One thing I didn't like about the book wa
Jul 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Though I never saw the movie version, I had heard good things about it...and since books are really more my comfort zone anyway, I decided to give Sarah's Choice a go.

I really wanted to love this book, since I'm so supportive of the pro-life movement, but the writing style really threw me for a loop. I'm not sure what it was about it, but I found it really confusing. Also, since Sarah is not a Christian at the beginning of the book, she has made some very ungodly life choices (obviously) and tho
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sarah Collins’ precariously balanced but moving-in-the-right-direction life is thrown off track by an unplanned pregnancy. As Christmas closes in, everything she’s worked for boils down to one black and white decision. Sarah’s boyfriend Matt is both endearingly goofy and roll-your-eyes immature. He’s the kind of guy you’ll find in many a workplace and church today. Their respective family relationships and workplace friendships/dynamics were relatable and understandable. The whole situation and ...more
Even though I read widely, this book is outside of the type of book I normally read. It's good to read something different, expand reading horizons, never know what may pop up. It ended up with a pile of books from last year's library conference haul. Still, I was going to skip this one, because I thought I knew what it would be about. I was right. The book is highly predictable. There was never any true conflict even though the story was all about a decision. That decision was never doubted by ...more
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue are two people I really wouldn't mind meeting one day. These two women writing together has created two wonderful books, this being the second. I really loved this book for so many reasons. I had really high expectations and I would say they were met. The characters are likeable and easy to relate with. The humor is evident, even though the overall storyline is a deep thinker. I liked how God is not written as a horrible man who judges, but that it's the people w
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
This is not an unusual story I suspect. This can happen to anyone in real life.

You have money worries, your rent is in arrears, you hide bills because you can't afford to pay them. The she gets a job.

The person she is filling in for is out on Maternity leave.

She finds she's in the running for a step up the lady, but how ironic! She has now found herself pregnant. Unmarried, has a boyfriend of course, but he's not mature. Is he Father material? she doubts it.

One day at the clinic she is given a
Karen Korb
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts On The Book: I love books that draw you in from the first page and although this book does not do that it does eventually make you sit down and listen to Sarah's story. The story of choices, questions, and God really comes together. Abortion is an ugly word to many and the books handing of pro-life verses abortion can really strike a nerve with the reader. Sarah's friendship with Audrey was my favorite part of the whole story as one pregnant woman helps another one make the most impo ...more
Jennifer Harshaw
I bought this book at the Christian book store on clearance. I have been on my healing journey from my abortion wounded heart for about 3 years now. I made that choice when I was 16. I could really relate to Sarah and the pains she had from her father's death. My abortion is connected to my father as well as I had it on his birthday and the fact that I did not go to my father with my crisis when I believe he would have helped me make the right choice. I think our fathers have a great deal of inf ...more
Shayna Varadeaux
I was so moved and able to relate to this book more than I thought I would be. No, I have never been in that situation. But so much about her story with a death driving her away from God, that totally happened in my life.

I loved the dual perspective that we got from Sarah and from Matt. I liked we got to see the effect that it all had on the people around as well. I loved all the characters and especially the internal battle that Sarah went through, it felt authentic and genuine.

This was most de
Feb 27, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this book free to review from Netgalley. The beginning of the book was very hard to get into and I was going to quit reading it because I just did not like or care about the main character at all, but I looked at the reviews and they were good ones and one of them mentioned that the book is hard to get into, but gets better, so I kept on reading. The book really does get better after a rather uninteresting beginning. Basically, Sarah is pregnant and it was unplanned and she deals with ...more
Sarah Carper
May 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of Sarah's Choice rom Thomas Nelson via BookLook Bloggers. This is one of those books that you can't put down. The emotions and connections between the characters are so real, that it's hard to not want to read on and see what happens between them. With a storyline that is relatable to so many women today, this story is one that I think all women should read. I really enjoyed reading about Sarah and Matt's relationship and watching them go through struggles and ultimately grow ...more
Donna Kimpel
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great book on choices especially the choice to "choose life"

I'm always love to read books like this one which has to do with unexpected pregnancies. however I think this book on a deeper level anyone can relate to and deals with are things a sign from God or coincidence when we are trying to make important decisions. many times God uses friends,strangers,books,ads,dreams ,and everyday things to speak to us if we listen. Will definitely read more books by these authors.
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
made me really think about God and what his presence in my life really means

this book really causes you to think, not just about abortion and what it does to your psych and mental health, but about God and your choices in life and what path they lead you down.
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
this book had so much potential. However I just wanted to poke my eyes with a fork reading it. The story was all over the place, Sarah was so selfish and so self-centered and everything was about her, I just wanted to scream.
Jennifer Newsom
May 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A must read! A compelling story of a choice-life or not? This book was very difficult to put down and I think it's an excellent read for anyone who has found themselves struggling with this same issue.
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
A book something like a tapestry, with all the strands coming together to create a complete picture.
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book far exceeded my expectations, depicting a very real struggle and tough decisions.
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Rebecca St. James, an Australian-born Christian recording artist, is both a Grammy Award winner and a multiple Dove Award recipient. She is also the bestselling author of Wait for Me, SHE Teen, and What is He Thinking. In addition, St. James has appeared in the film Sarah's Choice and lent her voice to VeggieTales' An Easter Story.
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