The Choice

The Choice

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?


  • Kari says:

    The Choice is a very moving and powerful story that shows just how strong a mother’s love can be.

  • Jennifer says:

    The story is amazing. It’s emotional, powerful, suspenseful, and inspiring. Sandy’s journey is one that many people have started out on, but I doubt too many people have ended up where she did at the end. While the writing wasn’t “beautiful” there was something magical to Whitlow’s writing. He’s a master of the written word.

  • Dawn says:

    This is a beautiful story told in Robert Whitlow’s soft, southern style. Unexpected twists and turns kept me turning the pages and attempting to figure out what would happen next. I love the book and found it to be a wonderful portrayal of redemption and the favor that God shows us when we make choices that are right, but not easy.

  • Lesley says:

    …let me say that the twists and turns that come are amazing. You will laugh, cry and really feel the pain and hope the people are experiencing.

  • Ruth says:

    Sandy was a fantastic character that I so enjoyed watching mature physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

  • Marjorie says:

    The author handles a tough subject with compassion in this very real scenario of what resulted from a careless moment in the protagonist’s high school years. For those who like legal thrillers, I highly recommend Robert Whitlow’s The Choice.

  • Karen says:

    The characters were well developed and I felt as if I knew each one of them. They were amazing. This was my first Robert Whitlow book but it will not be my last. I enjoyed every minute of this book from the beginning to the end.

  • JH says:

    The Choice is an unequivocal success. A clever final plot twist will bring a smile to and endear even the most cynical reader to Whitlow.

  • Jennifer says:

    Consider making The Choice; to read this inspiring, heart breaking and challenging book that will confirm for you – the right road to travel is not always the easy one. A real life story – with characters that we just know – and a story line that we can all relate to. Such a variety of characters; points of view expressed – a gripping story, a book you cannot put down.

  • Melanie says:

    Very well written as the characters are so real, so touching, and you just want to reach out and comfort Sandy and her mom!

  • Lauri says:

    You’re going to LOVE this book, Robert Whitlow fan or not! This book will make you think, make you cry, it will turn your emotions loose and draw you in.

  • Becky says:

    This book shows the abortion debate in a different light as it goes beyond the choice itself and shows the aftermath of the decision. While I have always considered myself pro-life, The Choice helped me see past the politicized pro-life/pro-choice debate and consider the women who face the pain of unplanned pregnancy while also strengthening my belief in the importance of choosing life. I absolutely loved The Choice and will definitely be looking Robert Whitlow’s other books.

  • Heidi says:

    The Choice by Robert Whitlow was an amazing read from start to finish. This book has it all. There was a great mystery, in depth characters, wonderful sentiment, plus an action packed ending.

  • Linda says:

    Robert Whitlow, in The Choice, takes us down the difficult road of being a pregnant teenager with monumental choices to make about her pregnancy, trying to do what’s best for her babies, and a heartbroken grandmother who wants to keep her grandchildren. We are given an in-depth, personal view of Sandy’s choices, which are far from simple. They involve courage, selflessness, a broken heart, and a heartrending, yet beautiful gift of adoption to childless couples seeking a child. The story depicts how teenage pregnancies affect not only the pregnant teenager, but the babies, grandparents, father, siblings, extended family, adoptive family, etc. Our sins don’t just affect ourselves–they have a rippling effect that courses through many lives.

  • Sam says:

    I recommend this book for any mother or woman as a must read! I also think teens would benefit from reading it……seeing Sandy Lincoln as a popular high school student succumb to teen pregnancy in a very real situation may be enough for some girls to realize that it does happen and you cannot avoid pregnancy just because you think it won’t happen to you. If I could rate this book it would be a 5/5 and that doesn’t happen often for me!! 🙂 You won’t regret reading it!!

  • Linda says:

    While many aspects of the novel could lead to a no-win, heartbreaking ending, the message of faith, forgiveness, and God’s sovereignty is clearly evident. This would be a good book for a teen discussion group.

  • Lorri says:

    I thought this was a good book and it shows the turmoil that teenagers may go through when they become pregnant and have to decide what to do about it.

  • Cindy says:

    This story was fascinating, and was reminscent of the Biblical story of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau. Will the ending of Sandy’s story end as the old woman said, in her warning to Sandy, will one twin die if they ever meet?

  • Edward says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Choice from beginning to end and never wanted to put it down.

  • Beckie says:

    In his afterword, Whitlow states he wanted to redeem the word choice. He has done that in a way that is sensitive and compassionate to women facing this politically charged topic. All sides of the equation are examined — the effects of an unplanned pregnancy on the mother, the father, friends and family, even the community at large and the effects of adoption on the adoptive family, child and birth mother/birth family. And while Whitlow delivers a book that is decidedly pro-life, you never have any sense of judgment or condemnation for those on the other side.

  • Alena says:

    I really enjoyed this book! Whitlow does an excellent job marrying narrative with legal history and making them flow together in an interesting and engaging story that will pull at your heartstrings and make you ask yourself the hard questions.

  • Julie says:

    I highly recommend this book. It’s a compelling look into what a woman goes through when she is suddenly faced with choices for her baby. I loved how the book always kept the light on the fact that the fetus is a human being – a child. I enjoyed this book immensly and I know you will too.

  • The Choice is another stellar release from Whitlow, combining social issues like adoption, abortion and teen pregnancy. I could not put this book down. With each page read, I delved deeper and deeper into Sandy Lincoln’s world.

  • It is filled with twists and turns that will make your head spin.

  • This story would be a great one for any teenager to read. It would help them to contemplate all that takes place when they don’t practice abstinence before marriage. I would highly recommend this book. It has a great story and a strong message that life is worth it!

  • I was so drawn into this emotional story and the characters.It had me gripped to the very end. Definitely had me thinkingof my daughters and thinking that having them read this bookwill also help them to make the right decisions in the future.

  • I was drawn to this book because of the cover. The book addresses teen pregnancy and the turmoil that one young mother goes through even years after her decision. It was a book that really kept my attention and made me wonder what I might do in her situation. As a teacher, I’ve seen teens struggle with the hardships of teen pregnancy. Though I’ve watched them come back to school and resume “normal” life, I never really considered what life was like for them years down the road after their choice. This book encouraged me to reflect on that issue and to stop to pray for those young mothers. I hope you’ll take the opportunity to read The Choicefollow.

  • But, this book is really so much more than just the story. The message of unconditional love and sacrifice is a constant throughout the story and the sacrifices that Sandy makes illustrate, but really can barely touch the love and sacrifice that God has made for us. To me, that message is so much more important than just being entertained by a good story. Thankfully, Robert delivered that message beautifully and in an entertaining way. All around, The Choice is the perfect balance of story and inspiring message. I’m so glad I took the time to read this book. It is one of my favorites this year.

  • Lisa Johnson says:

    A magnificent work of fiction dealing with a real social issue people face today is one reason I highly recommend reading The Choice.

  • Megan says:

    I like John Grisham novels because he is a lawyer and you can tell that he approaches his stories from a lawyer point of view and can make the criminal side and courtroom seem so real. I have seen the name “Robert Whitlow” on several books, but had never stopped to read his books because I knew nothing about him, and well…I have my favorites that I tend to always read. Let’s just say that I’m adding his name to the list because he writes in the style of John Grisham and in fact, he is a practicing attorney. The knowledge that he has about his topics (in this book it is abortion) legally makes the book so intense and very informative. I’ve already “dropped” his name to a few fellow John Grisham lovers.

  • From the first to the last page The Choice is filled with adventure, excitement and thought provoking situations that will help readers become less judgmental and more understanding in the way we view issues in life. There is also a study group discussion section at the end of the book that is extremely helpful. Each book by Robert Whitlow is entertaining and I can’t wait for the next to arrive.

  • PR Hen Relz Reviewz says:

    Relz Reviews posted an interview with Robert. You can read it here!

  • Alicia says:

    “The Choice” is one of the best pro-life books I have seen on the market. I love that the plot twisted and turned but never lost focus. There were subplots in the story and the characters were realistic. This is one of those books that you feel like you are living in the story as you read it. The writer is gifted and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to read and review this book! If you are pro-life, I recommend that you purchase a few copies of this book- one for yourself and some to give to others as gifts. This book is really that good!

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