The Choice by Robert Whitlow | Nook Color Giveaway and Facebook Author Chat Party

Welcome to the campaign launch for acclaimed author Robert Whitlow’s latest novel, The Choice. Abby Brannam-Johnson, former Planned Parenthood Director and author of Unplanned says, “The Choice shows the struggles of unplanned pregnancy and the courageous act of adoption in a way that I haven’t read before . . .” Robert is celebrating the book’s release with a Nook Color giveaway.

{More about 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?

Robert Whitlow

{More About Robert Whitlow}

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 their home in North Carolina.

Find out more about Robert at http://www.robertwhitlow.com.

Celebrate with Robert by entering to win a Nook Color with GlowLight!

One “choice” winner will receive:

  • A Nook Color with GlowLight
  • A four book Robert Whitlow library (winner’s choice)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 27th. Winner will be announced at the “The Choice” Author Chat Facebook Party on 8/28. Meet Robert, get a sneak peek of his next book, try your hand at a trivia contest, and more. There will also be gift certificates, books and a Book Club Prize Pack to be won (10 copies for your book club or small group.)!

So grab your copy of The Choice and join Robert on the evening of the August 28th for a chance to connect with Robert and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book – don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 28th!

Reviews

8/7

Heather | Purple Frog Designs Robert does a wonderful job of helping the reader visualize Sandy, her family, the boyfriend, and other characters, I could see them as if in a movie. I definitely recommend this book, it’s touching and easy to enjoy.

8/8
Donna | Books and Such Wow! This book grabbed me and wouldn’t let me go. I was drawn to the characters and the situations that came into their lives.

Jamie | Little Blurbs I was really surprised at Robert Whitlow’s ability to understand female emotions and personalities and write in such a way that I could really connect with. Since I usually find myself reading Chick Lit books, which are mainly written by women, it was a nice change to read a story by a male author that really spoke to women.

8/9

Joyce | Deco My Heart Whitlow has done it again, this man continues to write some of the best novels I’ve read.

Sarah | Growing for Christ This novel, is a must read and it won’t leave you with just another finished book – it’ll be in the back of your mind long after you set it aside.

8/10

Michelle | Our Little Corner of the World This is a great book and was hard to put down.

Deb’s Here This book had me from the first page. There were many surprises that kept you guessing and I know that you will enjoy this book too.

8/11

Lydia | The Overweight Bookshelf 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.

Beth | For the love of books The characters in this story were very well written and are people you can relate to. I found myself truly caught in their lives, seeing the whole situation unfold.

Mark | Thoughts of a Sojourner Whitlow hit a home run with this one.

8/13

Jettie’s Ramblings I could not put this book down, I finished it in two days, even with 3 grandkids visiting. It is realistic, for the most part, and very gripping.

Ruth | This That and the Other Thing This book was a fast easy engaging read with a strong pro-life message.

Andi | Radiant Light This was my first read of Robert Whitlow’s. I enjoyed it.

8/14

Faith | Labor Not In Vain 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.

Crystal | Created for Home If you are looking for a great story, a book that isn’t just brain candy and will cause you to think, then you must read Robert Whitlow’s The Choice

Lori | Morning Glories and Moonflowers The Choice , written by Robert Whitlow, had me hooked from the first page.

8/15

Hannah E. Trotter This novel drew me in like none other. I truly felt as if I was seated by Sandy’s side during a life-changing Christmas Eve service, and as she struggled to give birth to twin boys that she would never even hold. I am so impressed with Robert Whitlow and his gift for writing.

Hayley | Hanging Off The Wire From the beginning I was hooked. I got so involved in the lives of the characters, I felt like I knew them, especially Sandy.

Vic’s Media Room “The Choice ” is a powerful story and one that will keep you highly interested and flipping pages as fast as you can.

8/16

Victoria | Snail Pace Transformations The Choice, is a thought provoking story that will touch every mother’s heart strings. It is a story that will cause you to pause and realize what the ramifications of one decision can make on not just your individual life but the lives of countless others. It is a story that honors a mother’s sacrificial nature.

Christy’s Book Blog The story is compelling and well-written. I started and finished it in one evening, because I just couldn’t put it down. In fact, as I noticed I was beginning to run out of pages, I tried to read more slowly, in order to remain with these characters for as long as I could.

8/17

Whitney | Rambles of a SAHM I can already tell that this story is going to linger in my thoughts for some time to come. If you enjoy gritty real life dramas that make you contemplate not only what you believe but why you believe it, then The Choice is for you.

Pamela | Daysong Reflections I thought Mr. Whitlow did an excellent job of showing the double standards about what is “politically correct” depending on which side of the issue one chooses. Although in this novel the abortion issue was highlighted, we are seeing more and more issues where “correct” behavior is slanted toward the liberal side and conservative and/or Christian actions are portrayed as bigoted, mean spirited or ignorant. If only we had more men and women who could see and convey the truth as clearly as Robert Whitlow.

Elizabeth | A Geek At Heart Whitlow truly captured the emotion that goes along with issues such as teen pregnancy, abortion, and adoption.

Maureen’s Musings It is very well done story, and a real page turner. Don’t miss it.

Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews This is a superbly written story that reasonably shows the difficult choices that many, many young girls have had to face in their lives. Whitlow’s cast of characters are realistic and compelling, and the story is fast-paced and intriguing. Robert Whitlow has done a magnificent job of storytelling with this novel, and it is one I would highly recommend.

8/18

Mindy | A Room without Books is Empty This book takes you on a trip with the characters and shows you that choices have consequences. Very enjoyable book. I highly recommend it.

Brenda | WV Stitcher Strong believable characters really made this book stand out. I found it very easy to understand the choices that Sandy Lincoln made. The author created characters with emotion that literally poured of the pages. It was easy to see that Sandy’s choices shaped the person she became. While Sandy’s mothers reaction to the pregnancy was awful, sadly it is often very realistic. Overall, an interesting story that would be perfect for group reads.

Pamela’s Heavenly Treats What can I say, once I started reading this book, I had read the first 100 pages within the first night. This book is a wonderful story about forgiveness, choices that we all have in life when a setback seems to come your way (adoption or abortion) but one thing that I noticed was in most books the characters push for what the person needs to do, here they didnt and I really loved that about this book.

8/20

Amy | A Nest in the Rocks The Choice is a fascinating, informative read. Whitlow writes as smoothly as ever with characters that could be your next-door neighbors. The content and action will make you think about and question your possible course of action should you ever find yourself in a similar situation, and all of this lives up to the high standard set by Whitlow’s other stories.

Karla | Quiet Quilter Robert has written a masterpiece in which he uses sensitivity and a wealth of information and understanding of the situation of a young pregnant girl. My emotions were on a roller coaster throughout this book.

Anjanette | Raising the Barrs I didn’t want it to be over and I can’t wait to read more by Robert Whitlow.

8/21

Charity | Giveaway Lady Robert Whitlow knows how to write a good book. The Choice covers a very delicate subject or should I say, several touchy subjects. But Mr Whitlow pulls it all off with great finesse! I do have to tell you, you better have tissues handy!!

Roxanna | The Jolly Blogger This was a very engaging, thought-provoking read. If anything, this book will help build empathy for the mothers who are facing difficult choices all over the world. In an ideal world, they would be fully informed in making their decisions, but unfortunately, many choices will be made through desperation. Even if we don’t agree with the decisions that are made, there are women who still need our support.

Kathleen | Jersey Girl Book Reviews The Choice is a powerful and compelling story of the life lessons learned from choices made. Rich in details and vivid descriptions, the author takes from his legal experience as an attorney and weaves a powerful tale with compassion and sensitivity to the controversial social issues that are still present in today’s society. The Choice is an amazing story that looks at the sacrificial choices that people make in their lives, and the impact and ramifications that may come from them. This story will pull at your heartstrings, it will make you think and feel, and most of all it will resonate with you long after you have read the last page.

8/22

Christy | A Living Homeschool I was somewhat surprised and appreciative of the intricate and balanced viewpoints in the story, rather than pure rhetoric.

Janelle | Cole Clan Adventure I absolutely loved Sandy, and wish she were a real person I could meet and get to know.

Deb’s Book Reviews I truly enjoyed this book, I could not put it down, be warned ***once you start you will not want to put down until you are finished, very addicting story****!

Splashes of Joy Robert Whitlow has a unique way of writing that draws you into the story and captures you until way after the book has ended. I kept going back and re-reading parts of it because it is so good!

Jennifer | Crazy-for-Books The storyline captivated me from the first pages. I actually stayed up until the early hours of the night to read through Part I (approx. 150 pages) in one sitting! I truly did not want to put the book down. The author captures the voice of the female protagonist beautifully. She comes to life on the pages.

Tammy | The Self-Taught Cook Do not start this novel until you have plenty of time or do not need to sleep. Once started, it cannot be put down.

Tammy| TammyIsBlessed  One thing I was quite surprised at was how well Whitlow (a man) could write from a female perspective, in fact, several different female perspectives, especially when it came to something as personal as this topic.

Christine | The IE Mommy  The way he created Sandy to be both emotional, sensitive, naive, wise, strong and analytical was perfect. She became alive in my imagination and therefore my heart.

  • 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!!

  • Janelle says:

    The latest book by Robert Whitlow I thoroughly enjoyed was The Choice. When I jumped at the chance to read this book, I had no idea the subject, I just knew I wanted to read it since Mr. Whitlow wrote it. When it arrived and I realize which “choice” he was writing about I was not sure how this book would go. Silly me, to doubt. It was delightful.

  • 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 thinking
    of my daughters and thinking that having them read this book
    will also help them to make the right decisions in the future.

  • Leila says:

    I absolutely LOVED this book! I could not put it down.

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  • 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.

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  • 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! http://relzreviewz.com/getting-to-know-robert-whitlow/

  • 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!