Monday, November 5, 2012

One Pink Line by Dina Silver

4 Stars

  This unique, contemporary story gives readers a dual perspective. Sydney Shephard, a sweet-tempered, strong-natured college senior is young, in love with an exceptional man, and unexpectedly pregnant. Faced with a child she never planned for, she is forced to relay this news to her neurotic mother, relinquish her youth, and risk losing the love of her life. Then there’s Grace, a daughter, who believed she was a product of this great love, grows to realize her existence is not what she assumed, and is left with profound and puzzling questions about who she really is.

 Spanning generations and every imaginable emotion, One Pink Line reveals how two points of view can be dramatically at odds, and perhaps ultimately reconciled. Simultaneously deeply felt and lighthearted, One Pink Line deftly mines how the choices we make are able to alter so many lives, and how doing the right thing and living honestly can bring unexpected, hard-won happiness. It’s a must-read for anyone who relishes a great love story, absorbing characters, and plenty of laughs along the way.

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   My thoughts; found this book last month. SC Stephans and Dina Silver had partnered for Reading for a cure. A portion of the proceeds from this book and Collision Course by SC Stephans would go to raise money for a Breast Cancer foundation. I bought both books and set out to read them.

   This was one of those books that I think someone can relate to in one form or the other. You may relate to Sydney, who is a strong independent character. She may not always make the best decisions but in the end she definitely makes the right one. Maybe you would relate more with Grace, who after finding out a hard truth about yourself, you learn to come to terms with it and know that sometimes what is the best may not be conventional in the eyes of the world. 

   There are so many aspects to this story. Growing up, making mistakes, learning to live with the decisions that brought you to where you are. Falling in love, heart break, falling in love all over again. Learning how to be someone's daughter even when you butt heads most of the time, learning how to be a parent when you have no clue what you are doing. I really enjoyed reading this book. The dual perspective was really great. You get to see the same situation from two separate view points. And that , IMO, makes reading it all the more enjoyable.

   I labeled this review with several different choices because, while the story focuses on "adult situations", it could also be read by a younger audience. 

  I hope you all enjoy this book as much as I did. Maybe, just maybe you will find the character that you relate to the most and learn something along the way like I did. No matter how your "family" came to be. They are your family and good, bad, or indifferent, they are why you are who you are today. Your family has helped shape you into the person you are. But, the decisions you make are your own. Right or wrong, good or bad they are yours and yours alone. You can either live with them or run from them but either way they are what make you, YOU!

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