Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Book Review: Sarah's Choice by Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue

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.

This is an excellent book about a
very sensitive subject!
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 and future.  She is a hardworking executive with lots of plans for corporate ladder advancement, all of which would be ruined in her mind if she is to become an unwed mother.  Her perspective on life and love are formulated by those in her immediate surroundings and she is beyond confusion as to what path she should take.

The book does an excellent job of placing the reader within Sarah’s mind and experiencing the anguish of a decision with such enormous implications.  If she chooses to keep the child, her ability to meet the goals she has established for her career will certainly be in jeopardy, not to mention the inability to pay off many mounting debts.  There is also an underlying fear that Sarah will not be a fit mother to the child due to her inexperience as a caretaker.  And, of course, there is also the father to consider.  Will he want the child and if so, what will his role be in all of it?  If Sarah chooses to have an abortion, she is uncertain that she will be able to live with that decision knowing that she has killed her unborn child. 

Ultimately, the conclusion of this book provides empowerment and a plan of action that will not only guide this particular decision, but will steer the course of a life forever.  After reading this novel, I have a much greater level of compassion for anyone facing the dilemma of an unplanned pregnancy, as well as a deeper level of understanding of the possible daily grief that one lives with if they have already chosen to abort their child.

The character development in this book is phenomenal!  There is humor, suspense, drama, and many extra surprises along the way.  This was an excellent book!  It is well worth your time to read it and to contemplate the staggering statistics on the rate of abortion in this country.  This novel truly sheds light on the sanctity of life.

Thank you to BookLook Bloggers and Thomas Nelson Publishing for this complimentary review copy of Sarah’s Choice by Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue.  I was not required to give a favorable review.  The opinions within this review are my own.