Saturday, September 15, 2012

One Pink Line by Dina Silver

One Pink Line
Author: Dina Silver
Publication: October 2011 (Re-released Sep 2012)
By: Create Space
2.5 Stars

Can the love of a lifetime be forever changed by one pink line? Dina Silver's tender, absorbing novel, One Pink Line, is a warmhearted, wry story of love, loss and family, as seen through the prism of one singular, spirited young couple who find themselves in a predicament that changes the course of their lives, and those closest to them. With heart, humor and compassion, this debut work of women's fiction is certain to stir anyone who relishes a good laugh, can stand a good cry, and, above all believes in the redemptive power of love.

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 craves a great love story, absorbing characters, and plenty of laughs along the way

I had some issues with this book...

This is the kind of book that breaks your heart right out of the starting gate and leaves you in a state of limbo until the end. Despite Sydney's struggles, there's still an air of "Happily Ever After" that just didn't seem realistic to me.  It's a sweet story (in a round about way) with Ethan being my favorite character but even he seemed too good to be true. In fact, the families as a whole came across as supportive to a fault. I've had friends who've found themselves in very similar situations as this one and none of them had quite the "success" that Sydney had.

I did like how it ended and was glad to finally see Grace's attitude change. (I really didn't care for her) It's never easy to feel different or like you don't really belong but it's also 
foolish not to appreciate what's right in front of you.


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