Sarah's Choice


Sarah's Choice
Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue
Thomas Nelson

In Sarah Collins s mind, only one thing stands in the way of her success . . . an unborn baby.

Sarah is about to receive a promotion that will give her everything she s ever wanted: a huge pay increase, a new car, a fabulous apartment, and first-class travel.

But then she discovers she s pregnant. And while she "thinks "she loves her boyfriend, Matt, she isn t sure he s mature enough to be a responsible father. And the job she s pursuing is open only because the previous employee is out on maternity leave. Sarah would never be able to handle the travel as a single mom.

Torn between advice from her coworkers, the insistence of her mother and sister that she keep the baby, her insecurity about her relationship with Matt, and the void where her father should be, Sarah has no idea how to make this decision.

A Christmas card from a mysterious old woman is the catalyst for three visions of her future and just may be the miracle she needs. But can she trust the visions? Are they the yearnings of a conflicted heart? Or are they true visions from the God she thought had turned His back on her?

Though I never saw the movie version of this story, I had heard good things about it...and since books are really more my comfort zone anyway, I decided to give Sarah's Choice a go.

I really wanted to love this book, since I'm so supportive of the pro-life movement, but the writing style really threw me for a loop. I'm not sure what it was about it, but I found it really confusing. Also, since Sarah is not a Christian at the beginning of the book, she has made some very ungodly life choices (obviously) and though there was nothing explicit, there were some conversational things that made me a little uncomfortable.

However, as the book when on, I felt the writing became less confusing...I started getting pulled into the story...and I started to care about the characters. Sarah's Choice is not my favorite book by any means. And maybe that's partly because contemporary fiction that takes place in present day isn't really my thing. Sarah's Choice isn't a "for fun" book. It's very, very serious. And yet it has its moments of humor, many moments of God's hand working in the lives of His people, and a wonderful, thought-provoking message.

Rating: 7

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.


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