Sarah’s Choice by Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue

Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko

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Book Description:

Only one thing stands in the way of Sarah’s success . . . her unborn baby.

Sarah Collins 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. She’d never be able to handle the travel as a single mom.

Torn between advice from her coworkers, the adamant 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 may just 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?

For every woman who has made painful decisions, Sarah’s Choice offers comfort, wisdom, and hope.

My Review:
This book was written for the reader to walk to the painful decision making process that a young woman might go through in facing an unplanned pregnancy. Sarah had everything to lose in getting pregnant. The authors do a unique job of intwining a sort of Christmas Carol like event with three visions, of the future with Sarah’s choices before her. I thought it was a very different way to tell the story, and in searching out Sarah’s choice, you may do some of your own soul searching too. You might see yourself in Sarah’s mom…the woman that struggled with her daughter going away from church, not visiting and now telling you her struggles, maybe you don’t respond well.

I would be able to see many Christian mothers relating to a different person, other than Sarah, while some younger women may find themselves relating to someone else.

This book was a very touching story, heart wrenching in parts, but overall, it will leave you thinking and wondering what you can do to support someone you might know, that could be in that situation.

Since this book does contain the topic of abortion, it might be one that you would want to pre-read before your teens read it, but it is a topic that you would want to read and discuss with them.

This book was given to me for review by BookLook Bloggers. The opinions contained herein are my own.

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One response to “Sarah’s Choice by Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue

  1. Martha, I am glad you enjoyed this book based on my script. If you liked “Sarah’s Choice,” I believe you will like my memoir “The Promise, or the Pros and Cons of Talking with God.” It is my inspirational true story of first faith and first love and how the two became almost fatally intertwined. Contact me via twitter and I would be happy to send you a review copy.

    Thanks
    Sean Paul Murphy
    http://amzn.com/0692200533

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