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Published by Lake Union Publishing on November 1st 2011
Narrator: Amy McFadden, Cristina Panfilio
Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary, Romance
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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.
BOOK REVIEW: 5++ STARS
I bought this book and audiobook last year and every time I was scanning on my unlistened audios I always said: I want this one (One Pink Line) but something always happened (Bloggers duties most of the time) and I always ended up postponing it. But last week, I was heading work and my phone #1 was dead so I decided to listen one random audiobook in phone #2 and guess what I downloaded? *chuckles* I liked the first 4 chapters I listened that day but I had to finish other audio, so I decided to put it on hold until the weekend and guess what? It was the best decision ever, because I was a little confused with the narration and the reviews I saw in goodreads, and to be honest I almost decided to DNF, but I didn’t. Thank God I didn’t because this book taught me so much about life, right decisions, sacrifices, true love, parenthood and daughterhood.
This book is two stories: Sydney’s and Grace’s. Sydney’s a young woman that when she’s finishing college, she got pregnant and everything she had planned for her life changes. And Grace is a teen who finds out the truth about her parents and that changes her perspective of life, and in one way or another, defines the woman who she becomes at the end of the book.
I felt so close to this story because of the way my life started. It made me think of all the sacrifices my mother had to do for me, all the changes she had to make in her life to give me the life she thought I deserved and then it made me feel blessed for having the best mother in the world. It also made me think of my dad, I didn’t have any contact with him until I was 21 years old and up until I read this book. I never thought how much I missed him while I was growing up. I think Grace was so lucky to have such amazing parents, and I was so happy at the end when she told her dad how much she loved him.
“I love you, Dad.”
“Love you, too, Gracie.”
I admired Sydney for being so mature, for making the right decisions for her own sake and the baby she was going to have. Her love story with Ethan was so beautiful but also heartbreaking. He was so right for her, from the beginning I knew they were perfect for each other. I loved reading how their relationship was growing throughout the years.
You all need to read this amazing story. 100% recommended!
AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: 4 STARS
Remember I told you that I downloaded the audiobook in my phone #2 And that I almost did not finish this book? Well, it was all phone #2’s fault! I usually use the Audible app, and I don’t have it in the second device, so I used the audio companion of the kindle app and it was skipping the chapter names, whose chapter it was (Grace or Sydney) and I was so confused with that. But when I resumed listening to it at home, with the ebook in hand to read, everything was very clear.