Friday, 17 February 2012

Review - One Pink Line by Dina Silver

This book took me back to the memories of enjoying my youth, and then brought me to my grown up life too!

A fabulously emotional story of love and life and how one pink line can change the course of a lifetime.   
Sydney is a sweet and lovely young lady, who falls madly and deeply in love with Ethan.  When she goes to college, away from home, she gets drunk and has a one night stand with a good friend.  She then finds herself in a situation where the decision that she makes will change her life, along with the lives of a number of people around her.  She is pregnant!  
Never contemplating a family at such a young age, she chooses to keep the child, at the risk of losing the love of her love because of her decision.  When she tells the friend, he tells her he wants nothing to do with the child, so she sets off on her new life as a young mother with her baby girl Grace, alone.
Two decades later, Grace is another lovely young girl, and finds out that her wonderful father isn’t her biological father and is devastated.  When she wants to get in touch with her real father, she finds out from her mom that he never wanted anything to do with her.   It beautifully tells Grace’s story about how she copes with this unexpected revelation. 
This is an emotional, moving, deep and meaningful book but also with lots of humour thrown in, with two strong stories being told simultaneously.  The link between the two stories blends really well.  I really personally felt the emotions and the love that Sydney felt for her child Grace, described exactly like the love I have for my son, the way that Dina described motherhood came straight from the heart. 
If felt like I had gone back to my youth, with Sydney having a crush on Ethan.  Her sister was also her best friend and her family really came through for her in this book, and supported her showing that being a single parent doesn’t have to be too lonely.  Ethan did seem a little too good to be true, but this is a love story after all so I was delighted that he was as lovely as he was, a true fairytale romance. 
I found myself asking how I would have dealt with the many situations that were thrown up from the different angles.  The story really drew you in and made you keep on turning those pages and warmed your heart through to the very core.  A beautifully written story line, fabulous characters and lots of family love made this a thoroughly enjoyable read. 
Dina Silver graduated from Purdue University, and spent the past fifteen years working as a copywriter in the advertising industry. After seeing the bulk of her professional prose on brochures and direct mail pieces, she is delighted to have made the transition to novelist. She currently lives with her husband and son in Chicago, Illinois where she is working on her next book. Inspired by a true story, One Pink Line is Dina's debut novel. 

In her spare time she is an online Scrabble junkie, a red wine drinker, a Bon Jovi lover, watcher of the Daily Show and a cheese fry fanatic.


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Samantha March said...

Thanks for being on tour with us Kim!

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