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
Reviewed by Gitte
I loved this book and I have to say that the main reason was the way it was written from the two main characters POV’s. I won’t do any spoilers but what a refreshing change, it really had an amazing impact of getting under the skin of the characters! The story had so much heart that I fell in love with both characters as well as the supporting characters; it was beautifully written. One Pink Line touched my heart, it was real, romantic, heart breaking yet showed that love does indeed endure the obstacles thrown at us by life.
The interwoven journeys had so many twists and turns that kept me hooked from the start, I needed to find out how each one came together in the end. I loved the switching back and forth between Sydney and Grace; watching them grow and overcome what life throws at them and living through their emotional heartbreak.
One Pink Line begins with Sydney about to enter college. Not long before she moves away from home, she finds the love of her life; Ethan. I have to say this guy took a piece of my heart. He was amazing. Almost too good to be true. The distance between Ethan and Sydney begins to play a major role in their relationship.
Then we get to hear about Grace. Grace is about to stumble upon a life changing discovery that has her questioning who she is and where she is from. She always felt different but how different is she really?!
This Author has written a beautiful poignant story that picks at the thread of family relationships, life choices, honesty, truth and above all love. I can definitely recommend this book.
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