One Pink Line by Dina Silver ✰✰✰✰✰

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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 the 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 relishes a great love story, absorbing characters, and plenty of laughs along the way.

My Casting

What a lovely lovely story! This was quite different to a lot of books I’ve read lately. It wasn’t a cut and dry romance.

There was romance, but this is so much more. It is about love on so many other levels too. Love between a mother and daughter, lost love, love denied, unrequited love, inconvenient love, sibling love and ultimately, inevitable love…

One Pink Line was such an easy read. I reached the end without even realising! And the end was soooo adorable.

If I had one criticism it would have been that I’d have liked to have felt more of what was between Sydney and Ethan! More details of their relationship would have really put the cherry on the top for me.

“I don’t know why you’re crying… but I hope it’s because you’re as in love with me half as much as I am in love with you.”

I love Ethan. He was such a strong, charming character and it was painful to see Sydney realise the consequences of her mistake. But what a wonderful man! Everyone needs an Ethan!

I still loved him. I never stopped loving him, and never stopped hoping that he would fall back in love with me as well.

Grace’s story was a great addition to the story. It was fascinating to read her take on things and see the butterfly effect of Sydney’s actions.

One drunken evening filled with passion, carelessness and Jagermeister.

I empathised with her and her desire to reach her Dad and it was heart warming to read about the dynamics of her loving, secure family, despite everything.

“So, how’s big Kev?”
“Oh, you mean my father?”
“Yeah.”
“He may be six-foot-five, but you’re a much bigger person, Dad.”

 

And then we come to Sydney. I really really enjoyed reading her story. She was a lovable, down to earth character that was so easy to relate to. She had no huge hang ups or meteoric, traumatic secrets in her past, she wasn’t emotionally damaged, yet she wasn’t perfect… she was normal. It was so refreshing to read about a normal woman, with a normal, yet testing and slightly unfortunate path in life.

The diaper bag, the car seat, the bottles, the pacifiers, the changing mat, the wipes, and all the toys in their primary colored glory; none of which would compliment my outfit.

Women everywhere should read this book… daughters, mothers, expectant mothers, single mothers… it’s such a feel good story about females of all ages overcoming adversity, loving and being loved by the people in their lives and accepting their blessings. A very funny, easy, heart warming read! I’m off to hug my family now.

 

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