Friday, January 13, 2012

Book Review: One Pink Line

By Amy Bromberg

Everything seems to be going smoothly for Sydney. College graduation is around the corner, she has a job lined up, and her long-term boyfriend is ready to start a life together with her. But when those two pink lines show up, everything changes.

"One Pink Line" is told by from two points of view, from both Sydney and her daughter, Grace. I love how Dina Silver acquaints the readers with the past and the present, and how we get to watch the two characters grow and cope with what life has given them. Depending on which part I was reading, I felt as if I was either back in high school or in college. I can’t tell you how many times I wish I could go back to those carefree days.

Dina paints her characters remarkably well and you get a strong sense of who they are. I enjoyed the relationship between Sydney and her mother. In the beginning her mother appears cold and only interested in the superficial. But in the end she’s 150 percent there and ends up being a wonderful grandmother. We see Sydney go through some troubling emotions from the minute she finds herself pregnant, to experiencing the woes of labor, and ultimately learning how to balance her life with a baby who is 100% dependent on her. Even though Sydney is a strong individual, she gives off a tough exterior, as if she can handle things on her own. But deep down inside she’s scared and vulnerable and wants love and support.

This debut novel is a heartwarming story that touches upon love, family relationships and life’s touch decisions. It made me remember that with love and family on your side, all is good in the world. I can’t wait to find out what Dina has in store for her readers next.

Dina Silver will be at Chick Lit Central next week and some lucky readers in the US will have a chance to win this novel!

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Stephanie said...

Definitely want to read this one!!! I shall be stopping back next week!! :)

Kim said...

I am so glad that you reviewed this one, I have heard about this book and I am dying to read it !

Judy said...

I just read this... Could not put it down!

Amy said...

Thanks Kim :) I know you will like it as much as I did :)