Sunday, July 29, 2012

One Pink Line by Dina Silver

Title: One Pink Line
Author: Dina Silver
Publisher: CreateSpace
Published Date: October 20, 2011
Format: Paperback & Kindle

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Synopsis from Back Cover:
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 craves a great love story, absorbing characters, and plenty of laughs along the way.

My Thoughts:

One Pink Line, by Dina Silver, is a funny, touching, and surprising story about relationships and how they evolve over time.  The story is told from 2 viewpoints; that of Sydney, a frisky college student, and Grace, a girl who begins to question everything she thought she knew when old truths come to light.  One Pink Line does an excellent job of pulling you in and not letting go.  I had planned to read a little everyday, stretching the book out over a week.  However, that plan was shot once I picked it up.  Once Pink Line was next to impossible to put it down!   

I would definitely classify One Pink Line as a great piece of chick lit.  While there are some romantic scenes with Sydney and her almost perfect boyfriend Ethan, One Pink Line really dives into the relationships between Sydney and her family and friends.  Sydney's relationship with her Mother evolves the most.  When Sydney left for college, she had a strained relationship with her Mom.  As the years go by, Sydney and her Mother continue to bicker.  However, their relationship seems to strengthen as Sydney graduates from college and finds a 'real' job.  Do to unforeseen circumstances, Sydney finds that she really needs her Mother to lean on, and surprisingly her Mother is there for her.  By the end of the story their relationship has really come full circle.

In One Pink Line, Grace begins her story as a young child.  She has an excellent relationship with her Mother and Father, and is the apple of their eyes.  However, as she grows older she begins to notice little things that seem different between herself and the rest of her family.  It all comes to a head during her Sex Education class.  As Grace begins to piece things together in the Nurse's Office, her young world falls apart. She must then decide what a family really is and how she fits into it.

Dina Silver did an excellent job in writing One Pink Line.  She easily transitioned between Sydney and Grace's voice.  One Pink Line is full of witty lines and laugh out loud scenes.  I definitely recommend One Pink Line.  Once you start it you will not want to put it down!

Dina Silver has provided me with a complimentary copy of her book, One Pink Line, for the purpose of review. 


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  6. You know, I don't usually read chick lit, but this seems like a great book - right from the cover. Great review!