Can the love of a lifetime be forever changed by one pink line? With heart, humor, and compassion, Dina Silver’s debut novel of love, loss, and family 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, modern story gives listeners a dual perspective. Sydney, 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, her daughter, who believes she is a product of this great love, but 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. Simultaneously deeply felt and lighthearted, it deftly mines how the choices we make can alter so many lives, and how doing the right thing can bring unexpected, hard-won happiness. It’s a must-listen for anyone who relishes a great love story, absorbing characters, and plenty of laughs along the way.
©2011 Dina Silver (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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"Sweet Surprise...Love this book"
I have not read the print version.
Not sure I have a comparison to this one, but I loved it.
Both were great....the narrator of Sidney was amazing and annimated but both were great.
I laughed and cried in this book which is the best way to read. I loved how they switched between narrators.
Great book!!! I bought it on a sale but would not have been disappointed had I paid full price. Great Book!!
"Story kept me engaged!"
What a sweet listen! The story kept me engaged, I did extra chores just to be able to keep listening. Oh, and .....I love Ethan too!!
"Love of family"
I LOVED this one. Wow. A really good story. Great narration!
This book was not a romance but a story about love and family.
High School senior Grace just had health class and they got to the Sex Education portion. They learned about conception and Grace got really confused. How is it that she was 2 years old and remembers her parent's wedding, if people were supposed to be married first? Also, she now realizes that she has different features from her dad, so much that she freaks out and the school nurse calls her mom.
Her mother Sydney has to tell Grace the story of how their family became a family and how her dad became her dad.
This story is told both from Sydney's perspective and Grace's perspective. It involves flashbacks too but it wasn't confusing at all, and it all ties in together nicely. Great story telling.
"The ending is the best, worth the read!"
Sure, If i liked to listen to books multiple times.
Their voices are so alike I could tell the difference but they did a great job with this book.
Really cute read. The book itself was well written, mostly interesting but the ending was the selling point. I loved the ending. Good book to pass some time.
A very entertaining read. Won't be terribly memorable, but sure kept my attention while painting!
"Hokey and predictable"
not a very well thought out story. About the level of junior high writing. Somethings are off to as far as timing like sending text in 2002, edible arrangements in 1991. Sydney and Taylor for girls names that a graduated in 1987.
"It all starts with a pregnancy test..."
This has to be one of the cutest books I've ever read. That doesn't mean there wasn't plenty of struggle, conflict, and #allthefeels, because there totally was. But the overall feeling I have after finishing this book is satisfaction, happiness, and a grin slapped to my face.
Here we follow two stories, one present and one in the past. These two voices - Sydney's and Grace's - layer together brilliantly to weave a tale of identity, love, family, mistakes, sacrifice, and ultimately, forgiveness. It shows us how life molds us in different ways, and as much as we don't want to become our mothers, we often do :) It brings light to how we can sometimes take those who love us the most for granted.
I loved how Silver weaved humor through the sensitive and sometimes trying life experiences - certainly as Sydney finds herself pregnant just as she's graduating from college. I loved how she built each character to add to the story in their own way. I loved Ethan's calming viewpoint, and Sydney's passion for her daughter, and how her mother always told her to "be safe". I loved the alternating viewpoints, where you're not quite sure how the puzzle pieces will come together and then by the end it magically does.
"One drunken evening filled with passion, carelessness and Jagermeister."
For this to be my first Dina Silver book, I am hooked. A fantastic read - very apropos timing for how many pregnant friends I have in my life right now. I can't wait to pick up another book by this author.
I loved both narrators for this book - they did a fantastic job at bringing all the characters to life.
"great story of growing up"
A story for everything single mom! It is a hard job and full of a lot of guilt, when you have a dead beat Dad involved. But great when you find a man that excepts your as his!
I didn't know how this book was going to turn out but I really enjoyed it. Sydney was such a strong woman to go through an unplanned pregnancy alone on top of losing the love of her life. it was interesting to hear Grace yell her side as well.
Such a nice clean book!! Loved that it was a dual POV by mother and daughter.
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