Monday, November 19, 2012

Review: One Pink Line by Dina Silver

Author: Dina Silver
Title: One Pink Line
Publication: October 20, 2011
Publisher: CreateSpace
Genre: Contemporary
Source: ATOMR Blog Tour

About the Book
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.

Thoughts: I really enjoyed this story and how it was told from two different perspectives. Two daughters from different time periods each dealing with circumstances that rearrange everything they know. Sydney has a mother that practically treats her like a step-child and makes her feel less important than her older sister. What appeals to me most is how the relationship between them changes once the baby is born; it's as if they establish some common ground. Sydney made a tough choice that cost her someone that she thought was her friend and also the love that she took for granted. Grace learns that her father is not her biological father and feels she has lost her sense of identity, she needs to know where she comes from and then she will be okay with everything else. My favorite part of this book is Sydney's perspective, though Grace's is good as well, I just like the dynamics more between Sydney and those around her. The story is well-paced and nicely crafted to give the reader a sense of what the characters are feeling. It's a heartfelt story about choices, family and love. 

About the authorA graduate of Purdue University, Dina Silver has spent the past fifteen years feeding her red wine habit by working as a copywriter in the advertising industry. In addition to writing ad copy, she formed Dinas Ideas (, a greeting card company, in 2003. Dina serves as the sole writer and designer for the business and has penned over 300 greeting cards since its inception.
Dina Silver |Facebook |Twitter |Pinterest

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Sounds like such a sweet story. I think I would really enjoy this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Thank you so much for hosting One Pink Line, and for your wonderful review!

  3. Nice review about the characters.

  4. I just got this and I agree with you completely. So far it's incredibly sweet, and while it's not the sort of book that I'd normally read, I'm enjoying it immensely :)


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...