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One Pink Line Paperback – October 20, 2011

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"The skillful transitioning and Silver's clear, concise writing make for an engrossing read, as two stories unfold from two viewpoints and generations. One Pink Line is a delightful read, perfect for young adults and adults alike." —IndieReader.com & USA Today

"I loved every single word of this book. I loved the two different points of view between Sydney and Grace and I just adored how it all came together. Beautifully written and just wonderful." —Tara Sivec, USA Today bestselling author

"I couldn't put this book down, I found myself so invested in the characters and in the storyline that I kept wanting to turn the page, and the whole book felt fast-paced like that for me." —The Reading Nook

One Pink Line is is a breath of fresh air, beautifully written and well executed, it kept up pace from start to finish and had a real mix of emotions throughout." —Fiction Fascination

"This book is exciting, romantic, sad and overall capturing. I love that we follow these ladies through years of their lives, as they face troubles and grow up." —Novel Girl

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

A 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. After seeing the bulk of her professional prose on brochures and direct mail pieces, she is delighted to have made the transition to novelist. She currently lives with her husband and son in suburbia, where she is working on her next book. Inspired by a true story, One Pink Line is Dina’s debut novel.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 146377253X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463772536
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (885 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,930,947 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm only about half-way through this book. At this point it has earned a "somewhat better than fair" rating. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to make it all the way through to the end...not because of the story, but because of the grammatical errors. Any publisher who releases a book that includes the use of "I" in place of "me," or "through" spelled "threw," just to name a few, should fire the editor. If you are a grammar fanatic, be warned.
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I am amazed at the level of interest I had for an ordinary and not at all unusual topic. The entire story was laid out with no surprises, no cliffhangers, no violence and danger, yet the story glued me. Perhaps it is the innate honesty of the double narrators, and the interleaving of two different first person narratives, a mother and daughter several years apart.

The title of the book already gives away the main conflict, an unwanted pregnancy. The main narrator, Sydney, is the one who receives the verdict of the pink line. She has a way of being calm in the eye of a storm, strong and mature about the situation she faces. She makes the right decision for herself and never looks back, even when it meant losing the man she loves.

Granted there is no angst about the happy ending. It was practically presented at the beginning when the daughter, Grace, appears on the scene. Yet, I was still interested to see how the drama would unfold. It was heartwarming how family pulled together, and true love survived. The big hearts of most of the people in the story made me want to hug all of them (except for one character) at the end. I felt as if they had been my friends and I had lived through this experience with them.

I received a complimentary ebook for review purposes.
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This was an incredibly moving read.

Sydney had the perfect boyfriend back home but, like many college coeds, she got restless (and drunk) and had a one-night-stand with a boy "friend" that resulted in a pregnancy. Sydney wants to keep the baby but the baby daddy wants nothing to do with either of them.

The author writes from both Sydney's perspective and Grace's (the baby). From Sydney's perspective, we see how she dealt with having a child at such a young age while unmarried and how it affected her relationships with her family and the boyfriend she left at home. From Grace's perspective, we feel her confusion at discovering that the man who raised her is not her birth father and we understand her desire to meet her biological father.

Although the book focused more on Sydney than Grace, I didn't mind as I found Sydney's story more compelling. I especially enjoyed the complex relationship between Sydney and her mother. I initially disliked Sydney's mother but loved the way the author redeemed her once Grace was born. While I thought Ethan was a bit too good to be true, I also loved him and was touched by his loyalty to Sydney.

I did have a few issues with the book. For one, Sydney's sister Kendra, who was such a big part of Sydney's life, was not mentioned once in the Grace segments. The only relatives mentioned in Grace's segments were from her birth father's side. I found mentions of Nanna Lynne and Aunt Sharon a bit confusing in Grace's segments since the author did not explain who they were until much later in the story. Also, while I was happy with how things turned out, I would've enjoyed a more drawn-out ending. Finally, *Spoiler altert* - I wished the author had explained why Taylor told Sydney that Ethan had reunited with Robin when it was not true. Was it a purposeful lie or just a miscommunication?

In sum, however, this was a very compelling read. I would definitely read more from this author.
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Sydney Shepard had it all. With her senior year of college all but under her belt, her longtime boyfriend is ready to make plans to spend the rest of his life with her. With a gaggle of great friends, and well-meaning parents, she finds the world is hers for the taking. It's picture perfect. Until one pink line changes everything for Sydney. Dina Silver delivers a tender piece in her debut novel, "One Pink Line." The fresh storytelling from the view of two different characters through the chapters is brilliant. Your heartstrings will become tangled. Believe in the power of love.

Author Jen Tucker, "The Day I Wore my Panties Inside Out"
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I could not decide between three or four stars. I wished there was a 3 1/2. I did not dislike this book, but I found it confusing (back and forth between Sydney and Grace) and some parts contradicting. I hope, that without giving away much of the story, I can comment on a few things that did not sit well with me. First, to me it made it look like Sydney went to college mostly to go to parties and get drunk without considering Ethan's feelings for her whatsoever. I know she had the freedom at college that she had wanted but I thought she came out looking selfish and immature when it came to Ethan. Second, Ethan's character made me wonder whether there are guys like him out in the real world that trust and wait on a girl or if the author made him one of a kind with his loyal and trusting love for Sydney during those college years. Third, Kevin was such a good, kind friend all during their four years in college but at the very end with their graduation done all of the sudden was insensitive and a jerk. I was blown away with his sudden change and detached attitude with Sydney. Fourth, how can you not know that drinking is not good for the baby when you are pregnant. Somehow some parts of this story did not fit together.

It was not a bad read and I did enjoy the story. I just wished that the changes with the characters and the story line would not have been so erratic. I did not care for Sydney's character during her college years but liked how she handled her situation and faced the consequences that she knew she would have to deal with. Ethan, of course, came out looking like a saint, full of patience and true love for Sydney.

I would still recommend reading this book. Is fast reading with a nice ending.
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