The Choice

The Choice Sometimes the nightmare can last foreverNikki Grant has her whole life ahead of her when she discovers she s pregnant But she welcomes the news with joy the baby will be a wonderful addition to the ha

  • Title: The Choice
  • Author: Susan Lewis
  • ISBN: 9780099525677
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sometimes the nightmare can last foreverNikki Grant has her whole life ahead of her when she discovers she s pregnant But she welcomes the news with joy the baby will be a wonderful addition to the happy household she shares with the love her life, Spencer James, and three close friends Nikki s parents have a very different view of what the baby is going to mean toSometimes the nightmare can last foreverNikki Grant has her whole life ahead of her when she discovers she s pregnant But she welcomes the news with joy the baby will be a wonderful addition to the happy household she shares with the love her life, Spencer James, and three close friends Nikki s parents have a very different view of what the baby is going to mean to their daughter s future Deeply disapproving of Spencer and the friends Nikki has chosen, their frustrations reach breaking point when Nikki refuses to be controlled by them any After she storms out, a rift opens up between them that breaks their hearts, but they are all too proud to back down.Baby Zac arrives and is perfect in every way And with Spencer s career taking off they are ready to make the big move to London Then suddenly events start to rush them down a very different road and nothing could have prepared them for where they find themselves It is a frightening and alien place with Zac at the centre of it and Nikki desperately trying to hold onto her baby, her life, her dreams And as they become ever embroiled in a world they cannot escape, the love between Nikki and her son is put to the kind of test no parent should ever have to face

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    1. was born in 1956, in Bristol My father was a Welsh miner, a poet, an engineer and a thinker My mother was one of 13 children who, at 20, persuaded my father to spend his bonus on an engagement ring instead of a motorbike We were a normal, happy, nuclear family, living in a spanking new council house on the outskirts of town my mother s pride and joy But we were going to do better, my mother had made up her mind about that My father, an unabashed communist, was writing a book, I was signed up for ballet, elocution, piano and eventually a private boarding school, and my brother, the real great love of my mother s life was going to succeed at everything he set his mind to.I was 9 and my brother 5 when my mother died of cancer She was 33, my father was 37, and he never married again.I went to the boarding school, a rogue little pupil in amongst all the posh girls, with their plummy voices, rich parents and exotic tales of faraway places I yearned for my mother and father, but it was for the best, I was told My father couldn t bring me up on his own However, I believed he could, and because no one would listen to my pleas for freedom, I took it upon myself to get expelled It took a while, and I had rather a fabulous time achieving it, and by the time I was thirteen I was back in our little council house with my father and brother.The teenage years are too painful to go into.When I was 18 I got a job at HTV in Bristol, and at 22 I moved to London to work for Thames I began as a secretary in news and current affairs, then trained as a production assistant and moved on to light entertainment and drama It was a love of drama, combined with a fierce ambition, that got me knocking on the Controller s door to ask what steps to take to become a producer Oh, go away and write something, came the reply So I did.23 books later, my only regret is that none of them have yet made it to the screen I left TV eighteen years ago to do the novelist thing of buying a house with a swimming pool in the South of France Bliss For the first summer After that came a disastrous love affair with one of the FBI s most wanted, the plunge of the pound, and the dawning realization that life full time in France was very, very different to a two week holiday frolicking around on millionaire s yachts on the sunny Riviera Sure it was glamorous, and the yachts along with the interesting people all came back in the summer, but the endless months in between were not far short of hell So, off to sunny California and Hollywood After equipping myself with a Mercedes estate for my beloved dogs Casanova and Floozie, a home in the hills complete with pool and perfect sunsets every night, I set about completing the obstacle course of cowboy agents, big talking producers and wannabe directors Once I realised that Hollywood was NOT waiting for me, I put the struggle behind me and from thereon life in Tinsel Town became just plain thrilling From star studded screenings and glitzy parties, to moonlit dinners on the beach and edgy nightclubs, it was the perfect town to be single George Clooney was my neighbour, Jennifer Anniston, Charlize Theron and Julianne Moore shopped in the same places, Nick Cage was a guest at my house, and Steve Martin was a regular on our dog walks Romances flourished and faded, some dreams came true and others were crushed After seven happy years of taking the best from Hollywood and avoiding the rest, I had to face up to the fact that I was losing touch with being English I needed a fix of my own country, so once again my dogs and I were on the move We returned to Wiltshire for two years where making the adjustment from Manolo Blahniks to Wellies, cocktails at sunset to nights in by the fire, and no glittery invites to liven up the mail proved too crushing for a still young and lively spirit We are now back in the South of

    2. This book was incredible. It was compelling throughout, but I actually couldn't put it down during the last 200 pages. The pace is very good (though the book is 500+ pages long, I never once got bored), the descriptions and several characters too. Though I usually enjoy first person narrative, I thought the writing style was great. So much happens in this book and it tackles an incredible number of issues - a blurb could not cover it. This book really makes you think and the diversity of charact [...]

    3. Took until halfway through this book before anything actually happened, nearly gave up reading the book The last half of the book i couldnt put down.

    4. I'm actually rather annoyed with this book. Obviously, it is fiction, but the way the characters behave is just too far fetched to be believable. This gave me a disconnect with pretty much all the characters. The ending - she was convicted of manslaughter - people would not have stood by her. There would not have been a big crowd of people waving her off on her new life in London. The relationships between Nikki and her parents could NOT have been resolved so quickly. They would not have been ha [...]

    5. I found this book very hard to get into with what felt like alot of pointless information about the characters jobs, i skim read quite A few pages. Unnecessary characters in Drake, blue coat lady and the racist neighbour, none of them added enough to the story to be worth a mention. Being a young mother myself I didn't feel I could relate to the character of Nikki and her life at all. The living set up, the over involved health visitor (trust me they aren't that helpful even if they're a friend! [...]

    6. Hmm I really liked this book while I was reading but I felt like it wasn't that great towards the end. I began reading this at the end of my trip and finished it at home. It was easy to read but started to drag Mixed feelings!

    7. I've abandoned reading this, which is unheard of for me but it just didn't pull me into the story after several chapters and I ended up feeling like I was forcing myself to continue reading.

    8. it's every mother's worst nightmare nikki is only 19 when she discovers she is pregnant. she is living with her boyfriend spencer who is finding his way in media but her parents consider he is not good enoughtfor her and disown her they share a house with 3 other who r also in media and r very happy together though one of the relationships is called into question. baby zac is born and is perfect in every way and spencer;'s career takes off. then one evening zac is struggling to breathe. the hosp [...]

    9. The first 200 or so pages dragged as the plot was slow going, however once the story developed and the twists came about the book become a lot more enjoyable. The main character Nikki who is starting out in the world as a writer and lives with her boyfriend Spence and friends in a shared house in Bristol. Nikki falls out with her parents when they find out she is pregnant and once the baby is born Nikki's strength of character is put to the test. There were a few moral questions raised and it ma [...]

    10. Quite a challenge to get into and I found the characters weren't that likeable at first and the plot slow moving.Once it got into the main plots it became a much better read and has some twists along the way.It's also makes you think in places as some moral questions are raised.Not at all bad for a book I picked up for 50p in a charity shop.

    11. I nearly gave up on this book found it very slow and boring until over half way through things changed wasn’t as predictable as I thought it would be a very good last half , can’t say much or I would spoil it but worth a read

    12. I have been reading Susan Lewis books since she started writing and have always been a huge fan. Don’t get me wrong, not always perfect, but her books never fail to leave me with an immense feeling of satisfaction. Therefore, I find myself almost waiting for a book to not live up to my expectations, which unfortunately happens to some authors who have been writing for a while. What I wasn’t prepared for was a book as fantastic as this one.Nikki Grant is a young girl who is at odds with her p [...]

    13. I found this book very frustrating to read. I have read another of Susan Lewis' books and enjoyed it so I was surprised not to like this one. I think the concept/plot has the potential to be a very good book which then has the potential to really draw you in but it's sadly let down by the immaturity of the characters (and not because of their young age) and I found it largely unbelievable. I did find the parts where the baby was unwell and then subsequently dies very sad and quite well written w [...]

    14. This is a book that doesn't know what it is. It starts off light and fluffy with a group of young people, one of them pregnant, sharing a house and hoping to work in the film world. After way too much detail about all of this it suddenly changes into a serious, potentially negatively life-changing work which handles important and dangerous issues. However, the characters we've been introduced to seem ill equipped to deal with the depths introduced because their depiction has not been convincing. [...]

    15. I love this author. She has a way with words that just reels you in and you can't put the book down. The storyline is that Nikki Grant has her whole life ahead of her when she discovers she's pregnant. But she welcomes the news with joy - the baby will be a wonderful addition to the happy household she shares with the love her life, Spencer James, and three close friends. Nikki's parents have a very different view of what the baby is going to mean to their daughter's future. Deeply disapproving [...]

    16. Susan Lewis takes you on a journey through parenthood and the sacrifices and decisions that have to be made. It's a compelling read, a chunky book (always a tick in my boxes).The novel particularly focuses on Nikki Grant and the mother-son relationship she has with Zac and the bumps along the way. I found it a thrilling read. I laughed when they laughed, I cried when they cried and I felt like an outsider watching the world for this young couple slowly begin to unravel and I could only read on t [...]

    17. Loved this book - in fact it's one of the best I've read for a while. I found the characters a little self indulgent at first, but I got used to it and the ending (which I won't give away) a bit dissapointing as I didn't find it believable, but the story as a whole was really good and kept me gripped, wanting to know what was coming next. I liked that some of the charcaters didn't turn out quite as how I was expecting - Spence and David particularly. I don't think 'the choice' was a good title f [...]

    18. I found this to be a bit of slow starter, but it certainly makes up for it and I couldn't put it down towards the end. The story is about Nikki and Spence, a young couple starting to get involved with the film industry (along with their friends David, Danny and Kris)when they Nikki discovers she is pregnant. They are pleased although the pregnancy is not planned. When Spence gets more work, they plan to move to London once Nikki has had her baby. I'll say no more, other than that is when things [...]

    19. Whatever happened to Susan Lewis? This book book was full of unnecessary details that went on and on until I started flipping several pages at a time and finally gave up. Too much information about mundane stuff.I remember a time when Ms. Lewis could literally keep me up all night reading her earlier books. Her books were dramatic, fast paced awesome sex scenes and filled with angst, now I think she just writes to fill the pages.

    20. I found this a disappointing offering from this author. The ending seemed flat and rushed as if she had run out of ideas and just wanted a quick finish. The main character I found frustrating and overdone which was annoying throughout the book. Some parts were quite unbelievable especially as everyone seemed to celebrate towards the end and walk away from the events that happened as if they had never existed.

    21. My kind of storyline: a family saga with medical dilemmas for which there are few black and white answers. Secrets, lies and deceptions lead to misunderstanding and grave accusations. Inherited genes and parental expectations cloud judgements. Just how far would any of us go to protect those we love?

    22. Nikki and her boyfriend share a house with some friends- and together they hope to make their fortune in the film business. Nikki is expecting a baby and becomes estranged from her family. Her boyfriend and David make a contact and start to work in London. The baby is born and has a health scare at a few months old. I loved this book- although the story line was quite harrowing in places.

    23. An amazing novel, full of ups and downs, full of positive and negative feelings.Susan drew Nikki's character who faced lots of twists in her life in a very interesting way.I loved the finale that no one entered the prison because in all cases Zac was going to die and that was better for him and definitely Nikki or Spence could do that as he was their soul. One of the best for Susan

    24. This was a lengthy novel, and I wish that her editor had asked her to use a bit more restraint. There was so much of everything, and written in a lot of words. There were the not understanding parents, the friends with more or less issues, bouts of jealousy, the pregnancy and of course what came after. A lot! So much so that it got boring.

    25. A captivating story which pulls at the heartstrings in several places! Nikki and Spencer are dealing with parental issues while about to become parents for the first time. Nikki has so many worries to deal with like her newborn son and distant parents that when she makes the choice I wasn't even aware that she had made it. I did enjoy this story and it was difficult to put down!

    26. As a Susan Lewis fan, I was really looking forward to reading this. It took until half way through the book to 'get going' and at one point I did consider giving up on it but I wanted to see the direction the book was going and for the last 200 or so pages I was unable to put it down! I wouldn't say it's one of her best books however I do like her writing style and found it readable.

    27. The first third of this book is really slow and at one point I did think maybe I should not continue because it felt like a lot of blather from a lot of self obsessed individuals but I am glad I stuck with it. In fact it is a really sad story but one that tells how friends stick together and family in the end do matter despite the anger we may feel at times when they let us down.

    28. What a fantastic storyline. This is the first Susan Lewis book I have read - it won't be the last.I don't think I could have laughed and cried anymore. The storyline draws you in to a fictional world you're so absorbed in it feels like it's becoming real.I highly recommend this book to anyone. Susan Lewis is a breath of fresh air and I will continue to read her books.

    29. I have enjoyed several Susan Lewis books - this one included. Although The Choice didn't quite live up to the others, it took a little while to get going and I had begun to wonder when the meaty emotional story line that I expect from Susan Lewis would kick in.Once it did though I was hooked and couldn't put t down.

    30. This is gripping and, in parts, traumatic. Half way through I wasn't actually sure if I could go on. If you're a parent - to-be or new parent, I wouldn't start it. A story that makes you think and continue to reflect long after the final page. Haunting.

    31. There were enough plot twists and turns in this to keep me interested and it was a great yarn. Biggest criticism was that the characters were very black and white. The good characters were so good they were not convincing - at least not in my circle of friends !!

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