One Pink Line

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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, ...

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
During her senior year of college, Sydney spends a drunken night with some friends, but ends up cheating on longtime, long-distance boyfriend Ethan and getting pregnant. Silver's novel traces Sydney and Ethan's relationship via flashbacks and tells the story of how Sydney's daughter, Grace, learns that the man who helped raise her is not her biological father. Unfortunately, the book's split narrative structure fails to save this conventional story that wants for significant dramatic tension. The characters lack depth, and the twist at the end of the book will come as no surprise.
USA Today - IndieReader.com reviewer
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.
Novel Girl - Rebecca Berto
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612183718
  • Publisher: Amazon Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 674,538
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

A graduate of Purdue University, Dina Silver has been a copywriter for over fifteen years. She lives with her husband and son in suburban Chicago where she is working on her next book. Inspired by a true story, One Pink Line is her debut novel.

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  • Posted September 23, 2012

    This book really touched me. It's told from Sydney's POV and Gra

    This book really touched me. It's told from Sydney's POV and Grace's POV. Sydney is the mother and Grace is her daughter. I felt for both of them and could relate to each in different ways.

    Sydney was likable to me. She makes mistakes and her behavior isn't always perfect. I appreciated the realistic situations that Sydney puts herself in. She had a really great boyfriend in Ethan. I mean, this guy is the real deal. BUT, I could understand where Sydney was coming from wanting to have some experience before settling down. I was so heartbroken over Ethan. Seriously, he was the perfect guy. He truly loved Sydney and made sacrifices to be with her. Such a special guy. Unfortunately, she makes one big mistake, that alters her life forever.

    That's where Grace comes in. Grace learns that her father isn't her biological dad. So, her journey begins of finding out who she comes from. I liked that we got to see her deal with this over time. What I loved the most was that she still felt like her adoptive father was her real dad. Even though it was a shock, I felt that she dealt with it all with maturity and well...grace.

    There were many times throughout the book that I was on the verge of tears. At the end, I was full out sobbing. They were happy tears though. I felt that everyone achieved the closure they all needed. One Pink Line touched my heart and I would highly recommend it.

    If you are looking for a sweet, loving story, this is a great book for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2012

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    I really enjoy a story that spans generations. As I started this

    I really enjoy a story that spans generations. As I started this books, I was anxious to see what these two women are going to through. The affects of choices made and what comes to pass them really had me intrigued.

    What I enjoyed most about this story are the great characters. Both characters face situations in their life's that leaves them searching for answers. I really liked how the author let the reader get a good feel for the characters. It was easy for me to see into their minds, emotions, and actions.

    At the heart of the story their is a great friendship that blooms into a love. I really loved that part. To see two people despite the choices they made, truly love and forgive each other, made me smile. I also really loved that their romance didn't blooms over night but overcame so many obstacles. They were friends first, supported each other as friends, and then they loved!

    My only gripe about this book is that some of the point of view switches were are smoothly as I wanted them. At times, I got confused cause all of the sudden, I was reading someone else's line that wasn't what I was reading before. It wasn't till I read a little further that I would figure out who pov I was reading. Other than that, the book was good.

    One Pink Line leaves a warm glow in your heart. It is romantic and realistic about relationships, but also capturing a pure, enduring love.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2013

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    Author: Dina Silver Published by: CreateSpace Age Recommended:

    Author: Dina Silver
    Published by: CreateSpace
    Age Recommended: YA - Adult
    Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
    Book Blog For: GMTA
    Rating: 5


    Review:


    "One Pink Line" by Dina Silver was full of romance and family saga contemporary read that was indeed enjoyable. It was a little predictable to me but it still was a good read that kept me reading till the end. I will say it's about a young lady who makes a mistake, ends up pregnant and her life choices she will have to live with. "One Pink Line" could be a very real novel due to the excellent work of this author you are able to see into the minds and emotions of the two main characters. "One Pink Line" presents a story of Sydney and Grace's intertwining journey toward love, loss, acceptance, second chances and redemption." This author provides you with a good detailed description of both of these characters journeys. Be ready to many twist and turns that will only keep you interested as you continue turning the pages wanting to know what will happen next in their lives and OMG was a surprise at the end. It will be a emotional read. You will laugh and maybe even cry from it all! You will find from "One Pink Line is a heartwarming novel that deals with life's experiences, though choices made, lessons learned and the power of redeeming and enduring love" and I would definitely recommend to all YA's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    flash from the past

    Man.. this book takes you down memory lane. expecially if you were a teenager during the eighties like I was. I recommend this for a nice weekend beach read..

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  • Posted November 18, 2012

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    I would like to thank ATOMR Blog Tours for allowing me to be a p

    I would like to thank ATOMR Blog Tours for allowing me to be a part of this tour. I have to say that One Pink Line was a roller coaster read for me. Told in a dual point of view I loved reading the mother's point of view and then the daughter's point of view.

    Sydney had it all. She is a senior in college and has the best boyfriend ever. She has friends and is living the college life. That is until she is in her senior year and her and her boyfriend are doing the long distance dating. Not sure if this is what she wants she goes out to a party where she makes the biggest mistake of her life. She has the drunken sex with her friend and becomes pregnant. When she tells him things start to go south plus she needs to tell her boyfriend back home. What is a girl to do?

    Then you hear from Grace who is Sydney's daughter. She is a teenager and going through all her teenage things like boys, school and hormones. As Grace tells her story you get to see where Grace has to make decisions like her mother had to when she was that age. Boys, friends and family are all at the forefront for Grace and she will have to work through these issues.

    This story tugged at my heart so much because when a girl gets pregnant her life changes but the boy never has to change. He will either be there or he will not. What happens to Sydney and Grace is a wonderful story I love and the ending was the best ever!

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  • Posted November 17, 2012

    I loved this book. It follows Sydney as she finds herself unexp

    I loved this book. It follows Sydney as she finds herself unexpectedly pregnant right before graduating from college. Later it changes to Sydney's daughter Grace's point of view and how she is coping with finding out her mother was not married when she born nor was she still with her father. It was cute and sweet. It had a very predictable quality to it but in the best possible way. Great job, Dina!

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  • Posted November 9, 2012

    I love that we follow these ladies through years of their lives,

    I love that we follow these ladies through years of their lives, as they face troubles and grow up. One Pink Line feels like reading two people's lives written in a book. Dina Silver does an impeccable job of creating a story that builds and builds in tension until you don't have a choice but to read it as fast as you can so you can finally get some sleep.

    You know you've read a great novel when you think of the message and its themes days after you've finished reading. I'm lucky to have read Dina Silver's novel. It's given me a lot to think about regarding youth pregnancy, and family and friend relationships.

    One Pink Line is a truthful story about how loves sprouts, develops and lives on. Not only will this book stay with you for long after you close the pages, but it will also catch you by your collar and squeeze tighter until you finish the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Loved it!

    What a great debut novel!

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  • Posted October 11, 2012

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    Just The Facts

    The story begins with Sydney studying for finals in her senior year of college when she discovers she is pregnant. Unfortunately, the baby is not her current, longtime boyfriend but the fruit of a drunken one night stand with a close friend. She must tell her family, her boyfriend and the baby's father and try to plan a future with a baby in it.

    The book flashes back to Sydney right after high school graduation and also includes perspectives of Grace, the product of the one night stand. She is adolescent and as with all adolescents struggling with her identity. She wants to meet her father but there are complications.

    This book is very straightforward. Dina Silver gives a facts only (mostly) account of Sdyney's ordeal. Sydney is a likable character without all the touchy-feely emotions and over analyzing of every conversation or action by another character. As Grace grows into a young women she is likable as well.

    Overall I liked this book and would recommend it to the YA audience.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2012

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    Too Happily Ever After for me

    I had some issues with this book...

    This is the kind of book that breaks your heart right out of the starting gate and leaves you in a state of limbo until the end. Despite Sydney's struggles, there's still an air of "Happily Ever After" that just didn't seem realistic to me. It's a sweet story (in a round about way) with Ethan being my favorite character but even he seemed too good to be true. In fact, the families as a whole came across as supportive to a fault. I've had friends who've found themselves in very similar situations as this one and none of them had quite the "success" that Sydney had.

    I did like how it ended and was glad to finally see Grace's attitude change. (I really didn't care for her) It's never easy to feel different or like you don't really belong but it's also foolish not to appreciate what's right in front of you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Fantastic

    Sucks you in! Finished in a few days, lsughung and crying the whole way!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Heartwarming

    This was an incredible story. I could not put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Must read

    This was an awesome book! Loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Love

    I love love this book!!! I read it in two sittings cant wait to read her next book when it comes out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Loved it

    Loved it!

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  • Posted January 1, 2012

    Kritters Ramblings

    Two stories that twist and turn to finish at sweet endings. One story centers around a woman who has found herself a senior in college and pregnant with a child that she isn't quite sure what to do with. The other story centers around a young girl who finds out that her father isn't quite her actual father and wants to find out where she really came from.

    I loved the dichotomy of these stories and how the author approaches this situation from both sides. On the one hand you felt for the woman who is wanting to finish college and get out into the world with just herself to worry about and at the same moment you have a young girl who is finding out that her mother was in the same predicament and decided to keep her and raise her on her own until someone came along and wanted to love both her and her daughter. I loved switching back and forth between the two stories and watching these characters grow as they were hit by serious situations.

    A wonderful piece of women's fiction that all readers can enjoy. With a lot of heart, this story will make you fall in love with these two characters and any reader will enjoy the journey that they endure.

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  • Posted December 30, 2011

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    great debut novel

    Nothing makes me happier than when a debut author has a hit right out of the gate. That's the case with Dina Silver and her debut novel ONE PINK LINE. The story is told from two points of view, which adds depth to the story. Sydney is a young college student who finds herself pregnant and facing the life changing choices that come with pregnancy. While Grace is a young daughter who is facing the truth of her conception and searching to find her identity within her new reality. The dialogue is compelling and the storyline rich. The characters are relatable and likable, which is a nice combination. Silver writes a story that addresses family dynamics, love in all forms, choices and honesty. The story is beautifully paced and you will find yourself at the end grateful to have have been witness to Sydney and Grace's journey. I highly recommend ONE PINK LINE!

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  • Posted December 30, 2011

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    great debut novel

    Nothing makes me happier than when a debut author has a hit right out of the gate. That's the case with Dina Silver and her debut novel ONE PINK LINE. The story is told from two points of view, which adds depth to the story. Sydney is a young college student who finds herself pregnant and facing the life changing choices that come with pregnancy. While Grace is a young daughter who is facing the truth of her conception and searching to find her identity within her new reality. The dialogue is compelling and the storyline rich. The characters are relatable and likable, which is a nice combination. Silver writes a story that addresses family dynamics, love in all forms, choices and honesty. The story is beautifully paced and you will find yourself at the end grateful to have have been witness to Sydney and Grace's journey. I highly recommend ONE PINK LINE!

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  • Posted November 25, 2011

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    The story being shared by both Sydney and Grace¿s point of view was amazing. I could not put the book down. I went through all of the emotions with the characters. Hating Kevin, admiring Ethan¿s big heart and all of the other emotions. I was so pulled in by this book that I caught myself dreaming about them. I am really looking forward to Dina¿s next book.

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  • Posted November 21, 2011

    Do judge a book by its cover!

    I initially clicked on this book because I loved the cover, and I'm thrilled to say that I ended up loving the story even more. It had me engrossed from the beginning, and I immediately fell head over heels for Ethan, one of the main characters. The book explores the many triumphs and struggles between mother/daughter, men/women, and will hold your attention for the entire ride!

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