One Pink Line promises to touch you. Dares to make you count your blessings. And guarantees to make you smile. Inspired by a true story, this debut novel is a poignant, humorous look at how the choices we make can alter so many lives, and how doing the right thing and living honestly, can bring unexpected happiness. Despite what your mother may say.
Sydney Shephard and Ethan Reynolds are high-school sweethearts with a bond stronger than super glue. But as heart wrenching and painful as it may be, they’re forced to be apart and attend different colleges. The two soul mates pledge to remain faithful and committed to each other no matter what.
They manage to carry out their promise until senior year, when an unexpected pregnancy turns Sydney’s life upside down. Not knowing how Ethan will react, or if her family will ever forgive her, she decides to keep the baby.
Fast-forward ten years. Grace is Sydney’s daughter. And this grammar school student has led a pretty typical childhood in suburban Chicago. But during one of her fifth grade sex education classes, she’s shocked by what she learns…and not simply the typical shock that a dated sex-ed slide show can imprint on a young mind. Instead, Grace is left with serious questions about who she really is.
Can Grace handle risking everything to find the truth? And can she make peace with the secrets that got her to where she is? Either way, there’s no going back. One Pink Line is told from the point of view of both strong, selfless Sydney; and Grace, the child she gave up so much for. And while the book is pure fiction, the people who inspired this amazing love story are very real.
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 suburban Chicago, 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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