Redigo's Choice took me back on a very enjoyable trip
through my own memories of Texas and Mexico in the 1970's. It was a different world from today, yet some things haven't
changed much at all. Redigo's Choice explores both worlds well. Those who remember the era will find the issues of class
difference very realistic, and perhaps realize this is one of the ways in which things have not changed so much as they have
become more subtle.
This is Redigo's story, and he is the strongest, best drawn and most memorable character.
Others are less thoroughly drawn, and take on more of a supporting role, which is necessary for a story with essentially two
This story starts out with strength and holds the reader's interest. But its true strength is in
its second half, when the naive conflicts of youth collide head on with the conflict of human weaknesses and flaws. From this
point on, Redigo, already a man of strong character, grows and matures through his pain and loss, still struggling with his
tested faith. So when he is forced to make his choice, we know enough about him that we know what he will do. Or do we? It's
not the choice that is surprising, but how he carries it out. Redigo is no longer a man of youthful, simplistic thinking.
Expect more of him.
This story is for you if you want a story with strong Christian values that are smoothly integrated
into the love story. It's also for you if you can understand a life with more than one love. In today's world, most
of us accept that the failure a first love and the gift of a second also precious love does not diminish the importance of
the first one. Some people don't want this in a romance, but for this reader it's a major strength, a major part of
what makes it a poignantly beautiful romance.
Reviewed by Delle Jacobs