The Choice

TOP 100 – Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Brenna Fox knows she will always love Taylor Rothschild, but she doesn’t want to be a black stain on Taylor’s promising career after a scandal that is none of her making. So she makes a devil’s bargain with Taylor’s mother, Vivian Rothschild, and leaves the man she loves, promising never to return to River Run. Brenna prays he will forgive her and will come after her.

Vivian Rothschild will do anything in her power to keep her son from marrying Brenna, who she believes is a gold digger. Vivian offers to set up Brenna in a new town and pay for her younger sister’s medical expenses as long as Brenna tells Taylor nothing of the agreement. Vivian reasons that what Taylor doesn’t know won’t hurt him.

Fate has a way of interfering and sends Taylor Rothschild barreling back into Brenna’s life when the his car breaks down in Sleepy Hollow. But he isn’t alone. He has a new fiancée.

Taylor Rothschild swore he’d hate Brenna until the day he dies after she left without a word. Now, as he comes face to face with his past, he learns that there is a thin line between love and hate.


FIVE STARS! Real heroes are those who put the welfare of others before themselves, even if it means sacrificing their happiness. This is exactly the type of person Brenna is. Author Brenda K. Jernigan has a writing style that made it easy for me to understand and care for the characters. The story hooked me on the very first page and did not let go. And the surprising twist toward the end made my mouth fall open. I never saw it coming. I fell so far into the story that the world seemed to fade away and I lost track of time. But it was well worth losing sleep over. I cannot recommend this story highly enough. *****Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews. 

FIVE STARS! This is an entertaining second chance at love romance with a strong cast sacrificing their well-being for others; even Vivian did what she did out of love for her son though she learns “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Character-driven, Carol’s grandmother explains the plot best with her mantra that “there is a thin line between love and hate.”  Harriet Klausner

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