The Second Choice

Rated 4.00/5 based on 2 reviews
"The Second Choice" is a poignant story of two young people, Pavithra and Venu, who got into a second marriage when remarriage was not so common in India like today. It was not with their own interests, but for the daughters' sake they had to agree because of the pressure from their dear ones. It is the story of this blended family. More

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About Lakshmi Menon

Grew up in the beautiful land of Kerala (India), Lakshmi began writing since her school days. After moving to Bangalore, she took her BA degree in History and Sociology, took courses both in Creative writing and Journalism. She has written several articles and stories, including children's stories, both online and in print. She also loves writing travel articles.
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Review by: Shirley Stanford on Aug. 9, 2012 :
Lakshmi Menon's first novel written in English. It showed great insight into the workings of an Indian family. Their love for each other, the care of their elders. It also showed a great strength of character in Pavithra, who finally stands up for what she believes in, in a very male dominated society. Women everywhere will feel empathy with Pavithra.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
Review by: LOGIE PILLAY on Oct. 11, 2011 :
The Second Choice is the touching story a young widow Pavithra and Venu a young man with an invalid wife who are forced to enter into a marriage of convenience. They each have s a daughter by the previous marriage. The story is emotionally touching and incredible.It is compelling and has a powerful grip on your perspective of friendship, guilt, hardship and courage. You feel as if you can relate to the characters and their emotional and physical feelings, their problems, and their solutions. This book is a great read and very well written. Excellent work by the author.
(reviewed 43 days after purchase)

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