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Title: A Second Spring … brings new hope

Author: Sandhya JaneA Second Spring

ISBN: 9780692259320

My Review

Spring is the time of the year when the nature is at it’s best spreading beauty and you can sense the fragrance of love all around. Whether in context of flora or fauna or for-that-matter of fact the human species, all get blessed with the mesmerizing beauty. Literary speaking, spring is used synonymously to represent the onset of love life or say welcoming the love blossoms in life. This story by Sandhya Jane is about being blessed with love for the second time in her life!

Yes, she gets blessed with love of her life for the second time but does the second recurrence bear the similar attraction as the first appearance itself? Well, may be or maybe not. Not many people get a second chance to do what they wish or to relish what they wish to possess, in their life so leave aside getting a second chance in love life. Things do change and people do change as time changes and so has the protagonist of the story – Meet Avantika.

She is a strong-headed lady who is strong enough to recognize her real self and makes the world witness her mettle. She is a single mom – divorced and shoulders responsibility of tending her son. She is not a dependent individual and is a working mom. As expected, she has all the charm and brains to impress and hence attract her peers. No, she is not a lousy person delving into some cheap tricks to work away her solitary. She has brains over her heels – a calm, composed female with all the poise.

A fellow team-member from her team – Rohan, gets infected with her charisma and admits his love towards her. He is well informed about her present and past-life as well. Just when, he succumbs to her tresses he gets notified about a big development in his personal life; he gets a call from his family updating him about his engagement been fixed! What will he do now? Will he commit to his love of life or exhibit his commitment towards family over love?

The author Sandhya depicts maturity in her style of writing and the treatment she has given to the story. At times, I felt as if she has portrayed the Rohan’s character as a weak individual but then I tried to give it a second thought. This time, not as a reader or a female but as a male mind that wished to follow love but was pulled away by life. Then, I could empathize with what Sandhya wanted out of him.

I always admire strong females who choose to live life their way without compromising on their duties and responsibilities. She is the one, who has won my heart. This time she is in fix; she has experienced her life, her son is a teenager who is very much attached to one of the cousins and has tasted the spiritual waters as well. Sandhya has carefully chosen the words to express the feelings and emotions to precision such that readers will feel like as if they are enjoying a breezy walk in park.

The dilemma and guilt of a male lover is expressed in a balanced manner. How he finds himself in a pot-hole and feels his life becoming burdensome and finally how he admits to his love, giving it a chance one more time – all the actions are well crafted. Though, a high emotional quotient prevails all through the script the reality of their love life is much more emotional. It is heart-warming to learn what binds both of them together after separating and before considering reuniting. You need to give it a read to find out how winds change direction and love finds its way to be freed from the binding shackles.

This comes as a recommended read for female readers especially the ones who feel devastating storm in their love life and are still waiting for making some choice. You will also get to know the sort of questions and turmoil that prevails in male psyche in such conditions. Go ahead and let the love blossom coming spring!

About the Book

A woman who cannot compromise… A man who will not dare to care… A love blossomed was deeper than the passion…

Avantika, as a successful investment banker, struggles against her growing attraction to her charming colleague that she fears above just might be her true love and soul mate. She’s been hurt in the past, so she must tread cautiously where Rohan is concerned. Rohan, an attractive, smart, aspiring investment banker is a part of Avantika’s team. He struggles to gain the foothold in his career, while at the same time, he battles against his strong desire toward Avantika. Her strong will to resist the idea of unconventional love, his constant struggle to exert rigid control over will and passion… only to succumb to it during business trips that changed the course of their lives forever.

Mysteriously and ruthlessly, destiny takes both of them on separate ways.

Rohan blames himself for the disastrous exit when he had to choose duty over love and endures the torturous guilt of breaking Avantika’s heart.

Betrayed by the man she trusted, Avantika distanced herself from everything that was associated with their love. However, haunted by the deep passion that still rages in his soul, Rohan re-discovers the deep-rooted love for her that he tucked away for years. The question is, will Avantika accept him back?

About the Author

With a Master degree in Information Technologies from the University of Central Missouri, Sandhya Jane has been working for over two decades in the global corporate environment in USA, India and Hong Kong that includes some of the leading investment banks in Manhattan.

She has travelled widely across the globe, giving her a unique insight to different cultures and regions. Currently, she lives in Hong Kong. She is single mother as a outcome of live-in relationship. Ajay, her fiancé was abusive, so, she called off their marriage and went ahead with a child.

In addition to writing fiction, Sandhya also regularly writes on the subjects of technology, management and other motivational topics for leading websites and an Indian newspaper.

Please visit he at: http://www.facebook.com/SandhyaJane or http://www.sandhyJane.com. Write her at sandhya@sandhyajane.com.