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The Second Choice

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
It is a story of a blended family. The Second Choice is a touching story of two young people and their two daughters. They were married for the sake of their children, and not for their own sake. But will they find love in each other later?
Paperback, 244 pages
Published July 16th 2011 by Songbyrde Publishers (first published 2011)
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Rosun Rajkumar
A simple story well told. It throws interesting and arresting light on the institute called marriage. How a young widow goes on to marry a widower for the benefit of being the other (missing) parent to their step-daughters is depicted beautifully. This is Lakshi Menon's debut novel and it doesn't disappoint you. The ending is quite dramatic yet believable.
Lakshmi Menon
Jun 12, 2012 Lakshmi Menon rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I'm the author of this book.

"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 emotional story of this blended family, and will keep you turn the pages till the end.

The printed copy is available on flipkart, infibeam, and Indiaplaza to buy onli
Debasish Ray Mohapatra
Sep 14, 2012 Debasish Ray Mohapatra rated it really liked it
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This is a book about family, relationship,and how parents love their children whatever may the situation...This is a very interesting book which can arrest the emotion of readers and force them not to go out before must read it..
This is a book about a woman of substance - Pavithra. The author, Lakshmi Menon has beautifully captured Pavithra’s growing maturity. From a timid young widow, totally dependent on her ageing father, she transforms into a person who is able to deal with the challenges of a second marriage, win her step daughter Indu over, continue to be a wonderful mother to her own daughter Anu, recognise the issues that her second husband Venu is dealing with and be a true sister to his first invalid wife Soum ...more
Shirley Ford
Aug 07, 2012 Shirley Ford rated it really liked it
The Second Choice is Lakshmi Menon’s debut novel written in English, which is obvious from the wording. In some ways though this helps to get into the minds of the characters, and does not detract from the story in any way. It offers an insightful picture of family life in India. The family members are polite and deferential to each other, and show the care offered to their elders. It also shows the difficulties some women in India must still have to tolerate; being subservient to their husbands ...more
Shilpa Shreeharsha
May 04, 2014 Shilpa Shreeharsha rated it really liked it
This is a simple story with a blend of predictable and unpredictable turns those come along the life of the lead character Pavithra. It focuses on various subtle issues of second marriage. The step mother and step daughter relation , husband-wife relation in the novel are carefully and naturally handled by the author. The characters leave an impact for long time. The beauty of the story is everybody in the story is right in their place. But because of small ego problem, misconception, misleading ...more
Sep 25, 2012 Piyush rated it liked it
The Second Choice by Lakshmi Menon is a book which showcases the priorities of a woman and the sacrifices which she is ready to make for her family, and most importantly, her children. The protagonist Pavithra's character is portrayed so well that you can't help but associate with her. You are happy when she is happy and you feel bad when she is sad. All in all, a beautiful story.
Aug 05, 2012 Somyajeet rated it liked it
Simple yet effectively , the author has painted out scenarios from the lives of Pavithra and her family on the pages of her work "The Second Choice". The ending was a little too much, just like most televised dramatic ends, with unnecessary twists and turns.
Lakshmi Menon
Jun 14, 2012 Lakshmi Menon rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
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This book - The Second Choice is authored by me, and it is my debut novel. The book format is available on amazon and smashwords.
Soumya Santhosh
Jun 10, 2014 Soumya Santhosh rated it it was amazing
The story seemed to be real and can happen to anybody's life. It really inspire a woman who is not having much support from anybody.Really amazing
Jul 06, 2012 Umang marked it as to-read
after reading the reviews ...want to read it even more...........
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I have been writing since my teenage days. The Second Choice is my debut novel. It is available in both paperback and in ebook formats. Prior to this, many of my short stories, articles and children's stories have been published.

Apart from writing and reading, I also enjoy travel and explore new places, as and when time permits.

Presently, I'm engaged in writing my second novel. I love meeting oth
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