Title: Second Spring
Author: Sandhya Jane
Genre: Romantic Fiction
Number of Pages: 288
Publisher: ANISAN Technologies Inc.
ISBN Code: 978-0-9906-3740-0
This is Avantika’s heartfelt journey through love and life… As a smart, successful, thirty-eight-year-old single mother, Avantika seemingly has it all: a great career as a seasoned banking professional, respect and admiration from her peers as an able leader, fulfillment as a mother, and so many other things. What is it, then, that drives her towards Rohan, a man six years her junior? He’s a man who ideally would not occupy much room in Avantika’s otherwise sorted mind space. She has told herself she has no time for love. Then, why does she make the choices she makes? Is it the sameness and banality of everyday existence? Is it the emotional vacuum? A need to relive life? A feeling that life as she has truly lived and felt is passing her by? However, as she struggles with her feelings, Avantika and Rohan part ways… only to meet again. To what end? Why does Rohan want her back… and why now? So many questions! Very few answers! Avantika’s journey is as spiritual as it is emotional. Can love give second chances? Join Avantika in the twists and turns of her story, through her ponderings over the mysteries and vagaries of the word “love,” the complexities of human relationships, and the reassessment of all the values she has held dear…
The author seems very meticulous in her description task, proving herself to be dedicated.
Single mother’s herculean tasks are not every other novel does justice to.
In a country like India, where most of the times, single mothers are ridiculed and blamed, Avantika is a powerful, a control-freak monster boss at her work unit and at the same time a very nurturing mother, spending family time, thus, balancing her life.
Aarav, the cute little kid grows up responsible with his mother’s preached values and smarter than the other kids of his age.
At one point, Rohan has my heart.
He is understanding and supportive but falling for Avantika, the journey isn’t easy. His sufferings seem to be unending, to me.
The book has been successful in achieving it’s goal. The cyclone of emotions a person goes through when (s)he is in misery, doubt, fear or in the case of extreme happiness has an apt portrayal.
The title of the book holds true to the happening of the book because Second Spring does bring a stability and spiritual modification in Avantika’s life.
The book doesn’t stand out in form of application of language but surely it does in it’s action. It leads you through a tunnel of twists, yet, won’t leave leave you garbled anywhere.
The editing serves it’s purpose.
My Ratings: 4.2 out of 5.