The Second Choice

The Second Choice Read The Second Choice Lakshmi Menon Nature The Story Deals With The Marriage Of Pavithra And Venu, Who Unwillingly Enter Into Matrimony A Second Time For The Sake Of Their Daughters, Anu And Indu Pavithra Lost Her Husband Anand After 4 Years Of Marriage Venu S Wife, Soumya, Gave Him A Divorce And Asked Him To Remarry After She Became Paralysed.The Plot Unravels The Complexities Of Longing And Frustrations Venu And Pavithra Cannot Understand Each Other Their Children Find It Hard To Adjust To The Situation Although Soumya Lives Far Away In Kerala She Is An Invisible Presence In The House The Novel Has A Surprise Ending The Author Is A Master Story Teller She Handles Painful Relationship With Delicacy And Skill The Narration Is Simple And From The Heart She Involves Us In The Life Of The Characters Who Soon Become Part Of Our Existence.A Must Read Book For Any One Who Cares About People. 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 depicte
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 tur
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 Soumya She learns to stand on her own feet not only financially but also emotionally and in realises that by giving back , one gets a lot in return Both Pavithra and Venu enter into a second marriage, for the sake of convenience Venu needs a mother for his growing daughter Indu and Pavithra s father, makes her realise that her four year old Anu needs a father and she needs a husband to protect her After all, Pavithra hadn t even finished her graduation and would not even be able to find gainful employment anywhere Thus, begins their new journey Venu is still
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 having to ask their permission to get a job and making decisions for their children.Pavithra, the main character is forced by circumstances to enter into an arranged second marriage It is a marriage of convenience for her and her husband, each left with a daughter to bring up Pavithra suffers many years of loneliness, and suffers at the hands of her difficu
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 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 chara
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. after reading the reviews want to read it even .. This book The Second Choice is authored by me, and it is my debut novel The book format is available on and smashwords. 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