Second Spring


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…





A simple yet engaging and entertaining read the story is narrated by two different people who are in fact the main protagonists of the story. They share their side of the story thus creating a bond with the reader. The author has through their life, their relationships and their thought processes tried to bring out the complexities in relationships. There is romance, denial, realization, pain, inner struggle, search for inner peace and a lot more. In short the story is more of the turmoil that love causes in the life of the protagonist Avantika. It is also about giving love and life a second chance and making the right choices.

The story has its fair measure of twists and turns. But what I liked best is the climax. I couldn’t help but say, “Oh!”

The characters though few, are fleshed out well and one can easily relate to their strengths and weaknesses, their emotions and actions.

The pace is fine and language is simple, making it an easy read.



Long winding explanations in the middle of the narrative were uncalled for at times. They were like hurdles which I couldn’t help but jump.



A light and refreshing read I’ll give the book 3 on a scale of 5.






An Indian writer, entrepreneur and business analysis professional, Sandhya Jane has authored book and research papers. Her articles are also published by leading newspapers.

Sandhya is a founder director at ANISAN Technologies that provides consulting and training services in the area of Business Analysis.After completing her higher education in United States, Sandhya worked with several investment banks in India, USA and subsequently moved to Hong Kong. Her travels across the globe has made her richer in terms of knowledge of different cultures and regions.

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A copy of the book was provided to me by Author Paradisein exchange for an honest and unbiased review.


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