These are some of the reviews I had received in writing.( I had got more feed back over the phone. )

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“The Second Choice” is the touching story of a blended family, told in a simple but compelling style. It propels the reader forward into an unexpected but incredible climax.(By Dr. Eva Bell, Author of Halo of Deceit)

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 Here, life’s rich experiences have a way of unfurling in apt words under her deft handling. Lakshmi captivates readers instantly with a plot brewing with emotions. She has an ability to hold her thought well without dramatic settings. The novel delves deep to touch chords with women; A depth that comes from a keen observation and a flow that is like an echo of an outpour by its involved readers. A start to finish read, with nuances you can identify in a man -woman relationship. (By Kauser Jabeen)

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The book is very fast paced, simple, and makes me feel as if I am watching a movie.  I really loved it. (By Shreya)

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This era is devoid of such dedication/ sincerity in relationships and that is precisely why the book stands apart, not only in its simplicity but in the manner it was presented – predictable and yet with a lesson or two if a reader needs to carry home as a key takeaway. (By Kakuli Nag )

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Updated on 5/9/2011

Lakshmi Menon in her novel  “The Second Choice” has penned a simple tale, with believable and down to earth characters. The plot moves leisurely and explores the nature of human relationships. The writer shows great understanding and empathy for all her characters. The brilliant unexpected ending adds a touch of class to the conventional story line. An eminently readable and thought provoking book! (By Vatsala Warrier Author of Under The Rain Tree)

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The novel has such a tight, dramatic ambience throughout that I would not be surprised if the film makers approach the author for filming rights. The story retains its interest till its unexpected end, which leaves the reader with a satisfied feeling that justice had been done all around. The magnificent finale to the intense story is like the plum on the pudding. (By Vimala Ramu, Author of Wind Chimes)

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