August 2011

The ebook version of The Second Choice is featured in indie publishers.


“The Second Choice” is now available in discounted price with free shipping in India –

Please check it out.

It is a great honour for me to be present at the launch of Lakshmi Menon’s book – The Second Choice.

I had the privilege of having Lakshmi’s book of children’s stories (Tinky’s Best Gift)  published by Paulin Publishers, released in my house in 2003.  The book sold out within a few months. I also had the privilege of publishing three of her stories in an anthology titled Bhelpuri. Her stories were much appreciated for their relevant themes and heart warming content.

For many years, Lakshmi contributed articles and stories to Deccan Herald. She had a fan following of readers who admired her work. Lakshmi is one of those rare writers who is bilingual.  She has been equally successful in the Malayalam language.

The story of The Second Choice centres around the marriage of a man and woman for whom this is a second marriage. Each of them has a daughter by the previous marriage.  The plot weaves the complexcities of their tangled relationship and adjustments. At the end there is a twist in the tale  which leads to major decisions, and changed lives for the characters.

This is a mature theme, which has been handled with skill and delicacy.  The people involved become a part of our lives.  The book deserves a wide readership.

Prema Sastri

Author & Playwright

Hi friends,

The Second Choice and other ebooks are also available on Apple’s ibookstore. You can read it with ipad or iphone.

The printed version of the book will be available on the major online stores like indiaplaza, flipkart, infibeam etc. by the end of September.

The Second Choice is available for purchase as ebook in Barnes & Nobles Bookstore.

Here is the link –

Barnes & Nobles


Online printed copy here

Other bookstores in Bangalore

This is the latest review I received for my book The Second Choice.  (Also available as ebook. )
Facility to purchase through more online bookstores will be available by the end of August 2011.


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