Sandhya Jane’s “A Second Spring…Brings New Hope” – Book Review

Hi, folks,

You guys need to sweetly forgive me for giving back-to-back reviews. These are long overdue, and I feel really guilty for making these authors wait. But again, my blog was filled with other reviews and travel series everyday 😦 I seriously need more than 24 hours. Anyway, Sandhya contacted me eons back (literally) to check if I can review her book. I was more than interested to do so as the book blurb caught my eye.

BOOK BLURB: (As said in official GoodReads Synopsis)

A woman who cannot compromise… A man who will not dare to care… A love blossomed was deeper than the passion in the hotel room…

Avantika, as a successful investment banker, struggles against her growing attraction to her charming colleague that she fears above all else just might be her true love and soul mate. She’s been hurt in the past, so she must tread lightly where Rohan is concerned. Rohan, an attractive, smart, aspiring investment banker is a part of Avantika’s team. He struggles to gain the foothold in his career, while at the same time, he battles against his strong desire toward Avantika. Her strong will to resist the idea of unconventional love, his constant struggle to exert rigid control over will and passion… only to succumb to the joys and passion during business trips that changed the course of their lives forever.

Mysteriously and ruthlessly, destiny takes both of them on a separate ways.

Rohan blames himself for the disastrous exit when he had to choose duty over love and carries with him the torturous guilt of breaking Avantika’s heart.

Betrayed by the man she trusted, Avantika distanced herself from everything that was associated with their love. However, haunted by the deep passion that still rages in his soul, Rohan re-discovers the deep-rooted love for her that he tucked away in the deepest chamber of his heart. The question is, will Avantika accept him back?

Stri’s Take On It:

Romance is not one of my favorite genres. Yes, for someone who writes romance (Me – Read here), I am not happy reading romance. Anyway, this book’s blurb had more potential than a mere romance novel. For starters, it was breaking stereotypes, Female Boss – Male Subordinate, interesting, isn’t it? Anyway, I read the novel solely for this new age, breaking-gender roles plot.

The book, however was a cliched romance novel, but the best part about the book is that it was quite interesting and quick moving. As you can read in the blurb, it is the age-old, boy loving girl, boy leaving girl, and the boy coming back to the girl types. Yes, the book was good despite being predictable.


Starts at Rs. 425 @Amazon for PB and Rs. 100 for Kindle


1. The writing style – It’s good to see Indian writer completely adapting American English.
2. The narration – I loved Sandhya’s narrating style. The one thing that made me stick on to the book even after predicting the story.


1. Cliched and predictable story.

Rating: 3/5

Do I recommend? If you are a romance novel fan, then yes.

Bottom line: Yet another Old Wine – New Bottle Romance Novel, with a pretty good narration that acts like Elixir.

Book sent by author for honest review

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  1. Hey S (T) RI, an interesting and honest review on the book. It’s a balancing and like how you’ve crisply analysed the book, giving its pros and cons. Cheerz and keep reviewing.


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