Fateful Decisions

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
325 Pages
Reviewed on 06/16/2018
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Author Biography

Trevor D’Silva has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering; M.S. degrees in Engineering Management, and Environmental Engineering; and an Associate degree in Accounting. He has lectured in mechanical engineering and environmental science subjects at various colleges. Fateful Decisions is his first novel, encompassing history and fiction from WW I to the end of WW II. He uses his free time to expand his knowledge in history and reading crime, thrillers, and mystery novels.

Most people love reading novels but hate history. I happen to love both history and reading novels. I wrote 'Fateful Decisions' to incorporate history with fiction and also to make it a fun way for the general public to learn about history while reading a novel. My novel is also filled with messages about how love and forgiveness triumph in the end. It also makes the reader aware that making decisions is not to be taken lightly, as there are consequences that arise from every decision we make. Therefore, there are many lessons to be learned from 'Fateful Decisions.'
I also want to add that this book is not only for women, but also for men, as it contains genres like romance, military history, suspense, thriller and murder, which all come under the umbrella of historical fiction. So little bit of everything for everyone

    Book Review

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

Fateful Decisions by Trevor D'Silva is a historical novel set against the backdrop of WWI in 1915. The novel explores the ills of the time and readers will be interested to notice the place of women in the early part of the 20th century and social issues resulting from the war. We meet Rachel Williams, a very interesting and charming woman, aboard the RMS Lusitania, bound for England. She meets Fredrick “Fred” Johnson and Rudolph “Rudy” Holzmann, two friends who both take a great interest in her. Rachel thinks about becoming a nurse and helping at the war front and has never given any thought to getting married. Then she receives two marriage propositions from Fred and Rudy. She thinks choosing to marry Fred could be the best thing, but she soon discovers that some choices can have devastating consequences and can affect the lives of many.

This is a story with great characters, a lot of drama, and emotionally charged moments. Rachel is a compelling character, but one who is destined for a fate she can’t control. The plot is compelling, intelligently imagined and written with surprising moments. Trevor D'Silva’s gift for character and plot comes out strongly in this narrative and I enjoyed the way the author weaves historical elements into the narrative; the social commentaries give more flesh to the story and situate readers within a well-defined historical context. The conflict is well-handled and readers will enjoy the psychological and emotional aspects of the conflict while following Rachel as she struggles to come to terms with the inevitable situations resulting from her choices. Fateful Decisions is a good treat for fans of historical novels, especially those set within the period following WWI in Europe and America.

Rose Thommy

The story line was very interesting .