Second Destiny

Second Destiny

The older generation broke them apart, the younger generation reunites them (Destiny Series Book 2)

Romance - Contemporary
314 Pages
Reviewed on 09/28/2014
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Author Biography

Gloria Silk writes novels of powerful passion without cultural borders. Her interracial, multicultural romances are intense and sensuous. The love stories concentrate on the many facets of romantic relationships and strong and complex family bonds.

Her first novel 'Second Destiny' and its prequel 'First and Only Destiny' are garnering great reviews (see Readers' Favorite review of 'Second Destiny' and blurbs below. Her third novel,'Breaking the Chains' is coming in December 2014.

Born in Russia, Gloria Silk has lived in various parts of Europe and the Mediterranean. She loves to travel. Her background in English literature, writing and psychology help her create well-rounded, unique characters for her stories. She's also an artist (using watercolors and acrylics) and a designer, and is published in non-fiction under Tanya Freedman.

Although she was brought up in England, she now lives - and writes - in the Toronto suburbs in Ontario, Canada, with her own hero-husband, lovely daughter, and Cockapoo Princess Bella. Visit her website: http://www.GloriaSilk.com or email her: contact@GloriaSilk.com

Book Review

Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite

Second Destiny is the story of Lia and Devraj, two former sweethearts who were torn apart by duty and family obligations. Lia was expected to marry a nice Jewish man instead of the handsomely exotic Hindu named Devraj, and instead of fighting for their love she gave in to the wishes of her family. But decades later, Lia finds herself ending her marriage to the cheating “right man” when she finds out that her daughter is in love with a handsome Hindu man who happens to be the nephew of her jilted sweetheart Devraj. Gloria Silk does a wonderful job of presenting just how constrained Lia felt after putting aside her feelings and marrying someone whom her grandparents considered an acceptable choice, but never truly feeling happy or satisfied with her life. When Devraj shows up and is against the relationship, it is clear he fears his nephew’s heart will be broken just as his was nearly twenty years before.

Second Destiny is at its heart a romance, but it is so much more than that. The cultural differences that many of us take for granted are right at the forefront of this story. Both families have problems with their loved one marrying someone from another culture and at times it borders on full-on racism, which makes it easier to root for Danielle and Sanjay and even Lia and Devraj. Gloria Silk has written a wonderful tale about cultural differences, the need for love and freedom after a life of doing and being what is expected of you. This is no cut and dried romance story; it is much more than that because the feelings that still exist may not be enough to give Lia and Devraj their happily ever after.