Praise for Gloria Silk’s Books
5 Stars: “Gloria Silk is an amazing author that has provided a well-written and beautiful interracial romance.” Annalei Chuchu
5 Stars: Love it, love it Love it, love it, love it! Fantastic story, amazing characters, and what a twist. I just finished the book and I am left wanting more. This was a fabulous weekend read. I will definitely come back to it! Margaret
a difference to their happiness; but does! Will we ever learn? Will there come a time when race, culture and all the other things that supposedly separate us as humans be done away with? Gloria Silk’s beautifully written “First and Only Destiny” intends to do just that!That true love might not be easily achieved, but is worth the effort! Devraj entreats Lia to “Choose Us”! And that is what every couple need to do to make the love story have a happy ending. Yvonne Finn
I thought this was a good story, there were a couple parts that had me scratching my head but I would still recommend it.** I received this book in exchange for an honest review**
The college students Lia and Dev love each other but struggle with their religious traditions. Lia’s wishy-washy attitudes sometimes made me irritated but we’re so realistic.
The romantic scenes made me remember some of my memories and my heart pounded while reading.
I’m so curious about what will happen next. I should read the next book soon!!on March 31, 2017
I was sad to see the way this book ended and hope in the future it has a better ending.
Will Love be Denied Again? I bought this book and “First and Only Destiny” from the author at a local book signing. Gloria is such a lovely, upbeat person and I love her British accent!
I felt so sorry for the tough choice that Lia Abraham and Devraj Shah had to make when they were young university students; to say goodbye and please their families, or to defy their families for love of each other. One family is Jewish, the other family is Hindu. A decision is made at the end of the first book, but is it the right decision?
Several years had elapsed, Lia raised two kids, a girl and a boy from her marriage with Howard. Her now 18 year old daughter Danielle fell in love, introducing her boyfriend Sanjay to her mother! Speechless Lia looked in awe, for she was looking at a replica of her lost first love Devraj!!! It was like fate was playing tricks upon her! She remembered Devraj mentioning his brother’s baby named Sanjay! For sure there’ll be opposition, history repeating what happened to her and her Devraj!
Sanjay was unshakable and quite determined. His uncle Devraj, supportive with his honorable intentions decided to meet with Danielle’s mother… surprise, surprise… Lia was equally tongue tied upon seeing Devraj who was totally speechless himself! It was their first meeting after 19 years!!! Love between them was as strong as ever! Things looked hopeless but Devraj was determined to support Sanjay. Eventually after twists and turns, ups and downs left and right, nevertheless Danielle and Sanjay gained full support from Lia and Devraj. In the meantime, their own bitter past turned into a complete around … their love was even stronger than ever, becoming a couple after Lia’s divorce from a cheating Howard! Lia continued with her art career, and Devraj who never married declared his forever love with an engagement! Danielle and Sanjay were married as planned, expecting their first baby… but wait, who is having a baby too? Oh yes, wow…its no other than Lia and Devraj expecting their baby too👶!!! My love and admiration for Devraj’s magnificent obsession over his endless love for Lia has paid off a hundredfold!!! How beautiful and
magical… quite incredible happily ever afters for mother and daughtet👌What a phenomenal talent this author has created for our reading pleasure!! I love her writing style!!! Thanks Gloria Silk, you’re awesome!!! Maria B
The first book ended with Lia marrying someone else. This book starts twenty years later. Lia is getting divorced and her daughter is getting engaged. Which brings Devraj back into her life.
This is the story of second chances. It follows through with Lia starting a new job and trying to start life over she doesn’t want the distraction of dating and her pride is only going to hurt her.
The twist in this story from the first story was great. I was happy to see where the author went with this book.** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**
4 stars – Readers Favorite Choice Review by Natasha Jackson: 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 Cheryl 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.