Epic Journey

It’s 1915 in the heat of WWI. Two friends heading to England aboard the British ocean liner, RMS Lusitania, meet and fall in love with a charismatic woman. After battling for her affection, Rachel Williams makes her decision, beginning a journey that no one can predict or soon forget. For the next thirty years, Rachel is forced to live with the choice she made, as the dominos fall around her, sequentially.

Amazing Story

Set in America and Europe, history and fiction intertwine, commencing with the sinking of Lusitania. Historical events like The Russian Revolution, Prohibition, The Great Depression and World Wars I and II also play important roles in the lives of the characters and the decisions they make to love, betray, forgive, and reconcile.

One Year Anniversary

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October 19th, marked one year ‘Fateful Decisions,’ came out. My journey as a published author began on that day. Thanks to this book being published, I have met many wonderful people through book signing events and also online. I must thank my publisher ‘Black Rose Writing,’ especially Reagan Rothe for choosing my book to be published and his dedicated team for helping to get this book published. Seventeen years of hard work finally ended on that day. I am writing my second novel, and hope to publish it in early 2019.  I would also like to thank my parents for their support.

Meanwhile, please go to Amazon, B&N and also Goodreads to purchase the book and please leave a review on all three sites.  Leaving reviews will make an author’s day and it will be the case here.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions and comments by clicking on the ‘Contact,’ button on the top right corner.

Until next time folks…..

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Dear Fan/Visitor,

Welcome to my website. My name is Trevor D’Silva and I published my first novel ‘Fateful Decisions,’ in October 2017. It is a historical fiction novel set between 1915 to 1946 in America and in Europe. This novel has other sub genres like military history, historical romance, Word War 1 and World War 2 history, which all come under the umbrella of historical fiction. It is also a family saga. For those that like murder and a little bit of suspense, my book has it all.

As you’ve guessed, history is my passion and I also like to write. So, I thought what better way to combine history with fiction to get those that hate history and love reading novels to learn history and at the same time have fun reading a novel. I am sure you will agree that it is better than reading a history textbook. 😉

Please feel free to browse through my website and also use the contact page to send me an email if you have any questions.

There are links below to Amazon, B&N and also Goodreads, where you can purchase the book. Please click on the icons and it should direct you to the appropriate site.  Currently, my book can be purchased only on Kindle from Amazon. I will let you know when it can be purchased electronically on other platforms. After you have finished reading my book, please leave a review on Amazon, B&N and also on Goodreads, if you have accounts on all three sites and if the sites lets you (as some sites have their rules on who can post reviews). Reviews from readers help the author gain more readers and also tells the author how much the reader appreciated the novel.

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My book has got the 5 Star seal from Readers’ Favorite.  Also, my book has been short listed for the Semi-Finalists position for the 2018 Goethe Book Awards novel competition for -1750s Post Historical Novels . Please keep your fingers crossed that it  moves to the next round.

I have done five interviews so far. Please click on the icon where it says interviews and read about how I began my novel, what inspired me to write this novel and certain facts about me.I have also added a link to my articles above at the top right hand corner. There is a link to one article right now, but I will be adding more articles as I write them.

What am I currently doing??? Well, I am working full time and also marketing my novel. I have had five book signing events (three of them at B&N Bookstores) so far and hope to go to a book festival in November. I’m also writing my second novel, which is a murder mystery set in 1920’s England and some portions in Scotland. I will be introducing a new detective who is very young and this will be his first case, which he has to solve alone. More info later!

I thank you for visiting and hope you will return soon.

Regards,

Trevor

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers’ Favorite

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Review from BestThrillers.com

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The Bottom Line: A historical novel that documents notable early 20th century events through the eyes of a hotel heiress, including world war, celebrity kidnapping, women’s suffrage and prohibition.

Trevor C. D’Silva’s Fateful Decisions is the story of Rachel Johnson, the survivor of a submarine attack who proves to be instrumental in some of the 20th centuries’ most important social and economic developments.

In 1915, while World War I raged in Europe, Rachel unwittingly boards the RMS Lusitania, a British ocean liner that was famously sunk by a German U-Boat, an event that eventually led to the United States’ entry into World War I, and Germany’s defeat. But Fateful Decisions’ narrative doesn’t tread into the halls of world leaders. Instead, it wisely maintains sharp focus on Rachel, who begins to fall for fellow passenger Fred Johnson before the German torpedo ends their journey, and ironically, begins her new life.

The novel may begin as a love story aboard a ship destined for tragedy, but unlike Titanic, it doesn’t end there. Instead, it quickly becomes about the plight of a woman who finds herself among the most powerful females in American business. D’Silva uses Rachel as a vehicle through which we experience important American historical events from a female perspective, including prohibition, women’s suffrage and an event very close in narrative to the famous Lindberg baby kidnapping case. From that perspective, Fateful Decisions is an intriguing read for fans of historical fiction. D’Silva’s style is a straightforward one that is more reminiscent of an objective biographer than a fiction writer. There are no flashy allegories or landscape descriptions here. It’s also a quick read, with three decades of history packed into a novel that clocks in at an efficient 350 pages.

 

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