Fateful Decisions – A Historical Thriller Set During the Turbulent History of the Early Twentieth Century

A family saga spanning two generations against the backdrop of historical world events

Genre: Historical Fiction, Adventure fiction, Historical Romance, Military History


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 30 years, Rachel is forced to live with the choice she made, as the dominoes fall around her, sequentially. 

Is there a sinister force at work? Who can Rachel trust? Will Rachel ultimately regret her decision when she learns how it impacted others? 

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.












“From the sinking of the Lusitania by a German G-20 torpedo, the suffrage movement that leads to the women’s right to vote, to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, FATEFUL DECISIONS is an epic tale spanning from 1915 to 1946. Touching on major themes of love, family, friendship, betrayal, and forgiveness, the author brings history to life and shows how wars and personal decisions can forever change the lives of individual people.  A great read for historical fiction fans who will appreciate the meticulous details of real events.”

– Patricia Panahi, author of VEIL OF WALLS

“D’Silva writes a story which places you right into the action from page one. With a wide variety of characters and a historical setting, it is sure to appeal to readers of various backgrounds and interests.”

 – Luke Edison – author of Valcarion: Sacrifices

“Against the backdrop of two World Wars, D’Silva creates a fast paced story of romance complete with tragedy and intrigue.”

–  Terez Peipins, author of Snow Clues and The Shadow of Silver Birch


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Best Thriller

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Coffee Pot Book Club Award – Mary Anne Yarde from the Coffee Pot Book Club

Montreal Times – (A lovely review by Stuart Nulman from the Montreal Times. I love how he has compared my book to Taylor Cadwell’s best selling novel, Captains and Kings. The review is on page 17 when you open the pdf)