BOOK REVIEW: SAVING PEACE by MOHANALAKSHMI RAJAKUMAR

Saving Peace
 by
Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar

About the Book . . .
You go to college to meet your bridesmaids,” or so the saying goes in North Carolina, on the campus of the all female Peace College.  But what happens when the friends you thought you were making for life, betray you? The same ones you’d be in the retirement home with aren’t speaking not ten years later?

The ups and downs of women’s friendships are tested in SAVING PEACE. Thirty years intervene in the friendships begun at the all female Peace College.  Sib, the local news anchor with dreams of going national. Mary Beth, the capable, restless mother of three. Kim, the college president who admits male students.

SAVING PEACE is the story of promises made and broken, love found then lost, and redemption sought for the past. Three women. Two choices. One campus.


What if there’s nothing worth saving?

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About the Author . . .          

Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar is a South Asian American who has lived in Qatar since 2005. Moving to the Arabian Desert was fortuitous in many ways since this is where she met her husband, had a baby, and made the transition from writing as a hobby to a full time passion.  She has since published five e-books including a mom-ior for first time mothers, Mommy But Still Me, a guide for aspiring writers, So You Want to Sell a Million Copies, a short story collection, Coloured and Other Stories, and a novel about women’s friendships, Saving Peace. Most recently, From Dunes to Dior, is a collection of essays related to her experiences as a female South Asian American living in the Arabian Gulf. After she joined the e-book revolution, she dreams in plotlines. Learn more about her work on her website at www.mohanalakshmi.com or follow her latest on Twitter: @moha_doha.







 Reader Review . . . 
 Sib is on the air when she first gets the news from the teleprompter that her alma mater, Peace College,  will be admitting males for the first time in history.  Generations of Southern women have attended  Peace College, forming friendships that lasted a lifetime.  But Sib has left her friends behind, only contacting them when she needed them.  But when she realizes that Peace College will change forever, and that one of those friends she left behind is to blame for that change, she joins forces with her daughter to fight the plan.
Saving Peace is about women and the friendships we create.  Some run their course in a matter of time, and some are long-lasting.  Ms. Rajakumar has created a good exploration of those friendships, but I would have liked to have seen a deeper exploration on the subject.  Overall, while the narrative is a bit confusing at times, it was interesting.  
3 stars
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