Monday, September 3, 2012

Review Blitz Saving Peace by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar.

Thank you for stopping at my spot on the Saving Peace Review Blitz. This Blitz is brought to you by Innovative Online Tours.  I will provide you with a synopsis of the book, review on the book, Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar, a small bio from her.  Visit the other blogs on this Blitz to learn more about this book.

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 or follow her latest on Twitter: @moha_doha.

Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar Online:

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.

My Review:

I really enjoyed the characters and how different they were. Siobhan or Sib for short was an anchor woman for the local news, MaryBeth or MB the wife and mother that everyone came to for comfort and to hold them together, and Kim the President at Peace College.

The three women became close friends during college each trying to belong.  Little by little they grow apart, and 30 years later barely are talking to each other.  MaryBeth and Sib are shocked to find out that their beloved Peace College is going co-ed and changing its name to William Peace University, and that Kim their friend who is President at Peace College is letting it happen.

I liked how the author went back to the beginning and told about the friendship of the girls, when they went to school together, got married, and how their lives progressed.  She told the story of how they each got busy with their own lives, Sib working hard to become a news anchor, being a bit cold and did not have much time for her family; ignoring her daughter and relying on MaryBeth to always be available even at the last minute; MaryBeth a mother of three but still lonely and a bit depressed at being a stay at home mother, and Kim who had an alternative lifestyle and an eating disorder.

This story reminds me that everyone has a story – that no matter what it looks like on the outside there is more going on than what can be seen.  

Do you think that the 3 friends where able to keep Peace College as girls school only? Do you think they became the good friends they once were?  You will have to read the book to find out.

I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review for the IOB Tours. I was not compensated for the review, and the review is honest and my responsibility.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting me Kaisy! You got exactly all the questions I was pondering while writing this book. We women are complex... aren't we? :)