Review and Giveaway: Saving Peace by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar

Book description:
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?

My review:
Sib, Mary Beth, and Kim each battle their own demons as they struggle to find their places in the world at large. Sib and Kim are both fighting huge self-esteem issues but take vastly different paths in their search for fulfillment. Mary Beth’s life takes her in yet a third direction, but she too wonders if this is all life holds for her.

The books spans 30 years by showing us snapshots of life approximately every ten years. It was an interesting way to tell the story and get to know the women and their families. In fact, I would say that this book is about four women, because Sib’s daughter Mae is prominent in the story as well.

Any book that can make me care about the characters is a good one. I felt the most sympathy for Kim and Mae. I identified with Mary Beth. And I just didn’t like Sib very much. I’m not sure this can be called a book about friendship. Rather it’s a story of relationships and how every decision we make affects those around us.

About the book:
Title: Saving Peace
Author: Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar
Pages: 218
Where I got the book: Free from the author in exchange for an honest review
Notice of financial connection: I was paid to beta read and proofread this book. This did not affect my review, and I receive no compensation for purchases made based on my review. (Aside from commissions from my Amazon affiliate link)

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