I received The Crow and the Peacock: A gripping saga of deceit, redemption, and forgiveness by Sunanda Chatterjee as a review copy from the author via BookSprout and I am thankful to her for the same.
“You don’t need a big house, you need a big heart!”
Sisters Mohini and Aditi were brought up by their single mother with meager resources. As young women, both strive to escape village life and its restrictions.
For fiercely independent Mohini, nothing is more important than financial security and a higher status in life. But easy-going Aditi just wants love and acceptance.
Their paths diverge when Mohini marries into a rich family and Aditi marries her high school sweetheart.
But life doesn’t turn out as expected. A tragedy drives a wedge between them, upturning their lives and leaving them with difficult decisions.
Can they move past their differences and find what they’re looking for? Or will the deception pull them further apart?
The Crow and the Peacock is a family saga of ambition, deceit, and finding acceptance despite all odds.
Mohini and Aditi were brought up single handedly by their mother when their father died in the war, leaving her with a meager pension inadequate to raise them, twenty six years ago. Mohini was ten and Aditi was seven. Their mother worked as a house help to raise the girls. And then both of them married the loves of their lives, but then…..
I loved the story, it is not a romance, but it is about life, love, family and trust. It is about two sisters. Two sisters who are so different from each other. One an extrovert and one an introvert. This story is about sibling rivalry and also about trust and love between siblings.
The characters are well developed and described in such a way that I felt that I knew them. I was with them when they were girls, when they got married and even when they moved on. I felt happy for them and I grieved with them.
The story is set in India and Tanzania and moves back and forth between the past and the present and has been written in such a way that I never felt lost even though the timelines changed. The twists and turns kept me guessing.
The language is simple and the story just draws you in. I just could not keep the book down. I would highly recommend this book to one and all.