Genre : Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction, drama
Author : Lakshmi Menon
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ISBNs : 9788190411943 (Print Edition) and 9781465792556 (Smashwords Digital Edition)
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Reviews : 4 stars (Multiple at Smashwords, Amazon and Flipkart)
Blurb : This book is about a family story, where the couples were married for convenience. The young widow Pavithra, who is a mother of a 4 year old, marries Venu, a father of a 7 year old daughter, after divorcing his bedridden wife on her request. The whole idea of their entering into a second marriage was to raise their daughters in a normal family atmosphere and provide them a secured life, but the couple secretly decided to live as platonic companions as there was no spark of love between them.
Pavithra was not prepared to accept another man in her life by forgetting her dead husband, and Venu was also not willing to accept another woman in place of his first wife, whom he still loved. Soon adjustment problems crop up from the children with the unnecessary interference of the neighbours. In addition, problems also arise in between their platonic relationship.
Because of all these, it makes difficult for them to continue their marriage. But Pavithra, who was once a timid young woman, becomes stronger and intelligent now, and beautifully handles all the problems that came on her way, with mere love and patience conquering everyone's heart and upholding her ideals and values. This unusual love story ends with a twist.
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