Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Review of Love Comes Later

Imagine your whole life being determined by the elders in your family. While many young adults feel like this is always the case, they may not be part of a cultural and religious society that demands this determination as social norms. In Love Comes Later by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar, the idea of arranged marriages and the struggle against modern culture is explored. Abdulla, a young Qatari man who has already experienced one arranged marriage, is struggling against the loss of his wife, Fatima and their unborn child. He feels as if he could never marry again, but is chosen to marry his cousin, Hind.

Hind does not like the idea of getting married, and especially not to Abdulla. Her stipulation to marry him is that she is allowed to earn her master's degree in London. She wants one year before the marriage is to take place. During that year, she befriends Sangita, an American born woman with Indian ancestry. They get along great until Sangita's brother Ravi shows up. His kind free spirit rubs off on Hind and she leaves on an adventure in which she is not allowed to partake. That's when Sangita must cover for her friend when Abdulla unexpectedly shows up in London.

This is a book that explores the clash between new and old, country and culture, religion and spirtuality. Not everyone understands what it is like to live in this type of culture, but the author does an excellent job of giving the reader a first-hand account of what it is like to struggle for freedom while still wanting to fall onto tradition. 

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About Love Comes Later: What if pursuing your happiness also meant your best friend's disgrace? In Love Comes Later Sangita, Abdulla and Hind must chose between loyalty and love, traditional values and a future they each long to explore. Get it on Amazon. About From Dunes to Dior: I moved East, back towards my roots, only to discover how much of the West I brought with me. From Dunes to Dior is the story of my life as an expat South Asian woman in the heart of the Middle East. Get it on Amazon. About the Author: Six eBooks ago, Mohana joined the e-book revolution and now she dreams in plot lines. Visit Mohana on her website, Twitter, Facebook, or GoodReads.


mohadoha said...

Thanks for taking the time to read my book. I know how backed up bloggers can get. It's tough to imagine living for your life for someone else -- and that's what my characters are up against. I'm glad that came through :). Bloggers rule.

Emlyn Chand said...

Great review, Terri. I'm so glad you enjoyed Love Comes Later--both the story and the commentary on tradition v modernization. Thanks for being part of this tour,and please take a moment to cross-post your awesome review to Amazon and GoodReads.

Em :-D