Desperate to leave a private tragedy behind, Maya abandons herself to the rhythms of the little village, where people coexist peacefully with nature. But all is not as it seems, and she soon learns that no refuge is remote enough to keep out the modern world. When power-hungry politicians threaten her beloved mountain community, Maya finds herself caught between the life she left behind and the new home she is determined to protect.
It’s one of those books that gives you a calm , serene feeling while you are reading.
Unfortunately though, I can get a connection with the main character Maya. I’m not sure if she is a strong woman or not. She did defy her father when she decided to marry a foreigner and not somebody from her own caste, but after Micheal (her husband) died, she seems to have lost her zest for life.
On the other hand, I enjoy reading Charu’s adventure. For me, I think she is the best character in the book. She is feisty and full of life. She fights for what she wants when she wants and do not do the things that she finds useless.
It took me a little while to finish reading this book though. Every time there is a description about the mountain, I would have this feeling of going for a climb again or just be outdoor and enjoy instead of being coped up inside the house with the book.
I give it about 2.5 rating out of 5.