Book Review: The Crossover Year by Bhargavi Balachandran

Book Blurb:


Meet Sri Anuprabha, aka Anu, a twenty-nine year-old banker who is terrified of entering her thirties. She dreams of quitting her job at the bank, sporting yoga pants and traipsing around the world. Her world turns upside down when things go awry and she is faced with the prospect of spending her days watching Tamil serials. She comes up with a five-point plan for reclaiming her life back before she hits the big 30. But things are never as simple as drawing up a flowchart in real life, are they? Especially with a ghastly recession rearing its ugly head…. Anu bumbles through the corridors of domesticity and travels on a funfilled roller coaster ride in a bid to discover her passion in life.Along the way, she meets new people, experiences crazy new things and learns some hard lessons in marriage, friendship, parenting and life. The Crossover Year is a funny, yet heartwarming story of a woman in search of her identity, and a chronicle of her hilarious quest for discovering her inner mojo. Bring out a platter of cookies and a steaming mug of chai, and join Anu on the ride of her lifetime.






About the Author:


I am a part-time writer, a part-time entrepreneur and a full time mom.







The crossover year is an apt title for a story about a young woman on the verge of entering the thirties and facing a whole new side of life. This is a quirky and fun story about Anu, a banker by profession and a married woman. The story focuses on her life and how she handles her marriage and work life. The dilemma faced by any woman is highlighted beautifully in this story. The story is well written and quite realistic with wonderful twists and turns. This is a story that we can easily relate to as most of it can happen to any of us at any point of time.

The author has created wonderful characters in the story. The portrayal of a typical arranged marriage and how to make it work is easy to relate to and understand. Anu’s husband is a completely opposite in nature to her and the contrast is brought out well. Anu’s friends at work and the people she encounters along the way compliment the story and fit in well. This story is an inspiration to all of us with a message that a person can achieve anything if they just believe and work hard for it.

I would recommend this book for all the romantic hearts out there as well as those searching for a good book to read. This light hearted story will sweep you away giving you a glimpse into the female mind and how it works.

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