Book Review: Four Stories of Love, Hope and Desire By Mahesh Sowani

Book Details

Title: Four Stories of Love, Hope and Desire: A collection of four stories

Author: Mahesh Sowani

Published on: 10 November 2018

Genre: General Fiction

Link to Buy: Amazon


This collection of shorts will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. You will see your reflection in each of these four stories for they are deep rooted in human emotions that are inherent in all of us.

Non Review Rant

The author approached me with a book review request. I did not get a review copy. This is my unbiased and honest review.


The book is a collection of four stories. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?


Incomplete Lives

A story about Kunal and Bhavna, two long time friends dealing with their own issues. Kunal is a divorcee. Bhavna is single.

I like the depiction of social pressure on Bhavna for marriage. Also, the obvious possiblilty of a love angle between Kunal and Bhavna is not part of the plot.

Two Women

The story is about two wives of a deceased man bond over a non-existent plot that the late husband had purchased.

The Only Alternative

Some Stories

I like the first one the best. The other two stories are also good. I felt that it needed another round of proof reading and editing.


Overall rating: 3/5

Shabana Mukhtar

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