Sunday, June 27, 2021

"It must've been Love " by Mayura Amarkant - Book Review


Book Name: It must've been Love 

Author: Mayura Amarkant

Genre: Romantic Fiction, Poetry

Poetry is all around us. It allows us to understand our emotions in a unique way. It not only triggers our emotions and strengthens our brain but gives us space for self- reflection. As American poet Robert Frost once said. " Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." Today I am reviewing a book " It Must have Been Love" a beautiful amalgamation of poetry and prose, which are two common forms of literature. Let me introduce you to the author of this wonderful book.


Mayura Amarkant is an entrepreneur, blogger, promoter of a theatre group and a prominent writer. “Trapped in Heaven & other stories” was Mayura’s first anthology of romance fiction. With it, she launched Sansi Ventures, the publishing arm of Sarvashreshtha Solutions. The book received praise in India, Netherlands, USA, UK, Singapore, Australia and many other countries across the globe. “It Must Have Been Love” is her latest creation. Her blog, DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter, is among the top lifestyle blogs in India and attracts visitors from over 125 countries. She is a proponent of live art and promotes talent through the Karwan Theatre Group, Mumbai. Armed with over 2 decades of experience, Mayura has written education-related cover features for top newspapers. She has compiled study material, edited coffee-table books, novels, brochures and articles. Her scripts have given form to many corporate movies. She has also curated content for a web series. Even today, she continues to ghost-write for many corporates. 


Ever seen a book that uses prose to narrate poetry? It Must’ve Been Love is a unique book by Mayura Amarkant where poems are recited against the backdrop of an intense love story set in the ‘90s. The narrative style of the book is one-of-its-kind, she has passionately woven each poem to ensure that the reader is hooked throughout. Poetry lovers and fans of romance fiction will love this book.


"It Must Have Been Love" is a collection of poems intertwine with proses that makes it an interesting and a unique read. It is a distinctive love story of Keshav and Meera that has an unusual ending. The book takes you through the myriad of emotions expressed by Meera in this book in the form of poetry. The tone of the each poem and the message conveyed fits the situation perfectly well. In spite being bold Meera is a reticent girl , expressing herself is something she is not comfortable with . Author has done a great job by using poetry which is one of the best outlet worked in Meera's favor. 


Cover of the book is so apt that it says it all. It is a pure reflection of what can be expected from the book. There is an image of a broken heart with a bandage on it which speaks louder than words. It binds beautifully the theme of the book  that is loneliness, heartbreak and jealousy.


Reading a love story in a poetic form made me see things from a different perspective and appreciate the same. In this book prose sets the backdrop of the story, while poetry decorated the rhythm with feel. Understanding poetry is not everyone's cup of tea but my adding proses by the author made it easier for the readers to comprehend. It gave me the feel of watching any Bollywood movie , scenes followed by songs. That's why Indian movies' are so popular. I would like to share some excerpts from the poem that I found mesmerizing.

Misguided Reassurance

Your gentle gestures and loving words,

breathed life into my empty world,

I rose from the ashes with new found confidence,

and cruised through life without diffidence.

To let go I tried, but failed

The past cannot be forgotten, don't you know?

There will always be signs of the painful blow.

My soul is bound in chains of hope,

that you will return and there is still scope,

I have realized that I love the poem that are rhythmic and positive. Despite Meera going through difficult emotions she is still optimistic about her situation and for that credit goes to Mayura.

I thoroughly  enjoyed reading this book but at personal level I believe in closure and somewhere that was missing here. But someone who likes open- ended stories would enjoy this even more.


Format: ebook, pdf version

Pages: 46

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It must've been Love by Mayura Amakant

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  1. This reminds me that i haven't read it yet though i downloaded it long ago.

    1. Thats interesting review . I think i missed downloading it earlier . Would definitely check

  2. I generally avoid romances as they are quite predictable but the facts that it is set in history and is actually poetic prose , make me want to give a read.

  3. I am neither into poetry not into romance fiction but I loved the pieces you shared. They are easy to understand to a non-poetry lover person like me.

  4. Mayura is one of my favorite blogger from blogging world and I admired her work a lot. the plot of this book is really interesting. though, I am not much into poetry reading but loved the idea of narrating love story in form of poetry. I am sure this unique style has made this book an interesting read.

  5. The book seems really interesting. I especially like the concept of telling a romantic love story through poems. And as always, a very upfront and candid review.

  6. Wow prose and poetry together definitely seems to be a great combination. I love the cover and your honest review. The excerpt from To let go I tried, but failed is truly emotional

  7. Mayura has taken a unique approach of prose and poetry for the romance genre and it very well resonated with the readers. Though at times I liked poetry more than prose in the book, you can say a true poetry fan is saying so.

  8. What a lovely review of a wonderful book by a dear friend - Mayura. She is indeed a bless author to have written two successful books in such a short period of time.

  9. I have read this book and I found it amazing too. It was very differently written but I like closure too. Haha! Even for these series that come now a days.

  10. Knowing Mayuras craftim sure this book is a great read. Your review is quite engaging.

  11. I love reading books and such interestingly written books have my attention. Would love to read and experience the mix of poems and pros to convey a fiction romance story.