Author: Melissa Ferguson
Published by: Thomas Nelson on Feb. 15, 2022
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Uplit Reads
Book Rating: 8/10
Savannah Cade is a low-level editor at Pennington Publishing, a prestigious publisher producing only the highest of highbrow titles. And while editing the latest edition of The Anthology of Medieval Didactic Poetry may be her day job, she has two secrets she’s hiding.
One: She’s writing a romance novel.
Two: She’s discovered the Book Nook—a secret room in the publishing house where she finds inspiration for her “lowbrow” hobby.
After leaving her manuscript behind one afternoon, she returns to the nook only to discover someone has written notes in the margins. Savannah’s first response to the criticism is defensive, but events transpire that force her to admit that she needs the help of this shadowy editor after all. As the notes take a turn for the romantic, and as Savannah’s madcap life gets more complicated than ever, she uses the process of elimination to identify her mysterious editor—only to discover that what she truly wants and what she should want just might not be the same. Melissa Ferguson’s latest—a love letter to books, readers, and romance—will leave fans laughing out loud and swooning in the same breath.
Cute, light, and heartwarming!
Meet Me in the Margins is a sweet, engaging, quirky tale that takes you on a journey into the life of nonfiction editor Savannah Cade as she navigates career uncertainty, financial struggles, romantic entanglements, demanding expectations, an unsupportive family, and a mystery reader who is blunt but nevertheless extremely helpful.
The writing is amusing and fluid. The characters are endearing, dependable, and supportive. And the plot is a lovely blend of tension, humour, chemistry, friendship, workplace drama, awkward mishaps, tender moments, self-reflection, tricky situations, taking chances, moving forward, and the ups and downs of editing.
Overall, Meet Me in the Margins is a charming, tender, delightful story by Ferguson that was a pleasure to read, with its characters I couldn’t help but root for, and an interesting, insightful look into the complex world of publishing.
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Thank you to Uplit Reads for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.