Meet Me In The Margins – Melissa Ferguson

Published By: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 336
Released On: 15/02/2022

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 romantic 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.

*****

Thanks to Thomas Nelson for the advanced copy of this title in return for an honest review.

Ooh what a delightful book this is. A little predictable at times perhaps? Could there have been a bit more adventure, a bit more ups and downs? Maybe. But these are negligible. It does not negatively impact upon anything in this book whatsoever.

It is warming and cosy and light-hearted and funny and happy and real. The main characters – and secondary characters to that point – are so well-rounded, you can clearly identify familiar people. In fact, the main character of Savannah is my dream future self. I have experience in copy editing, and would love to earn my keep doing it. But also – and it is no secret – my dream is to publish a book or two, and if there’s a handsome man thrown into the mix too, then all the better.

This book gave me everything I wanted. It made me happy and joyful; I read it in one sitting, and ended with a big smile on my face. This is my first Melissa a Ferguson book, but I’ll make it my aim to source her others if they’re as beautiful as this one.

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