Details that I loved about this book:
💕 There is a secret book nook…oh how I want one of these now!
💕 The main character works in publishing, and I’m learning recently that while I think it would be a fantastic job, it’s maybe not all the shiny glorious thing I think it would be.
💕 There’s an unknown editor element, and I think we all “know” who it is, but it’s fun that the main character doesn’t.
💕 I laughed. A lot.
Savannah is an editor for a publishing house but is secretly writing a romance novel as well. The publishing house she works for has just brought on the owner’s son as a new manager of the business, but the stance is still the same…fiction is not okay. They publish books of substance. So Savannah’s going to have to submit her romance novel to another publisher…secretly. When she’s challenged to fix her story, she’s got a limited amount of time to do it in. When a secret editor makes comments in her manuscript, a relationship starts using the book nook and the margins of her story.
I really enjoyed the back-and-forth banter in the margins of this story. It made me laugh over and over again. The characters interact in one way in the editing portion of the story, but also interact in real life, and I loved how that changed based on their situation and the people around them.
This felt light-hearted, and I loved that. If you are looking for a not-so-heavy story, I would highly recommend picking this one up. The romance is clean, and it’s an easy read!
Where to Find This Book:
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.
Just the Facts:
Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pub Date: February 15, 2022
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.