Book Review / Melissa Ferguson

Melissa Ferguson | Meet Me In The Margins

The Book: 

Meet Me In The Margins by Melissa Ferguson
Published February 15th 2022 by Thomas Nelson
Date read: February 2, 2022

The Characters: 

Savannah

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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The Plot (from Goodreads):

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.

The Review: 

Thank you to Thomas Nelson and Uplit Reads for this gifted copy!

Meet Me In The Margins is a fun, quick rom-com with an adorable premise. Savannah Cade works in a publishing house that wants nothing to do with “trashy” reads, so when she brings her rom-com manuscript to the office one day, she needs to find a place to hide it from her coworkers. Luckily, she has the perfect place–a secret Book Nook off the back of the company’s ARC room. She’s pretty sure she’s the only one who ever visits the book nook, until she comes back to find notes in the margins of her manuscripts.

I adored this premise and thought this book was so much fun. I loved the scenes inside the publishing house, and the weird situation with Savannah’s sister and her fiance. It would’ve been nice to get some more in-person scenes between the love interests, though. I liked that the majority of their relationship took place between the pages, but I was hoping for a little more in-person romance once the secret was revealed.

This book is sure to be a favorite among bookstagrammers. I think every single one of us would LOVE to spend five minutes in that ARC room, especially if we’re able to grab anything we want!

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