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Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson

Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson

About the Book – Meet Me in the Margins

Savannah Cade’s dreams are coming true. The Claire Donovan, editor-in-chief of the most successful romance imprint in the country, has requested to see the manuscript Savannah’s been secretly writing while working as an editor herself—except at her publishing house, the philosophy is only highbrow works are worth printing and commercial fiction, particularly romance, should be reserved for the lowest level of Dante’s inferno. But when Savannah drops her manuscript during a staff meeting and nearly exposes herself to the whole company—including William Pennington, new publisher and son of the romance-despising CEO herself—she races to hide her manuscript in the secret turret room of the old Victorian office.

When she returns, she’s dismayed to discover that someone has not only been in her hidden nook but has written notes in the margins—quite critical ones. But when Claire’s own reaction turns out to be nearly identical to the scribbled remarks, and worse, Claire announces that Savannah has six weeks to resubmit before she retires, Savannah finds herself forced to seek the help of the shadowy editor after all.

As their notes back and forth start to fill up the pages, however, Savannah finds him not just becoming pivotal to her work but her life. There’s no doubt about it. She’s falling for her mystery editor. If she only knew who he was.

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“Waiting impatiently for something that will inevitably happen either way is a waste of time. Enjoy the journey, not just the destination.”

Quote from the book – Meet Me in the Margins

Our Review of Meet Me in the Margins

I am absolutely in love with this book. It is a kind of romance read that will cheer you up instantly and no matter how your day has been. It’s subtle as it can be and yet so meaningful and resourceful. There is an allure to subtle gesture kind of romance that can give the hottest and swoon-worthy romance a run for their money. Meet me in the margins just added the cherry on top by setting it in the book world. A book world romance in pen pal format ..what else could make it more enticing?. In my opinion, this book is perfect for even a non-romance reader because of the way the book has shaped itself. It is more about life in general rather than two people meeting and falling in love. Trust me the couple hardly meets and yet it manages to take you to the rainbow hill. Now, that’s what I call art. Sprinkling glitter all around and drowning you in pixie dust without you even noticing it.

The book has cleverly managed to save itself from falling into the usual romance pitfalls. There is no alpha male with saviour syndrome or a damsel with victim syndrome. The author has brought in two real-life characters with very real-life struggles. Meaning job, family and the dreams we always wish to come true but hardly ever get to chase. As I mentioned, the way the whole angle of the book world has been incorporated into the book adds a beautiful layer. It gives the story added depth and purpose.

What I am trying to say is that the book has a natural progression to its plot, character and romance. The way the narration moves is satin smooth and it is very easy to indulge in. I had the book on audiobook and I only remember press playing and I only stopped when it ended. It had that ease and absorptive quality to it that made it the perfect read


In conclusion, I would say that the book is a perfect read that will put you at ease with its sweet and wonderful story. Don’t go picking at it as just a romance read as it has got an incredible story that sort of is a reflection on aspirations and chasing our dreams and taking that leap of faith. The best part in my opinion is the fact that the author has not made the book all about romance which makes it perfect for all kinds of readers. Plus if you are a book world citizen, this book will take you straight to the gates of book heaven, with the whole setting of the publishing industry. You sort of get an inside look at the publishing world.

Squirrel Rating

Squirrel Rating- 5 Star

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