Book Review – Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson

Thanks to Netgalley and Melissa Ferguson for gifting me a copy in exchange for an honest review. This book has already been released and is available in many bookshops.

Would you rather work in a publishing or be a writer?

In this book the main character, Savannah does both. Publishing assistant by day for a prestigious small publishing house of which the owner is very particular about the titles. They don’t accept any commercial fiction. Then in her spare time she works on her own novel under a pen name. After an unexpected chat with a renowned publisher she finds she may have a chance to publish her work. But when an accident at work means she leaves her work in the secret room she discovered she comes back to find it has been partially edited with notes on the pages. After the initial shock wears off she realises this ghost editor could be a life saviour and so it begins. But who is this mysterious editor?

I have to start off by saying I loved this book, I am quite a big fan of romantic comedies but it has been a while since one has grabbed me as much as this.

The first thing which drew me in was the setting. As a writer and avid reader, having a book set in a publishing house is straight away a win and it was fascinating how the writer set the scene and showed us the dynamics of this particular publisher. From the straight laced, traditional, doesn’t like change owner to the typical popular, bossy, pretty gets-her-own-way editor, we see all sorts of personalities in this small office.

It was also really intriguing being introduced to many of their own authors especially the infamous, but very socially awkward, Oswald, who is adorable and really adds another another layer of comedy to the novel.

This is a story about determination, ambition, refusing to give up even when deadlines seem impossible as well as accepting when you need help.

To me, everything from the characters, pacing, scene setting and personalities were executed so well and I read this in 2 days as I just couldn’t stop reading it. The way the writer describes each scene really emerges you into the action and made me empathise and relate to Savannah completely. Without giving anything away, at the end I had butterflies and had all the feels, and I closed the book with a big smile on my face.

Are you a big fan of romantic comedies? Which is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – if you are a fan of rom coms you need to check this one out. Emotional, fun and a fantastic immersive read.

Much love 💘

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