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Meet Me in the Margins

When I started this book, I was expecting a book with a secret work romance. A mystery editor helping out our main character and aspiring author Savannah, without knowing who the other is. Don’t get me wrong, that is exactly what I got, but it was so much more than that.

While I do my best to give honest reviews about the books I read, this quote was just too good to pass up on.

It turns out, racking up accomplishments doesn’t mean anything. Life is not simple some game where the person with the most plaques wins. It’s not about a perfectly organized home or acquiring degrees you’ll never use or the number of inches around your waistline or, most especially, counting steps. Life is about movement, and pause. Work, and rest. It’s about relationship. About valuing others and truly taking the time to show them they are precious. About valuing yourself, too, and your uniquely given, whispered-into-your-DNA goals and dreams… It’s about appreciating the miraculous gift that is existence. It’s about loving on others as much as you can.”

I know right! I also didn’t know I would be given the meaning of life right in the middle of this story. I actually had to take a minute after I read this to just absorb it and really soak it in. While people may shrug it off or say this isn’t new information, you just never know you need to hear something until you hear it. And damn, did I need it.

Now to get back to the real reason we’re here -- for the actual review of this book.

I can’t lie, it took me a while to get into this book and here’s why.

1. We start the book with our main characters ex-boyfriend being engaged to her sister.

a. Ew, gross and totally, TOTALLY unacceptable.

b. One should not be expected to be OK with that and listen to them wedding plan


2. Savannah’s sister, Claire is a bitch.

a. Overachiever to the max, created a step counting app and is a health freak (but like not in a healthy way, ya know?)

b. Her sister makes snide comments that she’s fat. Like, do I need to explain more.

c. While I know everyone struggles and goes through hard times, I was a little too happy when karma caught up with her in the end.

I could list a couple more, but at this point you get the idea. Like I said, not the strongest start to a book in my opinion, but I am so happy I stuck with it. The banter and conversations were so good and I just love a book that has a happy ending.

Overall, this book was a great read. While I feel the ending was a little rushed and there were a couple questions left unanswered, I thought the concept and plot were unique and that it was so well-written.

Looking forward to read more by Melissa Ferguson and if you decide to give this book a chance, you won’t regret it!

Book Rating: 3/5

Spice Rating: 2/5


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