Meet Me in the Margins (Paperback)
Meet me in the Margins is a book lover's dream! A whimsical and delightful tale of how hard and how wonderful it is to work in the world of books. This book has passionate book editors, a heavenly ARC room (advanced reader's copy), book events, a hidden nook... I was sold from the start.
Savanah works at a non-fiction publishing company that pretty much looks down at all fiction books, but especially anything as 'silly' as romance. She is great at her job, but she has a little secret: she wants to write fiction and her first manuscript is ready to go. After having to leave her manuscript behind at work one day she finds out she is not the only one that uses the little hidden nook she found in the building. Someone else must know about it too. Someone that thought it was ok and acceptable to edit her manuscript. She finds comments and observations all over the first few pages of her manuscript. She ignores it and submits it anyway, just to hear back from the other publishing company with comments similar to those the mystery editor added to the margins of her pages.
She leaves the book in her hidden nook again with the hopes this mystery editor will continue to work on her book with her. It is not the ideal, if anyone were to find out at work that wouldn't go down well. But it works out. He edits, she works on the edits, and in between all that they share little bits about themselves in the margins. The question eventually becomes who is this mystery editor she meets in the margins and will their friendship -or more- go beyond the page?
As correctly put at the end of the book's blurb: "Melissa Ferguson’s latest—is a love letter to books, readers, and romance—that will leave fans laughing out loud and swooning in the same breath." This little gem will undoubtedly end up as one of my favorites reads for the year!— Anne Zastrow
You've Got Mail meets The Proposal--this romance is one for the books.
Savannah Cade's dreams are coming true. The Claire Donovan, editor-in-chief of the most successful romance publishing company in the country, has requested to see the manuscript Savannah's been secretly writing. The only problem: she's an editor for a different company, and their philosophy is only highbrow works are worth printing and 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, the new boss and son of the romance-despising CEO herself--she has no choice but to hide the manuscript in a hidden room.
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.
"Meet Me in the Margins is a delightfully charming jewel of a book that fans of romantic comedy won't be able to put down " -- Kristy Woodson Harvey, New York Times bestselling author of Under the Southern Sky