Review: Meet me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson
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!
Review by Anne Zastrow