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Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalauddin

A year ago


Not a long review for this. I read it and did enjoy it, so I wanted to post quick. This wasn't one that totally stuck with me as far as retellings go, but I did really enjoy the story as a whole.

This was a great story full of diversity and love. It had its struggles but in the end it was a beautiful story that I did read rathe quickly. If you like Pride and Prejudice and Diver retellings, here ya go.

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Synopsis:

A modern-day Muslim Pride and Prejudice for a new generation of love. Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job so she can pay off her debts to her wealthy uncle. She lives with her boisterous Muslim family and is always being reminded that her flighty younger cousin, Hafsa, is close to rejecting her one hundredth marriage proposal. Though Ayesha is lonely, she doesn't want an arranged marriage. Then she meets Khalid who is just as smart and handsome as he is conservative and judgmental. She is irritatingly attracted to someone who looks down on her choices and dresses like he belongs in the seventh century. Ayesha is torn between how she feels about the straightforward Khalid and the unsettling new gossip she hears about his family. Looking into the rumors, she finds she has to deal with not only what she discovers about Khalid, but also the truth she realizes about herself.