Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings where bloggers share which upcoming releases they’re most looking forward to. I will be participating in this meme every couple of weeks. Join in every Wednesday and watch your TBR list multiply.
I have been dreaming of Uzma Jalaluddin’s Ayesha at Last since last year when I first heard about it, but then I discovered it didn’t have a U.S. release date until 2019. I feel like I’ve been waiting forever. Ayesha at Last is another diverse Pride and Prejudice retelling that I am excited for and all the reviews I’ve come across have been positive. Cover linked to Goodreads.
Title: Ayesha at Last
Author: Uzma Jalaluddin
Publisher: Berkley Books
Release Date: June 4, 2019
“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.
When a surprise engagement is announced between Khalid and Hafsa, 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.”
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