Ayesha at Last



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. New Read [ Ayesha at Last ] By [ Uzma Jalaluddin ] – firstchance10k.co.ukAyesha at Last

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • Ayesha at Last
  • Uzma Jalaluddin
  • English
  • 21 September 2018
  • 1984802798

10 thoughts on “Ayesha at Last

  1. says:

    You re very honest I have been told it s one of my worst qualitiesAyesha is in her late twenties, unmarried and works for a livingcue the muted gasps of horrorAs a modern Muslim, she walks through life with her head held high Her best friend has a live in boyfriend, she teaches at a coed school andshe s lonely Very lonely.Her younger cousin, Hafsa, seems to have one arranged marriage proposal after another Ayesha swore to herself that she would never go that routeand yetYou re very honest I have been told it s one of my worst qualitiesAyesha is in her late twenties, unmarried and works for a livingcue the muted gasps of horrorAs a modern Muslim, she walks through life with her head held high Her best friend has a live in boyfriend, she teaches at a coed school andshe s ...

  2. says:

    The editors don t do this book any favors comparing it to Pride and Prejudice Other than a similar quote at the beginning and two headstrong characters, there aren t many similarities until you get to the end The comparison was actually a distraction, as I kept looking for similarities that weren t there If anything, this reminds meof a Shakespearean comedy with its mistaken identities I m not usually a fan of women s literature, but I found this book engaged both by head and my heart The editors don t do this book any favors comparing it to Pride and Prejudice Other than a similar quote at the beginning and two headstrong characters, there aren t many similarities until you get to the end The comparison was actually a distraction, as I kept looking for similarities that weren t there If anything, this reminds meof a Shakespearean comedy with its mistaken identities I m not usually a fan of wo...

  3. says:

    Because while it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single Muslim man must be in want of a wife, there s an even greater truth To his Indian mother, his own inclinations are of secondary importance.All the stars for this debut Canadian author Ayesha at Last was without a doubt my most anticipated 2018 release Come on, a modern PP set in Toronto and featuring two Mus...

  4. says:

    3.5 starsI ll admit I almost passed on this book because I thought does the world really need yet another modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice Thankfully, I went ahead and read this book anyway and I can honestly say it feels like something fresh and different and not something I have read a hundred times before Ayesha Shamsi lives in Canada and is working as teacher even though she has dreams of being a poet Her cousin Hafsa is younger than Ayesha but she has already rejected numerous 3.5 starsI ll admit I almost passed on this book because I thought does the world really need yet another modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice Thankfully, I went ahead and read this book anyway and I can honestly say it feels like something fresh and different and not something I have read a hundred times before Ayesha Shamsi lives in Canada and is working as teacher even though she has dreams of being a poet Her cousin Hafsa is younger than Ayesha but she has already rejected numerous marriage proposals Enter Khalid, who Ayesha kinda sorta likes but also kinda sorta hates because he comes across as super judgmental But now that he is set to marry Hafsa, Ayesha s feelings towards him don t even matter, right RIGHT It took me a pretty long time to warm up...

  5. says:

    Ayesha at Last is a modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice with a Muslim main character I loved it Ayesha is a modern Muslim and dreams of being a poet, but she has to forgo those dreams at the moment to pay her uncle back She s become a teacher Ayesha lives with her Muslim family who constantly remind her of potential marriage and that one of her cousins is currently turning down yet another marriage proposal Ayesha meets Khalid, and she is struck by his charm instantly But Ayesha at Last is a modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice with a Muslim main character I loved it Ayesha is a modern Muslim and dreams of being a poet, but she has to forgo those dreams at the moment to pay her uncle back She s become a teacher Ayesha lives with her Muslim family who constantly remind her of potential marriage and that one of her cousins is curre...

  6. says:

    AN OWNVOICES STORY ABOUT A MUSLIM WOMAN IN TORONTO THATS ALSO A PRIDE AND PREJUDICE RETELLING THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING IVE EVER WANTED IS PROBABLY ABOUT TO BE THE MOST RELATABLE THING IVE EVER READ needless to say, i am EXCITED AS HELL

  7. says:

    i meant to write this a very long time ago and then i forgot oops heheMINOR SPOILERS AHEADthis book honestly had great potential judging by the synopsis alone, it basically sounded like the greatest book that would ever grace my life.when i picked it up, i became instantly invested in the story but somewhere along the way, between the teeny tiny font and the excessively long sentences, my emotional attachment slowly withered away to nothingmuslim rep stereotypes i thought this had a strong sta i meant to write this a very long time ago and then i forgot oops heheMINOR SPOILERS AHEADthis book honestly had great potential judging by the synopsis alone, it basically sounded like the greatest book that would ever grace my life.when i picked it up, i became instantly invested in the story but somewhere along the way, between the teeny tiny font and the excessively long sentences, my emotional attachment slowly withered away to nothingmuslim rep stereotypes i thought this had a strong start, it showed muslims in their daily life, where the majority of their problems revolved around ridiculous family politics finally and not so much about their race or their colour of skin which ...

  8. says:

    I had the opportunity to read this adorable book before it releases to the world World, you are in for a treatFRTC

  9. says:

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.75 5 starsFull review hereWhen I saw that this book was a Pride and Prejudice retelling featuring two Muslim characters living in Canada I knew I had to read it I m always up for a nice retelling with some good representation.This novel did not feel like a debut at all, the author Uzma Jalaluddin really did a good job, I was quite impressed.I must say I struggled a bit in the first third of theThe ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.75 5 starsFull review hereWhen I saw that this book was a Pride and Prejudice retelling featuring two Muslim characters living in Canada I knew I had to read it I m always up for a nice retelling with some good representation.This novel did not feel like a debut at all, the author Uzma Jalaluddin really did a good job, I was quite impressed.I must say I struggled a bit in the first third of the b...

  10. says:

    This was such a great Pride and Prejudice retelling The perfect blend of sweet and swoony, this modern retelling was everything my PP obsessed heart needed I especially loved that this was centered around Muslim characters and family s It was so great getting to learn about Ayesha and Khalid s culture and different but also very relatable perspectives on marriage, life and love From nearly the first page, I was completely drawn in and I found myself unable to put this book down for ho This was such a great Pride and Prejudice retelling The perfect blend of sweet and swoony, this modern retelling was everything my PP obsessed heart needed I especially loved that this was centered around Muslim characters and family s It was so great getting to learn about Ayesha and Khalid...

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