Ayesha at Last



Ayesha at Last A smart young Muslim Canadian woman navigates the complexities of career, love, and family in this lively homage to a Jane Austen classic 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 With that nod to Pride and Prejudice firmly in place, Jalaluddin lays the groundwork for a raucous story that mixes a zany cast of characters with a tightly wound plot. Best Read Ayesha at Last [ By ] Uzma Jalaluddin [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • Ayesha at Last
  • Uzma Jalaluddin
  • English
  • 13 October 2018

10 thoughts on “Ayesha at Last

  1. Miranda Reads 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 yeYou 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 yetshe finds herselfnot quite jealous, but wistful. Khalid recently moved with his mother to Ayesha s neighborhood He sees Ayesha every morning flying out of her house with a coffee in hand wearing a vibrant hijab.Khalid is nothing if not devout thanks to the heavy hand of his mother He finds comfort in the rigors of prayer, in wearing traditional clothing and even though some practices are a bitodd in the mo...

  2. Meredith says:

    Sometimes there were no words, only sunshine on your heart Ayesha at Last is a romantic comedy about marriage, love, and family in the Muslim culture The plot loosely mirrors Pride and Prejudice but also incorporates elements of Shakespeare and other literatureThe main characters, Ayesha and Khalid are not the typical characters who appear in commercial fiction Ayesha is a strong, independent Muslim woman who is trying to find herself Khalid too is trying to find him...

  3. Liz 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 women s literature, but I found this book engaged both by head and my heart I cared for both of the main characters and enjoyed the way the story plays out This story is told in third person narrative and swings from Ayesha s life to Khalid s Jalaluddin does a great job of painting the scene, giving us the rich de...

  4. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Three point five, should I round it up or down.Up, down , up down, funk you up, up for fantastically developed, amazingly rounded, strong hero and heroine, sweet, enjoyable rom com materials capture your heart by extending through pages, down for cliches, third person narration, up for in the name of Jane Austen love , but down for it is not close to any other Jane Austen books, there are too many cheesy parts, oh come on decide, okay, rounded down to three stars First of all, I think adv Three point five, should I round it up or down.Up, down , up down, funk you up, up for fantastically developed, amazingly rounded, strong hero and heroine, sweet, enjoyable rom com materials capture your heart by extending through pages, down for cliches, third person narration, up for in the name of Jane Austen love , but down for it is not close to any other Jane Austen books, there are too many cheesy parts, oh come on decide, okay, rounded down to three stars First of all, I think advertising this book as Middle Eastern version of Pride and Prejudice is not the right definition It reminded me of soft Shakespearean comedies like Much Ado About Nothing , As You like it Another book is also on my ...

  5. Erin 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 Muslim characters It was absolutely perfect and I was all too sorry when it was finished The characters main and seco 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...

  6. Kaceey says:

    3.5 Well played I was expecting my dose of romantic comedy But I came away with an unexpected, profoundly deeper read Heavy tones of race, religion, sexual equality and even fat shaming laced throughout Yes, this book has it all And somewhere in the mix is a budding romance I must say, sadly the romance somehow gets lost in the story Choose laughter over tears Ayesha is a young single Muslim woman living with her family in Canada While she dreams of someday getting married, it appears Ay 3.5 Well played I was expecting my dose of romantic comedy But I came away with an unexpected, profoundly deeper read Heavy tones of race, religion, sexual equality and even fat shaming laced throughout Yes, this book has it all And somewhere in the mix is a budding romance I mus...

  7. may ❀ 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, ...

  8. Susanne Strong says:

    3.5 Stars rounded up Being yourself and following your heart is not always easy, nor is it allowed In the Muslim culture, arranged marriages are often the norm Ayesha, however, has never done what her family expects of her Older than the other girls in her community, Ayesha also has a job she s a substitute school teacher and is also a gifted poet She is passionate and h...

  9. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader 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 currently turning down yet another marriage proposal Ayesha meets Khalid, and she is struck by his charm instantly But at the same time, she s turned off by how conservative and judgmental he can be His family is also the subject of gossip in the community.Will Ayesha find love with the flawed Khalid Will Khalid fall for a modern ...

  10. Whitney Atkinson says:

    The premise and characters alone in this made it so groundbreaking and fun to read I like that this book explored Islam from both a traditional perspective and a modern one, and how those two interact The representation in this, the wide cast of brown characters, and the way it s focused from Pride Prejudice were really done nicely I liked how snarky and headstrong Ayesha was, and she was modeled after Elizabeth Bennet so well The biggest downfall of this book was the pacing It was so The premise and characters alone in this made it so groundbreaking and fun to read I like that this book explored Islam from both a tra...

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