Ayesha at Last

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • Ayesha at Last
  • Uzma Jalaluddin
  • English
  • 25 February 2017
  • 1984802798

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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. Best Read eBook Ayesha at Last Author Uzma Jalaluddin – passionbusiness.co.uk

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15 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 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 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 ...

  2. 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 details to see the rooms, the food, the clothing I also appreciated the way she shows us both the casual and direct prejudice that Khalid encounters as a conservative Muslim and his being forced to choose betwee...

  3. 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 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 an...

  4. Katie B 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 do...

  5. 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 Muslim woman, one who tests the boundaries of his faith and that of his devout family Ayesha is devout, too, but Khalid is practicing the Muslim faith entirely in the traditional sense until he meets Ayesha I absolutely loved the cultur...

  6. Fatma 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. 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, 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 was include...

  8. S.K. Ali says:

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

  9. Emma 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 book I think it was due to the two main characters not interacting very much with each other and also to some of Khalid s behaviours To be honest in the beginning I totally agreed with Ayesha, he was too judgemental and I did not like the way he took one look at Ayesha and assumed everything about her life I m happy to say he redeemed himself and understood that sometimes it s not really nice to assume and to judge...

  10. Anna Banana 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 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 hours I read this nearly in one sitting and I was stunned when I would pause to drink water or check the time only to realize that I hadn t moved in hours Ayesha is such a relatable character and I love that throughout this book we get to go on this journey with not only Ayesha but Khalid as well and watch them grow So why 4 stars Around 75%...

  11. Patricia says:

    I enjoyed reading AYESHA AT LAST Ayesha is a young woman whose Muslim family immigrated to Canada from India Ayesha works as a teacher to pay back money she owes to her rich uncle Her uncle has a spoiled da...

  12. Hollis says:

    It pains me to rate this so low considering all the excitement I had surrounding this title, not to mention the brilliant diversity in this particular retelling, but..If this story had been just about Ayesha and Khalid, with the former s delightful grandparents thrown into the mix, I probably would ve rated this much higher But then it also wouldn t have been as true to the PRIDE PREJUDICE retelling Or. maybe it could ve been All I know is there were so many villains, so many unpleasan It pains me to rate this so low considering all the excitement I had surrounding this title, not to mention the brilliant diversity in this particular retelling, but..If this story had been just about Ayesha and Khalid, with the former s delightful grandparents thrown into the mix, I probably would ve rated this much higher But then it also wouldn t have been as true to the PRIDE PREJUDICE retelling Or. maybe it could ve been All I know is there were so many villains, so many unpleasant characters, and I was just bothered and frustrated by it all But even some of the non villains were just. annoying The drama was really turned up and I know this is fictional but I was really uncomfortable, not to mention fairly rage y, over the discrimination in the workplace plot line Like. no, I m sorry I just can...

  13. Fafa& says:

    Mini review DNFGR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge Diversify Yourself.When I heard about this book I was really excited Unfortunately I didn t care for it.As a Pride and Prejudice retelling I felt this was really strong at I wasn t invested and didn t care much for...

  14. Robin Loves Reading says:

    Ayesha Shamsi is a modern Muslim and is quite talented as a poet and has the opportunity to share her poetry However, she works as a substitute teacher She longs to get married but is not keen on the process involved with her family and her faith However, Ayesha is behaving quite conscientiously When she and her family arrived in in Canada, from India, her uncle helped in tremendous ways, something that she makes her feel deeply indebted She hopes her job as a teacher will allow her to begi Ayesha Shamsi is a modern Muslim and is quite talented as a poet and has the opportunity to share her poetry However, she works as a substitute teacher She longs to get married but is not keen on the process involved with her family and her faith However, Ayesha is behaving quite conscientiously When she and her family arrived in in Canada, from India, her uncle helped in tremendous ways, something that she makes her feel deeply indebted She hopes her job as a teacher will allow her to begin to pay her uncle back Meanwhile, Ayesha cannot get away from her family, because her cousin Hafsa is front and center in her life Hafsa is presented as having farto offer than Ayesha and has been receivi...

  15. alexis says:

    Simply the best Pride and Prejudice Retelling Ayesha At Last is without a doubt my favorite Jane Austen retelling In fact, it s the first PP retelling that broke 5 stars for me Uzma Jalaluddin has done what no one else has been able to Ayesha At Last is the poster child of what all other Retellings should be familiar yet surprising, classic yet modern, and completely able to stand in their own right.I loved the modernizations like Ayesha directing slam poetry at Khalid as a reference Simply the best Pride and Prejudice Retelling Ayesha At Last is without a doubt my favorite Jane Austen retelling In fact, it s the first PP retelling that broke 5 stars for me Uzma Jalaluddin has done what no one else has been able to Ayesha At Last is the poster child of what all other Retellings should be familiar yet surprising, classic yet modern, and completely able to stand in their own right.I loved the modernizations like Ayesha directing slam poetry at Khalid as a reference to a certain scene And, probably for the first time, I loved how characters were meshed together or how lines were exchanged Jalaluddin did a stellar job of combing events or characters without making it feel obvious or cheap, which is a common pitfall of most retellings It was a pleasant surprise every time I came upon a character or a scene doing so Reading a retelling while not knowing exactly when to expect beloved scenes was refreshing.Uzma...