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Ayesha at Last

Narrated by: Roshni Shukla
Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

As seen on the Today Show! One of the best summer romance picks!

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 100th 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 who 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.

©2019 Uzma Jalaluddin (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“A delicious and entertaining novel.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Jalaluddin cleverly illustrates the social pressures facing young Indian-Muslim adults...a highly entertaining tale of family, community, and romance.”(Publishers Weekly (starred review) 

“This sweet debut novel ticks all the boxes for one of summer’s best reads: It’s smart, witty, romantic and utterly charming.” (Canadian Living)

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Beautiful and Completely Human Story

Uzma has written a positively lovely update of Pride and Prejudice, translating the historical novel through a modern lens is done perfectly.

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Loved it!

I loved this book! Its a Pride and Prejudice story with a modern, muslim twist. Sooo good! I highly recommend!