Uzma Jalaluddin’s Ayesha at Last centers on Ayesha and Khalid, two Muslim Canadians. This novel is loosely inspired by Pride and Prejudice, and the light connections to Jane Austen’s classic tale provide a fun background. Ayesha has aspirations for her life that don’t align with her family’s more traditional mindset, while Khalid thrives on his conservative beliefs. Interesting family dynamics, diverse characters, and a sweet romance make this a quick yet satisfying read for a winter weekend indoors.
Raela Schoenherr is an editor at a publishing company. She loves to talk books on Twitter at @raelaschoenherr.