The characters in Nothing but Patience are lovely and consistent. Even the hateful people are humanized fairly under Blair’s careful hand. I especially loved interactions between Noor and Maryam and their newfound Uncle Ahmed, also from Sri Lanka, and his husband, Jack.
I am so glad Melanie was able to connect with my characters. I wrote this story for people who enjoy Jane Austen adaptations and/or are interested in a light story with characters from a diverse background we don’t often see in books.
The story tracks the plot of Sense and Sensibility with the addition of a legal twist inspired by facts from the original novel, and it features modern versions of Elinor and Marianne who share my Sri Lankan-American background. In the original novel, the sisters have lost their great-uncle, their father, and their home. The same is true in my story, except now, their modern counterparts–Noor and Maryam–have the option to sue to get their home back.