Unmarriageable

Unmarriageable

In this one-of-a-kind retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan, Alys Binat has sworn never to marry—until an encounter with one Mr. Darsee at a wedding makes her reconsider.

A scandal and vicious rumor concerning the Binat family have destroyed their fortune and prospects for desirable marriages, but Alys, the second and most practical of the five Binat daughters, has found happiness teaching English literature to schoolgirls. Knowing that many of her students won’t make it to graduation before dropping out to marry and have children, Alys teaches them about Jane Austen and her other literary heroes and hopes to inspire the girls to dream of more.

When an invitation arrives to the biggest wedding their small town has seen in years, Mrs. Binat, certain that their luck is about to change, excitedly sets to work preparing her daughters to fish for rich, eligible bachelors. On the first night of the festivities, Alys’s lovely older sister, Jena, catches the eye of Fahad “Bungles” Bingla, the wildly successful—and single—entrepreneur. But Bungles’s friend Valentine Darsee is clearly unimpressed by the Binat family. Alys accidentally overhears his unflattering assessment of her and quickly dismisses him and his snobbish ways. As the days of lavish wedding parties unfold, the Binats wait breathlessly to see if Jena will land a proposal—and Alys begins to realize that Darsee’s brusque manner may be hiding a very different man from the one she saw at first glance.

Told with wry wit and colorful prose, Unmarriageable is a charming update on Jane Austen’s beloved novel and an exhilarating exploration of love, marriage, class, and sisterhood.

Title:Unmarriageable
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null

    Unmarriageable Reviews

  • Meredith

    4.5 starsI absolutely ADORED this book!“It was a truth, universally acknowledged, … that people enter our lives in order to recommend reads.”Unmarriageable is a charming retelling of Pride and ...

  • Julie

    Out-freaking-standing!!! READ THIS BOOK!!I'd love to share my review here, but it is an assigned book and the review will be copyrighted. However, I can not recommend this book highly enough. If you l...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    On sale now! A Pakistani retelling of Pride and Prejudice? And by an author born in Pakistan? Sign me up! 3.75 stars. It's not perfect, and often it follows the original P&P plot a little too closely,...

  • Liz

    “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a girl can go from pauper to princess or princess to pauper in the mere seconds it takes for her to accept a proposal.”Pride and Prejudice remains my f...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    5 stars to Unmarriageable! Don’t miss it! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ I usually plan a special read around my birthday each year, and I hope to post the review on my birthday. Well, this year, the book I’...

  • Larry H

    Between 3 and 3.5 stars.There's that classic line from the song "Beauty and the Beast" which goes, "Tale as old as time..." It signifies a story that's been heard so many times throughout the ages, al...

  • Berit???

    A beautifully told story full of character charm and culture! This was such a magical story, a modern retelling of “Pride and Prejudice“ set in modern day Pakistan... Full disclosure I have never...

  • Brandice

    Set in early 2000s Pakistan, Unmarriageable is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Don’t shun me, but I’ve never read the classic original Pride and Prejudice. The premise here, however, is the sa...

  • Mackey

    Unmarriageable, as many no doubt know, is an entertaining re-telling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice – with a twist.If you are familiar with the original Austen story, then the premise of Unm...

  • peachygirl

    I know this is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice, but Alys Binat and Darsee?? The writer could have at least tried to come up with a bunch of decent names instead of these weird variations.If I were ...