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A Perfect Proposal – Katie Fforde. Sophie Apperly is young, attractive, practical, domestic & totally unappreciated by her academic family. Following on from the recent Katie Fforde thead, I have just finished reading my free copy of her new book ‘A Perfect Proposal’. (Thanks Charlotte!). Fforde’s latest is a rambling, bighearted novel in which a young Londoner becomes entangled with a wealthy American family.

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Sophie’s self-esteem gets a boost when handsome and sweet after a bit Luke, seems to take a fancy to her, but when his corporate assistant, Ali, shows up, it’s clear he thought of Sophie as just a distraction away from his REAL girlfriend.

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This lent the whole book a Jane Austen vibe in my opinion. Seriously, what on earth is up with The Perfect Proposal? It’s just such a wonderful surprise to find an author that you feel you can embrace. Her family are gold-diggers, desperate to get their hands on more money.

May 18, Choi Tang rated it liked it. It reads like a ham-fisted attempt to appeal to British twenty-something Carrie Bradshaw wannabbees. In another unprecedented move, the hero of the book is, literally, a walking, talking wallet.

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When she’s driving she says she takes a whole to figure out right and left, and she goes into complete dithers when she tries to make any meaningful decisions. Unfortunately though, on this occasion, this one didn’t hit the spot. When she gets to New York, she meets Matilda, an elderly lady originally from Cornwall.

The constant emphasis on how poor she is is also pretty grating, as she seems to have plenty of money to buy things in NYC but not enough to eat meals. Fforde’s signature separation based on a misunderstanding due to an unexplainable lack of communication becomes a critical plot point in every novel. Jul 31, Jacob Proffitt rated it really liked it Shelves: Using the trip to US as a way to escape from her family would have been reason enough.


New beginning at new address. But New York being all wrong really got to me. And one shouldn’t forget that Mr. This book is funny and witty with characters I connected to.

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Sophie, despite the author ffordde stating that she isn’t stupid, actually does seem a bit stupid where it matters. She meekly does whatever it is her family requests, then she sets about being some kind of servant when it comes to looking after her Uncle.

Sophie is confident modern technology makes it likely that the rights could pay off now. We learn about her quirky dreams about customizing vintage and thrift clothing. I also like the way that there is such a vast contrast between Sophie, who is very homely and practical, and Luke with his large fortune and millionaire lifestyle.

She then goes back home, to her family that treats her like a doormat. The Enchanted Garden in Newcastle. Meeting or no meeting, tricking a girl into getting onto your private airplane and then flying off when she’s freaking out is not the right answer.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. How different forde their cultures, much less their every day lives? And Sophie perfecf would like something more than waiting tables. I particularly loved that she was an old lady who ktaie email! It was so bad. Rich Boy has no depth outside of the usual cliches. It made me want to be young again, on the brink of choosing my husband.

A Girl from an Album. It dad take me a while to get Luke’s character he seemed very stand offish the first few chapters that we meet him but after a while you release it is only because he cares so strongly about his Grandma and doesn’t want her getting hurt. The whole thing katiee have been resolved if she’d crawled out of the bushes and been like ‘ha!


She’ll hate being part of his blond-bimbo filled world and equally embarrassed to bring him into her family. When Sophie goes to Manhattan she is determined to really enjoy herself.

They served only a very minor purpose of something Luke could help her with, but that angle was not developed very far. The characters are likeable and believeable — especially Sophie, with whom you empathise, and Matilda, who is just the kind of feisty, fun new friend any woman would be happy to have. So when her best friend Milly invites her over to New York, she jumps at the chance. Lists with This Book. Although I would think that Luke, having been divorced from his first marriage, is not completely a so-called modern Karie Charming for me, at least.

I know how it ends – there was no real conflict except that Sophie was poor and Luke was rich and she is basically an idiot. The story moves along at a good pace and, although a lot happens, it never feels confusing or farfetched. I am delighted to be able to offer to them evidence to the contrary in the form of A Perfect Proposal.

However, together, they solve a mystery very important to his grandmother, the very wealthy, Matilda, while it’s Luke and Ali who aids in the quest Sophie’s set upon to prove herself to her own family. I’m sorry that was me falling asleep because he was so boring. Ik denk dat ik een extra tandartsbezoekje nodig heb na het lezen van dit boek.

She does just that, putting her plan into motion by getting a temporary nanny position in the States enabling her to afford the trip.