A Perfect Proposal, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Sophie Apperly has spent her whole life pleasing others - but when she realises her family see her less as indispensable treasure and more as general dogsbody, she decides she's had enough.So when an old friend offers her the chance of a lifetime, she decides to swap Little England for the Big Apple, and heads off to the land of opportunity.

From the moment Sophie hits the bright lights of Manhattan she's determined to enjoy every minute of her big adventure. And when fate throws her together with Matilda, a spirited grande dame of New York society who invites her to Connecticut for Thanksgiving, she willingly accepts.English-born Matilda is delighted with her new friend - though her grandson Luke, undeniably attractive but infuriatingly arrogant, is anything but welcoming.

When Luke arrives in England a few weeks later, Sophie hardly expects him to seek her out.But Matilda has hatched some complicated plans of her own - and so Luke has a proposal to make ...




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Sophie is the organized, practical one in her snobbishly academic family, and has spent her life sorting them out with little recompense or respect. She jumps at a chance to leave England for New York and a nanny job -- but when she gets there, the job has disappeared. A chance encounter gets her an invitation to spend Thanksgiving in Connecticut with her wealthy older friend - and a budding relationship with the grandson. The course of true love never runs completely smoothly in fforde's books, so there will be many misunderstandings and adventures along the way. Quite an enjoyable way to spend a few hours -- fforde has a keen eye for human foibles and a talent for creating lovable protagonists. Recommended.

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