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A Perfect Proposal | [Katie Fforde]

A Perfect Proposal

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.

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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....

©2010 Katie Fforde (P)2010 Random House Audiobooks

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    Leisha AMAROO, Australia 02-04-13
    Leisha AMAROO, Australia 02-04-13 Member Since 2012

    Its an weird thing but my favourite genre to read is murder/mystery books but when it comes to audio books, I love ChicLit! Odd I know!

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    "Extremely Enjoyable"

    very much enjoyed this story and narration. From the beginning it kept me interested and it is very easy to follow with a good flow.

    Although in no way a suspense story, I kept wondering what would happen next and seeing the friendship grow between the 2 main characters was very heart warming.

    I'd definitely recommend this story to anyone who enjoys good quality "Chit-lit"

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel Fitzroy, Australia 06-27-12
    Rachel Fitzroy, Australia 06-27-12
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    "Dissapointing that it ended"

    I really enjoyed this book, the story was lovely and the characters endearing, but what really made it for me was Jilly Bond's narration - it was fantastic!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Emmanuelle 02-13-13
    Emmanuelle 02-13-13 Member Since 2010
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    "It was alright"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It wasn't bad - I wouldn't not recommend it. I can't say that I loved it though. The story was entertaining enough but it just seemed to go on without building up to anything, and the end seemed a bit tacked on. I would listen to it again - in a year or so, if I was really bored and had heard all my other books again. Well, the good ones, anyway.


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    Houesville, France
    7/15/13
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    "wonderful switch off"
    What did you like most about A Perfect Proposal?

    I'm just out of hospital after major surgery and not able to do anything...this Perfect Proposal was frothy enough, almost believable enough, with great characters to allow me to switch off from pain and feeling sorry for myself, wasn't taxing and most importantly was entertaining...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Great Uncle Eric!


    What about Jilly Bond’s performance did you like?

    Her pace was good and her Uncle Eric & Cornish Monica characters were good fun


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Cornwall meets Connecticut


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Katie
    Herefordshire, United Kingdom
    7/26/12
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    "Definitely a Treat!"

    Sophie the main character is immensely likeable,capable and young. There is also a very endearing great uncle called Eric, I thought Jilly Bond was particularly good at doing his voice. Although it is generally well narrated, it is especially good on all the accents too. A Perfect proposal is a rocky road to love and certainly up to Katie Fforde's usual high standards. And although not quite as' perfect' as the title would suggest, this one is definitely a treat!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Suzanne
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    "Very enjoyable"

    Enjoyed this a lot. The storyline wasn't entirely original but the characters were well written and took me along for he ride

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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