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
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!
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"
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!!
Save the print book from extinction!
This book is like a bowl of ice cream on a summer's day - not the greatest or most nutritional meal, but enjoyable and refreshing. Fforde does not write books that will appear on high school syllabuses, but they are great fun.
Sophie is a great character, likable and warm.
Terrific - faultless.
Love will find you
If you enjoyed watching 'Love Actually' or 'Bridget Jones's Diary' and need something light and enjoyable, that is well-read, this is the book for you.
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.
"wonderful switch off"
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...
Great Uncle Eric!
Her pace was good and her Uncle Eric & Cornish Monica characters were good fun
Cornwall meets Connecticut
"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!
I mainly enjoyed the narration however Luke's voice is sometimes a bit annoying/ inconsistent. If you've enjoyed other Katie Fforde stories this is one for you.
Enjoyed this a lot. The storyline wasn't entirely original but the characters were well written and took me along for he ride
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