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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 los angeles 02-04-13
    Leisha los angeles 02-04-13 Member Since 2013

    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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    Nicola Ferguson West Van, B.C. Canada 02-24-15
    Nicola Ferguson West Van, B.C. Canada 02-24-15 Member Since 2013

    Save the print book from extinction!

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    "Not Austen, but great fun!"
    Would you listen to A Perfect Proposal again? Why?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sophie is a great character, likable and warm.


    What about Jilly Bond’s performance did you like?

    Terrific - faultless.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Love will find you


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Emmanuelle 02-13-13
    Emmanuelle 02-13-13 Member Since 2015
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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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  • tansy
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    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
    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
  • Rachel
    5/6/15
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    "Great Romance"

    This story had everything you want from a feel good romantic story with ups and downs along the way
    Great narration

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jade
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    "Lovely easy listening feel good story"

    This book has a sweet story and is read in an entertaining and easy listening fashion. I've listened to it many times and will do again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Petal
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    "I wish this was a better story. Disappointing."
    Would you try another book written by Katie Fforde or narrated by Jilly Bond?

    Jilly Bond's narration sounds like an old fashioned little girl. I found it really hard to like any of the characters when they spoke in a silly high pitched voice. I am afraid the American accents were dire, and at one point Luke turned from a dubious American to a fully fledged Cornishman. Sorry Jilly, but I can't put myself through listening to another book narrated by you...
    Katie Fforde has also let me down and I could cry! She has been one of my favourite authors for a long time but this book was terrible. I didn't identify with the stuffy and old fashioned characters, Sophie would have better placed in a Jane Austin novel rather than present day England / America, and why does she like Luke? It's beyond me.


    Has A Perfect Proposal put you off other books in this genre?

    No, it is after all churned out chick lit and a certain amount of predictability is par for the course.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jilly Bond’s performances?

    No, sorry.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I'm struggling to think of any. I'm afraid Luke reminded me a little of Christian Gray from a certain well known trilogy (which is absolutely not a good thing!) but terribly one dimensional and boring.


    Any additional comments?

    Writing this review is done with a heavy heart as I usually love Katie Fforde books. This one has let her down I feel. Sorry Katie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laura Hopson
    2/8/15
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    "Voices"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suzanne
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    4/26/12
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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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