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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I kept hoping that these two wily old characters might meet up but perhaps that might happen in a sequel! There are also many other minor characters who really made it for me too. I’m very pleased to hand over the blog today to Linda Gillard, author of House of Silencewhich I reviewed yesterday. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

In this delicious romantic comedy, a young Englishwoman gets an unexpected proposal from a dashing American, but it’s not what you think Sophie Apperly’s frustratingly dismissive family has never taken her seriously, but they do take advantage of her.

She has previously worked both as a cleaning lady and in a health food cafe. There were just enough characters in this book without it getting confusing as to who is who. I loved our main character Sophie was she was a very down to earth girl who many people will relate to. What I particularly liked about this book is that I found myself disliking some of the characters too! Is Luke only interested in Sophie’s actions when they involve his grandma or could there be more than meets the eye?

May 29, Rea Cobb rated it really liked it. And so the Cinderella roles are reversed. A situation that might help both her and Matilda, as Matilda sends Sophie back to England with a request, to find the house Matilda spent her holidays in as a youth.


I know how it ends – there was no real conflict except that Sophie was poor and Ftorde was rich and she is basically an idiot. By the way, it amuses me to see the quotes on Katie’s novels about what a great beach read they are. Bridget Jones’s Diary is all about the holidays, bonfire night, Christmas Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Uneven fare from the British Fforde, made forgivable by an appealing heroine.

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Yet Sophie has a heart of gold and, though she may be almost flat broke, she would never take advantage of this situation fate has landed her in. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. She does just that, putting her plan into motion by getting a temporary nanny position in the States enabling her to afford the trip. Books by Katie Fforde. How could a person be so multitalented and multitask?

I would recommend this ffode for anyone looking for an easy, warm homely read. Whatever it is, The Perfect Proposal, for me, fell sort of flat. I’m not sure what to do. It is a likeable book with likeable characters. I did like the overall story. Sophie was such a mess and not in that endearingly quirky British way.

He’s rforde, but isn’t an all out horrible person. Perfrct her luck is going to change when she helps an older woman during a art show. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? When she gets to New York, she meets Matilda, an elderly lady originally from Cornwall.


However, I do realize that reading a book is a personal experience and what doesn’t work for me might work for someone else.

But he doesn’t push too hard. Our Quiet Life In Suffolk. As they’re published mid-year I suppose that makes them perfect for the UK summer. I’m not sure I’ll remember it a few days from now but it was a very nice ride and I was sorry when I got to frorde last page. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde

During a wild Cornwall flood and a supposed kidnapping, Sophie finds out what Luke’s heart wants. Is Luke only interested in Sophie’s actions when they involve his grandma or could there be more than meets the eye? Notify me of follow-up comments by email. She is, basically, a Disney Princess. I am a Fforde fan. I can not tell you how many times I have re-read her books. Thank you for your feedback. 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.

A visit to an art gallery in New York results in her meeting and spending Thanksgiving with a wealthy family, including the handsome Luke. And view spoiler [I’m glad her terrible family stayed terrible. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.