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Perfect Proposal – Katie Fforde

I’ve written before about being a Katie Fforde fan – I was disappointed with the last two novels. They just seemed a bit formulaic and I didn’t like the heroines. However, this one is a return to the Katie Fforde of old.

Here’s the blurb …

Sophie Apperly’s family has never taken her seriously. Fiercely academic, they see her more practical skills as frivolous – whilst constantly taking advantage of her. So when her best friend Milly invites her over to New York, she jumps at the chance. It’ll do her ungrateful family good to do without her for a while. What’s more, she’s on a quest – America holds the key to solving her family’s financial woes, even if they don’t deserve her help.

From the moment Sophie hits the bright lights of Manhattan she’s determined to enjoy every minute of her big adventure. So when an evening at an art gallery throws her into the path of Matilda, a spirited older lady who invites her to Connecticut for Thanksgiving, Sophie willingly accepts much to the dismay of Matilda’s grandson Luke. Undeniably attractive, but infuriatingly arrogant, he seems to doubt Sophie’s motives for befriending his grandmother. No match for the formidable Matilda, he eventually admits defeat, but first he has a proposal to make. He’ll help Sophie in her quest to save her family from financial ruin if she repays the favour. But just what does he have to do in return …?

This is a quick easy read – sometimes a bit contrived, but Katie Fforde is a guilty pleasure not improving literature. It is a romantic comedy with the focus completely on the relationship between the heroine and the hero; you know the type ‘girl meets boy, they overcome some obstacles and live happily ever after’. Having said that I enjoyed reading this novel –  it is a perfect escapist read.

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