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The Proposal

The Proposal [Kindle Edition]

Tasmina Perry
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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More romantic than a candlelit proposal. On Valentine's Day. In Paris. From Ryan Gosling (Heat)

A tantalising blend of elegance and mystique...irresistible (Closer)

A heart-wrenching punch-packing love story... Perry creates escapism at its best (Express)

An irresistible page-turner (Marie-Claire)

A London to New York story to curl up with on a wet weekend (Daily Mail)

Utterly delectable and spellbinding. An absolute treat for you this Christmas as it's simply magical...will leave you with a smile on your face and a sparkle in your eye (I Heart Chicklit)

As beautiful as it is tragic and the ending will leave you in tears, so be prepared! (Chick Lit Club)

The Proposal has all the sparkle and warmth of a Christmas novel... Fans of Tasmina Perry, New York, Christmas and love will be more than satisfied with this book (Novelicious)

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Escape with Tasmina Perry in this modern fairytale that moves between past and present, encompassing debutantes, 1950s New York, country estates and a secret love buried in time.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2427 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Review (7 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,247 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tasmina Perry is one of the UK's most exciting novelists today. She exploded on to the scene when her first novel DADDY'S GIRLS became an instant Sunday Times bestseller, and her subsequent novels, GOLD DIGGERS, GUILTY PLEASURES and ORIGINAL SIN, have all been Sunday Times bestsellers.
Tasmina left a career in law for the world of women's magazines and has won awards for her journalism. She rose to the rank of Editor, working on titles such as InStyle and More, and has written on celebrity and style for magazines including Marie Claire, Glamour, Red and Heat. She also launched her own travel and fashion magazine Jaunt. Tasmina Perry is married, with a son, and lives in Surrey.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Propose you read this! 17 Nov 2013
By Chloe S "Chick Lit Chloe" TOP 500 REVIEWER
Amy Carrell, a talented dancer from New York now living is London, is gutted when her rather wealthy boyfriend dumps her just before Christmas. She feels like she wasn't good enough for him, and now doesn't know what to do at Christmas now she's by herself. When she spots a small advert in a newspaper asking for a companion for a New York adventure, she decides it is worth the risk if she can get to see her beloved family for just a few days. Amy is taken over to New York by wealthy British aristocrat Georgia. Georgia is determined to see the sights of New York at last, and is fascinated with Amy's account of her city. Georgia decides she can show young Amy a thing or two as well, and the pair strike up an unlikely friendship. As the pair spend more time together, Amy uncovers something in Georgia's past that the older woman would rather keep a secret. Will Amy be able to write those wrongs, or is it too late?

What I loved about this book was the way it really focused on Georgia and Amy, and that's pretty much it. While other characters in the book come and go as it moves between past and present, our two leading ladies remain and I loved that, I felt very invested in their stories because of it. I really liked both of them as well, both incredibly different women with totally different outlooks on life, but each respectful of each other's worlds too. I did very sorry for Amy, stuck in a different country from her family at Christmastime and being dumped too, but she had a good heart and was determined to make the most of it. The adventure with Georgia just brought her out of herself and I really enjoyed reading about New York from both a native's (Amy's) and a tourist's (Georgia's) points of view.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very readable book 16 Oct 2013
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I'm a firm fan of Tasmina Perry but this book has a very different feel to it - it is less "wham bam" and more subtle, elegant and her characters more likeable. I thoroughly enjoyed it but felt that she had been constricted on word count as the story whipped across the pages without getting the usual details you expect. I didn't feel enough was made of either of the main characters and the settings - New York feels barely touched but it is very entertaining and had me in tears. The ending just suddenly arrives so I'd have loved for it to be a slightly fuller book with a less rushed ending.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you have any romance in your soul... 30 Sep 2013
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I've always been a big fan of Tasmina Perry's writing, but the last couple of books haven't really been my cup of tea at all. But I'm delighted to report that I absolutely loved this one, and would highly recommend it to anyone who any romance in their soul and defy you to finish it without a tear in your eye.

Amy Carrell, a New Yorker working as a waitress in London while trying to get a break as a dancer, wants to spend Christmas with her family after breaking up with her wealthy boyfriend, having realised that she will never match up to the expectations of his parents. Spotting an advert in The Lady for a companion to an elderly lady, Georgia Hamilton, she joins her for a Christmas trip to Manhattan. Georgia is a wealthy ex-publisher with a difficult relationship with her own family and, in addition to the magical excursion to New York, her own story as one of the last debutantes in the late 1950s slowly unfolds. And what a story it is - fascinating in its detail about the life of a debutante who doesn't have quite the aristocratic background required, full of awkwardness and fraught with difficulty, who finds true love only to have it cruelly taken away. Amy sets about trying to put things right, and it's a really beautiful story, exquisitely told.

I thoroughly enjoyed every page - this is a much slimmer book than the author usually produces, and I escaped into it for an afternoon and devoured it from cover to cover. Amy is a really endearing character, who makes you really feel for her in her attempts to fit into a world where she's really struggling - eating her artichoke with a knife and fork in a charity shop dress that's shedding its sequins.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fiction 12 Oct 2013
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Another fantastic book from Tasmina Perry. A powerful storyline with strong characters, read how young Amy, split from her boyfriend answers an advert and meets Georgia a wealthy, woman. Learn how their lives intertwine. Tasmina yet again has produced a great novel, one of her best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ending was left open 22 Mar 2014
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

It was very nice to see the main relationship in a book that was not about sex but about real friendship.

Amy is a young american ballet dancer living in london and working as a waitress after injuring her leg.

She breaks up with her boyfriend and wants to go home but has no money, and then in the paper she sees an advert asking for a travelling companion and there we meet Georgia.

Georgia is a wealthy woman in her 70's who has quite the backstory and i loved how it kept flipping back to late 50's in london.

The only thing for me was the ending, i didnt like it, all that pain, years of torment and thats how we say goodbye to georgia?

Also no spoilers here but what about the rest of Amys story, you cant just leave me hanging like that, i need to know more.

You cannot create a family as wealthy and troubled as the villains in this story and leave it there, no way malady, you need to write more in this world..
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Published 5 days ago by Alecia Tomlins
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly good read!
Fascinating story, chic lit but with more depth and a thoroughly good read.
Published 8 days ago by KP
4.0 out of 5 stars Just recently discovered this writer and I really enjoyed this book
Just recently discovered this writer and I really enjoyed this book. Liked the way the two stories came together. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Alison Wynarczyk
5.0 out of 5 stars So unexpected
I haven't been drawn into a book as much as this in a long time! such an amazing story u could believe every line as if someone was reading out their life.... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Miss Km Shiel
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
another great read! every book gets better. the main characters were very likeable and it really made you care about Georgia.
Published 2 months ago by little black heart
3.0 out of 5 stars mmem not sure
seem to think that ive the story before but disappointed that the story was somewhat unresolved- but thats life. not sure that i would read another one of ms perry's
Published 2 months ago by L. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Love never dies
Great read and set in such a lovely era, makes you wish you could be part of "the season". Character's are believable and you get to fall in love with the story. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sam Pell
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
brilliant sorry but very sad too. I love anything to do with New York so this book caught my eye with it having being about it. Going to try some of your other books now x
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars its ok
It was a present for my mum, it seemed it took her a while to get into this one, she commented that it was not as good as Tasmina's first books.
Published 3 months ago by joanne jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good read
My other half and I have both read this book and loved it.

It is a fairly light read but a very enjoyable one. Read more
Published 3 months ago by NRCM
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