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The Proposal by [Perry, Tasmina]
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4.3 out of 5 stars 187 customer reviews

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A heartfelt, romantic tale about lost love and how it's never too late to start again. Mingling modern day New York with the rarefied world of 1950s debutantes, Tasmina Perry's ninth novel is a departure but has all the elements she does best: characters you feel you know as intimately as close friends and lots of heart. A treat of a novel you'll want to devour in one sitting (Good Housekeeping)

An unforgettable journey...will keep you gripped (Daily Express)

A tantalising blend of elegance and mystique, a rather irresistible read (Closer)

A glamorous tale of second chances in modern Manhattan and Fifties London. An irresistible page-turner (Marie Claire)

A modern fairy tale with broken hearts. Debutantes, country houses - what's not to love? (Daily Mail (Best Books of 2013))

An enjoyable tale, narrated with charm (Sunday Mirror)

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

A mesmerising novel, this book will have you engrossed from cover to cover (The Lady)

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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: 3444 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Review (7 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EKHO3DY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 187 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,481 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Read within 24 hours! Loved the way Amy and Georgia Hamilton meet. So obscure but by the end you totally buy into it. Was a good way to reveal Georgia's eventful entry as a debutante and flight from high society's cruelty. A nice link with Amy's brush with the upper classes of today. A happy ending was needed and carefully written for both characters. Read it too and become a fan.
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Very enjoyable as per usual for Tamsin Perry I enjoy most of her books very much.
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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.
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By Dpk on 27 Dec. 2013
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Not my usual type off read but I was hooked from the first chapter with characters you could not help but get involved with and feel for
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By Welsh Annie TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Sept. 2013
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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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Another good book from Tasmina Perry, came quickly too. Was a very good price.
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Thank you very much to Emily Furniss and Headline Book Publishers for sending me a beautifully presented review copy of The Proposal by Tasmina Perry. This is my first Tasmina Perry novel.

After Amy’s boyfriend suddenly ends their relationship, Amy feels lonely and home sick and a rash decision to escort the very rich, very elegant, very English Georgia on a trip to Amy’s home town of Manhattan ensures the reader is quickly drawn in to this story. Before you know it, you’re engrossed in the rather odd pairing of the young American dancer getting to know the slightly eccentric, and older, Georgia.

It seems strange that such a successful, wealthy and elegant lady has never been to New York but we do find out her reasons as the novel continues. With Amy as her companion, the two discover New York and each other in a beautifully descriptive prose.

I much preferred the story of Georgia back in 1958 and I found myself wanting to continue reading about the life of the young Georgia much more than the present day. I fell in love with the early romance of Georgia and Edward, and could have read a whole book just about their life in the elegant old school London. I wasn’t as interested in Amy’s story as I didn’t connect with her as I did with Georgia.

Amy is a caring character though, as she finds herself finding out about Georgia’s past she feels the need to involve herself in helping elderly Georgia accept what happened and deal with the truth going forward.
I was then left sorely disappointed with the abrupt ending of the book, it seemed rushed somehow and the reader didn’t get to find out about Amy and what became of her potential new romance.

Sadly, a disappointing ending often leaves me feeling very deflated about the book as a whole, and this is why I had to rate three stars. A better, more complete end would have bumped this up a star as I really enjoyed the descriptive elegance surrounding The Proposal.
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Good book
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