The Proposal

by Tasmina Perry

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August 2014 Book of the Month.

A tale of an unlikely friendship and hard lessons well learned. Amy, bruised by a failed relationship, answers an advertisement in The Lady magazine and becomes companion to a quiet, gently aristocratic old lady, Georgina Hamilton. They go to New York and in Pygmalion style Georgia introduces Amy to a life of glamour. But there is a sadness to Georgia’s life. Amy takes this lovely lady to meet her ‘salt-of-the-earth’ family and each learns different values from the other. This is a lovely tale fluctuating from 1950s to the present day in London and America, outlining the rewards for two people prepared to learn from the other’s life. Amy manages to bring peace and understanding and a measure of forgiveness to the various characters and in so doing finds a different future for herself than the reader may have envisaged. A wonderful read.

 

A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher...

'As soon as we read The Proposal, we knew Tasmina had written something exceptional. Her trademark storytelling magic is there, of course, but The Proposal has a new, gentle and romantic tone that is endlessly and effortlessly charming and this moving tale of two women coming together to unlock a love story long buried in the past will leave you delicately brushing away a tear. The elegant, tender romance at the heart of this novel lingers long after you’ve finished reading.' - Mari Evans, Publishing Director, Headline

Sarah Broadhurst

The Proposal Synopsis

A magnificent, moving epic with a haunting secret love story at its heart, which will sweep you from present-day Manhattan to London in 1958 - the year of the last debutantes. 1958. At eighteen, Georgia Hamilton is sent to London for the Debutante Season. Independent, and with secret dreams to be a writer, she has no wish to join the other debs competing for a husband. But when tragedy strikes, her fate appears to have been sealed. 2012. Hurrying to meet her lover, Amy Carrell hopes tonight will change her destiny. And it does - but not in the way she imagined. Desolate and desperate to get out of London, she accepts a position as companion to a mysterious stranger, bound for Manhattan - little knowing she is about to unlock a love story that has waited fifty years to be told. And a heart waiting to come back to life...

The Proposal Press Reviews

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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ISBN: 9780755383566
Publication date: 14/08/2014
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780755383542
Publication date: 07/11/2013
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780755383566
Publication date: 14th August 2014
Author: Tasmina Perry
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Tasmina Perry

Tasmina Perry is the author of the huge Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers Daddy's Girls, Gold Diggers, Guilty Pleasures, Original Sin, Kiss Heaven Goodbye, Private Lives and Perfect Strangers. She left a career in law to enter the world of women's magazine publishing, going on to win the New Magazine Journalist of the Year award, edit numerous national publications and write on celebrity and style for titles such as Elle and Glamour. In 2004 she launched her own travel and fashion magazine, Jaunt, and was Deputy Editor of InStyle magazine when she left the industry to write books full time. Her ...

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