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
Just say yes to this unforgettable read and take a spellbinding, romantic journey from the dazzling days of the debutantes in 1950s London to glamorous modern Manhattan. When Amy Carrell's wealthy boyfriend ends their relationship just before Christmas, she's left to nurse her broken heart alone. With nothing to lose, she replies to an advertisement requesting a companion for a mysterious 'Manhattan adventure'. Whisked off to New York with eccentric British aristocrat Georgia Hamilton, Amy experiences a glamorous side of the city that she's never seen before. Along the way, Georgia initiates her protegee in the arts of old-school elegance. But as Georgia shares her life lessons, Amy discovers a painful secret in her mentor's past. A secret that shattered her future. A story of love and betrayal that only Amy has the power to put right.
|Publication date:||14th August 2014|
|Publisher:||Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group|
|Primary Genre||Relationship Stories|
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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 ...More About Tasmina Perry