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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Perfect Proposal and a Perfect Fairytale. A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde

Cornwall Beach by Mike Coates

It is easy for anyone with selfish relatives who take advantage of them to identify with the charming main character of this fairytale story, Sophie.  Although Sophie manages to get away from her family, she still has a kind heart.  This is rewarded when she travels to New York and prevents an old lady from falling.  The old lady turns out to be a fellow English woman with a handsome and wealthy grandson, Luke.  Unfortunately, Luke thinks that Sophie is a gold-digger when Matilda invites her to stay.

I  almost always love Katie Fforde's love stories, and I was delighted by Sophie and Luke's adventures as they try to find Matilda's dream house and fix up Sophie's oil interests.  The trip to beautiful Cornwall was especially enjoyable because of the descriptions of the beautiful scenery  finding out about scrumpy, and dreaming about delicious clotted cream.

The beginning was a bit slow, but I liked all of the characters in this book as well as the story.  The only problem is that some of Katie Ffode's characters tend to make me feel inadequate because they're often good at crafts and cooking! I'd love to eat some of Sophie's drop scones!

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