A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde
Sweet but poor girl falls in love with dashing wealthy guy. A pretty common theme in literature and one that is hard to bring any freshness to. A Perfect Proposal is charming and sweet but doesn’t really bring anything new to the genre. And that is ok. Sometimes it is nice to know where the story is going. It makes for a nice light read.
Sophie is sweet and nice and you want good things to happen for her. Luke is everything you could want in a modern take on a Prince Charming. The real book stealer though is Matilda. A vivacious grandmother who makes you wish you could sit down to tea with her. A weaker point is Sophie’s family. From the way they are written it is impossible to understand how Sophie turned out so sweet and why she continues to bother with them. There is no warmth there at all. There is no dimension to them either. This is the case with most of the characters, but as this is light romantic fiction it didn’t bother me as much as it normally would have.
While the story is sweet and slightly quirky it suffers from awkward dialogue on occasion and some naively simplistic writing at times. This is odd because some sections seem delightfully worded and playful. I couldn’t quite figure out why there was this dichotomy in the book.
Katie Fforde has written a sweet book that I would recommend for summer beach reading.
I do have to say that it is not a book I would purchase personally, but I didn’t mind reading it as a free book.
I was provided a copy of this book for review