A spellbinding tale of love and second chances
By Tasmina Perry
Journey from modern Manhattan to the country houses of 1950s England in this sweeping, heartbreaking novel laced with intrigue, tragedy and a secret love buried in time.
Perfect to curl up with this Christmas, The Proposal by Tasmina Perry is a spellbinding tale of second chances that looks back to the year of the last debutantes. With a haunting love story at its heart, the novel sweeps you away to Fifties London and modern Manhattan. If you love Kate Morton, Rachel Hore and Santa Montefiore, you will adore this multi-layered, moving read. 'A story of long-buried secrets...Perry expertly weaves a delicate web of love and betrayal' Daily Express
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...
TASMINA PERRY is a Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author. She left a career in law to enter the world of women's magazine publishing, going on to become an award-winning writer and contributor to titles such as Elle, Glamour and Marie Claire. In 2004 she launched her own travel and fashion magazine, Jaunt, and was editing InStyle magazine when she left the industry to write books full time. Her novels have been published in seventeen countries. Tasmina lives with her husband and son in London, where she is at work on her next novel.
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14 Aug 2014
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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