When it comes to escapism?
A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde is probably escapism at its best!
Recently I had some rather depressing news about my perma-migraine in the essence that its never going to go away. There’s no cure. I spent four days wallowing in self pity over this news and then thought what better way to forget about my problems than in fictionworld?
A Perfect Proposal: The Basics – Sophia spends her whole life basically as a doormat for the rest of her family. So when she wakes up to how her family really see her, she swaps her life in England in New York, albeit for a few weeks, but they’ll learn their lesson won’t they? Whilst there she meets the lovely, English born, old dear Matilda. So when Sophie returns to England she hardly expects to hear from Matilda again, let alone expects her distrustful grandson, Luke, to seek Sophie out when he visits just a few weeks later. But Sophie would do anything for the dear old lady who took her in over the Thanks Giving weekend, even be hospitable to her infuriatingly arrogant grandson.
Loved it! Absolutely loved it! I read it from cover to cover in one sitting. It made me laugh. Almost cry. So I gave it to my BFF when I visited two days later and she sat down with it the following day and same. Cover to cover!
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