15 November 2013

Blog Tour: The Proposal by Tasmina Perry

Today, I am delighted to welcome the lovely Tasmina Perry to my blog as part of the blog tour for her brand new novel The Proposal! The book is a break-away from Tasmina's traditional summer bonkbusters, but I absolutely loved it, it's a gorgeous love story and being set in New York makes it even better. Tasmina was kind enough to write me a piece for her blog tour about her favourite proposal scenes, I would agree with most of these! Have a read and let me know in the comments what your favourite proposal scenes are!

You can buy The Proposal as an eBook or a hardback now!

Favourite Proposal scenes

Proposals have always captured the imagination of authors, screenwriters and film directors because there are few more romantic things that can happen between two people than ask – or be asked  -to spend the rest of your life together.

Of course my new novel The Proposal contains a proposal. I loved writing it and even cried when I was finishing the last chapter. But I’ve always been a sucker for proposal scenes in books and movies. Here’s some of my favourites.

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen didn’t write gushing love stories or proposals but her novels were all the more powerful for the simmering emotions that lay between the repressed words. See Darcy’s proposal “You must allow me to tell you…”

High Fidelity
Nick Hornby’s record loving hero goes on a journey discovering more songs and ex-girlfriends before asking Laura to marry him. Not gushy, but funny, honest and true.

Four Weddings and a Funeral
‘Is it raining? I hadn’t noticed’ might have been a bit corny. But ‘do you agree not to marry me and consider doing it for the rest of your life’ was pure magic.

The Runaway Bride
Julia Roberts does the deed and tells Richard Gere why they should spend the rest of their lives together

Sex and the City (the movie)
In a dressing room - with shoes – where else. It was actually Big’s second proposal but it was definitely the best.

When Harry Met Sally
No actual ‘Will you marry me’ but one of the most heart-melting moments in film nonetheless.

Thanks so much, Tasmina!

1 comment:

  1. I loved, loved Runaway Bride, Sex And The City and When Harry Met Sally. AND I think I would try the Proposal too. Anyway, my fav proposal goes to The Ugly Truth, Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl made the perfect combo.