Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sundays at Tiffany's...... A book review.....

Sunday at Tiffany's.... A book review.....

I actually won this book over at my friend Sally's http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com It is one I had been wanting to read. After reading Sally's interesting review I just couldn't wait to sit down and read it myself. I entered the give away and won the book! Sally has lot's of great book give aways on her site. She also writes the most marvelous book reviews. I hope you will stop over and see her. I think you will enjoy reading her book reviews and who knows? Maybe you will win a book give away too......


Sundays at Tiffany's is co authored by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet. It is a tall tale, a modern day fairy tale of sorts. It was an easy, quick, and interesting read. It also has short chapters which are especially appealing to me......
The story is about Jane, a forlorn and lonely child. Her mother is a high powered Broadway producer that always seems to be working and doesn't have the time to spend with Jane she should. Jane develops a relationship with an imaginary friend. Michael is perfect in every way. He's kind, intelligent, funny, handsome, and caring. Michael walks her to school in the mornings, spends time with her in the afternoons, and tags along on outings with her to famous New York landmarks like the St Regis Hotel. Everything is going along fine until one day Michael says,
"Children have imaginary friends to help guide them into their lives. We help children feel less alone, help them find their place in the world, in their families. But then we have to leave, have to. It's always been that way, and it will always be that way, Jane. That's just....how it works."
Although Jane begs Michael to stay and tells him she is not ready for him to leave, Michael reiterates that he must and reassures her that she will forget him over time. After all children always do.....
Jane becomes an adult but never lets go of her imaginary friend Michael. She even writes a play about her experiences with him. Even though Jane is an adult she still has not found her place in the world or her family. Instead she remains lonely and unhappy. She doesn't like herself very much at all. She has a narcissistic self centered boyfriend and a domineering mother who pretty much runs her life.
Michael is between jobs and vacationing in New York when he happens to see Jane. Then Jane sees Michael and an adult relationship ensues. They realize they have always loved one another. Although Michael is not a prince all he has to do is snap his fingers to get the money he needs to take Jane on romantic excursions. Jane and Michael seem to have found their true soul mates. Jane develops confidence because of Michael's endearing love for her and she begins to change her life. Jane sees herself in a new light and actually begins to like herself for the very first time. However, there is a cloud looming over their relationship as they constantly worry that Michael will have to leave again. Then a twist in the story occurs that I cannot discuss here for fear of ruining the story for someone else.......
Is Sunday at Tiffany's a true fairy tale with a happy ending? I'm not telling.... You'll just have to read the book yourself to find out........

I hope you are having a beautiful and blessed day!.....
With warmest regards, Carol

10 comments:

Deb said...

my mom reads a lot of James Patterson will have to tell her about this one! Tell Charli Nolan says Hi LOL

zetor said...

I think I'm going to HAVE to read this book, I read Sally's review and now yours ...

Madeline's Album said...

This sounds like a very good book. I have read some of James Patterson books and believe this one is going on my list. Have a great evening Carol.

Vee said...

Oh boy, Carol! Now you've got me so curious that I'll be beside myself until I read that book! (I had to chuckle reading that you like short chapters...the shorter the chapters are in books these days, the better for me, too. It's about as long as I can stay awake! ;D)

Wendy said...

That sounds like a great book. I love quick readers and romance!! I hope oyu are doing well Carol!! Take care!~Wendy

Shellmo said...

This sounds like a very intriguing book!! Thanks for sharing!

Anne said...

I seen this book at Barnes & Noble the other day. It sounds real good. That was nice that you won the book.

Smilingsal said...

Thanks for mentioning me, Carol. I'm glad you enjoyed the book.

BTW, my book blog address is
http//bookcritiques.blogspot.com

Charli and me said...

Thanks Sally I just changed the link.

Julie said...

Good review! I was not sure until now whether or not I wanted to read this book.

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