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Sundays at Tiffany's
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America's #1 bestselling author, James Patterson, brings us a magical story about a love that transcends boundaries . . .

AN IMAGINARY FRIEND

Jane Margaux is a lonely little girl. Her mother, a powerful Broadway producer, makes time for her only once a week, for their Sunday trip to admire jewelry at Tiffany's. Jane has only one friend: a handsome, comforting, funny man named Michael. He's perfect. But only she can see him. Michael can't stay forever, though. On Jane's ninth birthday he leaves, promising her that she'll soon forget him.

AN UNEXPECTED LOVE

Years later, in her thirties, Jane is just as alone as she was as a child. And despite her own success as a playwright, she is even more trapped by her overbearing mother. Then she meets someone-a handsome, comforting, funny man. He's perfect. His name is Michael . . .

AND AN UNFORGETTABLE TWIST


This is a heartrending story that surpasses all expectations of why these people have been brought together. With the breathtaking momentum and gripping emotional twists that have made James Patterson a bestselling author all over the world, SUNDAYS AT TIFFANY'S takes an altogether fresh look at the timeless and transforming power of love.

Customer Reviews:

  • Not too deep or complex - a typical chick-flick novel for a lazy Sunday!
    This book is not deep, heavy or complex - more like a chick-flick novel where you can just read it in a lazy Sunday.

    As mentioned the book is about a girl, Jane, who was always lonely in her child life. Her mother, the powerful head of a Broadway theater company, has no time for her. She does have one friend-a handsome, comforting, funny man named Michael-but only she can see him. Years later, Jane is in her thirties and just as alone as ever. Then she meets Michael again-as handsome, smart and perfect as she remembers him to be. But not even Michael knows the reason they've really been reunited.

    I didn't go into the book expecting a lot as this is my first book from James Patterson, so I didn't get much disappointed either. Despite its "lightness," it's worth a read - I do think that this book was a beautiful story. The characters are, in some way, very real and in some way very unrealistic, guess depending on the personality. However the author has not built a connection between the story and the reader. The relationship between Michael and Jane had this big question mark. It seemed the author developed the relationship too fast, not going into much detail about how Michael's feelings for Jane change - where as he goes much more details in Jane's character. As a reader doesn't understand what is happening with Michael. Is he real or not? Then at the end you get an idea of what was really happening....more info
  • Bring your inner child - and you will delight in this book
    I am no light weight when it comes to intellectual activities and enjoyments. But I learned long ago that, just as you must stretch muscles you want to work well - once in a while you must completely open yourself to see the world as a child.

    This takes some courage. We find a lot of security in our adult logic and structures. But delight and joy are not measured in the ways of adulthood. They are experiences not of the cognitive self but of the core self. This book speaks to a need our world has to relearn the values of compassion, the importance of a lack of pretension, and the essential need to learn to let go of the requirement to have all the answers (or find someone who does).

    Loving another person does not always make sense. And that is OK. Stories do not always have all the loose ends tied up. And that is OK.
    Letting go of perfection and reality now and then are good for you. Many people can only let go with the use of alcohol or drugs. But this book is a far better way to do it. If you let the story carry you along, you will end up as I did - filled with joy....more info
  • Okay, but not good!
    I love James Patterson but Ifound this book to be disappointing. It kind of dragged along till the story was over. It just didn't have enough umph!...more info
  • Not his best at all
    I wasn't really thrilled by this book. When I first saw this book in the store, I thought I was in for a treat. I guess I was expecting something as endearing as Mr. Patterson's "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas". Not!!! Maybe it was just the storyline of an imaginary childhood friend, was he for real or was he just a figment of this girl's very active imagination but I was not able to get into this book. I won't spill the beans as to how this story ended but the bottom line for me is that I just wasn't buying the imaginary friend plot nor did I even want to try. I am still looking forward to the next James Patterson book because most of his books are truly awesome. ...more info
  • Fun Romantic Fantasy
    I usually don't read stuff like this. I'm your hardcore biblical studies guy. This is literature I would have despised as vacuous fluff just a couple of years ago.

    But what a difference a couple of years can make! The story is about a little girl with an imaginary 32 year old friend named Michael. He keeps little Jane company and encourages her and loves her for who she is all through her primary childhood years while her career-minded mom makes money as a prestigious play producer.

    But when Jane is 9, Michael says that he has to go away to help other children, and that Jane would not remember him. But Jane remembers, and so does Michael. When he sees her again 23 years later, the ageless Michael is smitten. Jane recognizes him having a drink with someone at their old hangout, and they start up their relationship. Is it real? Will it last? Can it last?

    Find out! it's a fast, fun, romantic read....more info
  • CUTE AND WELL WRITTEN.
    This is a very cute idea of a story. Yes, a little far fetched, but hey, what fairytale type Cinderella, isn't. It was well written, though I didn't expect anything less with James Patterson's name on it. Always loved the extremely short chapters. I love to stop at a new chapter, which is one of the reasons the short chapters are so great, yet at the same time, I always find myself saying, "Just one more chapter". Especially because they're so short.

    This book was fast paced. I couldn't wait to see what happened, next. Loved the characters, and how everything played out. I read some not so nice reviews about the whole imaginary friend thing. All's I have to say to that is, get over it. It's a wonderful fictional love story. Kind of like finding the prince charming ever little girls dreams of. And really, haven't these people been taught...If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything!

    I loved this heartwarming story. It is now on my favorite list of James Patterson books along with, Suzanne's Diary to Nicholas. That's one that will stay with me forever.
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  • awful
    I bought this book because I love James Patterson. I was so disappointed in this book, it was terrible. I couldn't get past the fourth chapter and Patterson's chapters are not big. It was stupid and I would not recommend it to anyone. If you want to read it, get it from the library, don't waste your money buying it....more info
  • Surprised by James Patterson
    Not your typical James Patterson novel. I was pleasantly suprised by Sundays at Tiffanys. Although not the usual mystery and suspense I normally associate with his books, it is a mystery in a sense but more of a sweet love story. As usual it is always a pleasure to read anything by James Patterson. ...more info
  • Fantastic book!
    I love this book! I think this is probably James Patterson's best book to date. I love the way he draws you in to the characters and makes you feel like a part of his book. Also the way he takes an abstract subject and makes you believe. What a fantastic author!...more info
  • Rent "City of Angels" instead
    If you've ever seen the movie "City of Angels" you can see the plot twist of this book coming a mile away. I'm glad this was just a gift....more info
  • I loved this beautiful book.
    It was a fast read so I finished it in an afternoon. It's such a lovely story and, no, not your typical James Patterson. I usually stay away from his books that have a co-author, but I'm glad I didn't on this one. I would hate to have missed it. This would make a wonderful movie....more info
  • Endearing
    I so enjoyed this book. It's so whimsical, so endearing. It charmed me. It's a very quick read but one that will leave you smiling....more info
  • Just a so-so book
    I must say, I was very disappointed with this book. This is the second James Patterson book that I have read (the first one being 1st to Die). I LOVED the first book of his Woman's Murder Club series and I also bought this book along with Sam's Letters to Jennifer (which I will read next) because I have heard that his love stories are like Nicholas Sparks (which is one of my FAVORITE authors) - well, this book was no where near what Nicholas Sparks can write. This book never really caught my attention, and believe me I was REALLY hoping I would get lost in this book. I am a person that loves to get lost in the fantasy world of "happily ever after" and let my heart go places in these books that I can't even imagine. Well, that didn't happen at all with this book. Actually, I almost didn't finish it but forced myself to continue just to see if it got better, and it did a little. WARNING SPOILERS WILL FOLLOW. The only reason I finished it was because I wanted to see if Jane lived and if they would be together. After I found out her mother was the one to die, and not her, it made the book better, and I must say the near death experience of Michael at the end was a nice touch as well. I just think the book was way too short to really grasp the reader and pull them in to the story. I love the idea of someone fromt he past coming back and it being true love, but it was almost creepy to me. Was Michael in love with her when she was 8? That's just sick. Otherwise, maybe he always felt a connection with her but didn't love her until he saw her again when she was an adult. Either way, it wasn't explained and even though I love to suspend reality in my books, this one was too far gone for even me. ...more info
  • Borrow it from the Library
    I read this book because it had been on the NY Times bestseller list for a few weeks. Most of the reviews on Amazon (initially) seemed really favorable.

    I tought the modern day Michael would resemble characteristics from her imaginary friend. I didn't think he would be the same person.

    So as I'm reading I'm just waiting for the purpose of him coming back to see her. Although the book is short, they drag it out. And when you finally get to it, your like I can't believe I read this for this ending.

    P.S. I did like the part where she goes in and just buys herself a ring at Tiffanys:)...more info
  • All but one
    I haven't had a chance to read the book yet, because I didn't receive one for me. I purchased 8 books from different vendors. I buy for our book club. Those that have read it said it is a good book. One vendor didn't pay attention and didn't send the book coming from her. It is now March 2nd and I still haven't received it. ...more info
  • I Loved Sundays at Tiffany's
    This beautiful story had me from page one. I loved every page. The story was sweet and sad and wonderful. James Patterson delivers a charming story once again. I was delighted, what a lovely read. My copy will make the rounds to all my friends, as all my favorite books do. Well done....more info
  • Let's Pretend
    What a delightful love story. I finished it on Valentine's Day--a perfect day to read a book like this one! But it would make any day a (*sigh*) day.

    The characters are real--even the imaginary ones. Jane is the epitome of poor girl, rich girl. She has everything the world has to offer, and yet she has nothing of any significance. My heart aches for her. Michael plays a perfect companion--perfectly, and every reader will love him. But is he real or imaginary?

    I found the plot a bit reminiscent of Pinocchio, the story of a puppet who becomes real. Unlike that tale, this story twists and turns a bit differently to keep the reader guessing. Until the very end--the epilogue, the reader does not know for sure.

    It's written in first-person narrative with Jane's voice in one chapter, followed by Michael's voice. There's a bit of profanity included as well as some adult scenes....more info
  • Light, interesting, great characters
    This is the first of Patterson's books I have read and I found it very good. I read it over the course of three days and I could hardly put it down. It's a beautiful love story that is not traditional and has a magical touch to it that I really liked. This book reminded me a lot of the movie "City of Angels", where a non human being falls in love with a human being and this love changes him. Although in the book it is not clear what kind of being Michael actually is, it is interesting because it is not something that is given too much importance and the reader is left to come to his/her own conclusions in that sense. I think this book is for people who don't need things to be logical or probable; it is for those who can read about things that seem impossible and still believe in the love story. I don't give it five stars because I feel some important issues are left unresolved or are given a superficial resolution, but I am definitely recommending it to my friends and I'm eager to read other Patterson books. ...more info
  • Great Book
    this is such a special story. iI couldnt put it down. I think we are all Jane in some weird way. if you love a good romance,this is your book.....more info
  • Sundays at Tiffany's
    very enjoyable read.I read the entire book in a weekend and didn't want it to end....more info
  • Sunday's at Tiffany's
    James Patterson does it to me AGAIN!!! A truly remarkable love story that so many can relate to, whether you have experienced an "imaginary friend" or not. For those who have not experienced having one....it makes you envious of those who have. I could not put it down!

    Thank you Mr. Patterson for touching the heart of the young and old!...more info
  • KID'S LIT DRESSED UP IN ADULT'S CLOTHING
    Less than a love story, more than a fairy tale, Sunday at Tiffany's is every young girls' fantasy of the perfect imaginary man of her youth appearing in the flesh (so to speak) some 20 years later. Sunday is a story that requires the reader to abandon logic and common sense, climb into a magic pumpkin coach and take a ride into a sunset conceived in by Walt Disney and his Imagineers.

    To enjoy this story of Jane and Michael(her imaginary childhood friend) you absolutely must let your childlike naivet¨¦ take over. That co-author Charbonnet is a writer of children's stories is obvious and Sunday at Tiffany's smacks of classic children's literature such as The Velveteen Rabbit and Pinocchio (stories that tell us that "love can make you real") with a touch of Cinderella and The Princess Bride thrown in for good measure (this would cover the appearance Jane's sometimes boyfriend Hugh and her controlling, self obsessed mother, Vivienne.)

    I am not opposed to the happily ever after genre of stories, but Jane and Michael are so sweet and their love so perfect I almost got a cavity in my tooth from reading the book. And no, I don't want to join them at the St. Regis for a coffee ice cream and hot-fudge sundae.
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