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Sundays at Tiffany's [EPUB] ✺ Sundays at Tiffany's ✽ James Patterson – Liversite.co.uk As a little girl, Jane has no one 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 As a little girl, Jane has no one 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 Sundays at MOBI :ð handsome, smart and perfect as she remembers him to be But not even Michael knows the reason they ve really been reunitedNDAYS AT TIFFANY S is a love story with an irresistible twist, a novel about the child inside all of us and the boundary crossing power of love.


10 thoughts on “Sundays at Tiffany's

  1. Bobby Underwood Bobby Underwood says:

    I miss you already This light and lovely piece of fiction hasin common with Robert Nathan s tender stories from the 1930s and 1940s than it does modern day romances It is a charming but nearly undefinable romantic novel which is light and breezy, yet touches the heart I m usually not a big fan of Patterson, and have to wonder if co author Gabrielle Charbonnet Cate Tiernan didof the actual writing here, working from an outline and story provided by Patterson At any rate, both r I miss you already This light and lovely piece of fiction hasin common with Robert Nathan s tender stories from the 1930s and 1940s than it does modern day romances It is a charming but nearly undefinable romantic novel which is light and breezy, yet touches the heart I m usually not a big fan of Patterson, and have to wonder if co author Gabrielle Charbonnet Cate Tiernan didof the actual writing here, working from an outline and story provided by Patterson At any rate, both receive credit for an old style romantic fantasy marred only by one scene, which I ll talk about later in the review.Having seen the film starring Alyssa Milano a couple of years ago, I finally got around to reading this I wish I d opted to read it much sooner, because it is utterly charming The basic premise is that those imaginary friends some children have are actually angels that only they can see These angels exist to make it easier for a child to fit into the world, so they ll feel less alone, and won t be afraid Michael is such an angel, and one of his assignments is little Jane Margaux, the lonely daughter of an overbearing and famous mother Why Jane needs an angel during her youth is hinted at early on as her mother takes a bow onstage after a performance I stood up too, and clapped the hardest, and I loved her so much I could hardly bear it Someday she would love me back just as much, I was sure of it There is something special about Michael s connection to Jane, and hers to him At the age of nine, when he has to move on, she is supposed to forget him, as all the others have But she doesn t He continues his work for twenty three years He lives as normal humans do between assignments and everyone can see him He boxes and enjoys life, but never forgets Jane Though nowhere near as resonant, this is definitely Robert Nathan land, at least in conception There is nothing even remotely tawdry or inappropriate in tone, nor is there anything creepy about the story as some have suggested This is rather an old fashioned and innocent otherworldly fantasy, updated to modern times It would have been quite at home in ainnocent, less uber sensitive to everything era.Years pass Michael spots the grown up Jane now in her early thirties and is flabbergasted In all the years hundreds, thousands he s been doing this, he s never run into one of his former assignments as an adult He observes that poor little Jane is still getting hurt by her mother, Vivienne, and by a loser boyfriend named Hugh Because we get moments from both Jane s and Michael s viewpoint, we know that unlike all the others, Jane never forgot Michael Once they meet again, it is new territory for Michael, who realizes there must be a reason she didn t forget him, and that reason could be heartbreaking.Sweet and hopeful, and with a very special ending that fills the heart, this is almost a throwback story from another era But there is a caveat Either Patterson had some formula he wanted his co author to adhere to, or one or both of these writers didn t trust that modern readers would accept a romantic fantasy without a fully described sex scene.I m perfectly fine with sexual intimacy in some books, some series, especially if it s beautifully realized, sensual or sexy I myself write a series where sensuality is a major component to the visualized dystopian world I ve created, but it happens to fit that story, that world I understand, as an author, that even if you write a series that has no sex, graphically described or otherwise, but has interaction between the sexes, that someone will take exception in the current male unfriendly climate Don t misunderstand me, I m not doing that at all.It s unfair to criticize any book for being true to its genre, but I m doing the exact opposite here I m criticizing the scene because it was very untrue to its genre It s obvious that a lot of readers had not read the type of story from the 30s and 40s that Sunday at Tiffany s aspires to be But I had, and that s why in this particular instance, the sex scene, which is relatively mild, but graphically described, is contrary to the old fashioned romantic fantasy genre to which Sunday at Tiffany s is paying homage If the author s had not done such a nice job up to that point in the story, it would be okay, but because they had, the sex scene inserted here just did not belong, not in the type of story they d created It didn t fit with the narrative which had preceded it at all It felt so out of place for anyone familiar with this older style of story that it was jarring, taking the reader out of the older romantic fantasy and pulling them back into the modern world from which the story had been an escape.Having become immersed into the grove and older style of the story, when I suddenly came upon the scene, it took me completely by surprise It felt like something dropped in by parachute from a different book or perhaps from a James Patterson formula It was totally unexpected, like a slap in the face with a wet towel Not because it was tawdry, or badly written, or unduly explicit but because it was there, in THIS type of story.These authors or perhaps just Patterson, who most likely didn t have time to write it by himself wanted to tell an old fashioned, Robert Nathan like story, but I had to wonder if either of these authors had ever actually read one of Nathan s books To give readers an idea of how awkward that scene felt within this sweet and magical narrative, imagine Robert Nathan s Portrait of Jennie with an explicit sex scene between Eben and Jennie Yeah, it was like that Either fortunately, or maddeningly I ve still yet to decide it was only a blip on the radar, and the ending was so lovely and heartwarming it almost made up for it Almost.This is still a wonderful read, and I highly recommend it However, formula over appreciation for a style, a certain type of story and its mood, and its boundaries, force me to give Sunday at Tiffany s four stars rather than the five I wanted to give it Charming and wonderful overall, but it just missed being timeless because it was afraid to remain true to its origins, and the type of story to which it was paying homage


  2. Meg Meg says:

    OK, I finished I didn t know I could roll my eyes that hard I m pretty sure a dude was watching me on the Metro as I closed the book multiple times, tried to refrain from making noises of disgust, and rolled my eyes at every paragraph Seriously, they took a tolerable if sort of creepy book and then KILLED IT in the last 50 pages Oh god.Yeah Well, hey James Patterson and person whose name will be tiny on the cover but probably wrote most of the book, I gave 1 star to JD Salinger too, so at OK, I finished I didn t know I could roll my eyes that hard I m pretty sure a dude was watching me on the Metro as I closed the book multiple times, tried to refrain from making noises of disgust, and rolled my eyes at every paragraph Seriously, they took a tolerable if sort of creepy book and then KILLED IT in the last 50 pages Oh god.Yeah Well, hey James Patterson and person whose name will be tiny on the cover but probably wrote most of the book, I gave 1 star to JD Salinger too, so at least you re in good company I guess DAY 1 of reading The advanced reader s copy came in at work today After reading the back, it was sort of like I was compelled to read it, because surely, it could not be a book about a woman falling in love with her childhood imaginary best friend It is.And while it has its flaws, it is sort of oddly entertaining, in that sort of if I turn my brain off this book is maybe ok, as long as I pretend it isn t a creepy knock off of the Time Traveler s Wife with a minor plot change I ve got maybe another 60 75 pages to go, which I will probably read over my morning latte at work, so I ll let you know how that goes


  3. Angelc Angelc says:

    I thought Sundays at Tiffany s was a very sweet romance The story itself is very simple and uncomplicated I can easily see this book being made into a movie 8 year old Jane Margaux feels like she doesn t live up to her extravagant mother s expectations Vivienne, her successful broadway producer mother pays little attention to Jane, except for their weekly trip to Tiffany s every Sunday Jane spends most of her time with the only person she can really depend on in her life, her imaginary fr I thought Sundays at Tiffany s was a very sweet romance The story itself is very simple and uncomplicated I can easily see this book being made into a movie 8 year old Jane Margaux feels like she doesn t live up to her extravagant mother s expectations Vivienne, her successful broadway producer mother pays little attention to Jane, except for their weekly trip to Tiffany s every Sunday Jane spends most of her time with the only person she can really depend on in her life, her imaginary friend, Michael Michael always knows the right thing to say to cheer her up and build up her self esteem He s always there for her when she needs him no matter what But unfortunately, imaginary friends don t last forever and Jane loses the one person she counts on the most Twenty three years later, Jane is still under her mother s rule and is in a miserable relationship with a man who caresabout her Broadway connections than about her Jane and Michael find themselves miraculously crossing paths again, and are faced with many new choices and questions about themselves and each other The story and writing style are simplistic but the story itself is so sweet, it doesn t really need filler to make the story longer This is a fantasy story in a way, but Michael s job as an imaginary friend is explained well and wasn t hard for me to believe I found it a little odd that Jane s chapters were told in 1st person and Michael s were told in 3rd person, but I got used to it quickly It wasn t hard to understand, but I did wonder why the author wrote the book this way.Michael was pretty much flawless, so he really wasn t realistic at all But I was viewing this novel as a fantasy anyway, so it didn t bother me that he was too good to be true Jane was very much a pushover but still likeable It was fun to see her become stronger as she built her self esteem with Michael s help I thought this book was very innocent and refreshing and I will probably readin this genre by Patterson Reviewed for


  4. Susan Susan says:

    Picture this, you are an eight year old child and you have an adult imaginary friend of the opposite sex When it is your ninth year birthday your imaginary friend tells you it s time for him her to go and that you won t remember them tomorrow Yet, you never forget your friend One day you see him her in your city when you re an adult and the imaginary friend hasn t changed one bit Well this is what James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet Sundays at Tiffany s is all about.Jane is now an adult Picture this, you are an eight year old child and you have an adult imaginary friend of the opposite sex When it is your ninth year birthday your imaginary friend tells you it s time for him her to go and that you won t remember them tomorrow Yet, you never forget your friend One day you see him her in your city when you re an adult and the imaginary friend hasn t changed one bit Well this is what James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet Sundays at Tiffany s is all about.Jane is now an adult working not only in the company her mother started, but also for an overbearing mother Jane has successfully created a Broadway show called Thank Heaven which is based on her imaginary friend Michael whom she has never forgotten Michael has found himself in New York City waiting on his next assignment Most of the children he has forgotten and there are some he never forgets There s only one he s really loved and that s Jane As he strolls through the city he wonders if she is still here and what she is doing He begins to seek her out and one day sees her strolling through the park The next morning he returns to see where Jane works When she gets to the company, Jane is met by her boyfriend Hugh Michael then decides he has to let Jane go One day Jane is enjoying a coffee ice cream sundae at the Astor Court of the St Regis Hotel She glances up and thinks she see s Michael her imaginary friend As she walks over she is astonished that it is Michael and that he s talking to another girl Michael is real and not imaginary any James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet take the reader on a magnificent ride as Jane and Michael becomeacquainted with each other and discovering why Michael is in human flesh and there in New York Sundays at Tiffany s clearly blows James Patterson previous two books Sam s Letters to Jennifer and Suzanne s Diary for Nicholas out of the water


  5. Jess Jess says:

    Let me start by saying I love romances with a supernatural twist, usually Having had imaginary friends as a child I thought this book was right up my alley I was sooooooooo mistaken It was a little creepy It was so syrupy sweet that I thought I was going to go into sugar shock It was probably one of the silliest stories I have ever read And the ending all neatly tied up in the last twenty pages Boring The only good thing about it is that it only took me a few hours to finish.


  6. Ashleigh Ashleigh says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I read this book for a book club that I recently joined and it just really wasn t my style I have to admit that I was less than excited when I noticed the book was written by James Patterson Whether accurate or not, I have always viewed him asof a money making book factory than a real storyteller As far as this particular book is concerned, I didn t care for the main character at all She played the victim from beginning to end Mommy didn t love me, Daddy is too busy for me, my imagina I read this book for a book club that I recently joined and it just really wasn t my style I have to admit that I was less than excited when I noticed the book was written by James Patterson Whether accurate or not, I have always viewed him asof a money making book factory than a real storyteller As far as this particular book is concerned, I didn t care for the main character at all She played the victim from beginning to end Mommy didn t love me, Daddy is too busy for me, my imaginary friend left me seriously , my boyfriend is a total jerketc, etc, etc I m not a huge fan of love stories that I find to be TOO unrealistic So, the thought of a love story between a woman and her childhood imaginary friend was certainly not for me Also, was no one else creeped out by the fact that Michael, the imaginary friendwatched this little girl grow up and was her best friend when she was little and then sleeps with her when she is an adult Creepy uncle style.I was also unsure as to what demographic this book was supposed to be targeted The language was pretty elementary and the plot of falling in love with your imaginary friend also seems to skew to a young audience for mebut due to the nature of the one sex scene in it, I think this book was probably marketed to middle aged lonely women and that bothers me


  7. Andi 앤디 Andi 앤디 says:

    Love love love this book Love the main characters, the romance, the feels The plot is a unique one Girl has an imaginary friend Imaginary friend leaves her Girl grows up Imaginary friend shows up And here s the twist everybody else can see him That s a love story to tell the grandkids I cannot say too much about this book without spoiling it, but I can say that the story really delivers and that epilogue WOW A perfect end to a perfect romance A movie was made based on this bo Love love love this book Love the main characters, the romance, the feels The plot is a unique one Girl has an imaginary friend Imaginary friend leaves her Girl grows up Imaginary friend shows up And here s the twist everybody else can see him That s a love story to tell the grandkids I cannot say too much about this book without spoiling it, but I can say that the story really delivers and that epilogue WOW A perfect end to a perfect romance A movie was made based on this book, and although it was a fun film to watch, readers of the book will be disappointed since they took away many crucial points from the book that is the heart of the story.But I do recommend this book to fans of Patterson and hopeless romantics like me


  8. That Girl That Girl says:

    This was a fairly short and predictable read I finished it in a matter of hours but that s just the way I go about reading any book I start Unless I must put the book down, I d rather try my best to keep reading keep the movie reel spinning.I enjoyed the book for the idea behind it but I felt it lacked a lot of development and the style of writing felt very I don t know, junior high ish I don t find that to be a big factor in my thoughts of the story however I do find that not enough des This was a fairly short and predictable read I finished it in a matter of hours but that s just the way I go about reading any book I start Unless I must put the book down, I d rather try my best to keep reading keep the movie reel spinning.I enjoyed the book for the idea behind it but I felt it lacked a lot of development and the style of writing felt very I don t know, junior high ish I don t find that to be a big factor in my thoughts of the story however I do find that not enough descriptions and attention to details were present There were too many chapters because most of the chapters were about two pages long I understand that usually it signifies a change of setting, etc., however, combined with the large print, that just makes the book so muchshorter than it could have been.As this being my personal review, I felt the author s could have done muchjustice to the story than what had been done Unlike some authors and or readers out there, I d rather there be too much details than not enough details The relationships could have been developed better as well I could not find myself feeling anything for Jane or Micheal or Vivienne or even Hugh I did not feel any strong emotions for the relationship between Jane and Micheal in their relationship as imaginary friends or as adults.So to sum it up it s an okay story with not enough pages to get the readers to feel anything for any of the characters


  9. Noriko Noriko says:

    Honestly speaking, I m in two minds about this book.I started this book expecting to be a sweet, heart warming holiday ish read with a bit of a fantastical element Granted, it indeed is a delightful, fantastical read to some extent, and I actually enjoyed reading this, but I cannot deny I was left feeling underwhelmed when I closed the book.The premise is intriguing and the plot flows nicely I would say this is such a page turner with a strong first half Yes, the first half is really strong a Honestly speaking, I m in two minds about this book.I started this book expecting to be a sweet, heart warming holiday ish read with a bit of a fantastical element Granted, it indeed is a delightful, fantastical read to some extent, and I actually enjoyed reading this, but I cannot deny I was left feeling underwhelmed when I closed the book.The premise is intriguing and the plot flows nicely I would say this is such a page turner with a strong first half Yes, the first half is really strong as far as I m concerned, with Jane bumping into her old imaginary friend, Michael, after 23 years and Michael s bewilderment about the encounter is such a sight to behold Jane was supposed to have forgotten about Michael at an instant when he left Jane on her 9th birthday But surprisingly, she does remember Michael, she has never erased Michael from her memory and SHE RECOGNIZES HIM even after 23 years.Michael is such an adorable character The way he gets all flustered by the encounter with Jane which was what he least expected is such a delight to read, it had me giggling so many times and my anticipation was just on the rise as I kept turning pages.That Michael himself hasn t grasped what he really is whether he is an Angel or not is quite an added intrigue, giving some depth to the story and I think it is one of the stand out element of this book The development from old friends to love interests is also captivating, such a fun to follow.Nonetheless, while I immensely enjoyed Jane s self development and her drastic transformation from a meek, Mommy s girl to a strong woman both mentally and physically as well as the changes Michael goes through the interactions with Jane, the latter half especially from 70% of the book I guess felt lackluster compared to the first half.Despite the interesting, promising start, the plot started taking a paint by numbers approach and turned into a typical romance.Once again, I did quite enjoy their friends to lovers relationship development and I found the writing strong There were lots of compelling scenes that drove me up the walls and made my heart squeeze with sadness.But at the same time, I felt there were a lot of clich s in both the character arcs I m particularly talking about Hugh Oh, Classic son of a bitch type of bastard, Hugh , and the story line As much as I find Micheal s hazy identity intriguing, I was unsure about him the whole time One part of me was telling me to take it in as is, but another part of me was trying in vain to put two and two together and figure out what he really is ON top of all this, I found the twist in the end which happens in the last 20 pages a bit over the top Yes, this book could be pigeonholed into contemporary fantasy, but it just didn t sit well with me I wasn t particularly invested in the story as much as I had expected.Micheal s reasoning for his being in NYC, and for his encounter with Jane also fell flat for me As he said so himself in the story, his rationale is just a stab in the dark, nothing is concrete nor clearly explained In fact, I m still feeling confused with some unanswered questions going through my mind, it s kind of akin to indigestion and I don t really appreciate this feeling Loose ends do work often times, but this type of loose end just didn t work for me and made me feel a bit underwhelmed.To put it in a nutshell, just like my scatterbrained looking review, I don t know what to think of this book I honestly don t know I don t dislike this book, but I wouldn t shout my love for this book from the rooftops either.I would have loved this book if the plot had stayed as strong as the first half, but alas, it didn t.I wouldn t go so far as to say I was disappointed because it did hook me and I did enjoy reading this This is a cute, heart warming read with a solid writing, it s just that I might be too jaded for this kind of books But I wouldn t say this is my favorite James Patterson I think 3 stars will be a fair rating, for me, that is


  10. Kelly Kelly says:

    How can I begin Sundays at Tiffany s was delightful It embodied everything I enjoy about reading James Patterson His stories have such an incredible beat and flow to them It is like reading a song You get so caught up in the story that before you even realize it, you are three quarters of the way through For me, this is when the anxiety hits This is when I realize that I am almost to the point where I have to wait for another James Patterson story to take me away.I immediately fell in lov How can I begin Sundays at Tiffany s was delightful It embodied everything I enjoy about reading James Patterson His stories have such an incredible beat and flow to them It is like reading a song You get so caught up in the story that before you even realize it, you are three quarters of the way through For me, this is when the anxiety hits This is when I realize that I am almost to the point where I have to wait for another James Patterson story to take me away.I immediately fell in love with young Jane Such a sweet child so lost in the world of her glamorous mother Jane has the fortunate gift of a wonderful friend, Michael Michael is the utmost in imaginary friends He is handsome, a great listener, and he is entirely devoted to his Jane Michael s and Jane s friendship is completely charming and wonderful, and I found myself thinking I should have thought larger when I had my own imaginary friend.Jane as an adult is equally loveable You find her likeable from the get go and you desperately want to see this woman happy I do not want to go into anything that could remotely give the story away, but I will say that this goes above and beyond in good story telling with an ending that is not predictable Sundays at Tiffany s is a truly remarkable story, and I am so glad that I was given the opportunity to read it


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