Summary: 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 handsome, smart and perfect as she remembers him to be. But not even Michael knows the reason they've really been reunited.
SUNDAYS 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. -- Hachette Book Group USA
I was just thrilled when Hatchette Book Group sent me a copy of SUNDAYS AT TIFFANY'S by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet as part of their Mother's Day Book Package. I have read every James Patterson book ever written (I think), and I knew I wanted to read this one too. I consider myself a pretty big fan of Mr. Patterson's, even though I haven't loved some of his recent books. I sat down to read SUNDAYS AT TIFFANY'S when I was home by myself on a Saturday night (the kids were in bed and my husband was out-of-town on a golf trip), and I didn't get off the couch until I was done reading the book. I didn't want to put the book down; but having said that, it was also a very quick read -- it took me less than two hours.
I don't read a lot of love stories or romance books, but occassionally I will pick one up and enjoy it! That was certainly the case with SUNDAYS AT TIFFANY'S -- I realize that this wasn't a great piece of fiction, but I must have been in the right mood for a love story. I know many people will be turned off by a story about a woman falling in love with her childhood imaginary friend, but I thought was heart-warming. I was touched by this book, and I liked the overall message about the importance of love. I know I sound a little bit mushy, but sometimes it's nice to read a "sweet" book.
If I wanted to be find fault with this book, I certainly could -- the characters were kind of flat, the story was somewhat predictable, etc. In fact, I feel kind of guilty for not going into details about some of the elements that I found lacking in the story. However, I don't think the intent for this book was ever for it to be judged as a literary piece of art. I just enjoyed this book for what I saw it as -- a feel-good book about finding love.