Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Book Review: Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson

About the book:

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.

My thoughts:

As a rule, I don't read secular fiction; Christian fiction is my genre of choice. However, I thought I would branch out and try some secular fiction for a change. Knowing that James Patterson is a very well-known author was a factor that influenced my decision to read this book. Unfortunately, I did not like this book at all. At first, I thought it would be a variation of City of Angels. It gave all the signs that I would be in absolute tears by the end, which wouldn't have bothered me at all (sometimes, you need to read a book like that from time to time). But the tears never came because the wrong person died, in my opinion. I won't spoil it for you, but honestly, don't waste your time with this book. Rent City of Angels instead.

2 Stars

Southern?  No
Sass?  No


  1. Awe. Too bad...I loved this book! Sorry it didn't do it for you.

  2. Hello, Christy,
    I'm Patti Lacy, author of What the Bayou Saw, (kinda southern) Christian women's fiction.
    I was intrigued by your blog spot and wondered if you'd be interested in receiving an influencer copy of my book.

    Here's my e-mail: patti@pattilacy.com


  3. Hi! I have a daughter in middle school (11, 6th grade) whose friend is reading this book. It sounds pretty racy but I can't find a review from a Christian perspective anywhere. Can you tell me if this is an inappropriate book for this age, to the point that I might want to let her (foreign) parents know? Thanks!

    1. I don't have children, but if I did, I would not be comfortable with them reading this. At minimum, 18 years and older is where I'd draw the line.

      Hope that helps!


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