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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  46,282 ratings  ·  5,119 reviews
Jane was a sweet, funny, chubby seven-year-old, desperately seeking love from her self-obsessed mother, Vivienne, and a father who was wrapped up in a new life with his beautiful young girlfriend. Jane's only friend was handsome, funny, thirty-something Michael. Michael was different; no one else could see him, nor did they believe he existed beyond the realms of Jane's ve...more
Kindle Edition, 321 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2007)
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Meg
Jan 25, 2008 Meg rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romantics who border on the creepy side
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...more
Tricia
Aug 09, 2008 Tricia rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Tricia by: read about it on goodreads newsletter
Sundays at Tiffany's is the first book I have read by James Patterson and AND THE LAST! What promised to be a delightful and charming book--admittedly judged by the premise, what if your imaginary friend from childhood was real?--was an abysmal disappointment.

Was my disappointment due to the book's lackluster prose of a ninth grader? No, I have often found myself moving beyond vanilla prose when gripped by a good narrative. However, see what I mean by lackluster, for example, "Michael was runnin...more
Angelc
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...more
Susan
Apr 17, 2008 Susan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves a good romance
Recommended to Susan by: armchairinterviews
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...more
Jess
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.
That Girl
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...more
Kristen Sisaithong
I picked this book randomly from the description online and added it to my list of books that I wanted for my birthday. Luckily, I have a very nice family that buys nice books for me. Unfortunately, the description was ill-fitting.

Very sentimental, childish and predictable. The only way I can describe this book is by saying that it's so bad, you're slightly embarrassed to be caught reading it. I know that Patterson is renowned for his action thrillers, so I'm going to give him the benefit of the...more
Henry
This is one of those books that I am not supposed to like for a variety of reasons. One being that it is a mass marketed author which I seem to have a prejudice against. There is no real reason for this mind set, I just seem to have it. Secondly, it is a really sappy sort of love story and I think that kind of book is just for girls. (I know, I know, another unreasonable mind set, but I felt like I should be under a umbrella at the beach behind a pair of Ray Ban Sunglasses) And finally, it is wr...more
Kelly
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...more
Ashleigh
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Kate
I was aware that I was not the audience for this book going in. I don’t read a lot of formula fiction, though I did when I was younger, but someone in my book club chose it and I decided to keep an open mind.
I did. I felt high minded about it too, and secretly hoped that it would be a fluffy, fun read. Suffice it to say, mind’s shut. I hope never to read something so ridiculous and poorly written again. This is a “story” of a lonely girl who later falls in love with her imaginary friend. I can’t...more
Joella
This book was wonderful. Halfway through I told my kids and husband the story at dinner and they were all enthralled. Jane and Michael are great characters with comendable personalities. The book made me laugh several times. The characters were so real life. Other than the fact that Jane was very rich and Michael's occupation was an invisible friend that is. My 9 year old daughter asked if she could read the book because she thought it sounded so good. Up til the last hour of the book I would ha...more
Julie
I have to say I am truly disappointed in this book. I think it takes a lot to make me unsatisfied with a read but this book just didn't do it for me. James Patterson has written a few softer novels like Sam's Letters to Jennifer and Susan's Diary to Nicholas. Both of those books were fabulous and very quick reads. I loved them. I thought Sundays at Tiffany's would be the same but it wasn't. It was a quick read but the plot was WEIRD. I am not giving anything away here but the main character fall...more
Mandy
Reading this book for me was akin to curling up with a cup of hot chocolate and fuzzy blanket next to a fireplace. Cozy, sweet, warm, and just lovely.

I really enjoyed the story of Jane and her journey of self discovery. The love story may have waxed a bit sappy in some places or racy in one...but I still loved it. The relationship between Michael and Jane was so sweet. I also thought it was interesting to observe the dynamic between Jane and her mother. I was so proud of Jane when she started t...more
Maria Ella
If I was Jane what will I do to release myself from the jaded mediocre life..? This is how Patterson will teach me - through this novel.

I found the book online and placed it in my handheld gadget. As soon as it was stored I get comfortable on my bed and started reading. Enjoying the moments, both happy and sad, it made me realize some things.

Review and Reflections:

[Entry made to wisely spend the slack time in the wee hours in the morning.]

There are a lot of times that I am surrounded with childh...more
Allison
WHY did the author have to put in that one scene??? what is the POINT? ARGH!

*sigh*. This did not live up to my expectations at all. The first half of the book is adorable, and reading about the imaginary friends was exciting, but then...boy meets girl...and it goes downhill. I personally got just a little sick of hearing a) how amazing Michael was, b) how low Jane's self-esteem was, c) how horrid Vivienne was and d) how horrid Hugh was! It was like James Patterson had four ideas left and half a...more
Annie
Oct 20, 2008 Annie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nicholas Sparks Fans
Shelves: read-in-2008
This is a novel to buy Mum for Mother's Day! It's filled with the instant gratification of a Mills and Boon combined with the sigh-worthy love story of 'The Notebook'. If you made me do a blind read on this one, I would never believe it was written by a man....much less a thriller author!

Now, I can't tell you too much without giving it away so I'll let the novel's byline do the talking: What if you're imaginary friend was your one true love? Think about it. What a cool concept! I must admit tha...more
T.V and Book Addict
OH MY GOODNESS!!!! This book is amazing!!! I highly, highly recommend it. It's so darn awesome. It's one of THE best love stories I have ever read, and that's saying something, because I have read a lot of those. Awww <---I'm going to be thinking this every time I think about this book. I already miss Jane and Michael awwwww!!!! ehem..Anywho..this book is like none I have ever read before (yeah, yeah I saw that often, but it's soo true!) It's so darn original you have no idea, unless you've r...more
Kara
I think this book is LAME! I rolled my eyes throughout the story...interesting idea, but it pans out badly!
Cathy
Yikes. I don't typically read this type of book or anything by James Patterson, but I thought the idea of the book was intriguing. But the execution was even worse than I imagined. It was like reading the CliffsNotes version of what could have been a really good book. It went so fast and was so "lite" without any real depth that I thought for sure that something was missing. I'd like to see a really good novelist take the idea and flesh it out satisfactorily, and make it a *real* novel. It was a...more
Lisa
3 and a half stars, actually.

I found this to be a tolerable romance. Quite sweet, cute, etc. Interesting premise. Better than most Nicholas Sparks novels I've read(with exception to "A walk to remember" and "The last song", which I liked).

The premise is this: when Jane turns 8(or 9?), her imaginary friend Michael tells her he has to leave her. He tells her she will forget all about him. She doesn't and she meets him again when she's older, only this time he isn't imaginary.

Sound weird? It kinda...more
Tara
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Emily  (ObsessedReader)
In the beginning this book is a light hearted and fun read. I couldn't get enough. I wish it would have stayed that way. Although I did appreciate the plot twists, giving the story a little more depth, when it took a turn to the more serious side I found myself enjoying it a little less.
I still thoroughly enjoyed this book, but I wish it would have kept the same tone throughout the entire story.
I would recommend this story to the hopeless romantic, or to the person who just thinks this plot soun...more
Gwen
What can I say, this book had potential to be decent... and it failed miserably!!! The first half of the book was ok, nothing special, but light and easy.... but the second half, when I didn't think it could possibly get any worse, then it did!!!! I ended up finishing the book just to see what happened... The dialogue was cheesy at best, and at times the dialogue and plot were almost unbearable....

As for the two star rating, like I said the first half of the book was decent.. If I had the optio...more
Kelsey
Aug 18, 2008 Kelsey rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance addicts, Patterson fans, those wanting a quick and enjoyable read
Typically it takes me a few days to finish a book; even if the book is remarkably good. (Take for instance: Harry Potter). I finished this book in about 3-4 hours. I finished it so quickly because it was both enjoyable and also because it was an easy read.

This book is the definition of beach reading. It is a quick and easy read, that will satisfy you (if you like this kind of romantic, chick book).

Sunday's at Tiffany's is a book that tells the story of Jane; a lost and in my opinion, mistreated...more
Kimberly Joy
Its tagline :
"What if your imaginary friend from childhood was your one true love?" and the synopsis on the back cover made me want to read this book.

A lovely story. It made me laugh, cry, and fall in love at the same time. I found myself smiling for no apparent reason.
It gave me different kinds of feelings while reading :)

I want my own Michael <3

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Ginger
May 13, 2008 Ginger rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romantics
Shelves: patterson-books
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Emily
Awesome! Not what I was expecting AT ALL. Patterson has this way (with his love stories) of having this fantastical element (note: Lake House) where he doesn't try to explain how or why this is happening (yeah, good luck because it's not based in any sort of reality), but you totally believe it because you want to. And then you are just accepting this crazy new reality and it turns into this really romantic love story and you just root for them. I should have savored it, but I read it fast. I co...more
Rachel
I'm the sort of person who thinks that only Jane Austin can write romance novels because I don't like the 'mushy stuff' but every now and then I pick up a love story anyway, just in case I'm missing out on something.
I think James Patterson is a wonderful author, and I've enjoyed what I've read of his so far. So I bought this book thinking, 'hmm, lets see if he can write romance too' Turns out he can.
Now some of it was just a little weird, I mean 'her imaginary friend from childhood being her one...more
Angela~twistedmind~
Mar 09, 2012 Angela~twistedmind~ rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of fated love with a supernatural bent
This is a short book, and a quick read; easily read within a day. This is far outside the rhelm of Patterson's usual fare, but it seems as if he's been dallying Sparks' world with a few of his novels.........Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas; Sam's Letters To Jennifer are a couple of examples. Even stepping out of his comfort zone, Patterson still knocks it out of the park. Sundays At Tiffany's has a supernatural element. Who is Michael? What is Michael? Then there is Jane. Never good enough for her...more
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