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A Gift from Tiffany's: A Novel

3.46  ·  Rating Details ·  3,580 Ratings  ·  391 Reviews
In A Gift from Tiffany's by Melissa Hill, New York City at Christmas and a visit to Tiffany's is a recipe to sweep a girl off her feet—unless fate has other plans . . .

When Ethan Greene lost his wife to cancer, he never thought he would be able to replace her… until one woman stepped in and showed him how to be happy again. Now, on a romantic Christmas trip to New York Cit
Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 16th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2011)
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Barbara Elsborg
Dec 01, 2011 Barbara Elsborg rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Oh dear. I liked the premise - the idea of a mistake leading to such confusion but this was nowhere near enough to sustain a novel of this length. It would have been great for a short story but it was a struggle to keep reading it because the characters were so wet and annoying. All it required was a question to be asked and yet it never was - the reasons for not doing so made the guy look so pathetic, he didn't deserve a happy ending. I've liked Ms Hills other stories but this didn't work for m ...more
1.5 stars May contain spoilers

Right. Well I have officially lost a few brain cells/grey matter to this book as well as my precious and ever-fleeting time and well at least one of those things I am POSITIVE that I will not be getting back.
This book was absolutely RIDICULOUS!! The only, and I mean only reason why I finished it was because despite myself (and my hard-earned time and grey matter) I really wanted to know who would stop being a jackass - within the plethora of mindless and utterly "ST
Tiffany's..AAh, that sound itself can make any women sweep off her feet. Wow, "Something From Tiffany's" is a very beautiful and charming book. This book has got everything from LOVE to deception, from heart-break to falling-in-love. I don't know after reading this how much being in love with the characters you'll feel, but I must say, you'll definitely fall in love with Tiffany's Store.

This is about two guys- Ethan and Gary buying their special something for their gals. It's Christmas time, no
Andie Long
Aug 31, 2011 Andie Long rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A frustrating, annoying book that could have been settled by one of the characters just opening their mouth and asking for something. I sussed the ending straight away and could have happily slapped all the characters barring Daisy, the 8 year old. Loathed it and expect better from Melissa who has written some darn fine books in the past.
Romancing the Book
Reviewer: JoAnne
Source: Publisher
JoAnne's review was first posted at Romancing the Book's blog.

I like stories set at Christmas and felt I could relate to this one since most of it took place in New York where I grew up. There was romance, love, family, lots of deception and discourse by all, a child that got dragged into every adult situation, and storylines set in England and Ireland as well as New York . The description of all the locations made me feel I was there since I could visualize the
Carina Gironella
Jan 20, 2012 Carina Gironella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A book beautifully written by Melissa Hill.

The book is about two men who bought a gift for their girl at Tiffany’s Christmas Eve.

Gary Knowles, a self-conceited, bike-enthusiast whose business is going down the drain. While in New York, he got preoccupied with shopping for himself that he forgot to get a gift for his girl, Rachel Conti. He thought of buying her something that would level the generosity of Rachel, for she solely payed their holiday trip for Christmas. Tiffany’s was the first shop
Opinião do Blogue Chaise Longue:

Apesar de ser irlandesa de nascimento, Melissa Hill tem conquistado tanto as leitoras da sua terra natal como as britânicas e desde 2002 que tem feito as delícias e trocado as voltas a milhares de fãs, sendo uma das autoras irlandesas melhor sucedidas. Sem nunca ter pensado numa carreira que envolvesse os gatafunhos que escrevia na escola, Melissa acabou por alcançar o sucesso e onze anos, onze romances e um milhão de cópia
Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
Love this cover!! Wow.. there were so many twists and turns and lies in this story that I couldn't wait to read what happened next. I wasn't expecting that. I was fidgety through out most of the book waiting for the point when everything would be revealed. lol

I genuinely felt bad for Rachel because not only was she deceived by the man she loved, but by her friends also. I honestly don't know how she forgave them~I'm not sure I would have been able to. Oh...Ethan...he told so many lies that I do
Clare O'Beara
Starting in New York and moving to London and Dublin, where we don't see much of the locations, this light romance follows a diamond ring which is bought for one lady but gets swapped for a different package and ends up with another lady. Only one man had been intending to propose.

The book feels padded with some repetition and could have done with editing for length; but the editors may have asked the author to plump it up a bit because they could price it more highly. Characters are neatly dra
Jan 01, 2013 Cheryl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ethan and his daughter, Daisy are in New York. They are on a very special mission. To pick up the perfect engagement ring for Vanessa. Ethan and Vanessa have been dating for a while. Ethan is happy that Daisy agrees, especially after Daisy’s mother passed away. Ethan and Daisy are leaving Tiffany’s when they spot a man who has been run over by a taxi.

Gary and his girlfriend, Rachel are also in New York. Rachel expects soon for Gary to propose to her. Only she has no clue that Gary has no plans
Jan 18, 2012 Afini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked it up on a Christmas' book sale and I have to say that after reading such a heavy book, Something from Tiffany's does have its own magic to make me feel light again! With the current state which I am in right now; my chaotic life (which I am sure what most of us are having too), this book is a good diversion from reality. I think I can imagine, how every girl in the world would swoon over a diamond ring or any jewelleries from Tiffany's. Having said so, I would admit that the sight of a ...more
Fabulous Book Fiend
I loved Something from Tiffany's. It was a page turner right from the start. The fact that it is set in New Yorks to begin with, sets the book up to be a great one. The characters are easy to get to know and like and it will have you craving some freshly baked bread. The book also keeps you guessing in the manner of watching an episode of desperate housewives or a seriously good romcom. There were twists and turns making me gasp right up until the last page. I applauded the final page, it was ju ...more
Apr 22, 2013 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Um romance muito simpático de encontros e desencontros, com algum sentido de humor e o amor sempre a pairar no ar. Sabe bem ler uns livros destes de vez em quando, que nos deixam bem dispostas e com vontade de saber o seu final, para saber como a escritora desembrulha o rolo onde meter as personagens. Sendo esta a minha estreia nos livros desta escritora, fiquei com vontade de ler mais coisas dela.
Nov 02, 2014 Isabell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First posted on Dreaming With Open Eyes

Actual rating = 4.5

The story centres on two couples. Both couples are spending Christmas in New York. On Christmas Eve, Ethan and his eight year old daugter, Daisy are buying an engagement ring for his future wife, Vanessa at Tiffany's. At the same time Gary needs a last minute gift for his girlfriend Rachel and heads into Tiffany's as well and buys a charm bracelet. Both of the guys have an iconic blue box from Tiffanys amongst their shopping. When Gary ge
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Jan 16, 2012 I love books rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
New York, la vigilia di Natale. Due uomini sono alla ricerca del giusto regalo per le rispettive fidanzate e la scelta di entrambi cade su Tiffany; Ethan compra un costosissimo anello di fidanzamento mentre Gary un semplice braccialetto portafortuna. Ciascuno ignaro della presenza dell'altro, ritirano il loro pacchetto con tanto di fiocco e ritornano nelle trafficate strade della metropoli: ma le loro strade sono destinate ad incrociarsi. Gary viene investito da un taxi ed Ethan si precipita in ...more
Elphaba J
Jul 10, 2012 Elphaba J rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Prometo Amar-te… é uma história extremamente divertida, com base numa casualidade, numa troca de embrulhos que dá origem a um complexo planeamento para devolução do presente correcto ao seu destinatário sem que nenhum coração saia partido o que, claro está, provará ser uma tarefa dificílima.

As personagens deste livro são facilmente identificáveis, palpáveis, e por isso a empatia surge de forma imediata, algo que acontece também com os seus dilemas poderiam ser os do leitor se este se visse envol
Andreia Silva
Na minha estreia com esta autora fiquei desde já encantada! Apesar de, por acaso, não ser fã de histórias que metam a Irlanda pelo meio (porque acabo sempre por nunca gostar das histórias e não por causa do país em sim), gostei deste enredo que nos leva, também, a Nova Iorque e a Londres.

Neste "Prometo Amar-te" encontramos uma história com uma premissa bastante original: primeiro porque tudo começa com dois às homens às compras e que, por um sinal do destino ou por simples coincidência, as troca
Jun 06, 2015 •Anna• rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trashy
Non sono riuscita ad arrivare a pagina 100 che già iniziavo a saltare capitoli (convinta che qualcosa l'avrei comunque capita, dato che la Hill si ostina a ripetere e ripetere nemmeno fossimo dei ritardati). E fu così che, sulla scia degli insegnamenti di Orazio, decisi di risparmiare tempo e fiondarmi al capitolo finale, concludere con l'epilogo e realizzare di avere fatto un acquisto di merda.
Una trama ridicola, in cui l'autrice ha curato meglio i dettagli più inutili (di quelli che non te ne
Erlyn Trinidad
Apr 23, 2014 Erlyn Trinidad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely lovely book! Way to end my 2012 reading challenge. After Cecilia Ahern, I think I'm loving European authors more and more because of Melissa Hill.

Something from Tiffany's is a runaway winner when it comes to coming up with big twists. By the time you thought you had things figured out and have already invested so much on an angle you thought you've cracked, Melissa Hill comes up with another surprise. Well, I guess it's just about apt considering that that's the entire theme of the b
Jul 20, 2011 Lindsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. At first, I was put off by the front cover and despite enjoying the blurb, I thought it looked a bit tacky and put it back down again. I picked it back up as it was on a 3 for 2 offer and I needed a third book, but I wasn't disappointed! I wizzed through this book in under a week with very little time to spare. It was fun, exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat until the end. There were so many twists and turns that surprised me and after reading a really heavy b ...more
Jan 17, 2014 Margarida rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ohhh é tão fofinho :) Adorei este livro. Andava mesmo a precisar de ler um deste género. Adorei as personagens, principalmente a pequena Daisy e a sua imaginação recheada de magia. O final foi inesperado mas gostei ainda mais do que aquele que eu supunha que ia acontecer.

No meio da leitura encontrei algumas palavras e expressões que me pareciam mais abrasileiradas ("bueiro" é português??) mas isso em nada prejudicou a leitura.

Sem dúvida que quero ler mais desta autora.
Oct 23, 2011 61pat rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Quando avevo 15 anni mia madre comprava una rivista femminile ed al suo interno c'era un inserto staccabile che conteneva sempre un romanzo rosa. Ricordo che a quel tempo mi piacevano moltissimo perchè erano pieni di romanticismo e finivano sempre bene. Adesso non ho più l'età in cui posso ancora credere che le storie d'amore vadano a finire così e quindi credo di aver letto un libro sbagliato...
Serena Tuzzo
Questa volta vi parlo di "Un regalo da Tiffany". Un libro scorrevole e leggero. Dalle recensioni trovate sul web e dalla presentazione stessa del libro forse l'avevo sopravvalutato perciò a fine lettura sono rimasta un pò delusa. In alcune parti del racconto credo che ci sia troppa finzione. Un voto? 3 stelline. Mi è piaciuto ma non mi ha colpito poi molto..
Mar 14, 2014 Dalila. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I Enjoyed this book very much story was a bit different.From the start you are transported to the gorgeous location of New York at Christmas,
The characters in this book are heart-warming and the storyline has some surprising twists,
The star of the novel is Daisy; Ethan's 8 year old daughter..I found this book fun, engaging and a real page turner,
Jan 22, 2012 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good but not that good! It didn't start to get good until about 80% in. Put me off reading more from this author.
Jun 15, 2013 Mairead rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Jesus. What a load of rubbish!
Mar 25, 2016 Christina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sonstige
Ich gebe zu: Dieses Buch war ein Notfall-Cover-Kauf. Wenn ich shoppen gehe und nichts finde, gehe ich immer tieftraurig in den nächsten Buchhandel, weil ich da immer was finden kann. Oh, ich habe was gekauft, dann war’s ein erfolgreicher Tag. Und so stand ich vorm Fremdsprachenregal, genauer gesagt Englische Frauenromane. Da steht gut von vorne sichtbar dieses leuchtend rote Buch mit der kleinen, aber berühmten blauen Schachtel. Oha, denkt die Frau von Welt (also ich) und greift nach dem Buch.
Deion Mc Cahey
Mar 04, 2015 Deion Mc Cahey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 24, 2012 Roberta rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Alla vigilia di Natale sia Gary sia Ethan sono a New York con le rispettive compagne ed entrambi si ritrovano ad acquistare un regalo nel meraviglioso negozio di Tiffany. Ma mentre Gary acquista un semplice braccialetto portafortuna Ethan è là per qualcosa di più impegnativo: un meraviglioso solitario!
Le vite dei due uomini si intrecciano a causa di un incidente in cui viene coinvolto Gary, Ethan gli presta soccorso e nella confusione accade il peggio: i pacchetti di Tiffany vengono involontari
Aug 27, 2014 Rachel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meh, romance
Something From Tiffany's, Melissa Hill

As far as I recall, Melissa Hill won a publishing contract on some daytime TV show writing contest. I read her first book many years ago, back when chicklit formed almost the entirety of my reading staple, and remembered being impressed with the twist in the tale. That, and the fact that the name 'Tiffany's' awakes my inner magpie, led me to read this book.

Well, Tiffany's has got a lot to answer for. So do the people who let a rank amateur get not just one,
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International #1 bestselling author Melissa Hill lives in Dublin and is one of Ireland's most popular contemporary fiction authors.

Her page-turning, contemporary romance stories are published worldwide and translated into 25 different languages. Her titles are regular chart-toppers in Ireland and internationally and SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY'S (aka A GIFT FROM TIFFANY'S) became one of Italy's 2011 To
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