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Sundays at Tiffany's

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  66,784 ratings  ·  6,237 reviews
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
Hardcover, 309 pages
Published May 12th 2008 by Little Brown and Company (first published January 1st 2008)
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Oct 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A page-turner! Entertaining! Fast paced and so exciting. Loved it! I love the plot and the details needed to make it feel real. The action moves very fast. The story is excellent and well crafted. Finished Arquette's "Hail Warning", and dove right into this novel. ...more
Bobby Underwood
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“I miss you already.”

This light and lovely piece of fiction has more in 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) did more of the actual writing here, working from an outline and story provided by Patterson. At any rate, both r
Jan 24, 2008 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: romantics who border on the creepy side
Shelves: 07-08reads, arc
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
Sep 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: already-own-read
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
Apr 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 09, 2009 rated it did not like it
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.
Feb 19, 2009 rated it did not like it
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andi ❀
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
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
Sep 15, 2020 added it
Jane had an imaginary childhood friend, Michael. With nine years, Michael says goodbye to Jane and consoles her by promising her, that she will forget him. But it comes quite differently and after many years they meet. But what is the reason why he is with her again? The book is beautiful and through the choice of words also funny. But for the reason of the title, you have to do more than just read the book.
Jan 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
That Girl
Jun 08, 2008 rated it it was ok
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
Feb 28, 2009 rated it did not like it
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
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
Feb 05, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-club
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
Jun 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
Jan 18, 2009 rated it liked it
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
Feb 27, 2009 rated it did not like it
I think this book is LAME! I rolled my eyes throughout the story...interesting idea, but it pans out badly!
Éimhear (A Little Haze)
"Why do things this beautiful make me want to cry?" I asked Michael as I leaned into him, it was an unguarded question, one I'd never have asked of Hugh.
"I don't know," said Michael. "Maybe beauty, true beauty, is so overwhelming, it goes straight to our hearts. Maybe it makes us feel emotions that are locked away inside." He blinked and gave a bashful smile.

Sundays at Tiffany’s is a romantic melodrama that follows the story of Jane, initially as an eight year old little girl and then in he
Oct 12, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nicholas Sparks Fans
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
Aug 01, 2008 rated it did not like it
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
Feb 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
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 read ...more
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
A very different type of read for James Patterson. It becomes a sloppy gushy romance, the kind I quite love. I thought "Sundays at Tiffany's" was a very sweet romance. The story itself is very simple and uncomplicated.

Eight 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
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!!
Jane Margaux is a lonely girl who does not have any friends. Although her mother Vivienne is present in her life,she is not there when she needs her the most. Rather she is busy romaning her latest Beau. However,she continues to keep tabs to Jane,much to her daughter dismay.

There is one person that Jane can turn to,Michael her imaginary friend. As an attentive listener, he is the only one who remains constant in her life. Yet Michael knows that his time with her is only temporary. Afterall,he is
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am not usually a James Patterson reader my husband is and he came across a book that he said was perfect for me because it was a romance so here we go. This story is a love story a mystery a little bit of magic thrown in and a lot of really did that just happen type of story. All young children have imaginary friends. I know I did. So the story starts off with a little Jane and her imaginary friend Micheal. We meet Jane just before her ninth birthday. That happens to be a very important age be ...more
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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May 09, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a sweet, easy read romance novel with a twist. For me, it was an excellent poolside read. 3.5 stars
Jammin Jenny
Five Heartfelt Stars *****

I really enjoyed this short little love story, where a young 8 year old girl, Jane, who is "abandoned" by her father and not cared for by her mother, loves her imaginary friend Michael, but he has to leave her when she turns 9. It tears her world apart.

Then I think it was 23 or 24 years later, Jane is a young woman working for her mother, and publishing a book about her time with Michael, and trying to cast the movie. She's "engaged" to an actor named Hugh, but she does
Apr 30, 2008 rated it it was ok
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
Jan 27, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2009
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