Um presente da Tiffany
Véspera de Natal na Quinta Avenida: dois homens estão comprando presentes para as mulheres que amam.
Gary quer dar para a namorada, Rachel, uma pulseira de berloques. Em parte, como agradecimento por ela ter pagado a viagem a Nova York durante as festas de fim de ano, mas principalmente porque ele deixou, como sempre, tudo para a última hora.
Enquanto isso, Ethan está...more
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 ...more
This is about two guys- Ethan and Gary buying their special something for their gals. It's Christmas time, no ...more
The book is about two men who bought a gift for their girl at Tiffanys 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. Tiffanys was the first shop he ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Unfortunately, this isn't a Christmas story. It is a story which feels that the holiday connection is tacked on at the beginning and end. This story could take place anywhere at anytime. The Tiffany's connection could be any Tiffany's store in any city. I didn't get any feel of New York City at Christmastime. And again, it doesn't ...more
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 to ...more
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 ...more
The story centres on two couples. Both couples are spending Christmas in New York and both of the guys have an iconic blue box from Tiffanys amongst their shopping. When Gary gets knocked down by a yellow cab and Ethan rushes to help him it's plain what is going to happen.
One of the ...more
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 ...more
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,
It was 4 all the way until the ending which is unexpected but just doesn't come naturally considering everything that happens in the book.
I don't want to spoil anymore, but the ending is not convincing.
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, ...more
Her books are regular chart-toppers in Ireland and internationally, and SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY'S (aka A GIFT FROM TIFFANY'S) - a holiday romance set in New York - became one of ...more