Title: Sundays at Tiffany's
Author: James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet
Publication Date: January 2009
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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 even Michael knows the reason they've really been reunited.SUNDAYS AT TIFFANY'S is a love story with an irresistible twist, a novel about the child inside all of us-and the boundary-crossing power of love.
Review: My absolute favorite romance book ever. Absolutely, without a doubt, none can compare. Okay maybe a couple out there can compare really well, but this, in my opinion of course, is the most genuine, beautiful love story ever. And it's part fantasy to top it all off!
The story of an imaginary friend has never tugged at my heart as much as this one. Something I really loved about this book was the way the prologue really gave a feel of the characters. Since the book in a way, is playing off a sweet childhood relationship, the prologue had to introduce us to the characters while they were children. And even though I usually don't like prologues, this one set up the story beautifully. Whoever said children can't fall in love has never read this book. You can tell that as children the love was there it just took a little growing up on both of there sides for them to be able to realize it.
Jane and Michael, Michael and Jane. It's so amazing how people could be so d ifferent, but in more ways so much the same. Does that make sense? They both feel the same for each-other, feel the same about the world, look at things the same. But the way they were brought up, the ways they were taught to believe the world works really start to pull both of them in and out of their relationship. The whole this must be too good to be true is what really starts to take a toll on them. But none of them is willing to give up on the other, sacrifice a whole lot, yes. But never give up!
This book shows how easily a deep friendship can brew into love. After years of Jane and Michael being apart due to his "circumstances" they so quickly fall back into a friendly routine, both initially denying what they feel for each-other. But the reader can easily pick up that there is much more than just a little spark between the two main characters. And their relationship is so sweet and spontaneous. It's the kind where the love just leaps off the page and I found myself letting out a long "awwwww" page after page. But all through the book you keep in mind, he left her once, could he do it again?
I thought this book was beyond incredible. The concept is so unique and executed in the best way possible. It is a truly beautiful book that really teaches thoughtful lessons about life, and love.
Writing Style: 10/10
Recommendations: I recommend this book to all fans of a great love story. And fans of Nicholas Sparks books will quickly fall in love with this one also!