Monday, January 19, 2009


Author: James Patterson
Genre: Fiction, Standalone
Published: 2008
Personal Rating: 2/5
Yearly Count: 9

From the inside cover:

An Imaginary Friend

Jane Margaux is a lonely little girl. Her mother, a powerful Broadway producer, makes time for her only once a week, for their Sunday trip to admire jewelry at Tiffany's. Jane has only one friend: a handsome, comforting, funny man named Michael. He's perfect. But only she can see him.

Michael can't stay forever, though. On Jane's ninth birthday he leaves, promising her that she'll forget him soon. He was there to help her until she was old enough to manage on her own, and now there are other children who need his help.

An Unexpected Love

Years later, in her thirties, Jane is just as alone as she was as a child. And despite her own success as a playwright, she is even more trapped by her overbearing mother. Then she meets a man, a handsome, comforting, funny man. He's perfect -

An Unforgettable Twist

Sundays at Tiffany's is a heartrending love story that surpasses all expectations of why these people have been brought together. With the breathtaking momentum and gripping emotional twists that have made James Patterson a bestseller all over the world, Sundays at Tiffany's take an altogether fresh look at the timeless and transforming power of love.

For light reading/listening, I enjoyed both Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas and Sam's Letters to Jennifer, but this one was not of the same caliber. I simply did not enjoy this attempt at a romantic fantasy. It was foolish and, frankly, I'm disappointed. Well - nobody can get it right all the time, now can they?

Thank you, Anna, from Hachette Audio. Even though it wasn't a successful listen for me, I still appreciate you!


  1. Oh, it's too bad you didn't enjoy it Joy. I agree it wasn't as good as the other two but I still liked it. Better luck next time for you!

  2. Anonymous7:15 PM

    Sorry this one didn't work for you.

  3. Dar ~ Ya win some, ya lose some. I was so looking forward to a book like the other two. Oh well.

    Bermudaonion ~ I'm happy it was short. Oops! I just remembered that this came from Hachette. Off to fix that . . . . . .

  4. I really like Patterson's thriller so I bought Sam's Letter and Jennifer's Diary but haven't read them yet. Glad to know they are good even if the next one is lacking.

  5. My friend Kari brought me Sam's Letters to Jennifer today, so I'm glad to hear you liked that one more--even if it means you didn't like this one as well. It will be my first Patterson book.

  6. This book was a big disappointment for me too when I read it.

  7. Framed ~ They both kept my attention. I hope you like them.

    Trish ~ I just looked up my ratings and found that I liked Suzanne's Diary to Nicholas more than Sam's Letters to Jennifer. I'm curious as to your thoughts - hurry and read it. :)

    Diane ~ Thanks for stopping by! I'll come by and see if you have a review of it.

  8. Yes, I read it before I began blogging.

    You know I just realized when reading some of these posts that Sam's Letters to Jennifer was a book I have not read. Somehow, when I saw that title, I mistook it for Suzanne's Diary to Nicholas...LOL I will check it out now.

  9. I've never read any of his non-thrillers (is that even a word?). I've often thought I should try them someday, but haven't gotten around to it. Guess I won't start with this one. :) Thanks, Joy...but I'm sorry it was a disappointment.

  10. Diane ~ I understand. Those two are easy to confuse. :)

    Debi ~ Others like it, Debi. :) However, most people (including me) like Suzanne's Diary to Nicholas.

  11. Anonymous3:21 PM

    LOL ~ I loved it. James Patterson was my find in 2007 and I haven't been able to get enough. This one was a bit different and I cherished the characters.

    Hopefully the next one will be better for you.

  12. J. Kaye ~ My experience with Patterson is all over the place. Some books I have truly loved and others fall to the wayside. Hit or miss seems to be my pattern. I'm glad you loved it, J. Kaye. I think that was his aim. :)

  13. I linked here through Goodreads. I agree with you! It's the FIRST book I've read by Patterson and I'm rather disappointed. I see he has a co-author so does that mean he put his name on it but maybe didn't write much of it?

  14. Mary ~ He co-authors numerous books, but I don't know the ratio of his participation. That's a bummer that you chose this one to begin with - I really enjoyed a few others of his in this genre. I know you would like them better.


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