Review and Giveaway! "Sundays at Tiffany's"

To celebrate the premiere of the Lifetime Original Movie "Sundays at Tiffany's" on Dec. 6th, I have a giveaway of the book that inspired the movie- "Sundays at Tiffany's" by James Patterson! I read this book last year, and loved it.

Here is my review, originally posted last year:

"Sundays at Tiffany's"
by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnett

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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 friend, Michael. Michael always knows the right thing to say to cheer her up and build up her self esteem. He's always there for her when she needs him no matter what. But unfortunately, imaginary friends don't last forever and Jane loses the one person she counts on the most.

Twenty-three years later, Jane is still under her mother's rule and is in a miserable relationship with a man who cares more about her Broadway connections than about her. Jane and Michael find themselves miraculously crossing paths again, and are faced with many new choices and questions about themselves and each other.

The story and writing style are simplistic but the story itself is so sweet, it doesn't really need filler to make the story longer. This is a fantasy story in a way, but Michael's job as an imaginary friend is explained well and wasn't hard for me to believe. I found it a little odd that Jane's chapters were told in 1st person and Michael's were told in 3rd person, but I got used to it quickly. It wasn't hard to understand, but I did wonder why the author wrote the book this way.

Michael was pretty much flawless, so he really wasn't realistic at all. But I was viewing this novel as a fantasy anyway, so it didn't bother me that he was too good to be true. Jane was very much a pushover but still likable. It was fun to see her become stronger as she built her self esteem with Michael's help.

I thought this book was very innocent and refreshing and I will probably read more in this genre by Patterson.


The movie:

The movie version of the book premieres on Lifetime at 9pm on Monday, Dec 6. While I was reading the book last year, I thought it would be great as a movie, and now's our chance to see it! You can find more info on MyLifetime.



GIVEAWAY RULES:
Hachette has generously provided a copy of the movie tie-in paperback version of the book for one lucky reader of my blog!

All you have to do is follow my blog publicly and leave a comment on this post with your email address!

Please follow publicly or I can't tell that you are following :) Also, if you aren't comfortable leaving your email here, go ahead and leave a comment and then send me an email with your email addy.

Extra Entries:
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Rules:
  • US and Canada only
  • Must be a follower to enter
  • Extra entries are optional and can all be left in the same comment
  • Leave a comment with your email address
  • Ends Wed Dec. 15
Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!

31 comments

  1. Would love to read this. I am a follower.

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  2. I follow on GFC. Would love to win!

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  3. I would love to win this book and I cannot wait to see the movie.

    I am a follower with GFC

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  4. I'm a follower and I posted a link on my sidebar (+1)
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    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. Please enter me. I am a follower.
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  6. This whole story sounds so adorable :D
    Thanks for the chance to win Sundays at Tiffany's :)

    I'm a GFC follower :)

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Publicly following In the Hammock with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}] -- I would love to read Sundays at Tiffany's :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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  9. This sounds like a sweet book. It reminds me of the movie Drop Dead Fred, which I used to love.
    Not entering the giveaway though b/c I'm outside of the US.

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  10. OMG
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  11. Love the sound of this, Carrie, and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it! Please enter me :)

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    +1 in sidebar :)

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  12. Hm wait..patterson as in patterson..oh, cool

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  13. Oooooh, I'd love to win this. Thanks for the head's up on the moview too.

    *gfc follower
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    *on my sidebar (Jinky is Reading)

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  14. Sounds very cool. I'm a follower so count me in!

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  15. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'm adding the book to my TBR list. I'm a GFC follower.

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  16. I missed when it aired but would so still love a chance to win a copy of the book =)

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  18. I wish I had caught up on my blogging sooner -- missed it last night! The cast looks great.
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  19. I'd love to read this. I'm a GFC follower.
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  20. I am so sad that we didn't get the movie on TV here; I so wanted to watch it after hearing about the book. Please enter me.
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  21. I follow. I haven't been disappointed with a James Patterson book yet ad would love to read it.
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  22. I follow publicly. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. This sounds like a delightful read. Please consider me for the contest (I'm on my way to signing up as a follower).
    Ann
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  26. This one is on my Wish List! Please count me in. Thank you!

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  27. I would LOVE to win this book! I saw the movie on TV the other day & it was awesome! I am a Public Follower

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  29. I follow. Please enter me!

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Thanks so much for your lovely comments!