Where I Bought : Popular BookFest 2009
Price : RM19.90
Rating : 4/5 stars
I read this book for the second time last week.
Sundays at Tiffany’s is a uniquely romantic story about a young little girl named Jane Margaux who has a successful Broadway producer mother that embodies beauty, perfection and a controlling parent. She barely has time to spend with her daughter except on Sundays where she would bring her for sundae treats and a trip to Tiffany’s for jewelry shopping. Jane also has a friend, an imaginary friend, named Michael who is handsome, nice, kind and wise but nobody can see him except Jane.
As with the nature of every imaginary friend who considered their duty complete after helping young children to go through with their life until they are old enough, Michael has to leave Jane on her 9th birthday. And he promised her soon she will forget about him but little does he know that fast forward 23 years later he is wrong after all.
A 32 year old Jane now has a job working at her mother’s production studio and still lives under her shadow until one day when she decided to rebel and move out to live on her own. She also has a boyfriend who is a strikingly handsome Broadway actor but narcissistic in nature. Jane is not living a happy life, and when life could not get any better, she met someone who would change her world forever. Someone she least expected to meet but has been on her mind for years…
The chapters are short, convenient for bookmarking and the story is told mostly from two characters’ perspective. Without spoiling too much of what happened, I would say interestingly when the story gets thick the plot gets a twist and another twist towards the end.
Another aspect of the love story which resonates with me is Jane’s reaction and behaviour towards someone she truly falls in love with. I guess most couples in love go through this phase and reading it gives me a sense of belonging.
The reason I have rated this book 1 star short of amazing read is due the lack of depth in the characters. The story progressed fast but not much thought is considered in elaborating their emotions, their actions according to characteristics and what is going on in their minds when in love. I wish that more life could be injected into making them believable and engaging with readers.
I would recommend this as a light romantic and feel good book for those who are looking for a special love relationship and quick read over a busy life.