I received Sundays at Tiffany's from a book giveaway that I won from Alyce at At Home with Books. I've read a few of James Patterson's books and knew that this would be generally, an easy and quick read. It's been a busy and stressful week so this book fit the bill perfectly. I read the book quickly, in a matter of two days. It's the story of Jane who is a lonely child with an overbearing mother when the book opens. She has only one friend, an imaginary friend named Michael. He must leave her when she turns 9 as that is the rule of imaginary friends. She is not supposed to remember these details as most children do not. Jane is the exeption and remembers every detail of her wonderful imaginary friend Michael. Jane ends up meeting a man named Michael in her 30's and the rest is the story of the power of love.
There is one touching quote that stuck with me and I wanted to share it. In real life, James Patterson's son said to him when he was four: "Love means you can never be apart". How wise for a four year old to say that. This is very fitting for this story as well and the quote is also used in the book. For me, it makes me think about loved ones in my own life and when my son went to kindergarten and we read The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn.
I adored Michael's sweet and loving character and that Jane was finally able to connect to true love even though it is a fantasy type of love. I did like that Jane eventually grew a back bone and stood up to her overbearing and dominating mother. This is definitely a feel good kind of book that leaves you with a smile on your face after you read the last page.