In A Gift from Tiffany's by Melissa Hill, New York City at Christmas and a visit to Tiffanys is a recipe to sweep a girl off her feetunless fate has other plans . . .When Ethan Greene lost his wife to cancer, he never thought he would be able to replace her until one woman stepped in and showed him how to be happy again. Now, on a romantic Christmas trip to New York City, he has a plan to show Vanessa just how important she is to him, and maybe even give his daughter, Daisy, a complete family again. Hes going to propose with a perfect ring from Tiffanys.Gary Knowles and his girlfriend Rachel are on the trip-of-a-lifetime in New York, at the most magical time of year. The only thing missing is Garys gift for Rachel. On a last-minute Christmas Eve visit to Tiffanys, he quickly picks out a charm bracelet for her, and heads back to their hotel. But, in a moment, one small mistake changes everything.
A traffic accident in front of Tiffany's causes a holiday mixup of major proportions for two separate couples in New York from England and Ireland for the holidays when their little blue boxes are switched in the chaos and the wrong couple ends up "engaged." A lack of communication ensures that the chaos continues as the couples head home. While things are all sorted out in the end, it takes some major meddling on the part of a pragmatic, well-meaning friend. A smart, perceptive eight-year-old hooks readers from the start and keeps them engaged in this multilayered story that has a number of well-drawn characters (although not all are likable) and more than one unexpected twist. Verdict Nothing turns out quite as expected in this chick lit romp that has a whimsical charm and is rich with modern Irish ambiance. Hill (The Charm Bracelet) is a popular Irish author and lives in Dublin. This title was first published in 2011 in the UK as Something from Tiffany's; this is its first American release.-Kristin Ramsdell, Libn. Emerita, California State Univ.-East Bay (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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St. Martin's Griffin
October 16, 2012
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