Sunday, 15 April 2012

Review - Something From Tiffany's by Melissa Hill

On Christmas Eve in New York Ethan buys a very expensive engagement ring from Tiffany's for girlfriend Vanessa who he feels is ready to be his wife and mother to his daughter Daisy since his beloved wife Jane had passed away.  Meanwhile, Gary also visits the store to buy a present that doesn't cost too much for his girlfriend Rachel and decides on a nice, but cheaper end of the market charm bracelet.

When Ethan leaves the store, he comes across Gary who has had an accident in the street and while helping him, gets his daughter Daisy to gather Gary’s shopping together which is then taken off to hospital with him.
Moving onto Christmas Day, Vanessa opens her gorgeous blue box from Tiffany’s, and she discovers a lovely charm bracelet! Lovely, but Ethan is devastated when he realises it’s not the ring he was going to propose with but he and Daisy hide their shock well.  When Rachel goes routing through Gary’s parcels, while he is unconscious in hospital, to her delight, she discovers a very expensive engagement ring.  When Gary comes round from and gives her the blue box, he nearly has a heart attack to see a very expensive engagement ring and is kind of forced into proposing to Rachel.
On their return from New York, Ethan sets about getting his ring back, but the ring seems to have a mind of it’s own and the story goes on from there.

is was such an enjoyable story, you did actually worry for Rachel as Gary is a bit of a lad and none of her friends or business partner think he’s very good to her and think it’s very bizarre that Gary has spent a great deal of money on this present not trusting him at all yet Rachel will have nothing said against him.  I’m sure we all know someone who has been in a relationship like this at some point in our life.  Do you shatter their happy dreams with what you think is the truth, or not be the one to hurt them and let them find out on their own?

This is a story about friendship, people’s feelings and love and that sometimes what you think is the right thing to do isn’t always the right thing to do.

Melissa Hill is a wonderful author, injecting humour, love, a few unexpected moments and lots of sparkly magic into this book, with a happy ending even if it was not the one that I had anticipated!  This was a wonderful feel-good book, that I couldn’t put down and really really enjoyed.  I’m off now to read Melissa’s next book The Charm Bracelet – after reading this one – I cannot wait!
Melissa Hill lives with her husband Kevin, their daughter Carrie and their dog Homer in Monkstown, Co Dublin.  Her previous books including The Last To Know, Before I Forget, Please Forgive Me and The Truth About You have all been bestsellers and are widely translated.

You can find out more about Melissa at her website


Janice Horton said...

Oooh - I do love a feel good book and this one sounds perfect - thanks for an inticing review Kim! xx

Regina said...

I also loved this book! Melissa Hill is for sure one of my fave authors.