Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Summer at Tiffany - TLC Book Tour

Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart

Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication date: First published April 2007, Avon paperback published March 30, 2010
ISBN: 9780061189531
Pages: 290
Price: $12.99
The Author's Website

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In 1945, Marjorie Jacobson was a sorority sister studying music at Iowa State University. The small-town girl and her best friend Marty decided to spend the summer working in a department store in New York City, and raised their train fare money by collecting Coke bottles on campus. But when they arrived, the jobs were taken and they went from store to store looking for work. Eventually they landed a job as the first-ever women pages at Tiffany.

I thought this book was utterly charming and entertaining to read. I loved the comical mishaps of Marjorie and Marty. Even though I've lived in New York City myself, I found her observations of the city during that time period in history fascinating and saw everything anew through her eyes. I loved her descriptions of the parade for President Eisenhower, the plane crash at the Empire State Building, and being present in Times Square for the Japanese surrender of WWII.

This truly was the summer of a lifetime for Marjorie and I thoroughly enjoyed the short time I spent with this book. I think it would make a nice book club selection or even a fun beach read.

Other tour stops:

Wednesday, June 2nd: Heart 2 Heart
Thursday, June 3rd: Til We Read Again
Monday, June 7th: Reading on a Rainy Day
Thursday, June 10th: Lisa’s Yarns
Tuesday, June 15th: Chocolate & Croissants
Wednesday, June 16th: Couture Carrie
Monday, June 21st: Grayson: A Different Shade of Gray
Tuesday, June 22nd: Beauty Parler
Wednesday, June 23rd: Dress Design Décor
Tuesday, June 29th: Solo Lisa

Book 51 of 100 for the 100+ Reading Challenge, Book 31 of 50 for the New Author Challenge, Book 40 of 55 for the Countdown Challenge (2007)

Source:
I received this book from the publisher as part of the TLC Book Tour.

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

This book sounds utterly charming. Thanks for a great review.

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

Just added to my goodreads list!

Kathleen said...

This one sounds wonderful. I will add it to my list to read.

Angie said...

I read this book last year for my blog and I really enjoyed it!

heathertlc said...

I love it when books pull in historical events as part of the background of the story like this book does – I feel like I’m learning something new while enjoying a fun read. :)