Something From Tiffany’s

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Author: Melissa Hill
ISBN: 978-034-099-3354
RRP: $29.99

Tiffany & Co is a household name the world over, renowned for it’s world class, stunning jewellery. Tiffany & Co is synonymous with romance and fairy tale proposals.


The atmosphere, the jewellery and even the packaging is said to contain a little magic and what a wonderful premise to base a love story around, intertwining fate and destiny with the magic of the little blue Tiffany & Co bag.

And of course, when you think of Tiffany & Co you think 5th Avenue, New York City. Add the beauty and the magic of Christmas and you are right there at the beginning of the story.

Sure to set the pace for a book that is going to hook you, the first twist is on page 5 and it actually made me laugh out loud. Yes, those I was sharing a car with laughed at me but so what.

Melissa Hill is a number one bestselling author and Something From Tiffany’s has been at the top of the bestseller list for a couple of weeks now, I can definitely understand why. This is her 10th novel and those that have come before it are widely translated and include more bestsellers. I am seriously considering going out looking for them.

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But we’re here to talk about Something From Tiffany’s so let’s get back to the book at hand, a book that artfully weaves the notion of fairytale romance into a sticky situation. Almost akin to the glass slipper – but with a $20,000 rock! Or so it may seem!

The twists never seem to stop and every time you think you have it all worked out you find that it’s a case of ‘but wait there’s more’, which is a fabulous element to add to the story, keeping it uniquely fresh and unpredictable. This is a really good thing because there are times when you sit back and think that you know where this is going, it’s written in the stars so to speak and then BAM!

So we begin the story in the foyer of Tiffany’s on Christmas Eve, anticipating a fairytale romance proposal for our Prince and Princess Charming. Apparently that’s not to be, or not yet at least. Prince Charming, being the gentle soul that he is, stops to assist a stranger injured in an accident with a taxi and somehow in the confusion the bags are switched.

From here we follow our Prince and Princess Charming, and his little princess, as he tries to rectify the situation and regain possession of the ring. We also follow the injured stranger and his doting lover and watch the events unfold before us.

Is there such a thing as fate? And was the Tiffany’s magic at work to ensure that gorgeous, gleaming diamond really was the symbol of eternal love? Or was it all just a string of strange coincidences?

Melissa Hill writes with energy and passion that can be felt through the pages. This is an engaging read that keeps you guessing and never a dull moment makes it very difficult to put down. This book would be almost enough to renew any woman’s belief in fairy tale endings – even if they aren’t the ones you’re expecting.

The characters will involve you and evoke a deep reaction, whether it be an uncontrollable urge to slap somebody or sympathise with someone’s baggage, you will connect with these characters and end up wishing the best for them all. I raced through the last part of this book because I had to know what happened, I couldn’t wait any longer – until I got to about the last 5 page, where I slowed down again. I didn’t want it to end!

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