Friday, February 28, 2014

Book Club Friday-- Summer at Tiffany.

GoodReads Synopsis:  Do you remember the best summer of your life? New York City, 1945. Marjorie Jacobson and her best friend, Marty Garrett, arrive fresh from the Kappa house at the University of Iowa hoping to find summer positions as shopgirls. Turned away from the top department stores, they miraculously find jobs as pages at Tiffany & Co., becoming the first women to ever work on the sales floor--a diamond-filled day job replete with Tiffany blue shirtwaist dresses from Bonwit Teller's--and the envy of all their friends. Hart takes us back to the magical time when she and Marty rubbed elbows with the rich and famous; pinched pennies to eat at the Automat; experienced nightlife at La Martinique; and danced away their weekends with dashing midshipmen. Between being dazzled by Judy Garland's honeymoon visit to Tiffany, celebrating VJ Day in Times Square, and mingling with Cafe society, she fell in love, learned unforgettable lessons, made important decisions that would change her future, and created the remarkable memories she now shares with all of us.

My Thoughts:  This was such a cute book!  It was only 258 pages, and they were rather small with large print, so it didn't take very long to get through.  It was a really sweet story about Marjorie Jacobson's summer in New York City working at Tiffany & Co in 1945-- her first trip outside of Iowa!  I loved reading her descriptions about the city and Tiffany's and her reflections on the war.  If you're looking for a quick, light-hearted read, I recommend picking this one up!