Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

A Novel

eBook - 2011
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In this beguiling novel, Danielle Steel tells the story of three very different people, each of whom reaches a crucial turning point on the same day--a time to blow out the candles, say goodbye to the past, and make a wish for the future. Valerie Wyatt is the queen of gracious living. Since her long-ago divorce, she's created a successful TV show and reached the pinnacle of her profession, with a camera-ready life in her Fifth Avenue penthouse. So why is she so depressed? Because all the hours with her personal trainer, hairdressers, and cosmetic surgeons can't fudge the truth: Valerie is turning sixty. Valerie's daughter, April, spends every last ounce of her energy on her popular one-of-a-kind restaurant in downtown New York. She has no love life and no prospects. Ready or not, though, April's life is about to change, in a tumultuous transformation that begins the morning it hits her: She's thirty. And what does she have to show for it? Jack Adams is the most charismatic sports analyst on TV. Twelve years after retiring from the NFL, he still has his pick of the most desirable twentysomething women. But Jack wakes up on his fiftieth birthday, his back thrown out of whack, feeling every year his age. In a novel brimming with warmth and insight, beginning on one birthday and ending on another, Valerie, April, and Jack discover that life itself can be a celebration--and that its greatest gifts are always a surprise.BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Danielle Steel's Friends Forever.
Publisher: 2011
ISBN: 9780440423317
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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cin5140
Jan 06, 2014

I like this novel although the story is not so dramatic, it is written in simple easy English.

ChristchurchLib Apr 15, 2013

"As her 60th birthday approaches, famous arbiter of style Valerie Wyatt finds herself alone. So too does her hard-working chef daughter, April, who is herself nearing her 30th birthday with a successful restaurant to show for it - but no love life. But life has surprises in store for both of them, and a chance encounter in an elevator and a romantic indiscretion lead to new chances at love. As in her other novels, author Danielle Steel delivers high drama, sad stories, and happy endings for her strong female characters. Grab it if you've got a hankering for romance, but if you don't, try Cathy Kelly's charming Always and Forever, which is also about women reevaluating their lives and priorities." April 2013 Fiction A to Z newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=622464

milleya Sep 29, 2012

Another great DS novel. Over the last few months as I have tried to get back into my leisure reading, i have completely felt in love with her novels. This novel was very predictable however at times I did question what would happen next. Overall she did an excellent job at developing her characters and putting together the perfect plot. I did feel that the ending was a little rushed but maybe there will be a part two. I am curious how the characters turned out.

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texasbooks
Sep 27, 2012

I enjoyed this book very much.
I really enjoy reading danielle steel books . I have read most of her books. Some I have read several timesz.

dpicone1 Aug 22, 2012

Great Book, Fast read and very enjoyable

Freckels25 Aug 20, 2012

Love this book. Could not put it down.

sablegirl Jul 27, 2012

I stopped reading Danielle Steel's books for a while because they all seemed to be the same. I decided to pick this one up and try again. It was worth the effort! Very different from what I remember her books were like. I enjoyed this book as I could really relate to the character!

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porcelainheart87
Oct 14, 2011

This book has romance-novel aspects but is more about adjusting to life's changes. It was a good read but I expected more of a love story.

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tmbpl
Sep 22, 2011

Very predictable, forgettable characters

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chubby77girl
Aug 29, 2011

The thing I like about Danielle Steel's books is they are so easy to read and sometimes hard to put down.

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