Happy Birthday: A Novel

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Dell, 2012 - Fiction - 416 pages
4 Reviews

First time in paperback!
 
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.
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
 
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.
 
DANIELLE STEEL

  

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Happy Birthday was a good read.

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Good read for romance.

User Review  - mtr01 - Overstock.com

Danielle Steel surpasses her romance story-telling again! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
24
Section 3
43
Section 4
54
Section 5
73
Section 6
92
Section 7
111
Section 8
143
Section 14
261
Section 15
270
Section 16
290
Section 17
304
Section 18
320
Section 19
341
Section 20
352
Section 21
363

Section 9
159
Section 10
183
Section 11
191
Section 12
214
Section 13
240
Section 22
377
Section 23
388
Section 24
401
Section 25
402
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About the author (2012)

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world's most popular authors, with over 590 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include 44 Charles Street, Legacy, Family Ties, Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death.


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