Valerie Wyatt is the queen of gracious living and the arbiter of taste. Since her...more
But yeah obviously she's pretty well known and I wanted to read something of hers. I didn't really know what to expect (maybe romance?), but I did enjoy this book. It's about 3 people who have birthdays coming up ,and how they deal with or feel about turning a certain age. An issue that has been done to death on TV shows (especially turning 30).
I don't even fu...more
Readers follow three characters: Valerie Wyatt, who reminded me of a sort of Martha Stewart type. She has a successful TV sh...more
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I have read several works by Danielle Steel over the years. For the most part, I can't really think of one that I truly disliked. I know that many people feel that much of Ms. Steel's work follows the same formula and are more or less similar stories with different names and locations, etc. Personally, however, I find myself enjoying the stories of real life types of people working through real life issues and the complexities of family dynamics...more
This book is about 3 people's birthdays - Valerie, her daughter April, and sportscaster Jeff. Valerie is turning 60 and she is a famous home decor and wedding speaker. April is turning 30 and is owner of April restaurant. Jeff is turning 50 and is into young ladies and having one night stands.
April on a labor day weekends drinks and have a one night stand with this guy she hardly knows. She ends up being pregnant...more
Esta é a história de três pessoas, mãe (Valerie) e filha (Apryl) e Jack. Valeria é uma importante estrela de televisão, mas faz 60 anos e isso fá-la passar o dia completamente deprimida. Apryl é dona de um restaurante que adora, mas ao fazer 30 anos apercebe-se que tudo aquilo que sonhava ter com esta idade não está nem perto de acontecer. E Jack, também uma celebridade, está...more
Hell, NO !
A Steel novel maybe stereotyped with middle aged protagonists and underlyin...more
Valerie is now 60 and the radio announcer has told the whole world of this. She does
look 40 though with all the botox she's had done. She has her own TV talk show.
Her daughter, April has her own restaurant and hopes to open another one in the near
future, also in NY. She's just found out on her birthday, that she shares with
her mom that she is expecting and she has no boyfriend. It was just a one night stand.
Jack is an ex football star/sports announcer and his bac...more
Amazing how we all seem to take stock on our birthdays every year to see where we’ve been and where we would like to go. Valerie Wyatt at age 60 (horrified that it got out) is a successful Entertainment guru. She goes for her birthday card reading and is told: there will be a man and a child. She doesn’t believe either one.
April on the other hand is turning 30 with a successful restaurant. As she goes to her massage therapi...more
"I'm on your side," Jim said quietly. "Maybe this happenned for a reason, he said cryptically. God moves in mysterious ways".
"In the end I think we both know that ha...more
Too busy with her own life to think about dating, NY restaurant owner, April ends up pregnant from a one night stand. Meanwhile, her mother, a prominent tv show host compared to Martha Stewart, is internally battling her age. While unhappy to hear she is about to be a grandmother, she supports her daughter. The book tells the story of three people with the same birthday celebrating huge milestones and where their life leads.
Overall, I liked the story....more
I love, love, love Danielle Steel!! Been reading her novels since I was just 15 years old. And now that I am already 24, I can relate better to her novels.
This isn't a biased review (as much as I can deny). But this novel has touched my heart since the beginning of the book up until the very end. I can't barely count the times that I have cried while reading April, Valerie, and James' story.
I may not be very good at convincing people, but this book is such a good read, it's light and very hear...more
November 1st was Valerie Wyatts 60th birthday. Her daughter April Wyatt's having her 30th birthday. A retired NFL player, Jack Adams is also turning 50.
When Valerie and Jack meet in an elevator they could not possibly know what hand they had been dealt.
When Apirl goes to her accupunctris for a regular treatment she finds out she is in for more then she ever thought possible. April's story involves meeting Mich...more
Happy Birthday tells the story of 3 people who celebrate their birthday on the same day.
Valerie Wyatt is a very well known TV personality who has put every ounce of her energy in building a lasting and successful career. But now at 60, she realises that even with the best personal trainer, hairdresser and stylist, she will never fee...more