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3.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 5 3.36 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Angela Dawe Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN: 9781455819539
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Valerie Wyatt is the queen of gracious living and the arbiter of taste with a successful TV show. Since her long-ago divorce, she’s worked hard to reach the pinnacle of her profession and to create a camera-ready life in her Fifth Avenue penthouse. So why is she so depressed? All the hours with her personal trainer, the careful work of New York’s best hairdressers, cosmetic surgeons, and her own God-given bone structure and great looks can’t fudge the truth or her lies about it: Valerie is turning sixty. Valerie’s daughter, April, has no love life, no rest, and no prospect of that changing in the foreseeable future. Her popular one-of-a-kind restaurant in downtown New York, where she is chef and owner, consumes every ounce of her attention and energy. 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? A restaurant, no man, no kids. Jack Adams once threw a football like a guided missile. Twelve years after retiring from the NFL, he is the most charismatic sports analyst on TV, a man who has his pick of the most desirable twentysomething women. But after a particularly memorable Halloween party, Jack wakes up on his fiftieth birthday, his back thrown out of whack, feeling every year his age. A terrifying act of violence, an out-of-the-blue blessing, and two extremely unlikely love affairs soon turn lives inside out and upside down. 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 2/14/2014

    " Typical Danielle Steel - good beach book, light reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/9/2014

    " Always enjoyed Danielle Steel for good summer reading. This book did not disappoint! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 2/7/2014

    " Fasst book! Wow I can't believve how hooked I was in this book.. 2 birthday on 1 day - mother and daughter and the story takes you thru them falling in love, getting married and having a baby -- all unplanned that is set in motion on their 60th and 30th birthdays! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margie | 2/5/2014

    " This was one of the best Danielle Steel books I have read. I have read a lot of hers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie Scheirman | 2/3/2014

    " Better than some of the Danielle Steele books I've read. The storyline was interesting, and there wre several "twists" along the way that kept my interest. I still wonder though about her sentence structure! I would like to apply for the job of her proofreader--surely I would do better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Di | 1/31/2014

    " Not one of her better novels. Although the characters were believeable, it just didn't have the same vibe as some of her other novels. I'm glad I read it, but I probably wouldn't recommend anyone else to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gen | 1/29/2014

    " I enjoy reading Danielle Steel's books. This one was only the second book that I have read by her. The first one was Legacy and I loved it. I really enjoyed this one (Happy Birthday). I liked all of the characters. It was different than any other book that I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 1/26/2014

    " A typical Danielle Steel. . .always enjoyable :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rori | 1/26/2014

    " It's good, if you want a light read. It is not as treacle as some of her others. ha, i hope i used that word right "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine Armstrong | 1/17/2014

    " Haven't read Danielle Steele in years but this book had the same format as others I've read. Good,fast reading, but typically predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan-jane | 1/15/2014

    " A nice easy read with a typical Danielle Steele profile. Froth, frippery & feelgood factor in abundance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June Guymon | 1/10/2014

    " This book of Danielle Steel's is a novel that comes to terms with aging, fear. love and all of the other nuances of life and living. This a gem and very reflective of Steel's latest novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail Jorgensen | 1/8/2014

    " A very nice love story she usually has happy endings and in todays world we all need that every once in a while.A great read by the pool during a very hot summer we are having. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vettecat | 1/5/2014

    " Another Steel novel with a predictable ending but yet still entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa Grdina | 12/14/2013

    " typical Danielle Steel: fun, fluffy reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Penelope | 12/13/2013

    " So boring. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen and it never did! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 12/8/2013

    " I enjoyed this book, but it was really predictable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tanya | 11/7/2013

    " My first attempt at a Danielle Steel novel - and I was very dissapointed. The character development felt more like a list of qualifications than natural, and all of the descriptions of interactions felt very forced - even if storyline was interesting. I really didn't like the style of writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leslie Didier-paquin | 9/19/2013

    " It was her typical fluffy, easy read......good for when your brain is overwhelmed.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Farah | 5/8/2013

    " Lovely, just like every book of Danielle Steel's. I love the happy ending too :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 12/15/2012

    " Needed a romance and Danielle came through, "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise Gianelli | 5/12/2012

    " A nice summer read at the beach or pool. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 4/16/2012

    " Enjoyable book learning about the restaurant business, and great characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl Karkoff | 1/15/2012

    " Lives of three people change after their 30th, 50th and 60th birthdays, which are all on the same day. This book was ok but she still tends to repeat herself too much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terrie | 11/18/2011

    " Good romance with no graphic sex, but whatever happened to getting married before having the baby. Oops, I guess that is the way of the world and technically they did get married 6 days before the baby was born! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leanie Foot | 9/18/2011

    " This is really an interesting book. The first time that I've read a book by her, i would have given her 5 stars, but unfortunately she uses the Lord's name in this book - which isn't appropriated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 9/8/2011

    " a nice story with a happy ending "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 7/20/2011

    " I read this in less than 24 hours....good book! "

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About the Author
Author Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over six hundred million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include: Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, A Good Woman, Rogue, 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.

About the Narrator

Angela Dawe is an actor and improviser working with the Annoyance Theater and Second City in Chicago. Her career has encompassed stage, television, and film work, in addition to award-winning audiobook narrations, which include young adult, suspense, romance, and historical fiction titles.