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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,152 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Angela Dawe Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN: 9781423320944
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Valerie Wyatt is the queen of gracious living and the arbiter of taste with a successful televsion 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 television, 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 2/15/2014

    " I generally like Danielle Steel's books, but some fall flat for me, so I'm always a little unsure when I pick one up. This book was enjoyable. I thought the story struck a nice balance between happiness and sadness, and the characters were well-drawn. I found the main character to be a bit unbelievable in several ways, and I had some trouble relating to her, but that was just a small quibble. A certain amount of suspension of disbelief is required for many of Ms. Steel's books and if you're willing to go with that, a book such as this one can be pleasurable. "

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

    " I great feel good story with a predictable ending. Quick read... Was choppy at parts. Been awhile since I had read a DS and forgot that her style is a little different. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 2/14/2014

    " This was a nice easy read that kept me interested to the end I enjoyed it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 2/13/2014

    " pretty much a regular Danielle Steel story line. Its getting boring. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tanya | 2/10/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/30/2014

    " This is probably one of the better DS books I've read in a long time; however, it did have a tendancy to drag at the end... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara Anderton | 1/12/2014

    " I Loved this book. It was probably my favourite Danielle Steel book apart from Star which I just adored. Danille doesnt dissapoint in this totally readable novel. I loved the way she wrote this book..it was different to some of her other novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/7/2014

    " cute and predictable, like all of her novels. i was pleasantly happy with the way things unfolded and turned out in this story. i didn't cry at any parts but it definitely pulled at my heartstrings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 11/12/2013

    " I love this book! She is a great author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherie | 11/7/2013

    " I''ve read everything Danielle Steel has written and find they've become very repetitive and predictable. This was a quick, light read about three people re-evaluating their lives when they reach significant birthdays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail Jorgensen | 11/4/2013

    " 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 Diane Macaluso | 10/8/2013

    " Really enjoyed this one - most of her books are definitely "good reads" - and have a message! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary Yakubowski | 10/8/2013

    " Very good story line. Enjoyed this read very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine Armstrong | 9/24/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 9/2/2013

    " I always like reading a Steel book. It can be predictable at times but it will also make you question your prediction. It is sad, happy and fun with some today issues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 7/20/2013

    " 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 Shauna | 2/20/2013

    " Typical Danielle Steele. Predictable and formulaic, but an enjoyable, quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gayle | 1/12/2013

    " This was okay. If it hadn't been so dang predictable I would've given it three stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise Gianelli | 10/9/2012

    " 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 Kelly | 7/19/2012

    " Great love story! Pretty predictable but there were a few surprises along the way to make you want to keep reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 7/7/2012

    " Nothing new here. Typical Danielle Steel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Veronica Bareman | 7/1/2012

    " Predictable writing style. Another good read by Danielle Steele. Centered around 3 characters with birthdays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise Jo | 5/26/2012

    " Another easy read by Danielle Steel. I have read all her books, and this was a typical one for you. You just about knew the ending when it started... But I did enjoy it.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Di | 3/4/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sunshine | 1/28/2012

    " I think this was the best one yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leigh Hirnisey | 10/23/2011

    " Fantastic! One of her best!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June Guymon | 8/31/2011

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenna Witte | 8/22/2011

    " I loved it.I just turned 50 & was given this book as a gift. It made the sting of turning 50 easier.Thanks again Danielle Steel for a great write :) "

  • 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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